Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Township of Coleman held at the Council Chambers, 937907 Marsh Bay Road, Coleman Township, Ontario on Wednesday, October 28th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: R. Beeson
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Deputation: Ron and Mrs. Pearle Ackert – Private Plowing
Jack Church, Cobalt Historical Society
Present: Doug McLeod, Reg Holdsworth, Cathy and Allan Marcella
Councillor Perry declared a conflict of interest with matters dealing with The Speaker.
Councillor Chitaroni declared a conflict of interest with matters dealing with Blackstone Development Inc.
Motion 09-10-08 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – October 14, 2009
Special Meeting – October 20, 2009 Carried.
Mr. & Mrs. Ackert were in attendance to request that Council give consideration to their request to set one fee for the three residences using a common driveway instead of the individual charge of $300.00 each. Council will consider this request.
Mr. Jack Church was in attendance to request that Council consider including funding of maintenance on the Heritage Silver Trail in their 2010 budget apart from the work performed by the Work’s Crew. The Committee will prepare a budget to present to both the Coleman and Cobalt Councils. Council will consider this request when preparing the 2010 budget.
Coleman Fire Department
A Rescue Van was purchased from the Earlton Fire Department to replace our aging Rescue Van.
– A donation was received from Kiewit-Alarie to assist with road maintenance
– Miron Topsoil have placed a berm to prevent access to the gravel pit.
– Private Plowing will be provided at the Breault residence on a trial basis.
Coleman Water Distribution System
– Correspondence forwarded to Blackstone Development Inc. by AECOM was reviewed
– The Clerk-Treasurer to request an update from AECOM regarding the planning and draft plan
Motion 09-10-09 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
WHEREAS “smart moratorium” provides time for the Ministry, School Boards and Municipalities to work together to develop policies addressing issues such as planning for declining enrolments, a mutually agreed upon Accommodation Review Committee process, a review of funding to rural and small community schools and establishing a working relationship between municipalities and school boards that is transparent and
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Community Schools Alliance’s action to convince the Education Minister Wynne and her colleagues that a “smart moratorium” on disputed school closures is required immediately.
Council reviewed correspondence received from the Honourable Minister Michael Gravelle and Mayor Judy Pace regarding Grant Forest Products. Mayor Belanger will forward another letter of support the Honourable Dwight Duncan.
Council reviewed a report received from Story Environmental regarding the quality of water in Gillies Lake. Mr. Larry McCormak, Ministry of the Environment, will be invited to a meeting in order to address Council’s concerns.
Council reviewed correspondence received from the Township of Chamberlain regarding he OMPF One-time grant. Mayor Belanger has been talking to the Honourable David Ramsay’s, MPP, staff regarding this matter. Mr. Ramsay is waiting for word from the Minister.
Conferences – Sustainable Communities Conference & Trade Show
Municipal DataWorks Workshop
Celebration of Life Service
NEOnet – 10 Year Anniversary Luncheon
Healthy Communities luncheon
Motion 09-10-10 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
WHEREAS the Memorandum of Understanding between the Township of Coleman and Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology was approved September 17, 2008;
WHEREAS Mr. Joe Gregorcic presented a progress report for the Wildlife and Environmental Centre;
WHEREAS the Memorandum of Understanding approved the lease of additional acres on an annual basis in sixty (60) acre increments;
WHEREAS Northern College have requested an additional 60 acres for a total of 120 acres for 2009 only;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman approves Northern College’s request for 120 acres for 2009 only – Parcels 8557SS 1stly, 8557SST 2ndly, 58SST, 8557SST 3rdly, 110SST, 2ndly and 110SST 1stly.
AND FURTHER additional parcels will not be released until substantial development on the forsaid acreage is proven to Council’s satisfaction. Carried.
Motion 09-10-11 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in The Voice in the amount of $39.00 for Remembrance Day. Carried.
Motion 09-10-12 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase an ad in The Speaker in the amount of $75.00 for Remembrance Day. Carried.
Motion 09-10-13 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to purchase a wreath for the 2009 Remembrance Day ceremonies in the amount of $120.00. Carried.
Motion 09-10-14 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
WHEREAS the 2009 Provincial assessment data included incorrect values in the Residential class that should have been included in the Farmland class;
WHEREAS outstanding building permits not processed in a timely manner affect municipalities’ revenue and could offset such write-offs;
WHEREAS incorrect values in the RT and FT class have an impact on the OMPF calculations for both 2009 and 2010;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the county of Perth’s request to MPAC to provide additional proactive reporting to municipalities to disclose such pending assessment changes in the future and that outstanding building permits be processed and new permits be processed in a timely manner;
THAT the Ministry of Finance be requested to reconcile the 2009 OMPF, and to adjust the 2010 OMPF calculations to their proper values. Carried.
Motion 09-10-15 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
WHEREAS the Ministry of Natural Resources proposes to designate a significant portion of land in Wainfleet as Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSW);
WHEREAS these designations represent a significant erosion of property owners’ private property rights;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Township of Wainfleet’s objection to the wetland mapping proposed for their municipality by the Ministry of Natural Resources. Carried.
Council reviewed the following correspondence:
– Mr. Robin Hughes has requested permission to erect a tower to measure wind speed in our pit.
Mr. Hughes will be asked to attend a meeting to clarify his request.
– Council reviewed correspondence received from Mayor Victor Fedeli, City of North Bay, regarding the Buy American Battle. Mayor Belanger will forward letters of support to our local Federal and Provincial Members of Parliament.
– Youth Taking Action 2010 funding is available to undertake projects in our communities.
– The Cultural Strategic Investment Fund is available to help build a strong and stable cultural sector.
– Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding proposed changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
The Clerk-Treasurer presented a report on the Parliamentary Procedure Workshop held earlier this month.
Copies of Mr. Charles Windsor’s opinion regarding the Crown Land purchase were distributed to Council.
– Canadian Red Cross – Raffle
– The Miner’s Tavern – AGCO Licence
– Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Leadership roles
– AMO – Waste Diversion Act Review
– AMO – Bill 168 – Violence & Harassment in the Workplace
– AMO – Fall Economic Statement
– AMO – Election Changes
– AMO – Early Learning and Child Care
– AMO – Waste Diversion Act Review
– MNDM&F – Growth Plan
– Health Achieve 2009- Harness the Power
– Ontario Hospital Association – New Accessibility Act
– Federated Press – Financial Management in the Public Sector
– Marketing – Connections Newsletter October 2009
– MPAC – Year-end Schedule
Emergency Management & Training Inc. – news
– Turf & Recreation – Enews October 2009
– Operation Kidsafe – Back to School Event
– Canadian Urban Institute Events – News
– MMAH – Local Government Week
– College Voice
– Federated Press – Annovative Tax Planning
– Chamber of Commerce – Grand Opening – ECD Customs
– Chamber of Commerce – H1N1 Flu Vaccine available
Motion 09-10-16 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried.