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, September 10th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: R. Beeson
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Deputations: Brad Hogg, Temiskaming Nordic Ski Club
Present – Dan Cleroux and Joe Gregorcic, Northern College
Mr. Brad Hogg was in attendance to make a presentation on behalf of the Temiskaming Nordic Ski Club. Mr. Hogg presented Council with a plaque in appreciation for the Township of Coleman’s past assistance and support. He then explained a new project that the Club is starting as new program for children – a Ski Playground. Mr. Hogg demonstrated this program on a video which described this very successful new program in other countries. Mr. Hogg asked Council to partner with the Club for Hydro One’s Power Play grant program in order to provide lighting in the Ski Playground. Councillor Beeson advised Mr. Hogg that the Township of Coleman has already completed a funding application for Bass Lake Beach and unless the municipality can submit two applications in one year the township cannot partner with the Club this year. The Clerk-Treasurer to provide the Club with a letter of support for their permit request to the Ministry of Natural Resources. Perhaps the Township of Coleman could partner with the Temiskaming Nordic Club for a 2009 application to Hydro One.
Motion 08-09-01 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaron :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – August 27, 2008 Carried.
Motion 08-09-02 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $95,406.56 and Payroll in the amount of $29,941.18 be passed and paid. Carried.
Mr. Gino Chitaroni was in attendance to bring his concerns regarding garbage waste dumping on Blackstone Property and to recommend that Council support his presentation regarding Surface Treatment of municipal roads. He asked that Council survey the dumped waste accumulations in the municipality, waive the dump fees for Blackstone and make the Coleman dump more accessible/available to residents by increasing the budget for the Coleman Dump. Signs will posted at the LaRose Bridge and on Coleman Road advising that “violators will be prosecuted” for dumping garbage along municipal roads. Another notice will be placed in the Weekender. Council will consider Mr. Chitaroni’s requests.
A discussion was held regarding Northern College’s proposal for wildlife and environmental centre. Mr. Jose Gregorcic was in attendance to address any of Council’s concerns. He advised a smaller portion of land would be acceptable to the College with the understanding that not all programs will be offered with a smaller land mass. A public meeting will be held September 12th at 6:00 p.m.
Motion 08-09-03 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-26 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 089-09-04 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 08-26 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 08-09-05 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the By-Law No. 08-27 being a by-law to provide Ontario Power Generation with an Easement Acquisition be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 08-09-06 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the By-Law No. 08-27 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Mr. Cleroux advised his committee will meet in October. He would like an ad to be placed in the Weekender requesting that all who are interested in sitting Coleman Committees submit their name at the Coleman Office.
Councillor Perry advised the 911 parade and service went very well. Fire Chief Laitinen attended a fire at Future Energy Systems Limited and Work Foreman, Daryl Dufresne, cleaned up the debris. The Clerk-Treasurer to forward an invoice to the land owner for costs incurred with this work.
A discussion was held regarding surface treatment of municipal roads. Councillor Tresidder declared a conflict of interest with this matter.
Motion 08-09-07 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Miller Paving Northern proceed with the surface treatment of Short Street, West Cobalt & Pump House Road and West Cobalt (South Portion) for the quoted price of $65,265.00 plus Provincial Tax (less Cobalt’s portion of Pump House Road – approximately $3,000.00 to be calculated). Carried.
Council reviewed the Building Canada Fund Communities Component in Ontario information package.
The Clerk-Treasurer reported on a conversation with Hon John Gerritson regarding the funding provided through the Investing in Ontario Act. Although the population number used to calculate the amount of funding has been amended, Minister Gerritson advised the amount of funding would not be adjusted to reflect the larger population.
A discussion was held regarding the Cenotaph relocation. The Clerk-Treasurer to forward a letter to the Town of Cobalt requesting that they dismantle and move the cenotaph. The Township will pay for the reconstruction of the monument. The Clerk-Treasurer to request that local Contractors submit their quotes to the Township as soon as possible.
The Clerk-Treasurer distributed minutes of the meeting held with Coleman Water Distribution Users on September 9th, 2008. A discussion was held regarding the Environmental Assessment requested from Mr. Bruce McMullan, UMA Engineering Ltd. All Water Users present at the meeting were in favour of proceeding with the Work Authorization agreement.
Motion 08-09-09 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Mayor Belanger and the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to sign the Work Authorization agreement with UMA Engineering Ltd for the Coleman Water Distribution System – cost $52,500.00. Carried.
Conferences: CAO Programme for Excellence in Municipal Leadership
Strategic Planning Focus Groups
Exercise Trillium Response 2008
LAS/AMO Town Hall Sessions
Combatting Climate Change Workshop
New Liskeard Agricultural Society
2008 CRST Conference
2008 Ontario West Municipal Conference
Timiskaming Aging at Home Planning Forum
Trash Talkin’ II
The Clerk-Treasurer will attend the Town Hall Sessions in the City of Temiskaming Shores.
Motion 08-09-10 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
WHEREAS the McGuinty Liberal Government has announced that they are protecting 225,000 square kilometers of the Boreal forest in Northern Ontario without consultations with northern municipalities;
AND WHEREAS the mining, forestry and business sectors with be negatively impacted by this decision;;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Town of Cobalt’s notice to the Province of Ontario in its opposition to the creation of a new protected area of 225,000 square kilometers in the Boreal forest region of Northern Ontario.
Motion 08-09-11 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman fully supports the Town of Cobalt’s petition to the Province of Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to create a program that would forgive a student of the Northern Ontario Medical School their last two years of tuition providing the individual agreed to practice in A Northern Ontario Community for a period of seven years. Carried.
Motion 08-09-12 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Coleman approves the following Severance Applications:
B3/08 – Dean Lindsay Johnson
B4/08 – SMC (Canada) Limited
B5/08 – SMC (Canada) Limited
B6/08 – Kurt Leopold and Ellen Leopold
B7/08 – Henry Meilleur and Margaret Meilleur
B8/08 – Anne Margaret Wilson
B9/08 – Denis Ethier and Rachel Ethier
B10/08- David Garnet Parry
B11/08- Roderick William Major Carried.
Council reviewed the following correspondence:
– Township of North Stormont – request that MPAC improve their operations
– Town of Innisfil – Ontario Energy Board’s distribution charge review.
– City of Orillia – Continued Use of Coal Generation in Ontario
– Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley – Payments-In-Lieu Agreements
– Hydro One Networks Inc. – Property Acquisitions for Road Relocations Involving Hydro One
– Ministry of Northern Development and Mines – Northern Communities Investment Readiness Initiative.
– 2008 Economic Development Workshops-Local Economies in Transition Initiative Project
– Tri-Town & District Commerce – Temiskaming Shores Candidate Debate on October 3rd.
– Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Green Municipal Fund
– Timiskaming Health Unit – Labour Dispute 0 OPSEU, Local 674
– Ontario Public Works Association – recognize your peers for excellence in public works
– Message from Minister Donna Cansfield – Tourism Competitiveness Study
– Association of Municipalities of Ontario – Federal Gas Tax and Public Transit Alerts
– Ministry of Northern Development and Mines – Fund for Ontario Foods in Schools: Healthy Eating Program
– Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services – JEPP information and guidelines
Mr. Bill Glassford will be offered a permanent contract as Chief Building Official for the area.
Mr. Glassford will mentor and apprentice an intern so that this person can become fully trained and qualified.
Mayor Belanger advised FedNor, Industry Canada, has approved the Township’s application for an Intern to work of various land projects in the municipality.
– IPC Perspectives
– Municipal Data Works News
– MPAC – 2008 Property Assessment Notice
– OPG – Guidelines and graph for the week of August 29th
– Uniongas – conservation and energy efficiency initiative
– MFOA – E-Bulletin
– WiMax – Canadian Case Studies Unveiled
FCM – Green Municipal Fund
– AMO- LocalMunicipal Official Elected to AMO
– Ontario Federaton of Anglers and Hunters – pamphlets
– Order-in-Council – Deputy Newman as Commissioner of Community Safety
– Play Works – project report
– Social Benefits Tribunal – Interpreters
– Timiskaming Health Unit – Board of Health Report & Minutes
– AFMO – Translation service
– NEOnet – update
– FCM – Members Advisory
– MNDM – Timins Bait Harvester Hooks into Solar Power
– MNDM – Timmins launches Confederation Multi-Sports Facility.
– MNDM – Temiskaming Shores Improves Industrial Park
– MNDM – Aitkokan Enhances Tourism Opportunities
– MNDM – Iroquois Falls Services Commercial Property
– Hon. Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources – wildlife
– Ontario Heritage Trust – 2008 Young Heritage Leaders Program
Motion 08-09-13 MOVED BY Pat tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried
20534 Purolator $34.60
20535 Catherine Hastings $345.15
20536 Nicole Renaud $405.00
20537 Ministry of Municipal Affairs $75.00
20538 Claire Bigelow $621.56
20539 Kenneth Jones – July 08 Travel $50.00
20540 Great West Life $2906.71
20541 CIBC $195.72
20542 NorthernTel $418.45
20543 Ontera $41.25
20544 UnionGas $140.59
20545 Catherine Hastings $1000.00
20546 Hydro One $872.45
20547 Dianne Desormeaux $194.25
20549 Don Laitinen $67.80
20549 Coleman Fire Department $433.38
20550 Speedy Glass $344.65
20551 Accuracy Environmental $110.25
20552 Acklands $646.98
20553 Ag Nor Ltd $133.94
20554 City of Timmins $126.66
20555 Cote Services $1324.00
20556 Dam Depot $95.00
20557 Don Laitinen $600.00
20558 Don Adshead Trucking $6930.00
20559 DSSAB $18510.95
20560 Dymond Fire Station $168.17
20561 Flags Unlimited $667.82
20562 Grand & Toy $120.55
20563 Gabbani Courier Services $94.18
20564 Grant Fuels Inc $3331.28
20565 Grant Home Hardware Bldg $902.54
20566 Grass King Inc $118.13
20567 HE Brown $2063.78
20568 Home Improvement $75.32
20569 Home Hardware Building Centre $673.30
20570 Hydro One $1705.47
20571 Joe Anne Cleroux $350.00
20572 Lakeview Signs $62.15
20573 Lifesaving Society $73.32
20574 Linde Canada $72.55
20575 Miller Minerals $9086.08
20576 Municipal World $103.95
20577 Muskoka Auto Parts $2063.78
20578 Northern Gradall $1376.01
20579 NorthernTel $99.75
20580 Ontario Shared Services – Policing $3232.00
20581 Owl Lite $275.41
20582 Phippen Waste Management $365.87
20583 Pioneer Diesel Injection $101.53
20584 Plantario Group Ltd $420.00
20585 Produits Industriels Fraser $1189.93
20586 Receiver General – August 08 Payroll Ded $7621.24
20587 Reliance Home Comfort $29.36
20588 Rona Ontario Inc $11.19
20589 South Wabi Sawmill $200.91
20590 Steel Communications $9930.04
20591 Stock Transportation Ltd $2078.28
20592 Sutcliffe Rody Quesnel Inc $4945.76
20593 Stephen Watt $220.50
20594 Temiskaming Speaker $234.15
20595 TIME Ltd $68.73
20596 T J Adshead Electrical $3387.31
20597 – Cancelled
20598 Tri-Town Automotive $189.45
20599 WSIB – August 2008 $72.32