September 9, 2009

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 9th, 2008 at 5:00 P.M.

There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger

Councillors: R. Beeson

A. Chitaroni

L. Perry

P. Tresidder

Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow

Works Foreman: D. Dufresne

Economic Development

Financial Officer: L. Gannon

Fire Chief: D. Laitinen

Deputation: Bruce McMullan and Gerry McCrank, AECOM – Coleman Water Distribution System

Present: Dan Cleroux, Gary Bigelow, Bill Sutton, Doug McLeod, Cathy Marcella

Mr. McMullan and Mr. McCrank were in attendance to update Council regarding the Coleman Water Distribution System replacement project. Mr. McCrank presented and explained a Project Schedule – draft and a Consultant Scope of Work. He advised AECOM will be responding to Mr. Gino Chitaroni’s letter. He also informed Council that the water mains will be placed within road allowance where ever possible. Signs have been ordered and should be ready for installation soon.

Motion 09-09-04 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – August 26, 2009

Special Meeting – September 2, 2009 Carried.

Motion 09-09-05 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $84,721.97 and Payroll in the amount of $29,234.37 be passed and paid. Carried.

Motion 09-09-06 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Pat Tresidder :

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-29 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.

Motion 09-09-07 MOVED BY A. Chitaroni and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-29 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.

Coleman Fire Department

– Chief Laitinen advised Fire Prevention Week is scheduled for October 4th, to October 10th, 2009. – An open house will be held October 10th, 2009. As the Food Bank Drive is held at the same time, residents will be encouraged to donate food items when they attend the open house.

– A smoke alarm campaign will be held again this year – the law states that there must be smoke detectors on every floor of your home – they will be enforcing the law by issuing fines.

– Chief Laitinen requested permission to get prices for a Public Bulletin Board to be installed outside on the building.

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Works Department

– Morrow Haulage Inc. brushed 1.8 km on Portage Bay Road.

– Mr. Dufresne and Councillor Beeson will check out the sharp corner on Bass Lake Road to see if it can be straightened out economically.

Bass Lake Committee

– A meeting will be scheduled for next week.

– A grant up to $5,000.00 has been approved by South Temiskaming Community Futures for a Comprehensive Marketing Plan for the Bass Lake Property.

Economic Development Committee

– Mr. Cleroux will schedule a meeting in September.

Unfinished Business:

1. Mayor Belanger read correspondence received from Mike Lafoy thanking Council and Mr. Daryl Dufresne, Work Foreman, for dealing with the parking problems on Creighton Drive.

2. Council reviewed information regarding the IPM 2009 Celebration Dinners.

3. Council reviewed Northern College’s report on the Tourism Loop Symposium

4. Mayor Belanger read correspondence received from the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry regarding the Cobalt Refinery.

5. The DTSSAB regular board meeting is scheduled for September 16th, 2009.

Conferences: Upcoming Town Hall Sessions

Upcoming Public Workshops

LAS Municipal Investment Basics Seminars

Investment Basics and Beyond

Drafting Municipal Bylaws

Media & Communications Training

Governance Forum

Motion 09-09-07 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to pay the 2009 per capita to Community Living Temiskaming South in the amount of $ 174.00. Carried.

New Business:

Council reviewed the following Correspondence:

1. Hydro One Networks continues to promote The Great Refrigerator Roundup Program

2. Town of Ambersburg – MPAC Evaluation of Solar Energy Development was deferred to the next regular meeting.

3. Mayor Belanger proclaimed Restorative Justice Week 2009 – November 15th to November 22nd.

4. Council supported the City of Temaskaming Shores’ request for immediate action in regard to ensuring the future viability of Grant Forest Products inc. Mayor Belanger will forward a letter of support encouraging our Government to provide the financial support to ensure the ability of Grant Forest Products Inc. to survive in Northern Ontario.

5. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ information package for the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence was tabled.

6. Northern Development, Mines and Forestry Minister Michael Gravelle announced a comprehensive review aimed at Modernizing Ontario’s Forest Tenure and Pricing System.

7. Council supported Local Government Week to be held October 18th to 24th, 2009

8. Council endorsed Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

9. New Liskeard Fall Fair’s Annual Live Market Beef Show & Auction scheduled for Saturday, September 19th, 2009.

Continued (3)


– MNDM – Growing a Sustainable, Competitive Forest Sector

– AMO – Survey on Active Transportation Policy in Ontario

– AMO – Federal Gas Tax Fund Communications Update

– Canadian Brownfields Conference

– MPAC – Municipal Status Report

– OGRO – Accessible Built Environment Standard

– Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce – Member Renewal package

– Directions – Summer 2009

– Cowan – News & Views

– MFOA – Bulletin

– DTSSAB – Notice Policy

– Frontline Security – Summer 2009

– Government Buyer – July/August 2009

– MNDM – Forestry Realignment Strengthens Economic Focus

– AMO – Funding for Broadband in Rural and Northern Ontario Available

– LAS – New Solar Photovoltaic Program Now Available to all Ontario Municipalities

– FCM – Survey on Payments in Lieu of Taxes

– MFOA – PSAB Re-exposure Draft on Government Transfers

– NEOnet – Stakeholder Update

– Workers Voice

– Earlton Timiskaming Regional Airport – minutes & reports

– Northern Ontario School of Medicine

– NEOnet – Wired News

– OFSWA – Updated Training Schedule

A discussion was held regarding the Coleman Water Distribution Project. Mrs. Marcella questioned the fact that there is no longer a monthly report for the Coleman Water Distribution Committee on the agenda. She reminded Council that the “Cote” residence, located within the Town of Cobalt boundaries, must be considered in the Project. Mrs. Marcella wants to be included in the Project as she represents the Water Users. She also enquired what process would be followed for the property at the end of Creighton Drive as the owner has expressed a desire to be included in the Water System. She questioned the arrangements with the Town of Cobalt regarding the Water Park. Council agreed that there would have to be further discussion with the Town of Cobalt regarding their water usage.

The Clerk-Treasurer advised that Mr. Kemp recommended that Mr. Dennis Hakola’s severance application be referred to Mr. Windsor, Planner, for his interpretation of the Official Plan.

The next meeting will be changed to September 30th, 2009 due the International Plowing Match.

The Clerk-Treasurer to contact the Town of Cobalt to request that Canadian, Cobalt and Coleman flags be installed on the University Head Frame during the International Plowing Match.

Motion 09-09-09 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson :

BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried


21333 Darcy’s Mechanical Repairs 1,050.00

21334 Canada Post 278.25

21335 Larry Elliot 42.29

21336 Kenneth Jones 50.00

21337 Claire Bigelow 436.16

21338 Catherine Hastings 1,000.00

21339 Accuracy Environmental 31.40

21340 AECOM Canada Ltd. 3,727.50

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21341 Bartlett’s Auto Electric Ltd. 55.04

21342 CIBC 552.60

21343 City of Timmins 140.13

21344 Cobalt Public Library 1,498.00

21345 Darcy’s Mechanical Repairs 1,574.99

21346 Dianne Desormeaux 253.00

21347 Don’s Septic Services 1,155.00

21348 Dist Tim Social Services Ad Bd 19,325.07

21349 Fidelak Enterprises Inc. 155.69

21350 Grand & Toy 81.45

21351 Gabbani Courier Service 39.94

21352 Glen Hurst 178.50

21353 Grant Home Hardware Building 327.19

21354 Grayd’s Home Furniture & Appliances 1,172.94

21355 Great West Life 3,299.72

21356 Home Improvement 139.13

21357 Hydro One 2,970.01

21358 Kal Tire Ontario 48.31

21359 Kemp Pirie 3,940.48

21360 Kemp Elliott & Blair 1,417.50

21361 LINDE Canada 72.55

21362 Loach Asphalt Ltd. 452.00

21363 Logan Gannon Travel 64.80

21364 Miller Minerals 891.78

21365 Minister of Finance 3,199.00

21366 Morrow Haulage Inc. 1,659.00

21367 New Liskeard Sheet Metal 305.74

21368 Northern Tel 666.54

21369 NORFIL 234.16

21370 #1 Auto Supplies 22.80

21371 OMERS 2,318.24

21372 Ontera 7.12

21373 Pete’s Small Engines 27.11

21374 Phippen Waste Management 384.62

21375 Pioneer Diesel Injection Ltd. 2,284.42

21376 Purolator Courier Service 13.40

21377 Ramsay Law Office 108.15

21378 Receiver General – Payroll Ded. 7,027.62

21379 Reliance Home Comfort 38.93

21380 Rona Ontario Inc. 629.58

21381 Sani Gear Fire 5,868.82

21382 South Wabi Sawmill 108.48

21383 Superior Propane 475.74

21384 Temiskaming Speaker 331.49

21385 T.I.M.E 112.91

21386 Trow Associates Inc. 10,592.87

21387 Union Gas 524.08

21388 Wayne’s Garage 479.40

21389 Workplace Safety & Ins Bd 601.03

21390 Xerox 279.30

TOTAL $84,721.97

PAYROLL TOTAL $29,234.37

The Monthly Financial Report was distributed to Council.

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