December 19, 2016

Minutes of the Special Meeting held in the Council Chambers, 937907 Marsh Bay Road, Coleman

Township, on Monday, December 19th, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Calling the Meeting to Order

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Dan Cleroux at 6:35 p.m.

Roll Call

1.      Adoption of the Agenda

Resolution No. 16-12-25

Moved By:  Councillor Lois Perry Seconded By: Councillor Ken Laffrenier

Be it resolved that the agenda for the special meeting of December 19, 2016, be approved as presented.


2.      Declaration of Conflict or Pecuniary Interest and General Nature Thereof


3.     By-law

3.1.  Emergency Management Plan and Emergency Response Plan

Resolution No. 16-12-26

Moved By: Councillor Lois Perry Seconded By:  Councillor Cathy Marcella

Be it resolved that By-law No. 16-37 being a By-Law to accept an Emergency Response Plan and an Emergency Management Program for the protection of public safety, health, environment, critical infrastructure and property, and to promote economic stability and a disaster-resilient community be read a first and second time.


Resolution No. 16-12-27

Moved By: Councillor Ken Laffrenier Seconded By:  Councillor Cathy Marcella

Be it resolved that By-law No. 16-37 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted.


4.      New Business

4.1.  Water Service Agreement between the Town of Cobalt and the Township of Cobalt

Special Meeting Minutes

December 19, 2016


Resolution No. 16-12-28

Moved By: Councillor Cathy Marcella Seconded By:  Councillor Ken Laffrenier

Whereas the Corporation of the Town of Cobalt has entered into an agreement with the Township of Coleman for the provision of water services to certain households within their community; and

Whereas the agreement is due to expire on December 31st, 2016; and

Whereas representatives (Mayor and CAO) of the Township of Coleman and The Town of Cobalt met to discuss the agreement renewal; and

Whereas the representatives would like to recommend an extension to the term, outlined in Section 3.1 of the Agreement, for a period of up to one year;

Now therefore it be resolved that the Corporation of the Township of Coleman authorize staff to meet with staff of the Town of Cobalt to draft amendments to the current agreement and present the amending by-law to our respective Councils for approval.


5.      Correspondence

    1. AMO – 2017-18 Strategic Plan Objectives
    2. MOECC – Notice of Release of the Chief Drinking Water Inspector’s Annual Report 2015-2016
    3. MPAC – 2017 Budget and Municipal Levy
    4. OPP – Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference
    5. OPG – Background Information on Pickering Nuclear Power Station
    6. Sylvia Jones, MPP – December 2016 Newsletter
    7. T1SignsCommemorate Canada’s 150th Celebration
    8. THU  –  Media  Release,  Timiskaming  Health  Unit  Budget  Approval/MOH/CEO Recruitment
    9. THU – Board of Health Minutes, November 2, 2016
    10. THU – Putting Food on the Table: Stories about Food Insecurity in Timiskaming 2016
    11. THU – The Cost of Eating Well in Temiskaming 2016
    12. Union GasSelling Municipal Road Allowances and impact on Natural Gas Pipelines

Resolution No. 16-12-29

Moved By: Councillor Lois Perry Seconded By:  Councillor Cathy Marcella

Be it resolved that correspondence items 5.1 to 5.12 be noted, filed and recorded in the minutes of this meeting.


6.      Adjournment

Resolution No. 16-12-30

Moved By: Councillor Lois Perry Seconded By: Councillor Lois Perry

Be it resolved that this meeting do now adjourn at 7:25 p.m.


CAO                                                                                        Mayor