January 16, 2017

Minutes of a Regular Meeting held in the Council Chambers, 937907 Marsh Bay Road, Coleman Township, on Monday, January 16th, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

1. Calling the Meeting to Order

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Dan Cleroux at 6:01 p.m.

2. Roll Call


Mayor Dan Cleroux

Councillors Sue Cote, Ken Laffrenier, Cathy Marcella and Lois Perry

Also Present:

Logan Belanger, CAO


Brian Bigelow, Public Works Foreman

Don Laitinen, Fire Chief

Members of the Public Present:


3. Adoption of the Agenda

Resolution No. 17-01-31

Moved By: Councillor Lois Perry

Seconded By: Councillor Cathy Marcella

Be it resolved that the agenda for the regular meeting of January 16, 2017, be approved as presented.


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


5. New Business

5.1. Bass Lake Park – Planning

Mayor and Council discussed the future planning and projects for Bass Lake Beach and Campground this coming season, as well as potential projects in future years. Some of the discussion topics included completion of the gazebo construction; upgrades to infrastructure such as holding tanks and electrical services; replacement of cabins; upgrades to concession stand; revenue generation ideas with the lodge to help finance bass lake projects; upgrades to washroom facilities and relocation of beach lot trailers to create additional space for family orientated activities. Priorities for 2017 season included investigating funding/ financing opportunities for Bass Lake; removal/replacement of cabins and gazebo construction.

The CAO commented that the Timiskaming Health Unit may recommend a UV system for the water distribution system and will looks into quotes for budgeting purposes.

6. Adjournment

Resolution No. 17-01-32

Moved By: Councillor Ken Laffrenier

Seconded By: Councillor Susan Cote

Be it resolved that this meeting do now adjourn at 7:45 p.m.

Carried. CAO