Thursday, July 30, 2015

Council to receive ‘Snoasis 2’ update

Town council will get an update tonight from the Friends of the Fort Frances Museum regarding “Snoasis 2,” which is coming up this Saturday from noon-2 p.m. at the Lions Park.
Activities include some outdoor games and free hotdogs (while supplies last).

The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club also will be on hand with snowshoes and a campfire.
As well, over the past month, the public has been asked to collect two-litre milk and juice cartons, put water in them, and freeze them to make blocks of ice.
Depending on how many are brought Saturday, these blocks will be used to build some sort of ice structure at the park.
Meanwhile, a toonie skate will be held at the Memorial Sports Centre from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by a toonie swim at the pool from 1-3 p.m.
And the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will host a “Storytime” at 2 p.m., where hot cocoa and cookies will be provided.
In a second presentation tonight, council will hear an economic development activity update from Tannis Drysdale, a consultant with the Rainy River Future
Development Corp.
The council portion of tonight’s meeting is scheduled to start at 6:05 p.m.
The committee of the whole will meet first starting at 5:30 p.m., but will be in-camera (behind closed doors) until 5:50.
Other business on the agenda includes:
•a letter from Iroquois Falls Mayor Gilles Forget to Premier Kathleen Wynne re: opposition to Bill 83;
•a banner advertising request from the Fort Frances Aquanauts;
•a letter from local MPP Sarah Campbell re: condition of winter roads in front of 425 Nelson St. (Columbus Place);
•a public meeting notice from the Committee of Adjustment, which will hold its next regular meeting at the Civic Centre on March 17 at 7 p.m., where it will consider applications for minor variances at 1006 First St. E., 605 McIrvine Rd., and 403, 405, and 407 Mosher Ave.;
•a notice of compliance from T. Wieclawek, Fire Marshal of Ontario and Chief of Emergency Management;
•Provincial Offences Office audited statements for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013;
•a report on a residential property lease;
•the 2013 federal gas tax auditor’s report of compliance; and
•travel and per diem claims for Mayor Roy Avis and Coun. Ken Perry (for attending the annual OGRA/ROMA conference in Toronto on Feb. 23-26).

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