Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Annual waste day slated for Sept. 6

The town once again will host a household hazard waste day this year.
Set for Saturday, Sept. 6, council awarded Tender No. 14-OF-06 to the Miller Group of Winnipeg (at an estimated cost of $23,170.57) at its meeting Monday night.

Miller Group will hold the waste day at the Public Works building from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., where it will collect household hazardous waste from all residents of Rainy River District, including area First Nations.
Hazardous waste includes a wide range of substances—from paint and oil to mercury and freon—but does not include electronics (electronic waste can be dropped off year-round at Asselin Transportation on Highway 11/71 just west of town).
The town again tendered with Kenora and Dryden for a waste disposal provider to achieve a cost savings.
The town also will apply for funding from Stewardship Ontario and the Recycling Council of Ontario, and is expecting to get money to cover 75-90 percent of the town’s share of the cost.
Also at Monday night’s meeting, council:
•approved an additional $600 (on top of the previously-approved $11,000) from the Townshend Theatre capital reserve for capital equipment replacement;
•approved the payment of $16,165.98 to Telcom Enterprises based on 50 percent realized savings for 18 months of telecommunications savings, as per an agreement signed last August;
•approved a report supporting the development of three policies (purpose and operating values, executive roles, and complaints) for the Sister Kennedy Centre;
•approved a report that the lease rate agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Ltd., for counter space within the terminal building at the Fort Frances Airport, be accepted, and that the mayor and clerk be authorized to execute a lease agreement on behalf of the corporation;
•approved a policy for the burial of deceased indigent patients of hospital and unclaimed bodies;
•approved the annual review of the town’s health and safety policy, and workplace harassment and violence policy;
•directed the Ontario Good Roads Association to retain the remaining Minimum Maintenance Standards (MMS) litigation funds in the amount of $501 in their reserve;
•agreed to make a contribution to the Rainy River Vet Services Committee’s Vet Assistance Trust Fund in the amount of $650;
•approved Minutes of Settlement for 1711 Colonization Rd. W. (2013) and Sixth Street West—Plan 48M 357 Lot 31 PCL 31-1 (2013);
•approved travel and per diem claims for Mayor Roy Avis ($348.32) and Coun. Paul Ryan ($197) for attending a meeting with Resolute Forest Products in Thunder Bay on May 13; and
•approved a per diem claim for Coun. Doug Kitowski ($150) for attendance at the NOMA conference here last month.

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