Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Mayor to run again

It appears there will be a mayoral race here with Mayor Roy Avis opting to seek another term.
Mayor Avis filed his nomination papers late Friday afternoon for the Oct. 27 municipal election, meaning he’ll be running against Coun. Andrew Hallikas.

Coun. Hallikas filed his nomination papers on Aug. 1.
“I think I’ve still got lots to offer the community,” said Mayor Avis, who been mayor since 2006.
Before that, he was a councillor for three three-year terms.
“I think we live in a great community and if I can help it move in a positive direction, I would like to be there and do that,” Mayor Avis added.
“That’s why I put my name forward.”
Mayor Avis said his priorities lie in resolving the Point Park litigation, mill assessment, economic development, forest tenure, and local infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Coun. John Albanese and newcomer Jennifer Greenhalgh both filed their papers this morning for town council.
They join Charleen Mallory and Jennifer Horton, who previously filed to run for the six seats up for grabs.
On the education front, a second person has filed to run for one of two Fort Frances seats on the Rainy River District School Board.
Incumbent trustee David Kircher, who was first elected in 2010, filed his papers Friday.
Stephen Sinclair was the first to file for a Fort Frances seat.
Candidates must submit their nomination to the town clerk by 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12.

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