Chapple council holds meeting

OPP S/Sgt. Hugh Dennis and Cst. Dave Saunders made a presentation to Chapple council at its regular meeting earlier this month.
S/Sgt. Dennis explained to council the workings of the OPP in Chapple for 2003, noting the personnel complement affected costs for policing and also outlinining the 2004 business plan.
Reeve Bill Clink thanked the officers for their attendance.
In other business, it was noted the signs from Wilson’s have not yet been finalized, that Chapple cancel services from Poulin’s re pest control at the Shenston dump, and that council draft a resolution to RRDMA asking for its support of a victims’ services agency in our area and that the same be forwarded to the provincial Solicitor General.
Reports were received from Greg’s Recycling, Poulin’s re the waste disposal site, and Chapple Heritage meeting of Dec. 1.
Clerk/Treasurer Doris Dyson spoke on insurance coverage for 2004, and outlined the concerns with the reciprocal portion of the policy.
OME Jardine has provided a letter stating they are prepared, at their cost, to have their counsel provide advice and make representation in this matter for the benefit of council and other former SUG subscribers who accept OME Jardine’s proposed coverage.
Council expressed no concerns with staying with Jardine.
The Union Gas Ltd. franchise renewal has been received. As well, the deadline for applications for funding under the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.’s drinking water protection program has been extended to Dec. 31, 2005.
Chapple council also authorized that Reeve Clink, Couns. Rick Neilson, Peter VanHeyst, and Rilla Race, and Dyson attend the RRDMA’s annual meeting and conference on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Five sets of cookbooks and a carving by Coun. Neilson also will be donated to the RRDMA for draws at the annual meeting.
Council also supported the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition in the amount of 50 cents per capita.
In other news, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs contacted the township concerning ownership of the Kingsford Cemetery. The ministry would like to transfer ownership of the cemetery to Chapple.
There are many questions to be considered, but council is willing to weigh the proposal.