Chapple fills two positions

David McKelvie was offered the position of water treatment plant operator in training, on a three-month probationary period, by Chapple council during a special meeting earlier this month.
Council had received 15 applications for the position, which were short-listed to McKelvie, David Graham, Alan Martin, Kelly, Kim Gosselin, and Earl Johnson.
They, in turn, were interviewed by the hiring committee, which included Peter VanHeyst (chairman), Mark Hyatt, Rilla Race, and clerk/treasurer Doris Dyson.
Meanwhile, council approved that Ron Irvine be hired to work at the waste disposal site, including recycling responsibilities, from among the five applications received.
In other news, two tenders had been received for the construction of the pump house. Council awarded the job to Richard Veldhuisen, in the amount of $6,500, subject to reduction re cedar shakes to cedar shingles.
Also at that special meeting, council directed the clerk to prepare the budget bylaw for 2004 based on 2003 rates, as well as donated $100 to the “chem-free” grad party being held tonight (June 23) after the Fort Frances High School graduation ceremony.
Chapple council also supported, in principle, the operation of a district “handi-van” in partnership with other municipalities.
Council also approved that Jodi Caul and Tyler LaBelle be hired as student workers for the summer months, with Allan Hunsperger as the back-up.
At its regular monthly meeting in June, council received word from Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) that Chapple would be receiving $405 for the township’s recycling program.
As well, the resolution of the PAC committee recommending that the consent application of Enos Nighswander be approved and hereby ratified by council.
Roads Supt. Jim Teeple reported on the work that was being done. Brushing has been completed on the Bosma and Husser drains while a culvert was replaced on the VanHeyst drain. He also outlined the maintenance being done on the graders.
The road tour has been scheduled for Sept. 9.