FFHS asking town for recycle pickup

In an effort to prevent any more waste unnecessarily going to the local landfill, Fort Frances High School is requesting the Town of Fort Frances pick up recyclables from the school.
“Have you noticed the amount of recyclable materials that your household accumulates in one week or even two?” FFHS vice-principal Al McManaman asked in a letter council received at its regular meeting Monday night.
“Can you imagine how large of an amount of these materials is generated by a facility like Fort Frances High School, where over 1,000 people come to work and learn every day?” he added.
“We would like to be able to divert our recyclable materials from the town’s landfill and have it go to a more useful purpose,” McManaman continued.
“Fort Frances High School would like to provide access to recycling services to students and staff as it bears importance from both an educational and environmental standpoint.
“We request that the Town of Fort Frances arrange for recycling pick-up at our facility,” McManaman wrote. “Ideally, we would prefer the pick-up to begin as soon as possible.
“We would certainly like to have this service in place by September, 2007.”
Council referred the request to the Operations and Facilities executive committee for its recommendation, which will come back to council at a future meeting.
< *c>Traffic control
In other news, town council passed a bylaw Monday night to provide for certain temporary traffic control measures on municipal highways in construction zones this summer.
These measures include:
•reducing the speed limit on Portage Avenue, from Third Street East to Fifth Street East, to 20 km/h effective today (May 15) until Oct. 31;
•prohibiting parking on the south side of First Street East from Central Avenue to Mowat Avenue effective today (May 15) until Oct. 31;
•prohibiting parking on the west side of Mowat Avenue, from First Street East to Church Street, effective today (May 15) until Oct. 31; and
•prohibiting parking on the north side of Church Street, from Mowat Avenue to Central Avenue, effective today (May 15) until Oct. 31.
Also at Monday night’s meeting, town council:
•approved a break-open ticket application from the Rainycrest Auxiliary at 364 Food Store from May 16-Nov. 15, 2007;
•referred a deeming application request from B. Coyle re: Lots 11 and 12-Plan SM-60 (901 Smith Ave.) to the municipal planner for processing;
•approved an application for tax adjustment at 1108 Victoria Ave. N.;
•passed a bylaw to approve an amendment to a development agreement with Steve Both, Charles Morken, and Russell Pollard regarding the development at 260 First St. E. (the old Fort Frances High School property);
•passed a bylaw to authorize the entering into of contracts with Cindy Campbell and Steve Dann for the provision of janitorial services at the Civic Centre and museum, respectively;
•passed a bylaw to approve an agreement with Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) for financing of a post-secondary co-op placement under the Northern Ontario Youth Co-Op Program;
•passed a bylaw to designate Lots 164 and 165 Plan SM-50 (1113 Third St. E.); and
•passed a bylaw to approve a lightning sensor host location agreement with Pelmorex Media Inc. (parent company of The Weather Network).