Town council will be amending the traffic control bylaw to permit heavy trucks to park along the 500-1200 blocks of Scott Street for up to one hour at a time.
Back in January, council agreed heavy trucks no longer should be allowed to park along that stretch of Scott Street after receiving complaints from residents.
But at Monday night’s regular meeting, council agreed to a recommendation from the Planning and Development executive committee stating that an exception to the parking restriction will be made when heavy trucks are “parked temporarily for the purpose of active delivery, service, or maintenance of the adjacent property or when temporarily stopping for a period of no more than one hour.”
The amendment will be made official once an amending bylaw is passed (likely at the next council meeting).
Also Monday night, council referred a request for an additional sidewalk on McIrvine Road–from King’s Highway to the Fort Frances High School entrance–to the 2017 budget process.
This is with the understanding that, as in the past, the town might consider funding a portion of the work if the Rainy River District School Board also contributes to completion of the sidewalk.
Furthermore, the proponent of the request (Conrad Dueck, chair of the FFHS Parent Council) will be advised that the town has a duty to consult with abutting property owner(s), as well as utility companies that may be impacted by the development, to ensure they are in support of the sidewalk.
This recommendation was made by the Operations and Facilities executive committee.
Also at Monday night’s meeting, council:
•approved a request from Wendy Derendorf to honour her parents, Bob and Dot Cupp, through the installation of a bench on the La Verendrye Parkway (the cost of the bench, shipping, and plaque will be covered by Derendorf while the town will supply the labour and materials to construct the foundation for the bench, as well as supply the labour to install the bench and plaque);
•agreed to proclaim April 24-30 as “Rail Safety Week” in the Town of Fort Frances;
•referred a financial contribution request from the Rainy River District Festival Association to the Administration and Finance executive committee for its recommendation;
•referred an e-mail from Charles Fisher of Ducks Unlimited (Fort Frances Chapter), re: installation of panels along the La Verendrye Parkway, to the Operations and Facilities executive committee for its recommendation;
•referred a request for a donation in the amount of $954.48 (the cost of renting the arena and auditorium) from the FFHS “Chem-Free Grad” committee to the Administration and Finance executive committee for its recommendation;
•referred a request for financial support from the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association to the Administration and Finance executive committee for its recommendation;
•referred a request for a commemorative bench, in honour of Edward and Lila Weir, to the Operations and Facilities executive committee for its recommendation;
•approved a three-year marketing licence agreement with Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) to provide sewer and water service warranties within the Town of Fort Frances;
•passed a resolution in support of a review of the Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service by the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management;
•denied a request from the Church of the Holy Spirit for the installation of a groundwater well at 1408 Eighth St. E. pending notification of funding for the reconstruction of the Mill Road overpass and pending results of a meeting of property owners gauging interest in the installation of a watermain extension down Eighth Street East; and
•approved a Safe Communities Rainy River District $0.50 per capita funding request in the total amount of $3,977.50.