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Town council approved the lease of two treadmills from Performance Leasing, at an annual cost of $4,896 plus taxes, at its regular meeting Monday night.
These treadmills will replace the old ones at the Memorial Sports Centre.
Also Monday night, council:
•denied the Fort Frances Lions Club’s request for new walkways at the Millennium Park, citing the town is not in a position to complete this work in 2010 and that the club continue to seek alternative funding sources;
•agreed to a recommendation of the Administration and Finance executive committee to accept the BMA Management Consulting Inc. proposal for the development of an asset management plan (this is at a cost of $19,000 plus taxes);
•received a financial request from the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Museum;
•received a letter from resident Jane Trivers regarding road construction, and agreed to forward an Operations and Facilities executive committee report (dated Sept. 8) to her as information;
•approved the updated Community Physician Recruitment Incentive Package to include the addition of an Energy Fitness membership as of Aug. 30, 2010;
•received minutes of settlement for 1225 Third St. E., 914 Phair Ave., and 1033 Scott St.;
•approved travel expenses for CAO Mark McCaig in the amount of $267 (this is for attendance at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Windsor on Aug. 15-18);
•approved travel expense and per diem claims for Mayor Roy Avis and Coun. Paul Ryan in the amount of $1,721.62 and $1,161, respectively, for attendance at the AMO conference; and
•referred an application from the Fort Frances Native Urban Wahkaihganun Corp. for a zoning bylaw amendment to the municipal planner for processing.
The application is to amend the zoning for lands proposed to be severed from 1038 and 1040 York Ave., and fronting Eighth Street West.
The request is to re-zone the lands from Residential Type Two (R2) to Residential Type Four (R4) to accommodate the construction of a 10-unit residential complex and permit the use of the property for multi-residential use.
A public meeting regarding the zoning amendment is scheduled for Oct. 12.