A presentation from the developers of the old Fort Frances High School property (1578289 Ontario Ltd.), regarding their agreement with the town and future plans for the demolition of the J.A. Mathieu section of the building, is on the agenda for tonight’s council meeting.
Also tonight will be a police services activity report from OPP detachment commander Insp. John Kendrick and an operational update from the Fort Frances Power Corp.
The public portion of the meeting is scheduled to start by 6:40 p.m.
The committee of the whole will meet in-camera first beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Other business on tonight’s agenda will include:
•zoning bylaw amendment for Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.);
•a report regarding charging fees for sewer and water services for churches/place of worship;
•Tender No. 10-OF-03 (a three-year contract for asphalt patching);
•a report regarding the 2009/10 Ministry of Environment inspection of the town’s water system;
•a report regarding a request from the Fort Frances Curling Club;
•child care service audited statements;
•a report on Travel Policy–Schedule “A” Item 1;
•a report re: a financial request in support of the Fort Frances Public Library and Technology Centre grand opening;
•a report from the Economic Development Advisory Committee re: enhanced services proposal;
•travel expense and per diem claims for Mayor Roy Avis and Couns. Paul Ryan and Rick Wiedenhoeft;
•a per diem claim for Coun. Sharon Tibbs;
•verbal updates from Community Services manager George Bell and Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown re: local projects;
•a bylaw to approve a second amendment to an agreement with the Minister of Industry and Industry Canada, as represented by FedNor, for financing of Phase II of the Heritage Tourism Project;
•a bylaw to amend Bylaw 02/10 (as previously reported, this is to defer for two years the effective date for increases to the annual remuneration of members of council, changing the date from Dec. 1, 2010 to Dec. 1, 2012);
•a bylaw to authorize the signing of an agreement with G. Lockman and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 65;
•a bylaw to authorize the entering into of lease renewal agreements with Hank Didier and Gary Kontz, and Ed Tetu, at the Fort Frances Municipal Airport;
•a bylaw to approve an agreement with Waste Diversion Ontario and Stewardship Ontario for funding from the Continuous Improvement Fund for improvements to the town’s recycling transfer facility; and
•a recommendation from the EDAC regarding annual funding for the fly-in, drive-in barbecue at the Fort Frances Airport on June 5.