Council to hear three presentations


Town council is sporting a full agenda this evening, with a trio of presentations slated.
First off will be a presentation by Business Improvement Area chairperson Connie Cuthbertson, who will give an update on BIA activities and future plans.
The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championships Inc. then will return to speak about the future of this summer’s event, which is scheduled for July 17-23.
FFCBC reps also spoke at the March 14 council meeting.
Finally, council is expected to receive a presentation from Solar Logix Inc. tonight regarding the proposed placement of solar panels on several town buildings.
Solar Logix Inc. was supposed to make a presentation at last Monday’s budget meeting, but had to cancel at the last minute.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The committee of the whole will meet first in-camera at 5 p.m., then go into public session by 5:30.
Other business on tonight’s agenda includes:
•a public meeting regarding a zoning amendment (File 08/98-RR) at McIrvine Road;
•the February, 2011 drinking water systems monthly summary report;
•a report on a recycling promotion and education project;
•a report on cross-contamination and backflow prevention of potable water systems;
•federal gas tax and federal public transit audited statements;
•a report on the 2010 year-end surplus;
•a letter of understanding regarding a revised Public Works mechanic schedule;
•an expression of interest in the old library building;
•a resolution to exempt the current eight-year limitation for board members of the Fort Frances Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corp.;
•a resolution to reconsider the 2011-16 OPP contract renewal;
•a request from the Rainy River District School Board re: the skating rink on Robert Moore School property;
•a municipal per capita financial request from the Rainy River Future Development Corp.;
•a request from L. O’Flaherty regarding the return of a deposit on site work at the Super 8 Motel in Fort Frances;
•a request from Rainy River District Victim Services Program to proclaim April 10-16 as “National Victims of Crime Awareness Week” in the Town of Fort Frances;
•a proposal from Bell Mobility re: site selection of Sunny Cove and the arena for the erection of Bell Mobility telecommunications towers;
•a bylaw to approve an amendment to a development agreement with Steve William Both, Charles Richard Morken, and 1578289 Ontario Ltd. re: development at 260 First St. E. (the old Fort Frances High School);
•a bylaw to re-appoint Paul Heayn as meeting investigator for the Town of Fort Frances;
•a bylaw to authorize the signing of an agreement with C. Grimard and the Canadian Union of Public Employees; and
•a bylaw to authorize a merchant agreement for payment processing services for Fort Frances Power Corp. transactions.