Council to speak to CN reps

After hearing many concerns from the public regarding railroad issues, and consequently voicing some of their own, Fort Frances town council will get a chance to meet with CN representatives at tonight’s council meeting.
Over the past couple years, council has on numerous occasions discussed issues regarding railway safety and crossings here. These have ranged from vehicle waiting times at the McIrvine Road crossing and possible upgrades to rectify the problem, to trespassing and whether its possible to put up walkways over or under the tracks to allow pedestrians to cross safely, instead of simply putting up fencing.
Tonight’s council meeting is scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m. The committee of the whole will meet first at 4 p.m., and are expected to be in-camera until approximately 5:30 p.m.
Other business at tonight’s meeting will include:
•a report featuring recommendations stemming from the recreation survey conducted last fall;
•two applications for reductions in property assessment;
•a bylaw to amend a zoning bylaw for property at 205 Third St. East. This is to change it from “C2-General Commercial Zone” to “R3 Residential Type 3”;
•a bylaw to authorize the entering into of certain lease renewal agreements at the Fort Frances Municipal Airport;
•a break-open ticket licence application from Rainycrest Auxiliary at the 364 Food Store from June 1, 2005-Nov. 30, 2005; and
•a bylaw to authorize the execution of an agreement for airport capital funding under the ACAP design and construction of a sand shed at the Fort Frances Municipal Airport.

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