Council to vote on smoking bylaw


Council will vote on an updated smoking bylaw that addresses where cannabis and tobacco can be smoked or vaporized during tonight’s meeting.
The revised bylaw says no person shall smoke cannabis or tobacco or inhale vapour from any vapour product in or on any municipal building or vehicle owned or leased by the town.
It also says no person shall smoke or vaporize within nine metres of any entrance, exit or air intake of any municipal building.
The same applies for those within 20 metres of any park, within 25 metres of the Memorial Sports Centre, and within nine metres of the Rainy Lake Square.
The provisions of this bylaw may be enforced by an officer.
Those who contravene any provisions of the bylaw are guilty of an offence and on conviction will be liable to a fine of no more than $1,000 exclusive of costs.
Tonight’s council meeting will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
Two in-camera items are on the agenda first.
These include CUPE negotiations and adjustments for management non-union and student employees; and an organizational structure matter.
Other business on the agenda includes:
•a presentation by Fort High students on the 2019 drain stencil program. This is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.;
•a 2019 budget presentation by town treasurer Dawn Galusha;
•a bylaw to approve an extension agreement with Wasaw Enterprises for operation of concessions in the Memorial Sports Centre;
•a resignation letter from Roy Avis stating he’s resigning from the Economic Development Advisory Committee for health reasons;
•a request to proclaim May 2019 as “Community Living Month” within the Town of Fort Frances.
•a proclamation request from Borderland Pride to proclaim June 2-9 as “Pride Week.”