Fishing bridge to be pitched

Staff

At tonight’s council meeting, local resident Tim Woods will be giving a deputation on the need for a fishing bridge to be installed between the Seven Oaks park mainland and a small island that’s 30 yards offshore.
In other business, council will vote on the adjustment of 2018 taxes under Section 357/358 of the Municipal Act for property located at 608 Scott St. resulting from the change in classification of the property.
They will also vote on the adjustment of 2018 taxes under Section 357/358 of the Municipal Act for property located at 1022 Colonization Rd. West resulting from the residence being damaged by fire.
And council will vote on the adjustment of 2018 taxes under Section 357/358 of the Municipal Act for property located at 737 Scott St. resulting from the change in classification of the property.
Council will also receive a letter from Northwoods Gallery and Gifts owner Doug Cuthbertson, regarding the recent increase of “street” people loitering in the 200 and 300 blocks of Scott Street.
Cuthbertson said business owners are experiencing a decrease in the number of legitimate shoppers coming downtown due to fears of being harassed or panhandled.
He is requesting to have a bylaw officer present in the downtown core regularly to provide a uniformed officer presence downtown.
The letter will be referred to the Planning & Development executive committee with additional input provided by the Police Services Board.
Tonight’s council meeting will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
One in-camera item is on the agenda first, which involves litigation or potential litigation on Agency One matters.
Other business on the agenda tonight includes:
•a recommendation re: a donation of $100 to the Rainy River District Music Festival Association’s 78th Festival of the Performing Arts
•a recommendation re: pool closure for members in July and August of 2019;
•a recommendation re: a request from the Royal Canadian Legion regarding the crosswalk on the corner of Church Street and Veteran Avenue;
•a recommendation re: a landfill use request from Whitefish Bay First Nation;
•a recommendation re: a TBT Engineering request for side entrance agreement;
•a request from Ducks Unlimited re: a sponsorship opportunity
•a request from Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship regarding the annual event.
•a request from owner of the Sleepy Owl, Wade Friesen, to set up a billboard to advertise the business at one of the town’s properties;
•a request from Karly Rousseau to host a “Relay For Life” garage sale at the East End Hall;
•a request from Brian Gustafson for a donation equivalent to the cost of the rental fees of the arena and auditorium minus HST, totalling $1,015.60 for the high school’s annual chem-free grad; and
•a request from the Canadian Mental Health Association to the proclaim May 6-12 as “Mental Health Awareness Week” and raise the “Mental Health Week” flag at the Civic Centre on those days.

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