Mill requesting tax adjustment


Tonight’s council meeting will include a public hearing to consider a tax adjustment for the AbitibiBowater mill complex.
The mill is seeking an adjustment to its 2010 taxes resulting from the demolition of the co-gen diesel pumphouse building and fuel oil storage building.
The agenda also includes an application from the Fort Frances Native Urban Wahkaihganun Corp. for a zoning bylaw amendment.
The application is to amend the zoning for lands proposed to be severed from 1038 and 1040 York Ave. and fronting Eighth Street West.
The request is to re-zone the lands from Residential Type Two (R2) to Residential Type Four (R4) to accommodate the construction of a 10-unit residential complex and permit the use of the property for multi-residential use.
A public meeting regarding the zoning amendment is scheduled for Oct. 12.
The public portion of tonight’s meeting is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. The committee of the whole will meet first in-camera at 5:30.
Also on tonight’s agenda is:
•a request for a treadmill replacement at the Memorial Sports Centre;
•a report regarding the Fort Frances Lions Club’s request for new walkways at the Millennium Park;
•the appointment of a Compliance Audit Committee for the 2010 municipal election;
•a 2011 budget timetable;
•proposals for an asset management plan;
•a financial request from the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Museum;
•a report regarding Jane Trivers’ letter regarding road construction;
•a report on the updated Community Physician Recruitment Incentive Package;
•minutes of settlement for 1225 Third St. E., 914 Phair Ave., and 1033 Scott St.;
•travel expenses for CAO Mark McCaig;
•travel expense and per diem claims for Mayor Roy Avis and Coun. Paul Ryan;
•a verbal update on Operations and Facilities Division activities;
•a Rainy River Future Development Corp. activity report from April to June, 2010, as well as an invoice for services rendered;
•a verbal update from Clerk Glenn Treftlin re: the municipal election;
•a break-open ticket licence application for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care at La Verendrye General Hospital from Sept. 14, 2010-March 13, 2011;
•a letter of resignation from Mark Kowalchuk from the “Citizen of the Year” selection committee, effective immediately;
•a request from the Rainy River District School Board to review current and future on-street parking for Robert Moore School and Education Centre, with the affected areas being the 500 block of Second Street and Fourth Street East, and the 700 block of Crowe Avenue;
•a bylaw to appoint a Joint Compliance Audit Committee;
•notice of the annual general meeting of the Fort Frances Power Corp. on Oct. 8; and
•appointments to the Fort Frances Power Corp. board of directors selection review committee.