New business study being eyed

Staff

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. is looking for town council’s support to do a new business study.
The RRFDC is looking to submit an application to Northern Communities Investment Readiness for the Rainy River District Personal Services Business Sector Analysis Project.
The project will entail reviewing the personal services (i.e., health and aging) business sector within Rainy River District.
The purpose is to determine the types and sizes of business, as well as gaps in service, and develop an inventory of opportunities for business development within this sector.
The project also will include a regional environmental scan of the sector to help with gaps and opportunity developments.
This includes looking at Atikokan, Dryden, Kenora, Sioux Narrows, and Thunder Bay.
The RRFDC already has received letters of support from the townships of Emo and Chapple.
The public portion of tonight’s committee of the whole meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:50 p.m.
It will be followed by the regular meeting of council at 6:10 p.m.
Other business on the agenda includes:
•a report re: a municipal telecommunications review conducted by Telcom Enterprises;
•a request from the City of International Falls to jointly host a visit from Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to the United States;
•Minutes of Settlement for 209 McIrvine Rd. (2013) and 538 Church St. (2013);
•travel and per diems claims for Mayor Roy Avis for attendance at the Ministry of Finance meeting in Espanola;
•an update on capital projects;
•a financial request from The Heart of the Continent re: Heart of the Continent Partnership/National Geographic Geotourism Initiative 2013;
•a bylaw to acknowledge the exercise by Copperlight LP (formerly Skypower Ltd.) of a right to extend an option term under an Option to Lease Agreement (1003 Frog Creek Rd.);
•a bylaw to authorize a funding agreement with the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada) to allow Fort Frances to host evacuees from Attawapiskat FN threatened by flooding; and
•a hearing re: an application to make a vacant property at 446 Third St. E. tax exempt.