Re-zoning for new complex up for vote


Council will vote tonight on whether to amend a zoning bylaw which, if passed, would allow the Fort Frances Native Urban Wahkaihganun Corp. to build a new six-unit apartment complex on York Avenue.
The proposed building has met some opposition, with two north-end residents speaking against the re-zoning during a public meeting May 13.
Pending approval of the zoning bylaw amendment, construction will start this summer, with new tenants occupying the complex as early as late fall.
In other news, council will receive a presentation from the Fort Frances Traffic Safety Group re: the “Kiss ’n Ride” safety program.
The committee has been working towards increasing student safety by reducing traffic congestion around Robert Moore and J.W. Walker Schools through “Kiss ’n Ride” programs, which provide a designated area for parents to drop off and pick up their children.
The public portion of the committee of the whole meeting is scheduled to start at 5:50 p.m.
It will be followed by the council meeting at 6:15.
Other business on the agenda includes:
•an update on capital projects in town;
•an encroachment agreement for 400 Butler Ave.;
•a request for laneway maintenance from a property owner at 724 Third St. W.;
•a report re: the maintenance and condition of Frog Creek Road fronting the airport property;
•a report re: selection of a Municipal Special or Hazardous Waste service provider to host “Household Hazardous Waste Day” this year;
•a report re: 2013 graduation congratulatory message on 93.1 The Border;
•a corporate reserve fund request from the Sister Kennedy Centre board;
•a financial request re: the RBC Royal Bank annual golf tournament;
•annual reviews of the town’s Health and Safety Policy and Workplace Harassment and Violence Policy;
•a request from Watten Fire Department Chief R. Cochrane re: donation of rental costs for Russell Hall at Sunny Cove Camp for a fundraising fish fry Aug. 23;
•a request from Douglas and Sandra Judson re: supply of water and sewer services at 35 Oakwood Rd. in the Township of Alberton;
•a request from the United Native Friendship Centre for a designated loading/unloading zone in front of 308 Butler Ave.;
•a request from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters to proclaim July 6-14 as “Ontario Family Fishing Events Days” in the Town of Fort Frances;
•an invitation from the United Native Friendship Centre to its 40th anniversary dinner and dance on June 21; and
•a resolution regarding escalating police services costs.