Reid named ‘citizen of year’

Patti-Jo Reid was named the 2005 “Citizen of the Year” at last night’s town council meeting.
She will be formally honoured during the town’s annual appreciation dinner this coming Friday at La Place Rendez-Vous, and then featured in the Santa Claus parade on Dec. 2.
Also last night, council listened to a presentation from Helen Crook, chair of the local “Communities in Bloom” committee, who announced Fort Frances had received four “blooms” from the provincial judges who visited here this past summer.
In other news, council:
•approved a break-open ticket licence application from the Rainycrest Auxiliary from Dec. 1, 2005-May 31, 2006 at the 364 Store;
•referred a request from Lyle Armstrong, regarding expanding the permitted uses of R5 residential property, to the Planning and Development executive committee for a recommendation;
•approved a request from the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 to proclaim Nov. 5-11, 2005 as “Poppy Week” in the Town of Fort Frances;
•received a letter from the local Salvation Army requesting the town’s participation in its Christmas Kettle campaign, and agreed for council to do so under the co-ordination of administrative assistant Lori Pattison;
•referred a request from K. Taniwa, executive director of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association, for payment of the second portion of a special per capita levy regarding the forestry coalition campaign to the Administration and Finance executive committee for a recommendation;
•passed a bylaw to de-register Lots 20 and 21-Plan SM 127;
•passed a bylaw to assume above ground and below ground municipal services on Kaitlyn Drive, and to assume certain lands and establish highways; and
•passed a bylaw to authorize executing a municipal funding agreement with AMO for the transfer of federal gas tax revenues (this refund is in the amount of $162,000).