Sister Kennedy roof to be replaced


The roof of the Sister Kennedy Centre will be replaced after it started leaking in several spots throughout the building this spring.
Card tables have had to be moved to make room for pails to catch water.
There are a few places in the kitchen where pails also have had to be put in place.
The Community Services executive committee recommended the roof be replaced with architectural shingles that should last 35 years.
Council awarded the project to the lowest bid of three, Kyle Glowasky Contracting, at a cost of $22,176.27, with costs paid from reserve funds.
In other news, the Town of Fort Frances is helping pay for the cost of a legal opinion of a law firm in regard to Municipal Property Assessment Corp./Assessment Review Board decisions.
The town split the cost with the City of Dryden, Town of Espanola, City of Thunder Bay, Township of James (Elk Lake), and Township of Ear Falls, all of which committed to form a coalition prior to a meeting held in Toronto last month.
The town feels this alliance will be very important going forward with future appeals of property reassessment for mills in the participating communities.
Council approved payment in the amount of $1,312.14 (incl. HST), which is one-sixth of the cost for the legal opinion sought from Chandelle J. Bryson, Bust & Partners Barristers and Solicitors.
In related news, council approved Mayor Roy Avis to attend another meeting in mid-June with deputy finance minister Steve Orsini and William Forward, deputy minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, as well as the leaders of coalition municipalities.
Also at last night’s meeting, council:
•referred a financial request from the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, re: its 26th-annual golf tournament July 22, to the Administration and Finance executive committee for its recommendation;
•referred a request from Jeff Tilbury, re: an “aquathlon” event at Pither’s Point Park on Sept. 8, to the Community Services executive committee for its recommendation, with input from the Operations and Facilities and Planning and Development executives committees;
•approved a five-year Fort Frances Airport hangar lot lease with Shane Armstrong at a cost of $1.68 per square metre, plus HST;
•approved a report to develop a service agreement to supply water service to a six-unit apartment (Oakwood Place) on the west side of Oakwood Road within the Township of Alberton (the property owners of 121 Oakwood Dr. will be responsible for all materials, labour, and installation costs for both water and sanitary sewer service lines from town’s water main and sanitary sewer main to the Oakwood Road frontage property line, and for water meters);
•approved a list of in-kind requests from the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, including supplying picnic tables and line painting of parking spaces, use of barricades for the boat parade, installing banners, signs, and pennants along the waterfront, and waiving launch fees for competitors and volunteers during the tournament;
•passed a bylaw to approve a contract under Tender 13-OF-03 with Wagner Construction Canada ULC for 2013 road reconstruction and the Huffman subdivision development; and
•passed a bylaw to approve an agreement with the Rainy River District School Board for a before- and after-school program at J.W. Walker School.