Skate park donations to be saluted

Staff

The town will be acknowledging financial donations made towards the Kiwanis Skate Park.
Council agreed Monday night to make an “acknowledgement of the generous contributions” to the skate park.
This likely will be a plaque put up at the Memorial Sports Centre.
The topic of donor acknowledgement has surfaced periodically over the past decade, and did so again when Mayor Roy Avis was approached by resident Brian Godin regarding his donation of $200 to the Kiwanis Skate Park back in 2006.
As noted on the invoice, this donation was to be for a brick for the park.
While no such bricks were ever laid surrounding the park, all donations received were used toward the skate park project.
The town now will rectify that with a formal acknowledgment.
Also at Monday night’s meeting, council:
•agreed to revise and approve the town’s volunteer firefighter employment policy;
•agreed to proceed with a draft “Code of Conduct,” and further inquire with other regional municipalities in regard to a joint RFP to source an integrity commissioner, in accordance with Bill 68 (Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation);
•approved purchase card expenses in the total amount of $100.57, and a travel expense claim in the amount of $160.07, for Fort Frances CAO Doug Brown’s attendance at a litigation meeting and the Northwestern Ontario CAOs Group meeting with MPAC and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs held in Thunder Bay earlier this summer;
•received minutes of settlement for properties located at 600 King’s Highway (2017), 620 King’s Highway (2017), 363 Church St. (2014/2015), 942 Crowe Ave. (2017), 504 Armit Ave. (2017), and an unspecified lot on Williams Avenue (2017), with the total financial impact being $5,829.09 (consisting of a reduction of municipal revenue of $4,334.32 and education revenue of $1,494.77);
•received amended property assessment notices for properties located at 1721 King’s Highway, 1700 King’s Highway, and 335 Scott St., with the total financial impact being $4,326.97 (consisting of a reduction of municipal revenue of $3,481.84 and education revenue of $845.13);
•received amended property assessment notices for properties located at Pit Road #2 (2016/2017) and 1533 King’s Highway (2016), with the total financial impact being $6,128.87 (consisting of a reduction of municipal revenue of $4,733.73 and education revenue of $1,395.14);
•approved an easement agreement with the Township of Alberton for the provision of sewer and water services at 45 Oakwood Rd.; and
•selected the reconstruction of Eighth Street East from Minnie Avenue to Mill Road for application to the 2018 intake of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF).