Sub-committee sought to focus on downtown

Council will receive a request tonight from the Economic Development Advisory Committee to strike a new sub-committee to tackle long-term planning for the downtown core.
At its Oct. 4, the EDAC passed a resolution that a sub-committee be established for such a purpose, and include members from the EDAC, local Business Improvement Association, Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, the “Gateway” committee, and Abitibi-Consolidated.
If council supports the resolution, EDAC then will take the next steps for forming such a sub-committee.
Other business at tonight’s regular council meeting, which gets underway at 6:20 p.m. at the Civic Centre, will include:
•a report regarding switching 9-1-1 call answer service providers;
•a parking issue in front of the Fort Frances Clinic;
•a request from the Fort Frances High School cheerleaders regarding the waiving of rental fees at the East End Hall for their tea and bake sale fundraiser on Nov. 13;
•a request from Dianne Thompson, principal of F.H. Huffman School, regarding the increase of the current school bus loading zone there;
•a request from Lorena Jenks, chair of the J.W. Walker School Council, regarding changes to the current “Community Safety Zone” at the school;
•a request from the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls for support of its resolution regarding Northwestern Health Unit levy increases;
•a request from the Salvation Army regarding participation in the 2004 Christmas Kettle Appeal program;
•a letter from John McTaggart, chair of the Police Services Board, regarding border traffic and related safety issues;
•a bylaw to authorize an encroachment agreement with Jeffrey S. Wright for 432 Scott St.;
•a bylaw to approve an agreement with Metro Materials Recycling Inc. as a destination for materials collected and to be recycled as part of the Fort Frances waste management program;
•a bylaw to execute an amendment to Subdivision Agreement A61951, as assigned to Dianne and Kenneth Faragher for 1022 Patcin Ave.;
•a request from the City of International Falls regarding the possibility of utilizing the town’s water supply in case of emergency; and
•a request from Doug Kitowksi Trucking regarding a donation to the “spooky trailer” that will be set up at McDonald’s parking lot this Sunday evening for Hallowe’en.