Town council to hear winning essay


The winner of an essay contest held in conjunction with Local Government Week (Oct. 17-23) is scheduled make a presentation to council at tonight’s regular meeting.
Daymond Morrisseau, a Grade 5 student at Robert Moore School, will read his essay before council.
He was the only winner in this year’s essay contest.
Morrisseau will be the first presenter on the agenda for tonight’s meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 7:20 p.m.
The committee of the whole meet in-camera first starting a 5 p.m., followed by the public portion at 6:40 p.m.
Other business at tonight’s meeting will include:
•a report regarding a letter of concern from Wilson’s Business Solutions regarding sidewalk run-off issues;
•a report regarding a letter from Blair Anderson regarding snow removal in downtown Fort Frances;
•a report regarding options or other initiatives that would reduce the incidents of motorists cutting into the traffic line going to the U.S.;
•a letter from the Ministry of Environment re: joining the Transfer of Review Program;
•an amendment to the user fee bylaw;
•a report regarding Sign Bylaw 19/10 (fee for mobile signs);
•a report regarding rental property at 501 Sixth St. W.;
•a collection policy update;
•a financial request for the “Acts of Kindness Benefit” coming up Dec. 3 at the local Legion;
•a per diem claim for Coun. Sharon Tibbs;
•a notice of an open house re: the development of a “blue box” strategy for the Town of Fort Frances;
•a report regarding user fees for 2011;
•a Rainy River Future Development Corp. activity report by economic development advisor Geoff Gillon;
•a presentation by northern development advisor Jane Gillon regarding the role of the regional economic development branch and various programs, services, and resources available to municipal councils and their communities through the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry;
•a request from Walter Cunningham re: a potential property acquisition;
•a Strategic Directions Action Plan from the Economic Development Advisory Committee;
•a request for support of a resolution passed by the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association re: public consultation on caribou habitat regulations;
•a bylaw to assume, stop up, and close, for the purpose of selling, part of a north-south lane south of Fifth Street East, north of the CN right-of-way between Portage Avenue and McKenzie Avenue North, and the part of McKenzie Avenue North, south of Fifth Street East and north of the CN right-of-way;
•a bylaw to approve a contract for operations of the municipal landfill;
•a bylaw for the purpose of approving the minutes of the current council;
•resolutions from the Townships of Alberton and Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls re: an emergency management field officer;
•a request from the Rainy River District Municipal Association for nominations for appointments; and
•notice of a municipal councillor orientation, senior staff development, and regional economic development best practices forum in Sioux Lookout on Nov. 28-30.