Town to dole out Moffat funding


Successful applicants for a share of the town’s $37,500 allocation from the Moffat Family Fund will be handed cheques at tonight’s regular council meeting.
A total of eight local groups, which won’t be revealed until tonight’s meeting, will get varying portions of the pot this year.
Individuals and organizations were invited back in April to submit their requests, including a specific dollar amount and the rationale behind it, to the local Moffat Family Fund committee.
A total of 12 applications were submitted.
The selection committee—consisting of Mayor Roy Avis, Couns. Andrew Hallikas and Sharon Tibbs, CAO Mark McCaig, Linda Hamilton, Marie Howells, and Capt. Angel Sandoval—then had to pare those applicants down to a number that could split the $37,500 the town once again was allotted to give to local groups that benefit children, families, and the less advantaged.
The public portion of tonight’s meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
It will be preceded by the committee of the whole, which will meet in-camera at 5:30.
Other business on tonight’s agenda includes:
•a specialized transit funding agreement with the Ministry of Transportation;
•declaration of surplus land at 1003 Frog Creek Rd.;
•Community Broadcasting Services advertising request;
•Minutes of Settlement request for reconsideration re: 406 Sixth St. W.;
•revisions to water system management bylaw 16/06;
•executive committee chairpersons’ oral report on division activities;
•a break-open ticket licence application from La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary at The Bonnie Blue from July 15, 2010-Jan. 14, 2011;
•a request for a letter of support from the Downtown Business Improvement Association (the BIA is applying for a $10,000 loan through the Rainy River Future Development Corp.);
•a financial request from Ontario Good Roads Association re: minimum maintenance standards litigation fund;
•a request from the Northwestern Health Unit re: “We Play Here” signs;
•a request from the Police Services Board re: proceeds of this year’s OPP auction;
•a bylaw to approve an amendment to an agreement with the Fort Frances Curling Club to provide for a plan for payment of outstanding taxes;
•a bylaw to deem part of registered plan SM-127, namely Lots 13-15, and part of Lot 12, not to be a registered plan of subdivision;
•a bylaw to deem part of registered plan Townplot of Alberton, namely part of Lot 191 and part of Lot 192, not to be a registered plan of subdivision;
•a bylaw to authorize an agreement of option to purchase municipal lands by Skypower Ltd.;
•a bylaw to approve an agreement re: the Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program; and
•a letter from the Ministry of Transportation re: the town’s “Connecting Link” funding request.