Town council is expected to pass a bylaw to declare a byelection to fill the vacancy at its meeting tonight.
While council decided back on Oct. 3 to fill the vacancy by holding a byelection, this won’t be official until it passes a bylaw.
Once a byelection is declared, the town will set a date for a Nomination Day. Until that date, individuals are welcome to drop by the Civic Centre and pick up a nomination form.
A person may put their name forward to run four council by filing a nomination form with the clerk’s office in person or by an agent up until Nomination Day.
There is a $100 fee.
Election Day will be 45 days after Nomination Day.
The term of office is the remainder of the four-year term ending Nov. 30, 2010.
Tonight’s council meeting is scheduled to start at 6:25 p.m. It will be preceded by the committee of the whole at 5:30.
Other business at tonight’s meeting will include:
•a break-open ticket licence application from the Fort Frances Aquanauts at Sparky’s Confectionary from Oct. 23, 2007-April 23, 2008;
•a report from municipal planner Faye Flatt regarding an appeal of consent from Victoria and David Gillon;
•a report from the municipal planner regarding an appeal of consent from William F. Naturkach and Mary M. Ducharme;
•a request from Lowery’s Northland Basics regarding a loading zone on Victoria Avenue;
•a request from the Fort Frances Times regarding advertising in the 2008 Northwestern Ontario Vacation Guide Map;
•a bylaw to approve a contract with Engineering Northwest Ltd. for professional services;
•an invitation to Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s 10th anniversary celebration in Emo on Nov. 3, 2007; and
•a request to help kick off the Salvation Army’s 2007 Christmas kettle campaign.