Town garage to get facelift
The town maintenance garage at Riverview Cemetery will get a much-needed makeover starting this week after council awarded the tender for the renovations at last night’s regular meeting.
Ed Kaun & Sons will do the job at a cost of $94,996.13 (incl. taxes).
It also will include changing the siding to dark green cement board, and adding white vinyl windows.
Brown noted the building needs to be upgraded. The stucco on the building exterior “is breaking up” and the cedar shakes “desperately need to be removed.”
This project was accounted for in the 2012 budget.
Council also received an activities report from Brown, who noted work on the underpass pumping station and watermain replacement on Kings’ Highway are proceeding on schedule.
Also last night, council authorized a donation to the Watten Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $200, which was in lieu of supplying free use of Russell Hall at Sunny Cove for a fish fry.
Council also noted the Fort Frances Fire Department attends all fire emergencies at all town-owned buildings, including those outside town limits.
Also at last night’s meeting, council:
•supported a request from the Regional Municipality of Durham to endorse recommendations in the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards’ “White Paper” regarding unpaid fines under the Provincial Offences Act, and their request that the province take immediate action to begin the implementation of the recommendations for fine collections and enforcement;
•received Minutes of Settlement for property located at 840 Fifth St. W.; and
•approved a travel and per diem claim for Coun. John Albanese in the amount of $102 (this was for attending a “meet and greet” with the district FedNor manager in Emo on July 26).