Wednesday, August 5, 2015

‘Heritage river’ support sought

Town council will hear a presentation by Stephen Challis, president of the Rainy Lake Conservancy, at its regular meeting tonight.
Challis will be asking council for a letter of support to have the historical route from Thunder Bay to Rainy River officially designated as a “Canadian Heritage River.”

An ad hoc citizens’ committee has been working on this designation for several years.
The council portion of tonight’s meeting is scheduled to start at 6:20 p.m.
The committee of the whole will meet first starting at 5:30 p.m., but will be in-camera (behind closed doors) until 5:40.
Other business tonight includes:
•a report re: the 2013 inspection of the water tower by KLM Engineering Inc.;
•2013 performance and operational information on the four solar microfit installations on town property;
•a recommendation re: a request from Elsie Ward to have a bench installed along the waterfront;
•a report from Lakeside Process Control Ltd. to provide support services to maintain and update the computer process control systems at the water and sewage treatment plants;
•requests for reconsideration of Minutes of Settlement for 238 Church St. (2013) and 841 Sixth St. E. (2013);
•an invitation to purchase tickets to the retirement dinner for Dr. Brian Johnstone on Feb. 7;
•a recommendation re: a financial request from the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Museum;
•per diem claims for Couns. John Albanese and Paul Ryan, and a travel and per diem claim for Coun. Ken Perry;
•a request for reduced ice rates from organizers of the Central Canada Hockey Tournament;
•a report re: the Town of Fort Frances new zoning bylaw (03/14);
•a per capita funding request from Safe Communities Rainy River District for 2013/14 programs;
•a vote to approve the new Town of Fort Frances zoning bylaw; and
•a vote to approve a bylaw to make an agreement with the Ministry of Transportation for financing under the Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program.

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