Monday, December 29, 2014

Council asked to save mail delivery

With Canada Post in the midst of cuts to its services, town council will be asked to help save door-to-door mail delivery at its regular meeting tonight.
CUPW Local 538 president Sandra Lange will make a presentation to council and request it pass a resolution in support.

Council also will hear a brief presentation from Duane Hicks, president of “Friends of the Fort Frances Museum,” regarding a new initiative to promote the Fort Frances Museum.
Tonight’s council meeting is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m.
It will be preceded by the committee of the whole, which will meet at 5:30 p.m. but is anticipated to be in-camera (behind closed doors) until 6:25.
Other business on the agenda tonight includes:
•a report re: renewal of lease agreement with Bearskin Airlines LP at Fort Frances Airport;
•a recommendation re: a request from the Sister Kennedy Centre to waive calendar parking on Nelson Street during the Senior Games next month;
•a recommendation re: a request from the Rainy River District Stewardship to plant trees on town property in 2014-15;
•purchase card expenses and a travel claim for Fort Frances CAO Mark McCaig (for attending a University of Waterloo economic development course);
•per diem claims for Mayor Roy Avis and Couns. John
Albanese, Andrew Hallikas, Ken Perry, Paul Ryan, and Rick Wiedenhoeft (for attendance at the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association annual general meeting here April 23-25);
•a request from the Ontario Good Roads Association re: remaining balance of town’s share of the contribution to the Minimum Maintenance Standards (MMS) Litigation Reserve Fund;
•a financial request from the Rainy River Vet Services Committee re: annual Vet Assistance Trust Fund contribution;
•a request from the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario to proclaim June as “Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month” in the Town of Fort Frances;
•a bylaw to authorize a licence agreement for purposes of utilization of the town’s geospatial data with rePlan Inc.; and
•a bylaw to adopt a new community brand.

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