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Council expected to call for byelection

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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.

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