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Council to declare old library as surplus


Town council will vote on a bylaw tonight to declare 363 Church St. (the former public library) as surplus land.

The declaration is a step in the ongoing process to find a new owner for the property.

Council has had ongoing negotiations with the Fort Frances Community Clinic, which has expressed interest in the property.

Other business on the agenda tonight includes:

  • a tender to select a municipal special or hazardous waste service provider to host a household hazardous waste drop-off day event here this year;
  • a report re: postage machine/meter replacement lease;
  • an update on capital projects;
  • recommendations from the executive committees re: federal community infrastructure improvement fund;
  • a request from the Fort Frances Community Garden Committee re: a community garden proposal;
  • recommendations from the Regional Municipality of Durham re: unpaid fines under the Provincial Offences Act;
  • a bylaw to control and regulate outdoor burning;
  • a bylaw to declare a property to be a public lane (this is property located between Fourth and Fifth Street East);
  • a bylaw to declare certain property to be a public road (part of Shevlin Avenue); and
  • authorization for the Fort Frances Power Corp. to prepare and deliver presentations on the matter of consolidation of Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) as proposed by the province.
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