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Annual waste day to be held Sept. 15

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Be sure to mark Sept. 15 on your calendar as that's the date for this year's Household Hazardous Waste Day.

Town council will vote tonight to award a tender to The Miller Group of Winnipeg to be the household hazardous waste service provider for the town this year at an estimated cost of $22,483.

The exact net cost is dependent on the amount and types of materials dropped off on the event day.

This year's Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Public Works yard at 900 Wright Ave.

As in the past, all district resident will be allowed to drop off household hazardous waste there.

Tonight's meeting will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. but will begin with an in-camera discussion of three property matters (Victoria Avenue, Portage Avenue, and Sixth Street West).

Other business on the agenda includes:

  • a public meeting re: an application for tax adjustment at 700 Scott St. due to the conversion of prior commercial space to residential apartments;
  • a presentation from teacher Jody Bonner-Vickers' Grade 8 class re: a drain stencil project;
  • a recommendation to initiate an automatic aid agreement with the Townships of Alberton, LaVallee, Emo and Chapple;
  • a recommendation to have Commercial Credit Adjusters Ltd. to provide debt recovery services for the collection of Provinces Offences Act fines that are due and unpaid;
  • a recommendation to advertise the town's revitalization grant in 2018 to include sewer and water installation, and list sewer and water installation as an eligible rebate through the revitalization grant;
  • a recommendation to ensure a funding agreement be executed re: “Connecting Link” program funding for the Mill Road overpass reconstruction project;
  • a recommendation to engage Sunset Protect Systems for a three-year term for the provision of fire protection and prevention services (checking fire extinguishers, testing alarms, etc.), with an option to extend for an additional three years;
  • per diem claims for Couns. Wendy Brunetta and Ken Perry for their attendance at the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) executive meeting held last month in Thunder Day;
  • travel and per diem claims for Fort Frances CAO Doug Brown, Mayor Roy Avis, and Coun. Brunetta for their attendance at the NOMA conference held earlier this month in Kenora;
  • a funding agreement re: Canada Summer Jobs Program to hire a GIS/engineering summer student; and
  • a recommendation to award a tender to Makkinga Contracting, at an estimated cost of $3.348 million, for 2018 road works here.
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