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Fort Frances City Council and Committee of the Whole: Funding Announcements, CAO Recruitment, and More
Fort Frances, July 10th, 2023. In a recent City Council and Committee of the Whole meeting, several key points were brought up, ranging from funding announcements to administrative matters.
The town of Fort Frances council members were pleased to announce the receipt of $15,000 in funding for their upcoming Strategic plan. Additionally, the Fort Frances Power Corporation received a substantial boost of $350,000 for the development of a micro-grid, further enhancing the community's energy resilience.
The meeting received accolades from The Honorable Patty Hajdu, a federal cabinet minister, and Member of Parliament Marcus Powlowski, who praised the community's initiatives and commitment to progress.
The council acknowledged the need to start the recruitment process for a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Two options were deliberated: a committee-led recruitment process or engaging an executive search firm. Ultimately, the majority favored the committee-led approach.
The council also gave the green light to updates in the management/non-union salary administration policy, including negotiated increases through collective bargaining. Similarly, the management/non-union benefits policy saw enhancements with increased sick leave, compassionate leave, bereavement leave, and the addition of public holidays, all negotiated through collective bargaining.
Bylaw Appointments: In another administrative decision, the council directed the necessary bylaw to appoint Clinton Gray as the bylaw enforcement officer and Municipal weed inspector, repealing two existing bylaws.
Overall, the meeting covered a range of important topics, reflecting the city's dedication to progress and community development.
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