At their meeting Tuesday night Flin Flon City Council re-introduced a motion to supply a rebate to residents who own a vacant lot to offset the cost of the special services fee to be placed on properties to cover police and fire services due to the reduced need for these services on those lots. Those approved would receive a 90 percent rebate with 10 percent being held as a service fee. This would apply to one vacant lot per residence owner. Councilor Skip Martin opposed the motion noting people should be discouraged from holding on to vacant lots that someone else could develop.
Council approved five thousand dollars to help fund a feasibility study into the development of the North Central Canada Center of Arts and Environment which is planned to support and enrich our communities. A local committee has been formed to look at the possibility of such a center being developed in this area.
And Council passed on final reading the amended bylaw to regulate the condition of vacant and derelict buildings and to discourage the boarding of vacant buildings.