At their meeting last night Flin Flon City Council set their standing committees for 2014 to 18. The chairs of the main committees are Finance Colleen McKee, Personnel and Labor Management Tim Babcock, Engineering Services Bill Hanson, Protective Services Ken Pawlachuk, Social and Community Services Karen MacKinnon and Traffic Commission Leslie Beck. Each Councillor also will serve an eight month term as Deputy Mayor starting with Tim Babcock from now until June 30th.
Mayor Cal Huntley reported Council has contacted Canada Post advising when community mail boxes come to the City they want to participate in deciding where they will be placed.
Council passed amendments to several bylaws increasing their powers of enforcement including an amendment to a bylaw requiring people to trim trees and hedges if they are obstructing a sidewalk or roadway allowing them to bill property owners or add to their taxes the cost if they don’t follow an order to trim them and the city does the work. The change gives the city stronger options to collect money owed.