At last night’s Flin Flon City Council meeting Deputy Mayor Colleen McKee responded to presentations made at the last council meeting on annexation of cottage areas and economic development. She explained regarding cottage areas they are trying to engage the province as the legal representatives of the area through a resolution approved by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities and will let that process take its course. She says that resolution gives them a stronger voice as it comes from a large group of communities dealing with similar issues. Regarding economic development McKee says they have a three community committee to look at the process and have hired a Regional Economic Development Officer to assist them in moving forward, they are working on the Clean and Green Plan for the community and they are supporting groups, organizations and businesses that are also helping the community move forward and continue to invest in Flin Flon’s unique way of life.
McKee added they are also asking people who are planning to make a presentation at a Council meeting to have a copy submitted by the Thursday before the meeting which will give them a chance to review and have a better understanding of the issue and try to have answers available at the meeting.