At their meeting last night Flin Flon City Council received a letter from Scotia Bank Manager Judy Schmidt asking them to consider a no loitering bylaw on Main Street as a result of individuals loitering in front of their business approaching customers and staff in an aggressive manner. She stated such a bylaw would be grounds for fines or charges to be laid which would hopefully discourage this type of behavior. The letter was referred to the committee of the whole Council. Mayor George Fontaine reported the RCMP have been making the requested patrols on Main Street on a regular basis and it will continue as part of their Main Street strategy.
Blair Sapergia approached Council saying he has concerns about any plans to raise taxes. He said instead of putting money into facilities like the Aqua Center, Community Hall and Whitney Forum Council’s priorities should be the community’s infrastructure including sewer lines and roads. Sapergia added if taxes go much higher people will leave the community. Mayor Fontaine said Council is looking at how outlying areas and neighboring communities that use the facilities mentioned can share the cost of maintaining them as they are really regional facilities.