At last nights Flin Flon City Council meeting Council agreed to apply to the provincial government for disaster assistance in covering unusually high utility repair costs resulting from the large number of freeze ups and pipe breaks due to the extremely cold winter. Mayor George Fontaine says this results from a Mayors and Reeves meeting in Snow Lake where the Mayor of The Pas reported the city of Winnipeg is applying to the province for funding to help cover their costs and the province has indicated they would be willing to consider the application. Mayor Fontaine says the situation in the north is worse when you consider the number of problems per capita and the city will be over budget because of this issue so we are as deserving as Winnipeg in receiving assistance.
In other business Council received the Fire Chiefs report for March indicating three calls during the month.
Finance Chair Colleen McKee reminds you of the public budget meeting on April 22nd. She says it is important that the public attend and learn more about the city’s financial plan and raise any concerns they have.