Date published: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017 – Kapuskasing, ON- The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) Board of Directors’ travelled to the City of North Bay for the regular meeting of the Board which was held on January 12, 2017 at Nipissing University.
The Board discussed a number of key topics including the upcoming conference in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, rising costs of energy, infrastructure funding for municipal fire services, municipal election requirements, as well as Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) and its role in the future of Northern Ontario transportation, to name a few.
“The meeting was a great opportunity to hear the concerns from across the region, many of which are of concern to all of us, large and small municipalities” said Mayor Alan Spacek of Kapuskasing and President of FONOM.
The Board of Directors’ also discussed the upcoming Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference and added to the list of issues that will be raised with the Ontario government including, interest arbitration, bear management, railway rights-of-way property taxes, energy costs, and the inequitable taxation rates for those living in unorganized territory.
The next meeting of the Board of Directors will take place in March.
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Mayor Alan Spacek
President of FONOM