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Marathon council will discuss several topics at tonight's meeting

Council will hear from a delegation of Marathon students, be presented with a report on boat launch fees, and learn about the Ontario Association of Police Service Boards Conference.
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MARATHON – During Monday's regular meeting, Marathon council will hear from students regarding the annual Marathon High School Powwow.

On June 4, Coun. Ray Lake attended the powwow and said it was “amazing.”

“The theme this year was stronger together, and the three communities all pitched in and I think just put on a really great event,” Lake said in an interview with Dougall Media.

Lake admitted he is not an expert in Indigenous celebrations, but is committed to learning.

“It's such a positive experience. Everybody's welcome. The circle is big enough for everybody and it's not just an Indigenous event. It's an event for all people that celebrates being alive and being together,” Lake said.

Monday night's delegation will allow council to hear more from Marathon’s youth about the event.

Chief Administrative Officer Daryl Skworchinski will present a report on boat launch fees.

During the May 27 meeting, council heard a deputation from Edwin Severance regarding his boat launch fees. Afterwards, council asked administration to bring back a report.   

“There was a deputation recently from a local group of voters expressing some concern about the fees being too high. The administration is bringing it back with a further recommendation to reduce the fees for 2024,” said Skworchinski.

Lastly, Mayor Rick Dumas will provide highlights from the Ontario Association of Police Service Boards Conference.

Dumas said over the three-day conference he was provided with a lot of information on the new Community Safety and Policing Act.

“It's about the change in police boards and the board service that's provided within the community and also focusing a lot on the Community Safety and Well-being plan.

From the file of Al Cresswell, CFNO

Clint Fleury

About the Author: Clint Fleury

Clint Fleury is a web reporter covering Northwestern Ontario and the Superior North regions.
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