MINUTES OF THE FISHER HARBOUR LIAISON COMMITTEE MEETING

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9:00 a.m., June 19, 2019, Anchor Inn, Little Current, ON

PRESENT: 

NEMI:Al MacNevin

BICA:Ted Cowan

MBA:Gerry Quinn, John Woodrooffe, Elizabeth Quinn

FISHER WAVY (FW):Jeff Wallace, Jamie Wallace, Bryan Dixon, Malcolm Croskery, Phil Annett, Léa

Kurkimaki

Actions placed are shaded in grey.

The minutesof the last meeting were reviewed with no actionable items needing to be addressed.

It was agreed that Gerry and Elizabeth Quinn would continue as Chair and Secretary, respectively.

Current Status of WRFN Issues: There are no issues. Bill Crowe continues to consult for FW with WRFN on a part-time basis.

Update on operating procedures for salt and sand (physical, safety) by Bryan Dixon: (detailed report attached)

  • Salt and Sand:Eight loads of salt were delivered last year (June –June) and it is anticipated that 4-6 will delivered this year.  
  • Site conditions: No issues.  The MOE inspection will be done next week.
  • Road Conditions: Dust control not yet applied due to frequent rainfall and will be reapplied if/as needed.
  • Site safety:There are no security breaches or safety issues. One vessel damaged concrete, which will be replaced shortly.
  • Ditch Monitoring Program: No changes have been made. No discharges have occurred since 2011.
  • Results of Water Tests:LéaKurkimaki presented the DST testing results. Any marginal overages are unrelated to salt. The test results indicate there are no trending issues. Therefore, there were no recommendations. Report is attached.

Prospects for new commodities:  Sand aggregate continues to be a focus.Jeff reported that there are no new commodities at this time but the hunt is still on. FW will continue to explore shipping out the Armourstone presently on site.

There are not many new prospects at this time. The economy in northern Ontario has not revived enough to support increased opportunities

Next meeting date: Bryan Dixon will organize planning the date for next year’s meeting.

Old Business: None

New Business: None 

Respectfully submitted by

Elizabeth Quinn

Secretary, FHLC