Public Works

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The Public Works Department's main responsibilities are to maintain all Transportation and Environmental areas of the Town of Fort Frances.

320 Portage Avenue
Fort Frances, Ontario
P9A 3P9

Notices & Announcements

Tree Planting

In order for property owners to plant trees on the Town’s R.O.W. and/or Boulevards, property owners are required to write a letter to Lisa Slomke,, (807) 274-5323 ext 1215, Town Clerk requesting permission.

CN Railway Crossing - McIrvine Road

CN has advised that under normal circumstances the maximum time that vehicle traffic can be delayed by a stopped train is 5 minutes.  If the public would like to report wait times longer than 5 minutes they should do so by calling the Local CN Supervisor at 274-1923 and provide the following information:  date, time, engine number, direction travelling etc. Once the Operations and Facilities Division receives 5 complaints CNR will be contacted.  CNR Contact Number 807-274-1923

Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste Day

September 14th, 2019 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Public Works Yard (900 Wright Avenue).

Spring & Fall Cleanup

Spring Cleanup - Saturday May 11th, 2019
Fall Cleanup - Saturday November 2, 2019

Sidewalk Inspections



The Public Works Department Employs a Total of 24 Unionized Employees and 4 Management Employees. Management Employees consist of:

  • Manager of Operations and Facilities
  • Transportation Superintendent
  • Environmental and Facilities Superintendent
  • One (1) Secretary / Receptionist

Unionized Employees consist of:

  • 1 Foreman
  • 1 Leadhand
  • 2 Mechanics
  • 1 GIS Person
  • 1 Storeskeeper
  • 3 Equipment Operators
  • 2 Truck Drivers
  • 7 Labourers
  • 3 Certified Water Treatment Plant Operators
  • 2 Certified Water Distribution Workers
  • 1 Waste Water Collection Worker.

NOTE: Part-Time staff is employed during the summer months.