Fraser may still be in hot pursuit of ‘icebox’ title |

Fraser may still be in hot pursuit of ‘icebox’ title

Will Fraser keep fighting for the Icebox trademark? Or is the town simply “too cool” to keep playing the game?

Town Manager Jeff Durbin told Fraser’s board of trustees last night that International Falls has asked Fraser to withdraw its application. How much is the battle is worth to Fraser? he asked.

“International Falls is dancing around the street saying they won. We didn’t really see it that way,” Durbin said. “But how much is it worth to us? Do you want to go down that road and spend serious dollars on this?”

Mayor Fran Cook agreed.

“What really is the heart of this board representing this community: For going on or changing direction with the slogan?”

Several trustees made heated comments, so the board decided to go into executive session and discuss the matter with the town attorney before making a public decision.

FroDo a go

Fraser’s board of trustees gave the go-ahead last night to purchase the FroDo property in downtown Fraser.

The property is located between Zerex and Doc Susie streets, and Eastom and Fraser avenues. The board passed an ordinance to “exercise the option to purchase the property.”

Trustee Eric Hoyhtya was the only one to oppose the ordinance.

“I still think ” and I respect the ideals everyone is shooting for ” but I think it’s problematic, and a bad time,” he said.

The town plans to use the property for affordable housing and businesses.

Building official resigns

Durbin announced that the Fraser and Winter Park building official, Harold Howland, has submitted his resignation. Howland will be working with SafeBuilt, a private building administration and inspection company, and providing contract inspection services to the town of Granby.

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