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Month: October 2017

NOTICE: Upcoming Town Meetings – November 2017

November is just around the corner and so are a slew of Town meetings.  With the next municipal election less than a year away, now is  better time than ever to drop in to meetings and keep score on your elected officials.

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What’s Up In The Neighbourhood… Not Just a GO Station!

The Region is hosting a drop-in, poster board public meeting at Town Hall tonight, October 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm to answer questions on the draft Secondary Plan and proposed development around the Casablanca GO station.

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GO Transit Secondary Plan – Town Hall PIC October 23, 2017

The Region is holding a Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan public information centre at Town Hall on October 23rd from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

This is your opportunity to let the Region and Town know what you think of the future plans for the Casablanca neighbourhood.  This will be a drop-in event with poster boards.

You can read more about the Plan here:  http://www.grimsby.ca/News-Notices/grimsby-go-transit-station-secondary-plan.html

What if the political wind changes and the GO gets “delayed”?

Read more at this NTW article:  https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/7539145-culic-go-train-meddling-reveals-the-problem-with-provincial-politics/ 

52 Garden Drive – OMB Hearing Update


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For those who followed our last Committee of Adjustment posts on 52 Garden Drive at this link,  you might recall that the Town appealed the COA’s decision to the OMB.  A hearing on the matter was held on September 26, 2017 at Town Hall.  Not surprisingly, the applicants were a “no show” but the hearing proceeded on accordingly.

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Reader Commentary: “Doors Open” Biodigester Tour

Hot on the heels of our previous post on GEI’s advertorial that appeared recently, we received an e-mail-up from a reader who  took part in the “Doors Open” tour of the Biodigester and has been following this project closely.

Needless to say, some of the points raised are very thought provoking, but as a disclaimer… these are the independent opinions of the reader and not this site.

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GEI Biodigester Advertorial – Spread the Sunshine!

Propaganda?  Damage control?

To pay for an advertisement  encouraging the public to share “feel good” comments with the local media about a very expensive and questionable piece of equipment (supported by the Town and taxpayers) … it seems like it.

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Grimsby Will Try To Pitch Amazon For $5 Billion North American HQ

While reading the Grimsby Lincoln News yesterday, we stumbled across an interesting article that discusses how the Town of Grimsby will try and pitch the town to Amazon as a prospective location for their new $5 Billion North American HQ.  It is expected such a facility will create about 50,000 jobs.

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Notes: Council Meeting – October 2, 2017

It was a short Council meeting this past Monday, October 2nd, although one particular closed session item may warrant attention.

You can view the Council agenda at: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=542,543,79798,1965,79902&preview=86994

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Notice: October 2017 Meetings

Here is our post of upcoming October meetings at Town Hall.

Council reconvenes on Monday and the full agenda can be viewed here:  https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=542,543,79798&preview=86994

Notes: Planning & Development Committee – September 26, 2017

Highlights of the Planning & Development Committee meeting on September 26:

Official Minutes:  https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=1127,1923,79758&preview=86955

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