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Month: December 2017 (page 1 of 2)

Notes: Council – December 18, 2017 & OMB Appeal Update

For those who may have been busy with holiday preparation or parties and missed out on the December 18 Council meeting, in the spirit of the season we are (as always) giving you the gift of notes for your reading pleasure.

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Notice: Upcoming Town Meetings – January 2018

2018 is sure to both an interesting and busy year at Town Hall.   As such we have the a list of the first set of meetings for the year posted as above.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

In Case You Missed It: GO/Metrolinx – December 2017

If you are not on Metrolinx mailing list, you missed a recent update they sent out in regards to the GO Niagara Extension.  We have posted a copy of that newsletter for you below so you can get up to speed with all the happenings on the GO Niagara Extension.

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Notes: Finance & Admin, Planning & Development – December 11 & 12, 2017

This past week Town Hall had quite a full schedule with several end-of-year meetings.  If you were too busy buying gifts or are already celebrating the holiday season, we have the meetings notes for you.

We apologize for a long-ish post, but we have done our best to trim things down without disposing of the interesting information.

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Here We Grow Again: Winery Inn Sold, Two (Proposed) High Rise Towers Coming Up!


Photo Credit:  The Rosseau Group

If you were surprised when it was announced Rosebay was seeking (and received) permission to build two towers at 14 and 18 stories on the previous Planet Nite Club site… well, you better sit down.

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MPPs Turn Up the Heat on Regional Council, Region Attempts Damage Control


Photo Credit: MZE Architects

If things weren’t already hot at the Region of Niagara HQ over last week’s ejection of a reporter and unlawful seizure of his equipment, local MPP’s of all parties have turned the oven to broil by taking their concerns to Municipal Affairs Minister, Bill Mauro.

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Notices: Admin & Finance, Planning & Development Meetings December 11, 12 2017

Admin & Finance Agenda – 3:30 pm, December 11

On Monday, the Admin & Finance Committee will discuss the 2016 audited financial statements and a number of reports.

The agenda is viewable at:  https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=542,761,79389&preview=89326

It will be interesting to hear if anyone brings up the missing $9 million (after taxes etc., maybe closer to $6 million left) from the sale of the Town’s shares in Niagara Region Broadband (read our previous post here).

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Journalist Ejected From Region Meeting, Computer & Notes Seized


Photo Credit:  St. Catharines Standard/Twitter

In a scene reminiscent of the Soviet-era, a St. Catharines Standard reporter was forcibly removed and had his notes and laptop illegally seized while attending a meeting at Niagara Region headquarters.

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Local MPP’s Turn Up The Heat on the NPCA


PHOTO CREDIT:  WELLAND TRIBUNE

Hot on the heels of Ed Smith’s win over the NPCA in the courts,  Welland NDP MPP Cindy Forster and St. Catharines Liberal MPP Jim Bradley have been bringing forth citizen’s concerns on the floor of the legislature.

You can read the full text of their comments here:  http://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/local/two-local-mpp-s-continue-to-raise-niagara-issues-of-concern-at-queens-park-1.3487822

The Auditor General says the pending audit of the NPCA should be finished by summer.  More details are available at:  http://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/local/auditor-general-says-audit-of-npca-should-be-out-by-the-summer-1.3487825

Notes – Council Meeting – December 4, 2017

It was a packed an almost empty house at Council this past Monday, on both sides of the podium.  For those who weren’t there, as usual we have the notes.

The full agenda is viewable at:  https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=543,79798&preview=89068

With Mayor Bentley absent for Council, Alderman Joanne Johnston took the reins as Deputy Mayor chairing the meeting. The agenda was light, but the energy perked up when the Public Works meeting minutes were put forward for approval.

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