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Month: April 2018 (page 1 of 2)

Notice: Upcoming Meetings – May 2018

To put a twist on the old saying, “April showers (and snow), bring May flowers”, let’s hope that is really the case and Mother Nature gets back into the regular swing of things.  And with the ushering in of May comes a new month of meetings at Town Hall.

Please check out our calendar for what’s coming up and feel free to drop in as all meetings are open to the public.  You can also find the calendar details on the Town website here: http://calendar.grimsby.ca/Search.aspx

The agendas and official minutes of meetings can be found here: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents

A Better Niagara: Needs Your Support!

Our good friends over at A Better Niagara posted an open letter from Ed Smith, stressing the importance of the battle for transparency and better governance in Niagara that is before us.   But as with all struggles, they come with a cost.

While you may be getting calls from the big parties looking for donations ahead of the June provincial election, we say that you will get more “bang for your buck” by donating to ABN and changing our local political landscape.

You can read the full post from Ed Smith/ABN on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=171908166730399&id=124956561425560

Notes: Council – April 16, 2018 / Budget – April 17, 2018

Despite the short agenda of just a few delegations and agenda items, the April 16th Council meeting was definitely “eventful”.

Here are the official minutes (which really don’t give any indication of what actually happened):

https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=543,1965,90198,90113,1127&preview=93436
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Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan Survey – Feedback Wanted!

The Town is looking for your input for the Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan.  You can fill out the survey at the following URL:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GrimsbyPRCMP

Not only will you get to give your feedback on the plan, you just might win the iPad they are giving away!

A Better Niagara: CAO Hiring Investigation Fails The Transparency Test

Following up on our earlier post on the Regional CAO “Back Room Dealing” as investigated by the St. Catharine’s Standard, the good folks over at A Better Niagara penned their opinion on the “investigation” that was initiated by Regional Council.

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Notes: P&D April 10th, 2018 / Notice: Council Meeting April 16, 2018

Everybody loves “2 For 1” offers, but for this post we are offering a “3 For 1″… free of charge!  Just for you we have info on the  upcoming Council and Budget Meeting and notes on the April 10th Planning & Development meeting.

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A Better Niagara: Citizens Rally @ Regional Council April 12, 2018

Our friends over at A Better Niagara will be hosting a citizens rally ahead of April 12th’s Regional Council Meeting.  Besides the general malaise seemingly affecting Regional Council, they also want to focus on the questionable hiring of the Region’s CAO.

If you are concerned about proper governance in Niagara, we encourage you to attend.

The rally will take place at 6:00 PM, ahead of the 6:30 PM meeting at:

Council Chambers
Niagara Region Headquarters, Campbell West
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way,
Thorold, On

You can find more information in ABN’s Facebook post by clicking this link here.

Notice: Planning & Development Open House/Meeting April 10, 2018

This week looks like another busy one at Town Hall with Admin & Finance on Monday, April 9th, P&D on Tuesday, April 10th and Public Works on Wednesday, April 11th.

The Planning Open House on the Zoning By-Law Corrections will not just clarify some previous oversights, but may impact some upcoming development projects. We encourage everyone to come out and hear the presentation.

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The Standard: Hiring of Regional CAO – “Back-Room Dealing”

If you thought the dire and questionable state of Niagara Regional Council couldn’t get any worse, well we have a surprise for you!

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NewsNow: Century Condos – 4 Storey Redesign

For the residents of Grimsby, they wanted to make sure the developer of Century Condos downtown heard their messages “loud and clear” on the proposed development.  From what News Now is reporting, it seems at least on the issue of height and heritage, the developer is going back to the drawing board for 4-storeys.

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