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The Hydro Files: Part 3 – The Empire Strikes Back (Council – Oct 15)

While we originally would have normally called this post “Notes:  Council – October 15, 2018”, the night’s events were quite heavy (handed) on the topic of the Town’s hydro companies, their financials and “secret” meetings.  As such, we thought it qualified more as part of our “Hydro Files” series.

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Notes: Century Condos Public Meeting (P&D) – October 9, 2018

While the agenda was sparse, the air was dense as people waited with baited breaths to hear and speak to the updated report on the 4/5 storey Century Condos development downtown.

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How They Voted: Irish Woodlot / Livingston Ave. Extension

With fall in the air, our local enclaves of forests (well, we don’t really have many left below the escarpment) are starting to turn into beautiful hues and the much loved Irish Woodlot in Grimsby is no exception.  As such, we thought it would be apt to turn our “How They Voted” eyes onto the Irish Woodlot and the proposed “Livingston Avenue Extension” through it.

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The Hydro Files: Part 2 – One Small Town, Five Hydro Boards

While in attendance at the July 16, 2018 Council meeting, we noted one item on the agenda whose timing was a little puzzling.  This item was a recommendation from the “Working Committee Board of Directors for Niagara Power” with a list of the Town’s various hydro boards and individuals who were recommended to serve on them.  Given that the election was just a few months away, we began wondering why 2 and 3-year terms appeared on the agenda and started thinking about these Boards of Directors.

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Sign “Oh” the Times: Berry Signs On Big Developer Properties

We received a tip from an eagle-eyed resident regarding some large mobile signs promoting Alderman Berry’s run for the Mayor’s Chair.  ‘Tis the season for signage, but after checking them out ourselves, there is more than one message than what is plastered on the sign.

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Grimsby Votes: Debate Videos Roundup

 

With electronic and telephone voting now open, we thought we would provide you with a quick list of the various debates available.  Whether you are still sitting on the fence on who to vote for or already have your candidates chosen, the debates applicable to you are worth a watch.

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The Hydro Files: Part 1 – Houston, We Have A Number

…and a problem. Well we in fact have a few numbers, not just one… from the elusive web of Town hydro companies. On October 9, 2018 the Town’s 2017 financial statements were presented to the Admin & Finance Committee for their approval.  Why is that interesting?  Because it gave us a small window into what has been happening with the finances of the companies in the hydro group.

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How They Voted: Odyssey Condos (10 Windward) – Just Push It


PHOTO CREDIT:  ROSEHAVEN HOMES

We are back again with the third installment of “HTV”.  Before we dig in, a big “tip of the hat” to our readers… these posts are very popular and we appreciate your time in reading them.  But back to the business at hand, or the business at the hands of Council to be more precise.  This time we will look at how Council handled the Odyssey Condominium project AKA 10 Windward Drive, a project which is currently in the early sales phase.

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How They Voted: Biodigester – Part 1 – The $4.5M Loan Guarantee


PHOTO CREDIT:  NEWSNOW NIAGARA

We noticed that NewsNow printed an interesting update on the Biodigester in this week’s edition of the paper entitled “Bio Blues”.  The article examines the numerous non-compliance issues at the Biodigester found by the Province, which we do not find surprising.  You can read the entire article here:  https://www.wn3.ca/2018/10/06/bio-blues/

Given that “thing” on Sobie Road is probably burning more money than it is organic material, we thought we would take a look back at the Bio and see how Council voted on one of many issues to arise out of that white elephant.  It has been a hot item on the minds of voters for this election cycle and one that causes incumbents to seek shelter or provide excuses.  So let the record speak for itself.

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Notice: Public Meeting – 6 Doran Avenue (Century Condos Downtown)

Remember No More Than Four?  Century Condos (6 Doran & 21-23 Main Street) is back for another kick at the Planning can this coming Tuesday (October 9th) with an open-microphone public meeting.  After reading some of the reports on the project, it will be a very interesting meeting.

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