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Month: July 2017 (page 1 of 2)

Save The Wood Lot – Your Help and Support Needed!

For long-time Grimsby residents, they know the fight to save the Irish Wood Lot has been fought long and hard.  For those who are newer to Grimsby, this has been a long battle to stop a proposed extension of Livingston Road through an environmentally unique and sensitive area.

Not only would the extension cost an estimated $8.5 million of taxpayer dollars, but it would essentially be a 1.6 km “road to nowhere” as the lands that it would go through are designated Greenbelt and could not be developed.

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NOTICE: Upcoming Meetings – July/August 2017

Summer slows things down in terms of meetings at Town Hall, but that doesn’t mean they stop altogether.  Above you can find the next scheduled meetings of Council and various Committees.

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“Show Me The Money” – Where Did $9 Million Go?

Another topic of late that has been heating up (along with the supposed Biodigester), is where did the $9 million in proceeds go from Grimsby’s sale of it’s share of Niagara Regional Broadband Networks?

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Notes: Council Meeting – July 17, 2017

As we mentioned in our previous post, it was nearly “standing room only” in the packed Council Chambers for the July 17th meeting.  Thankfully Staff anticipated a large turnout so there was a stack of extra chairs on hand for those who didn’t get prime seating.

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The Biodigester Update – More Questions Than Answers.

Photo Credit:  GEI

For those who attended Monday night’s Council meeting (and it was basically a packed house), most of us walked away with more questions on the Biodigester than what we had walking into the meeting.  It was rather interesting to see the “canned speech” which attempted to (and failed miserably) answer the questions that people are asking.

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NOTICE: Grimsby Town Council Meeting – July 17, 2017

You won’t want to miss the Council meeting on Monday, July 17 at 6:30 pm!

On the agenda is the long-awaited update on the Town’s (meaning you the taxpayers) multi-million dollar non-operational Biodisaster Biodigester that is almost 2 years behind schedule.  Read our recent posts for some background:  here and here…. and here.

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Grimsby Area Greenhouse Going To Pot – Literally

Bob Dylan sung in 1964 “The Times Are A Changin'”… and this seems to be the case of some of the Westbrook greenhouses in the Grimsby area, after Up Cannabis Incorporated has agreed to acquire greenhouses, land and equipment at a cost of $7.3  million.

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Biodigester: Big Update at July 17th Council Meeting?

Photo Credit:  Niagara News Now (Undated)

Ordinary residents and Members of Council alike have been asking for months for an update to the over budget, much delayed and much reviled Biodigester project sitting up top of the mountain.

After plenty of stalling, we have all been promised an update at the next Council Meeting this coming Monday (July 17th).  Given the recent “developments’ (or a lack thereof when considering the project as a whole), we are sure it will be a well-attended meeting.

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Throwback Thursday: The CoGen Vision in 2010

Photo Credit:  Google Inc. / Google Maps

While we are generally in a “slower cycle” when it comes to happenings at Town Hall at this time of year, we thought it apt to occasionally take a look back at topics of interest and see how we got where they are (or aren’t, if that’s the case).

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NOTICE: Citizens Wanted – Heritage Grimsby

The Town has now put up a public notice, looking for prospective members for the “rejigged” Heritage Committee Heritage Grimsby Advisory Committee.  The new Committee will work under the auspices of the Planning Department and as is implied the name will “advise” on matters.

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