Before we get to the results, Grimsby residents should pat themselves on the back. There was a great turnout both with electronic voting and with traditional ballots at Town Hall. It shows how dedicated residents are to our community. Now onto the unofficial results…
The Auditor General’s report on the audit of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority was tabled a short time ago at Queen’s Park and is now available on the AG’s site. Not surprisingly, the AG found that there is some serious issues with that organization.
For those who might not have caught last week’s article and editorial in News Now, there was a focus on the upcoming municipal election debate(s). The Grimsby Chamber of Commerce has tentatively scheduled a Mayoral debate on October 2nd from 7-8PM at the Casablanca Winery Inn. A “meet and greet” with all candidates from the other races, will bookend the night before and after the debate.
If you thought the dire and questionable state of Niagara Regional Council couldn’t get any worse, well we have a surprise for you!
On February 21st , Regional Councillor for Grimsby, Tony Quirk engaged the community and public on his Facebook page about the proposed 8-storey Century Condos development in our Downtown. This was prior to the developer’s Open House on March 1st and the Town’s Open House which will be held on March 27th .
The Region recently held a meeting discussing possible changes to media policies and the recent seizure of press equipment. In the incident that involved seizure of media equipment, Grimsby Regional Councillor Quirk says the Region is the victim and did nothing wrong.
For more details, please read the March 6th article in the St. Catharines Standard:
Given the recent release of 20 years of Regional Councillor expenses and the disclosure of the costs in the NPCA’s fruitless case against Ed Smith, it seems that those on Regional Council are keeping tight lipped about how they have been spending your tax dollars.