Niagara-on-the-Lake News - Volume 10 - Oct 26, 2016

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Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation

A representative from the Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation spoke to Council about their annual Coffee Break Campaign.  Lord Mayor Darte announced that Town Council will host an Alzheimer Coffee Break on Tuesday, November 15, at 10:00 a.m. at the Town Municipal Offices.

United Way Campaign 2016 Update

A representative from the United Way of St. Catharines & District provided Council with an overview of the initiatives and programs in their 2016 campaign.

Royal Canadian Air Cadets
Students from the Royal Canadian Air Cadet 809 Newark Squadron provided information to Council on the squadron's mandate, air cadet training exercises and courses, and community events they participate in throughout the year. ​The Air Cadet League of Canada is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

Volunteer Recognition Awards
Each year Town Council, in partnership with the Niagara Advance, celebrates those individuals who give their time and energy to making Niagara-on-the-Lake a better community for our residents.  This year’s Volunteer Award recipients are:

  • Leigh Goring – Work with Youth
  • Dr. Richard Merritt – Contribution to Heritage
  • Barb O’Connor – Contribution to Culture
  • Peter Kavanagh – Work with the Environment
  • Matt Hahn – Contribution to Sports
  • Shaw Guild Gardeners – Work with Service Clubs
  • Gord Harris – Community Assistance
  • Landscape of Nations Committee – Contribution to Community Events
  • Rita Colling & John Zych – Contribution to Education
  • Tess Roberts-Ramos & Avery Royer – Volunteers under 21​
  • Landscape of Nations Committee – Peggy Anderson Award for Outstanding Volunteerism

Congratulations to all of our recipients!

Public Meetings were held on October 17, 2016, for the following properties.  Staff reports will be presented to Council at a future meeting.

  • 15862 Niagara River Parkway - Zoning By-law Amendment
  • 115-119 Johnson Street - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment
  • Queenston Street Townhouses - Zoning By-law Amendment
  • 124-178 Anne Street - Draft Plan of Subdivision, Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment
  • SE Corner of John & Victoria Streets - Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment
  • 489-495 Victoria Street - Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment

Facility rentals can be requested online. Visit the Town's website to request a location for your next meeting or event.

Sign up to receive your property tax bills and notices by e-mail and receive a tote bag. Please complete the registration form on our Property Taxes webpage. (Please include only one e-mail address per property.)

council business
At its October 24, 2016, meeting, Town Council approved:

A revised Terms of Reference for the Active Transportation Committee to appoint two student representatives Jane Oleksiw and Nathan Zalepa.

A tender of $58,628 from Stresscrete Ltd. for the replacement of light fixtures and poles at the Memorial Park tennis courts.

Additional road improvements on sections of Flynn Street, Centre Street, Simcoe Street, Ricardo Street, and Line 8 Road.

A review of the Town's pay structure to comply with the Ontario Pay Equity Act.

The purchase of Lot 64 in the St. Andrews Glen Subdivision with a closing date of March 3, 2017, in order for the lot to become public lands and used as open space.

A reimbursement of the annual cost of an external sewer line warranty program, provided by the Local Authority Service, to assist the original property owners in St. Davids who were equipped with grinder pumps.

Zoning by-law amendments for 1210 &1196 Irvine Road; 683 King Street; and Regent, King, Anne, and John Street West.

A condominium agreement with Grey Forest Homes Ltd. for Tanbark Heights.

An Official Plan amendment for Regent Street, Pillar & Post.

A two-year contract agreement with Wilderness Animal Services for Canine Control Services, which includes a 2% annual increase.

A Municipal Council Blanket Support Resolution for the Feed-In Tariff Program to encourage the construction and operation of Rooftop Solar generation projects.

The appointment of Councillor Paolo Miele to the Irrigation Committee to fill Councillor Martin Mazza’s vacancy for the balance of this term of Council (2014 -2018).

Councillor Motions

Councillor Collard - That Council ​supports the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in its work to close the fiscal gap so all municipalities can benefit from predictable and sustainable revenue to finance the pressing infrastructure and municipal service needs.​

Councillor Mazza - That all NOTL Transit fees be waived on Friday, November 11, 2016, for Remembrance Day; and that NOTL Transit fees be waived for all seniors (55+) every November 11 in subsequent years.

For more information on these or other issues, please visit
  ALZHEIMER COFFEE BREAK - Please join us for coffee and cake in support of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at the Town Municipal Office on Tuesday, November 15, at 10:00 am.  
  CANADA 150 CELEBRATIONS - The Town’s Canada Sesquicentennial Committee is hosting a public information forum on Tuesday, November 15, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the Community Centre (14 Anderson Lane, NOTL). Find out what’s happening and how you can get involved in Niagara-on-the-Lake's celebration of Canada's 150th in 2017.  
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