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Residents dislike development charges

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Residents dislike development charges

Proposed amendments to Wainfleet’s development charges bylaw don’t sit well with a resident who brought the issue forward last July. Jason Pigeon originally questioned why as a Wainfleet resident, who already pays for the existing services, he’d have to pay again for those same services through development charges on a new home he was building […]

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Riding for little brothers and little sisters

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Riding for little brothers and little sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters South Niagara are making a move to get back into the communities of Port Colborne and Wainfleet, Port Colborne councillors heard Monday night. “They haven’t been here for some time now,” said Larry Boggio. To help the organization bring Big Brothers and Big Sisters to Little Brothers and Little Sisters, Boogio […]

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Council cost taxpayers $186,546.37 in 2014

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Council cost taxpayers $186,546.37 in 2014

Port Colborne councillors and residents on city committees cost taxpayers $186,546.37 in 2014. Former mayor Vance Badawey came in the highest at $44,539.43, with a base salary of $31,941.20, fringe benefits of $7,953.10, car allowance of $2,310, and expenses of $2,335.13. Under the Municipal Act, a report must be prepared annually by March 31 of […]

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Habitat for Humanity to renovate donated home

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Habitat for Humanity to renovate donated home

There’s no shortage of families in need of affordable homes in Niagara, and Port Colborne, Habitat for Humanity Niagara chief executive officer Alastair Davis said Monday night. He told Port Colborne council that one in every five rental households in the region pays more than 50% of their income on shelter costs, and there are […]

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Infrastructure levy added to Wainfleet’s budget

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Infrastructure levy added to Wainfleet’s budget

With an estimated $10 million infrastructure gap in Wainfleet, council approved adding a 2% infrastructure levy on its 2015 budget Tuesday night. The extra 2%, to be added every year, will raise $6,405,183 million over 10 years. Those funds will be put towards aging bridges, roads, buildings and other critical infrastructure. “If we pass this […]

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Wainfleet’s 2015 budget on the agenda

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Wainfleet’s 2015 budget on the agenda

Wainfleet treasurer Robyn Madere will present the township’s proposed 2015 budget Tuesday at 7 p.m. in township hall A revised budget sees a proposed 2015 budget of $4,697,204, an increase of $36,516 from 2014’s $4,660,688 budget. Roads, drainage, council and building maintenance budgets are ones that see increase for 2015, while the fire service and […]

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