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Wainfleet council remuneration on the agenda

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Wainfleet council remuneration on the agenda

Wainfleet council cost taxpayers $79,147.25 in 2014, says a report by township treasurer Robyn Madere. It will be presented at Tuesday night’s council meeting, to be headed up by acting mayor Richard Dykstra. In Madere’s report, she says under the Municipal Act a report must be prepared annually by March 31 of the following year […]

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Wainfleet budget on agenda Tuesday

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Wainfleet budget on agenda Tuesday

Wainfleet taxpayers are still looking at a tax increase of 2.6 per cent in 2015. Treasurer Robyn Madere will present the proposed budget Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in township hall, 31940 Hwy. 3. At the last meeting, the 2015 budget was set at $4,799,154, up $138,466 from 2014’s budget of $4,660,688. Last year’s tax increase […]

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Port Colborne council briefs

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Port Colborne council briefs

Digging out fire hydrants Operations department crews are digging out fire hydrants across the city, council heard Monday night. Ron Hanson, director of engineering and operations, said temporary winter staff are working around Port Colborne clearing deep snow from around the hydrants. Hanson was responding Ward 2 Coun. Yvon Doucet who asked for a progress […]

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Frozen waterlines an issue across city

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Frozen waterlines an issue across city

Port Colborne has seen an inordinate number of frozen waterlines across the city — there were 96 calls as of Monday morning — Ron Hanson, director of engineering and operations told councillors. “We haven’t had one day above freezing in all of February. Our overriding fear is that we’re going to have watermain breaks,” Hanson said Monday […]

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UAV could survey municipal drains

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UAV could survey municipal drains

A week’s worth of data on municipal drains could be collected in one unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight, and it could save the Township of Wainfleet money, one of the partners of Northern Drones told Wainfleet council Tuesday night. “It would reduce time spent in the field collecting data, allowing more time to process and […]

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Public talks beach access in Wainfleet

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Public talks beach access in Wainfleet

It wasn’t the greatest day to talk about the beach, but nearly 50 Wainfleet residents attended a public meeting at township hall Saturday morning to hear about what could be done to improve the Long Beach area. “We’re here to see what the community wants, this is community-driven. Council doesn’t want to tell you what […]

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