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Committed to urban boundaries & preserving agricultural lands

Committed to urban boundaries & preserving agricultural lands

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn It doesn’t happen too often, but occasionally I am the only one to vote for or against something at Regional Council. A couple of weeks ago, for example, I was the only one who opposed promoting development outside existing urban boundaries. Pelham Town Council remains committed to […]

Demand Exceeded for Pelham Community Centre

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Demand Exceeded for Pelham Community Centre

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – Last week, Town Council signed 5-year agreements with six major community groups for their use of the new Pelham Community Centre. These binding agreements exceed the Town’s revenue goals for the Centre and confirm the demand for a second arena. Council was […]

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Four Year Freeze Means Pelham Rates 20% Lower

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Four Year Freeze Means Pelham Rates 20% Lower

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – I am thrilled that Council is set to approve the fourth year for a freeze on our residential and commercial water and waste water rates. Because of ongoing efficiencies and innovations, the Town will absorb the Region’s 8.5% waste water increase. How […]

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Recreational Waterway is competition ready

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Recreational Waterway is competition ready

The Mayor’s Report with Welland Mayor Frank Campion By Mayor Frank Campion – Welland is gaining quite a bit of attention on its waterway this year. The 2017 event season will be the busiest yet for the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) as it prepares to host 32 events between April and December. Athletes from […]

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4.7% increase for Pelham portion of Residential Property Tax

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4.7% increase for Pelham portion of Residential Property Tax

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn Council recently approved the Town’s 2017 Operating Budget. The new budget translates into an increase of approximately 4.7% (or $69.60) on the Pelham portion of your property tax bill for the average residential property (assessed at $316,400). Since Pelham’s portion of your property taxes represents roughly 38% […]

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Starting planning for “East Fenwick”

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Starting planning for “East Fenwick”

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – I was a little surprised during our Committee of the Whole meeting last week because the East Fenwick Secondary Plan area is bigger than originally thought. Last Fall, Town Council identified the preparation of a Secondary Plan for East Fenwick as a […]

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