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New Chicane Helps Calm Traffic

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New Chicane Helps Calm Traffic

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – The Town has grappled with ways in which to help calm traffic and make it safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists for a number of years. More than a decade ago, the Town implemented “Community Safety Zones” on Haist Street (near AK […]

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Let’s Embrace Publicly Electing the Regional Chair

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Let’s Embrace Publicly Electing the Regional Chair

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – Last week, the Province introduced legislation that included mandating the election of all Ontario’s Regional Chairs by the public-at-large, starting in 2018. While this push toward a more accountable and democratic election alarmed a few folks in Niagara (including our current Chair), […]

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From “Sprawl” to a “Complete Community”

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From “Sprawl” to a “Complete Community”

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – I keep the “Sprawl Repair Manual” by Galina Tachieva on my desk at home. The work “presents a comprehensive methodology for transforming sprawl” along with “implementation techniques” for “rebalancing suburbia.” Why? Well, I hate to point out that much of Pelham developed […]

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Take Time to Remember

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Take Time to Remember

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – Each year in Pelham, the Legion and Cadets organize a number of very special ceremonies to commemorate Remembrance Day. On the Sunday before Remembrance Day – this year on November 6 – the commemorations will begin at the Cenotaph at Centennial Park […]

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East Fonthill Progress Update

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East Fonthill Progress Update

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – To help answer some recent community questions, here’s some of what I spoke about during a “State of the Town” address to the Chamber of Commerce in early-October. Added in 2000, Developing Now: When it added 450 acres to the Town’s eastern […]

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Encouraging Vibrant Downtowns

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Encouraging Vibrant Downtowns

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn You must have noticed the ongoing construction on Pelham Street at Churchill in Downtown Fonthill. This private-sector work – renewing the building and adding apartments – is part of the general revitalization and redevelopment of Pelham’s private and public realms in our Downtowns. You may recall that […]

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