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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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DSBN Survey on Potential Park Revision

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DSBN Survey on Potential Park Revision

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – Last week, residents in the Cherry Ridge subdivision in Fenwick received a survey and draft plan from the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) about potential changes to Cherry Ridge Park. As you know, the DSBN is in the process of consolidating […]

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Canada’s 150 in Welland showcases local talent

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Canada’s 150 in Welland showcases local talent

The Mayor’s Report with Welland Mayor Frank Campion By Mayor Frank Campion – Welland is gearing up for some excitement this month as the Canada’s 150 in Welland Committee launches a 150 Day Countdown to Canada’s sesquicentennial. On February 2, this dedicated committee of volunteers will welcome 15 gifted contestants on stage for The North […]

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Maple Acre Library now open

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Maple Acre Library now open

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – Word got around quickly last week that the renewed Maple Acre Library opened on Tuesday. When I went by around 3:30 PM, it was a hive of activity! Some folks worked in the Quiet Room (situated in the 1919 original Library), others […]

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“Dual Duty”: A Less Democratic, Out-of-Date Approach

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“Dual Duty”: A Less Democratic, Out-of-Date Approach

The Mayor’s Report with Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn By Mayor Dave Augustyn – Do you think we should elect more full-time politicians in Niagara? Should it be harder for people to represent the views of their neighbours? Or, should anyone be able to serve part-time on local Council and offer their experiences from a job […]

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