Infrastructure levy added to Wainfleet’s budget

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 […]

Wainfleet’s 2015 budget on the agenda

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 […]

Lease renewed with Goderich Elevators

Lease renewed with Goderich Elevators

Revenue generated from a new lease agreement between the City of Port Colborne and Goderich Elevators Ltd. will be placed into a reserve fund to help pay any future demolition costs associated with the more than 100-year-old facility. That reserve currently sits at $813,000, but the estimate to demolish the former government storage elevator runs […]

Federal leadership needed on poverty

Federal leadership needed on poverty

One in three who use food banks — such as the one at Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre — in Niagara are children, Niagara Poverty Reduction Network’s Lori Kleinsmith told Port Colborne council this past Monday night. Children, said Kleinsmith, also account for 13 per cent of the 67,525 shelter bed nights occupied in Niagara […]

City renews Welland Transit agreement

City renews Welland Transit agreement

That City of Port Colborne renewed its agreement with Welland Transit to run the community bus for another three year term. Welland Transit provides not only the community bus, but also a bus link service between Port Colborne and Welland. The agreement ends March 31, 2018. The service began in 2008, and was renewed in […]

City had 255 calls for frozen waterlines

City had 255 calls for frozen waterlines

Port Colborne saw 255 calls for frozen waterlines in two months, Ron Hanson, director of engineering and operations, told council Monday. “That’s 10 times the amount we’d get in a normal winter. It was peaking at 15 calls per day in February,” Hanson said. As of Monday, the city had cleared 133 services across the […]