November is just around the corner and so are a slew of Town meetings. With the next municipal election less than a year away, now is better time than ever to drop in to meetings and keep score on your elected officials.
Month: October 2017
The Region is hosting a drop-in, poster board public meeting at Town Hall tonight, October 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm to answer questions on the draft Secondary Plan and proposed development around the Casablanca GO station.
The Region is holding a Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan public information centre at Town Hall on October 23rd from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
This is your opportunity to let the Region and Town know what you think of the future plans for the Casablanca neighbourhood. This will be a drop-in event with poster boards.
You can read more about the Plan here: http://www.grimsby.ca/News-
What if the political wind changes and the GO gets “delayed”?
Read more at this NTW article: https://www.niagarathisweek.
Photo Credit: Google Maps/Google Inc.
For those who followed our last Committee of Adjustment posts on 52 Garden Drive at this link, you might recall that the Town appealed the COA’s decision to the OMB. A hearing on the matter was held on September 26, 2017 at Town Hall. Not surprisingly, the applicants were a “no show” but the hearing proceeded on accordingly.
Hot on the heels of our previous post on GEI’s advertorial that appeared recently, we received an e-mail-up from a reader who took part in the “Doors Open” tour of the Biodigester and has been following this project closely.
Needless to say, some of the points raised are very thought provoking, but as a disclaimer… these are the independent opinions of the reader and not this site.
Propaganda? Damage control?
To pay for an advertisement encouraging the public to share “feel good” comments with the local media about a very expensive and questionable piece of equipment (supported by the Town and taxpayers) … it seems like it.
While reading the Grimsby Lincoln News yesterday, we stumbled across an interesting article that discusses how the Town of Grimsby will try and pitch the town to Amazon as a prospective location for their new $5 Billion North American HQ. It is expected such a facility will create about 50,000 jobs.
It was a short Council meeting this past Monday, October 2nd, although one particular closed session item may warrant attention.
You can view the Council agenda at: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=542,543,79798,1965,79902&preview=86994
Here is our post of upcoming October meetings at Town Hall.
Council reconvenes on Monday and the full agenda can be viewed here: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=542,543,79798&preview=86994
Highlights of the Planning & Development Committee meeting on September 26:
Official Minutes: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=1127,1923,79758&preview=86955