With the Town moving away from the Committee of the Whole governance system and re-establishing Standing Committees, opportunities have re-opened for residents to be an active part of the municipal decision-making process through committee membership.Continue reading
We have skipped the more tedious details of Monday’s Admin & Finance meeting and decided to cut to the chase and discuss the “lame duck” council concept that can potentially befall a municipality in an election year.
To put a twist on the old saying, “April showers (and snow), bring May flowers”, let’s hope that is really the case and Mother Nature gets back into the regular swing of things. And with the ushering in of May comes a new month of meetings at Town Hall.
Please check out our calendar for what’s coming up and feel free to drop in as all meetings are open to the public. You can also find the calendar details on the Town website here: http://calendar.grimsby.ca/Search.aspx
The agendas and official minutes of meetings can be found here: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents
The Council agenda was pretty bare again this week with just a few crumbs thrown in for good measure … here’s the agenda and our notes:
The new year starts off with two committee meetings this week, Admin & Finance and Planning & Development. The content may not be meaty, but there are always a few good tidbits hiding in these meetings.
This past week Town Hall had quite a full schedule with several end-of-year meetings. If you were too busy buying gifts or are already celebrating the holiday season, we have the meetings notes for you.
We apologize for a long-ish post, but we have done our best to trim things down without disposing of the interesting information.
Admin & Finance Agenda – 3:30 pm, December 11
On Monday, the Admin & Finance Committee will discuss the 2016 audited financial statements and a number of reports.
The agenda is viewable at: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=542,761,79389&preview=89326
It will be interesting to hear if anyone brings up the missing $9 million (after taxes etc., maybe closer to $6 million left) from the sale of the Town’s shares in Niagara Region Broadband (read our previous post here).