Niagara-on-the-Lake News - Volume 10 - November 15, 2017

 Volume 10
November 15, 2017
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The following workshop took place prior to the November 13, 2017, Town Council Meeting:

Snow Removal Policies - Sidewalks 
The Director of Operations presented Council members with a brief presentation outlining the policies in place regarding sidewalk snow removal. Click here to view a copy of the presentation. 

The following presentations were made at the November 13, 2017, Town Council Meeting:

NOTL Lakers Minor Provincial Softball Champions  
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Lakers Softball team was presented with plaques on behalf of the Town for their accomplishment as the Minor Provincial Champions. Congratulations boys! 

Canada Sesquicentennial Committee 
Members of the Canada Sesquicentennial Committee were recognized for their contributions to Niagara-on-the-Lake's successful Canada 150 celebrations

Volunteer Recognition Awards 
Each year Town Council, in partnership with the Niagara Advance, celebrates those individuals who give their time and energy to making Niagara-on-the-Lake a better community for our residents. This year’s Volunteer Award recipients are:

  • Paul McHoull – Work with Seniors
  • David Hemmings - Historic Contribution 
  • Perry & Shari Hartwick - Work with Youth
  • Hermine Steinberg - Cultural Contribution 
  • Leslie Frankish - Work with the Environment 
  • Holmes Hooke -Work with the Environment 
  • Arc Giampa - Sports & Recreation 
  • Bob Forbes - Service Clubs 
  • Mallory Doppenberg -Community Assistance 
  • Leah Schouten - Community Assistance 
  • Noah Schouten - Community Assistance 
  • Everett Pritchard - Community Assistance 
  • Kathy Thomas - Community Events 
  • Karen Web - Work with Education 
  • Bikes for Farmworkers - Work with Safety 
  • Logan Friesen - Volunteer under 21
  • Perry & Shari Hartwick - Peggy Anderson Awards 

Congratulations to all of our recipients!

The following delegation was made at the November 13, 2017, Town Council Meeting:

Dominic Vantresca & Cathy Fusco
Dominic Vantresca, Co-Chair of the Niagara Age-Friendly Network, provided Council with an update on the Niagara Community Profile, Age-Friendly Niagara Progress, and the Niagara Aging Strategy and Action Plan. 



The following was approved at the November 13, 2017, Town Council Meeting:

Site Plan Agreement for 524 Regent Street and 535 King Street (Pillar & Post). 

The purchase and installation of TransitFare & Systems integrated, AODA compliant next stop announcements and smart card fare management systems. 

Two (2) Terms of Reference: 

  • Community Wellness Working Group 
  • Young People Working Group

2018 Water and Wastewater Rates: Variable rates of $1.3997 per cubic meter for water and $1.0823 per cubic meter for wastewater; and a 3% increase in fixed rates for both. 

The 2018 Capital and Operating Budgets were discussed with final reports being presented at the December 4, 2017 Committee of the Whole Meeting. 

Visit the Agendas & Minutes page on the Town's website for a complete list of reports. 


The following motions were approved at the November 13, 2017, Town Council Meeting:

Councillor Disero– That the Director of Operations be directed to include the Corporation of St. Marks Church in all correspondence and requests for meetings with respect to Byron Street and that no road reconstruction take place on Byron Street until a full review of the Town's policy on installation of curb and gutters be completed. 

Councillor Disero - That staff submit an application, on behalf of Council, for the nomination of Austin Kirkby for the OMAFRA - Rural Ontario Leaders Award. 

Councillor Disero - That staff provide an Information Report outlining the process and approvals required should Council wish to sell or lease a portion of the property behind 115, 117, and 119 Paxton Lane. 

Councillor Mazza - That staff report on the progress to date regarding the removal of Ash Trees effected by the Ash Borer Disease, the forecasted timeline for removal of all Ash Trees considering the current budget, and that the report include recommendations for funding an expedited program for Ash Tree removal. 

Councillor Flynn - That the Lord Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute an agreement between The Corporation of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Transport for the transfer of lands to the Town from the Niagara District Airport. 

Councillor Flynn - That the following individuals be appointed to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Indoor Pool Committee:

  • Robert Nash
  • Richard Wall
  • Clare Cameron
  • Brianne Hawley 


Requests for facility rentals can be completed online. Visit the Town's website to request a location for your next meeting or event.

Sign up to receive your property tax bills and notices by e-mail and receive a tote bag. Complete the registration form on our Property Taxes webpage. (Please include only one e-mail address per property.)


Looking for volunteers or volunteer opportunities within Niagara-on-the-Lake? We've got just what you need! Check out our new Volunteer Talent Bank.  



Candlelight Stroll The Candlelight Stroll, an event put on by the Chamber of Commerce, is a guided stroll winding through the historical town, accompanied by local choirs and seasonal entertainment. This year’s stroll will be held on Friday December 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The stroll begins at the Old Courthouse building located at 26 Queen Street. Click here for more information or call 905-468-1950.

NOTL Christmas Parade The 2017 Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas parade will be taking place on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11:00 am. We hope to see everyone there! Click here if you are interested in registering an entry for the parade or would like to review the parade route map.

Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre - The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre has a number of exciting events taking place throughout the winter months. Visit for further details. 

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