Niagara-on-the-Lake News - Volume 11 - December 14, 2017

Volume 11
December 14, 2017
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Two public meetings were held on November 27, 2017, for the following properties. Staff reports will be presented to Council at a future meeting.

  • 1156 Concession 6 Road - Application for Zoning By-law Amendment 
  • 114, 118, 122, 126 Queen Street, 219 Victoria Street, and 115, 117, 119 Johnson Street and 129 Johnston Street - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments 


The following delegations were made at the December 4, 2017, Committee of the Whole Meeting: 

Niagara Parks Strategic Plan   
The Chair of the Niagara Parks, Janice Thomson, and Niagara Parks staff provided information on their ten-year strategic plan. 

Audit Planning Report 
A representative from KPMG spoke to the 2017 Audit Planning Report and provided an overview of the executive summary, planning process, risks, and materiality. 

The following delegations were made at the December 11, 2017, Town Council Meeting:

Health Tapestry Program 
Representatives from the McMaster Department of Family Medicine, Canadian Red Cross, and Niagara North Family Health Team presented information regarding the Health Tapestry Program. To find out more about this program, visit

Voices of Freedom 
John Hawley, Co-Chair and Founder of the Voices of Freedom (VOC) Committee, provided Council with an update regarding the VOC
 Park project. For more information about this project, visit



The following was approved at the December 11, 2017, Town Council Meeting:

Final 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets.
For more information about the 2018 budget, view Media Release - Council Whittles Down 2018 Budget.

Zoning By-law Amendment for 1156 Concession 6 Road. 

A 6-month pilot project to preserve the bus stop fronting the Pillar and Post by transiting Niagara Stone Road, Mary Street, Regent Street, John Street and King Street rather than Niagara Stone Road, Mary Street, and King Street. 

Two (2) Policies: 

  • Community Guide Policy
  • Scent Free Policy 

A new start time of 6:30 p.m. for all 2018 Committee of the Whole and Council Meetings, aside from the Committee of the Whole Meeting scheduled for January 8, 2018, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

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


The following motions were approved at the December 11, 2017, Town Council Meeting:

Councillor Disero – That the Lord Mayor, on behalf of Council, write a letter of support for the Lincoln & Welland Regiment Foundation and their intent to build a Niagara Military Heritage Centre at 1848 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

Councillor Miele - That the Lord Mayor, on behalf of Council, request funding for the current irrigation system and future expansion of the Niagara-on-the-Lake irrigation system from the Regional Municipality of Niagara. 

Pedestrian (District) Mall Survey Results 

• 78.8% of respondents were opposed to the idea of a pedestrian (district) mall on Queen Street. 

• 21.2% of respondents were in favour of a pedestrian (district) mall on Queen Street. 

For more information regarding the results of the survey, please view the December 14, 2017, Information Package


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.)


Are you someone who loves to lend a helping hand to a fellow neighbour? Or, are you someone who needs assistance with snow removal this year? Please take advantage of the Town's Volunteer Talent Bank to register as a volunteer or, if you are in need of assistance, register as an "event organizer" and available volunteers will contact you.  



Town Municipal Offices will be closed for the holidays beginning Monday, December 25, 2017, and will re‑open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. During this time, please call 905-468-3278 for Operations related inquiries and for emergencies, please call 911.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre holiday schedule:
• Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Open 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
• Monday, December 25, 2017 – Closed
• Tuesday, December 26, 2017– Closed
• Sunday, December 31, 2017 – Open 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
• Monday, January 1, 2018 – Closed

On behalf of Town Council and staff, we wish you a joyous and safe holiday season. 

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