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The following is a summary of the January 11, 2021, Committee of the Whole - Planning Meeting, January 18, 2021, Committee of the Whole - General Meeting, January 25, 2021, Council Meeting, and the January 27, 2021, Special Council Meeting. To view the agendas or to watch Livestream footage from these meetings and others, please visit www.notl.com.

Presentations & Delegations

Due to the declared state of emergency and public health concerns related to COVID-19, the January 2021, Meetings were conducted via teleconference.

The following delegation took place at the January 18, 2021, Committee of the Whole – General Meeting:

  • John Scott, Friends of Ryerson Park

The following delegations were made at the January 25, 2021, Council Meeting:

  • Robin Ridesic, Heritage Tax Relief Program
  • Kim Gauld, Temporary Outdoor Patios
  • Harry Edgecombe, Temporary Outdoor Patios
  • Eduardo Lafforgue, Temporary Outdoor Patios
  • Brodie Townley, MHC-21-001 – 114, 118, 112 and 126 Queen Street – Heritage permit Application – Revised Rear Garden Designs

The following delegations were made at the January 27, 2021, Special Council Meeting:

  • 2021 Library Budget Presentation
  • 2021 Niagara-on-the-Lake Budget
  • Heritage Property Tax Relief Program

Council Business

The following was approved at the January 25, 2021, Council Meeting:

1. An Application for Part-Lot Control Exemption, The Vines (Woodcastle Acres) subdivision – Paradise Grove, Blocks 3 & 21, Registered Plan 30M-443 (CDS-21-001 – File No. PLC-02-2020)

2. 2021 Newspaper Advertising RFQ Results & Advertising Policy (CAO-21-001)

3. Declaration of Surplus Lands (CS-21-001)

4. Request for Sanitary Sewer Extension - 87 Ball Street (Chapman) (OPA-21-001)

5. LPAT Decision - Planner representation By-law No. 500XN-20 (CDS-21-002)

6. By-law 4152F-21 - to authorize the Lord Mayor and Town Clerk to execute a document with The Royal Bank of Canada and rescind By-law No. 4152E-17 (add Marnie Cluckie and Kyle Freeborn as Signing Authorities)

7. By-law 5287-21 - to appoint Benjamin Hopkins as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, Property Standards Officer and Area Weed Inspector for The Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and rescind By-law Nos. 4612-13, 4617-13, 5043-18, and 5122-19

8. By-law 5288-21 – to appoint Kristina Toppazzine as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, Property Standards Officer and Area Weed Inspector for The Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and rescind By-law No. 5270-20

9. By-law 5289-21 – to enact corporate policy - advertising policy for the Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

10. By-law 5290-21 – to exempt certain lands from Part Lot Control (The Vines (Woodcastle Acres) Subdivision - Paradise Grove)

The following was approved at the January 27, 2021, Special Council Meeting:

  1. FC-21-001 – 2021 Capital Budget
  2. FC-21-002 – 2021 Operating Budget

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

Motions

The following motion was approved at the January 25, 2021, Council Meeting:

1. Councillor John Wiens – Temporary Outdoor Patios

The Committee of the Whole – Planning Meeting is scheduled for 6 PM on Monday, February 1, 2021, the Committee of the Whole - General Meeting is scheduled for 6 PM on Monday, February 8, 2021. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for 6 PM on Monday, February 22, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings will continue to be conducted via teleconference. An agenda for these meetings will be posted to the Agendas & Minutes page on the Town's website prior to the meeting date. Go to livestream.com/notl to watch these meetings.

In Other News

The following Media Releases, Public Notices and Written, Video and Audio Messages were published during the month of January 2021:

January 8, 2021

January 11, 2021

January 13, 2021

January 15, 2021

January 22, 2021

January 27, 2021

January 28, 2021

Shop NOTL

In partnership with the Region’s Niagara Economic Development department, the Town launched a Shop NOTL initiative, using targeted social media messages to direct residents to the Town’s online Niagara-on-the-Lake Business Directory to shop safely right where you live. Visit notl.com/businessdirectory to see some of the great businesses our community has to offer.

Gift a Coffee to a Healthcare Hero

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake sent 50 gifts of coffee to Healthcare Heroes, a small but meaningful gesture of gratitude. Special thanks to everyone who tagged a Healthcare Hero over Facebook and made this initiative possible.

Online Street Light Outage Reporting Tool

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has an easy-to-use tool to report street light outages. You can use this tool to report burnt out street lights, street lights remaining on during daylight hours, flickering street lights, or damaged poles or fixtures. Click here for more information or to report a street light outage.


Online Service Requests


Anyone with a concern, complaint, or inquiry, can complete an online service request here. An online tracking feature has now been introduced and you can follow up on your service request by clicking here and entering the service request number and your email address.

Virtual Coffee with the Lord Mayor

Virtual Coffee with the Lord Mayor moved to a pre-recorded format beginning in January, 2021, due to the Provincial Stay-at-Home Order. Thank you to everybody who sent in their questions in advance and tuned in to the video on Facebook. We look forward to another pre-recorded session on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Anybody with a question for the Lord Mayor can email it to victoria.steele@notl.com. Then tune in when the video is posted at 6 PM on the Town’s Facebook page. Click here to see the full 2021 schedule.

Visit notl.com/COVID-19 for the most up-to-date information about how the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake continues to respond to COVID-19. For immediate alerts, follow the Town on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Welcome to NOTL News! If you have not yet registered to Join the Conversation and would like to do so, consider subscribing to NOTL News in order to receive an email notification every time a new newsletter is posted.

To view past newsletters, please use the Document Library located on the right side of this webpage.

The following is a summary of the January 11, 2021, Committee of the Whole - Planning Meeting, January 18, 2021, Committee of the Whole - General Meeting, January 25, 2021, Council Meeting, and the January 27, 2021, Special Council Meeting. To view the agendas or to watch Livestream footage from these meetings and others, please visit www.notl.com.

Presentations & Delegations

Due to the declared state of emergency and public health concerns related to COVID-19, the January 2021, Meetings were conducted via teleconference.

The following delegation took place at the January 18, 2021, Committee of the Whole – General Meeting:

  • John Scott, Friends of Ryerson Park

The following delegations were made at the January 25, 2021, Council Meeting:

  • Robin Ridesic, Heritage Tax Relief Program
  • Kim Gauld, Temporary Outdoor Patios
  • Harry Edgecombe, Temporary Outdoor Patios
  • Eduardo Lafforgue, Temporary Outdoor Patios
  • Brodie Townley, MHC-21-001 – 114, 118, 112 and 126 Queen Street – Heritage permit Application – Revised Rear Garden Designs

The following delegations were made at the January 27, 2021, Special Council Meeting:

  • 2021 Library Budget Presentation
  • 2021 Niagara-on-the-Lake Budget
  • Heritage Property Tax Relief Program

Council Business

The following was approved at the January 25, 2021, Council Meeting:

1. An Application for Part-Lot Control Exemption, The Vines (Woodcastle Acres) subdivision – Paradise Grove, Blocks 3 & 21, Registered Plan 30M-443 (CDS-21-001 – File No. PLC-02-2020)

2. 2021 Newspaper Advertising RFQ Results & Advertising Policy (CAO-21-001)

3. Declaration of Surplus Lands (CS-21-001)

4. Request for Sanitary Sewer Extension - 87 Ball Street (Chapman) (OPA-21-001)

5. LPAT Decision - Planner representation By-law No. 500XN-20 (CDS-21-002)

6. By-law 4152F-21 - to authorize the Lord Mayor and Town Clerk to execute a document with The Royal Bank of Canada and rescind By-law No. 4152E-17 (add Marnie Cluckie and Kyle Freeborn as Signing Authorities)

7. By-law 5287-21 - to appoint Benjamin Hopkins as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, Property Standards Officer and Area Weed Inspector for The Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and rescind By-law Nos. 4612-13, 4617-13, 5043-18, and 5122-19

8. By-law 5288-21 – to appoint Kristina Toppazzine as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, Property Standards Officer and Area Weed Inspector for The Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and rescind By-law No. 5270-20

9. By-law 5289-21 – to enact corporate policy - advertising policy for the Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

10. By-law 5290-21 – to exempt certain lands from Part Lot Control (The Vines (Woodcastle Acres) Subdivision - Paradise Grove)

The following was approved at the January 27, 2021, Special Council Meeting:

  1. FC-21-001 – 2021 Capital Budget
  2. FC-21-002 – 2021 Operating Budget

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

Motions

The following motion was approved at the January 25, 2021, Council Meeting:

1. Councillor John Wiens – Temporary Outdoor Patios

The Committee of the Whole – Planning Meeting is scheduled for 6 PM on Monday, February 1, 2021, the Committee of the Whole - General Meeting is scheduled for 6 PM on Monday, February 8, 2021. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for 6 PM on Monday, February 22, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings will continue to be conducted via teleconference. An agenda for these meetings will be posted to the Agendas & Minutes page on the Town's website prior to the meeting date. Go to livestream.com/notl to watch these meetings.

In Other News

The following Media Releases, Public Notices and Written, Video and Audio Messages were published during the month of January 2021:

January 8, 2021

January 11, 2021

January 13, 2021

January 15, 2021

January 22, 2021

January 27, 2021

January 28, 2021

Shop NOTL

In partnership with the Region’s Niagara Economic Development department, the Town launched a Shop NOTL initiative, using targeted social media messages to direct residents to the Town’s online Niagara-on-the-Lake Business Directory to shop safely right where you live. Visit notl.com/businessdirectory to see some of the great businesses our community has to offer.

Gift a Coffee to a Healthcare Hero

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake sent 50 gifts of coffee to Healthcare Heroes, a small but meaningful gesture of gratitude. Special thanks to everyone who tagged a Healthcare Hero over Facebook and made this initiative possible.

Online Street Light Outage Reporting Tool

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has an easy-to-use tool to report street light outages. You can use this tool to report burnt out street lights, street lights remaining on during daylight hours, flickering street lights, or damaged poles or fixtures. Click here for more information or to report a street light outage.


Online Service Requests


Anyone with a concern, complaint, or inquiry, can complete an online service request here. An online tracking feature has now been introduced and you can follow up on your service request by clicking here and entering the service request number and your email address.

Virtual Coffee with the Lord Mayor

Virtual Coffee with the Lord Mayor moved to a pre-recorded format beginning in January, 2021, due to the Provincial Stay-at-Home Order. Thank you to everybody who sent in their questions in advance and tuned in to the video on Facebook. We look forward to another pre-recorded session on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Anybody with a question for the Lord Mayor can email it to victoria.steele@notl.com. Then tune in when the video is posted at 6 PM on the Town’s Facebook page. Click here to see the full 2021 schedule.

Visit notl.com/COVID-19 for the most up-to-date information about how the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake continues to respond to COVID-19. For immediate alerts, follow the Town on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.