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January 28, 2020 City Council Meeting

View January 28, 2020 Meeting Agenda   View Live Stream of the Meeting

ladder style rainbow crosswalk
Rainbow Crosswalk at Queen St & Erie Ave Approved
The request to install a rainbow crosswalk in Niagara Falls, on the south side of Queen St. at Erie Ave has been approved. Following the last Council meeting, City staff met with the Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) to discuss financing options. The BIA has agreed to split the cost of a $3,000 ladder-style rainbow crosswalk, and the City will cover the remaining $1,500. 
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collection of waste on the curbside of a property
Niagara Region Waste Management Collection Contract
Erik Nickel, the City's Director of Municipal Works, provided Council with the Enhanced Collection Service options requested by the City, for the Region to include in their upcoming Waste Management Collection Contract. Council put forward a motion to continue on with Regional Waste Collection Services, as they are now, with the updated pricing schedule, and an amendment that City is able to decide to pursue alternative collection service options in the future.
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Public Art Advisory Task Force Annual Update
The City of Niagara Falls strives to create vibrant public spaces that reflect the diversity of our community, and engage its residents and visitors with quality works of public art. Through the Public Art Advisory Task Force (PAATF), the City seeks to encourage all those who care about the community to participate in making art, collecting it and commissioning it. Last night PAATF provided Council with an update on submissions in 2019. 
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City of Niagara Falls parking meter on Queen Street.
2020 Parking Budget Approved
Last night, the City's Director of Finance, Tiffany Clark, provided an overview of the City's 2020 Parking Budget. It was approved by Council. Highlights of the presentation include the continued uptake of Honk Mobile. There was a 48% increase in usage from 2018 to 2019, offering residents and visitors the option to pay for parking, directly from their smart phones. Parking fines can also now be paid online through Paymentus, a third party processor, reducing the overall cost to the municipality on service fees. 
View the 2020 Parking Budget Presentation
Sign up for Honk Mobile
Other Reports
Council received additional applications and reports at the January 28, 2020 meeting, including:
  • Public Meeting: PBD-2020-06, Legends Phase 3 Plan of Vacant Land Condominium Weinbrenner Road East of Willoughby Drive
    • Approved with the deletion of condition #26
  • Public Meeting: PBD-2020-08, Splendour Draft Plan of Subdivision and Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Southwest Corner of McLeod and Kalar Roads
    • Approved with revisions to conditions 19 & 30
  • F-2020-04, 2017 Closed Capital Projects Variance Report
  • TS-2020-07, Multi-Year Governance Agreement For the Joint Transit Procurement Facilitated By Metrolinx, 2019-2024

Recognition, Proclamations & Events

Bell Let's Talk Logo
January 29: Bell Let's Talk Day & Flag Raising
In efforts to showcase the City of Niagara Falls support and commitment to mental health in our community, a flag will be raised today, January 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm, for "Bell Let's Talk Day". On Bell Let's Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. Learn more.
boys and girls club of niagara Champions for Children gala
February 13: Boys & Girls Club of Niagara Champions of Children Gala
On February 13, 2020, the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara will be hosting a Champions of Children Gala. A night dedicated to recognizing outstanding contributions to the development and well-being of Niagara's children and youth. This year, Dr. Jean Clinton, a renowned advocate for children’s issues, is the keynote speaker. Learn more.
world thinking day logo
February 22: Girl Guides of Canada Flag Raising
A flag will be raised in honour of "World Thinking Day" on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship. It is an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect young women and fundraise for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 150 countries. This year marks the 94th celebration. Learn more.

Next Council Meeting: February 11, 2020

Council Meetings
Niagara Falls City Council meetings can be viewed live on the City's Vimeo Channel. The next meeting will be held on February 11, 2020. Minutes from past Council meetings can also be viewed online, once they have been approved. Find them at
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