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City Council Update: March 20, 2020
The City of Niagara Falls Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Niagara Falls City Council held an emergency meeting on Friday, March 20, 2020 to address the City's response efforts to COVID-19. The following motions were made:

The following payment mitigation measures were approved:
  • Waive penalty charges for current year taxes (billed in 2020) until June 30th 
  • Waive penalty charges for current year water bills (billed in 2020) until June 30th 
  • Waive penalty charges for current year accounts receivable (billed in 2020) until June 30th 
  • Continue to process Pre-Authorized Payments for taxes and water
  • No penalties for ratepayers for withdrawing from Pre-Authorized Payments until June 30th 
  • No Not Sufficient Funds charges for payments that are returned until June 30th 
  • No disconnection of water services to June 30th
The Delegation of Authority Bylaw was approved:
  • The Delegated Authority has been appointed to the Mayor and CAO jointly.
Electronic Meetings Motion:
  • The Bylaw amending the Procedural Bylaw allowing for electronic meetings was discussed by Council. Electronic meeting procedures at fully open Council meetings only when a Provincial or Municipal State of Emergency has been declared was approved.
  • Staff will bring back a report with technical details. 
Council Presentation:
City's Response to COVID-19 Resource Section:
  • For the most up to date information and more on the City’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, including impacted City services, facility closures, and public health resources, please visit
Novel Coronavirus Update
Niagara Region Public Health
For information on COVID-19 in the Niagara Region, please refer to Niagara Refgion Public Heath at
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