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January 15, 2019 City Council Meeting

View January 15, 2019  Meeting Agenda    View Live Stream of the Meeting

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Cannabis: We're in!

At Tuesday's meeting, Council voted to opt in to allowing retail cannabis stores in Niagara Falls and will send a resolution to the province requesting greater control over locations, distance separations and the number of stores in the city. Council will also work towards harmonizing the City's anti-smoking by-law with amendments to the Niagara Region's anti-smoking by-law and will work with the Public Health Department on public consultations regarding additional areas where tobacco, cannabis, and related products can be smoked or otherwise consumed.
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Read the December 11, 2018 Report
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Presentation: Winter Maintenance Policy Plan Update

Council has approved the updated Winter Maintenance Policy Plan which establishes levels of service for snow and ice control across the city for all types of roadways and sidewalks, to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services.
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Presentation: Niagara Region Waste Management

At Tuesday's Council Meeting, Catherine Habermebl, Acting Commissioner, Public Works, and Brad Whitelaw, Program Manager, Policy Planning, made a presentation to Council on proposed changes to collection options for the Region's next contract which is set to begin by 2021.
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Report: New Council Procedural By-Law

At Tuesday's Council Meeting, Council passed the new City of Niagara Falls Procedural By-Law which aims to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Council and Committee meetings and reflect Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario's Municipal Legislation Act changes to the Municipal Act, 2001.
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Appointment: Niagara Parks Commission Board of Directors

Councillor Vince Kerrio has been appointed by Council to continue serving as the City's representative on the Niagara Parks Commission Board of Directors.
Correspondence from the Niagara Parks Commission
Other Reports
Council approved additional reports at the January 15, 2018 meeting, including:
Crime Stoppers of Niagara
In recognition of Crime Stoppers Awareness Month, a flag will be raised at City Hall on January 29, 2019.
Bell Let's Talk
In recognition of the 9th Annual Bell Let's Talk Day, a flag will be raised at City Hall on January 30, 2019.
Logo: Niagara Health Foundation
Fundraiser: Niagara Health Foundation
On January 30 you can help support local hospitals and patients at the NHF Annual Elimination Draw and Dinner. Visit niagarahealthfoundation.com for details or to donate online.
Fundraiser: Niagara Falls Rotary Club Sunrise
The Niagara Falls Rotary Club's 21st Annual Trivia Night will be held on February 20 at Club Italia in Niagara Falls. Visit niagarafallsrotary.com for more information about the fundraiser and their projects.
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Live Stream of Council Meetings
Niagara Falls City Council meetings can be viewed live on the City's Vimeo Channel. The next meeting will be held on January 29, 2019.
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