Lincoln considers 2021 operating budget

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Town of Lincoln unveiled its draft 2021 operating budget, which comes in with a 0.9 per cent rate increase. This budget, when added to the 0 per cent capital budget and the 1 per cent special infrastru ...

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Lincoln sets 0% capital levy for 2021 budget

By Tristan Marks NewsNow The Town of Lincoln has moved forward on its 2021 capital budget, setting a zero per cent capital levy increase with a proposed one per cent special infrastructure levy for the next year. Council approved ...

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Town of Lincoln staff present first draft of 2021 Capital budget

By Tristan Marks NewsNow Although nothing is finalized, a draft version of Lincoln’s 2021 capital budget suggests there will be a zero per cent levy increase. Lincoln CAO Mike Kirkopoulos presented a first look at the 2021 capit ...

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Hot debate gets Grimsby budget reduced

Personality clashes, irate residents and some compromise at lengthy meeting By Mike Williscraft NewsNow In a rollercoaster of a budget debate, Grimsby council whittled its 2020 budget increase to 13.4 per cent on the Town portion ...

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Opinion: Despite pain, council collaborated

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow You know the old Rovers song, Wasn’t That a Party? An industrious type with some musical ability could do wonders with the materials provided by Monday night’s episode of Spouses of Grimsby Who Happ ...

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Grimsby considers historic tax increase

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Grimsby council has recommended an historic budget – complete with a 16.7 per cent increase on the local portion of residents’ tax bills – last week which included many firsts. Included among the fi ...

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Lincoln approves 5.99% increase for 2020 budget

By Tristan Marks NewNow The Town of Lincoln settled on a 5.99% tax levy increase for its 2020 budget. This was approved with a unanimous recorded vote at the town’s council meeting on Monday. This with the Region’s 2020 tax levy brings ...

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WLMH gets provincial budget support

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While no specific dollar amounts for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s rebuild  announced in today’s provincial budget, Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff said the budget is still great news. & ...

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Grimsby whittles budget hit to 8.97%

Unexpected capital projects, bad investments impact 2019 tax levy By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A budget process which has included dealing with additional biodigester investments and a $1 million Peach King Centre floor repair, Gri ...

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5.63% tax hike a “great” budget, says Mayor Bylsma

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow West Lincoln Twp. council approved a 5.63 per cent tax increase to ratepayers Monday night. The impact is $67 for each home with an average assessed value of $364,000. The move, according to Mayor Dave ...

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Incentives key to Lincoln commercial growth: report

By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Incentive packages to drive commercial/industrial growth in the Town of Lincoln are a key aspect to a report given to the Town’s General Business and Finance Committee. The Industrial Lands and Rural ...

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WL anxiety high over MURS costs

Draft budget calls for 4.68% increase on township portion   By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow Taxpayers may have a new West Lincoln Community Centre (formerly MURS project) but they’ll be absorbing the shock felt by council Mo ...

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Niagara Region passes 2% budget

Niagara Regional Council approved its 2017 budget of $1.1 billion last Thursday. The budget represents a two per cent increase on the regional portion of property tax bills next year. For the average household with a home assessed ...

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Lincoln council approves 2.15% budget hike

Mayor’s new Youth Advisory Council a key step in improving programming By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Town of Lincoln has approved a 2.15 per cent budget increase for 2016. At its meeting Monday night, council approved its budget w ...

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