Niagara Parks Commission and city of Niagara Falls reach deal on voluntary payments to municipality

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    The Niagara Parks Commission and city of Niagara Falls have settled a two-year spat over voluntary payments that the provincial agency makes to the municipality in lieu of property taxes.

    With no public discussion at Tuesday’s council meeting (the matter was passed in a bulk reading of bylaws) Niagara Falls politicians approved a new 15-year agreement which will see the Commission pay the city about $1.2 million annually starting Dec. 1, 2013 in exchange for services such as firefighting, water and sewer delivery, and some limited snow plowing and road maintenance.

    “It’s a good agreement – we’re glad it’s finally settled,” NPC Chairwoman Janice Thomson said.

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