Saturday July 2nd is the Grand Opening of the Beamsville Farmers’ Market! – Face painting, Balloon animals, Giveaways, Prizes, Hot Dog and drink for $1.00; and even More Vendors coming on board! Brad and Angelina will be there! (OK, I made that up)

Dianne Rintjema

$4,000 Annual Savings possible for Town of Lincoln

This Monday June 27th, 2011 Town of Lincoln Council will consider a comprehensive report from Corporate Services Department on the possibility of going with a Paperless Agenda Package for Committees of Council. See Monday’s Agenda on-line – Click on report CS 11-18 “Cost Study of Replacing Paper with Technology”: http://lincoln.fileprosite.com/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?ID=32851

Dianne Rintjema

Beamsville Shoppers Drug Mart on its Way

The Shoppers Drug Mart proposed for the NW corner of the intersection of the proposed westerly extention of May Street and Ontario Street in Beamsville, is in the works. The developer (Homes by DeSantis) is in the process of locating the underground infrastructure at the proposed intersection in order to finalize the intersection design, which will then be presented to the Region for approval (Ontario Street is a Regional Road).

Following that, the developer will enter into a Site Plan Agreement and Development Agreement with the Town of Lincoln, and drawings will have to be approved. The Planning Department will consider issues of how the site looks, such as benches, buffering between neighbours etc.; and the Public Works Department with look at traffic movement, grading, lighting and the impact on neighbours etc.

The expectation is that construction will begin in 2011.

Dianne Rintjema

Beamsville Farmers’ Market was a Great Success

Opening day was beautiful.  Perfect weather, lots of people coming through, a great time was had by all.  Beautiful location…. the “buzz” was that people in the area are so happy to have a local market!  The pictures on Facebook tell the story, however – they don’t show all of the people because I was too busy when the crowds were there!
Keep in touch!  More vendors are coming on board and the excitement is building!

Beamsville Farmers’ Market and Berries & Blooms – TWO for the price of ONE

Tomorrow: Visit the new Beamsville Farmers’ Market at Great Lakes Christian Highschool (4875 King Street – 8:00 am to 1:30 pm) and then head over to The Berries & Blooms Festival at Beamsville Highschool (10:00am to 5:00pm) – Make a day of it!

Dianne Rintjema


Saturday June 18th:

The former Strawberry Festival has been re-invented as the "Berries & Blooms" Festival and has been relocated to the grounds of the Beamsville Highschool. Part of Central Avenue will be closed to accommodate the festival’s car show being held out front, and there will be two shuttles running continously to and from four designated parking lots in town: Sobeys, the MTO parking lot at Ontario Street and the Service Road, Town Hall, and Elves Flooring.

There will be entertainment all day long, and new to the festival this year is an Antiques Appraisal service!

Dianne Rintjema

To Market To Market to buy something sweet

The Beamsville Farmers’ Market is here starting Saturday June 18th on the grounds of Great Lakes Christian College on King Street just east of the No Frills Plaza. Tell someone! Please LIKE the Market on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Beamsville-Farmers-Market/116203711796980

Dianne Rintjema

Lincoln is turning its attention to the municipal renewable energy “Straightjacket”

At this Monday’s (June 13th) Lincoln Planning Committee meeting, Committee will consider a previously-requested staff report on The Green Energy and Green Economy Act. This legislation, enacted in 2009, amended sections of the Planning Act in order to block municipal control over green energy projects. Such control is usually available through Official Plans, and orders and by-laws under Part V of the Planning Act, such as zoning by-laws, site-plan control by-laws and interim control by-laws.

There is a growing number of municipalities calling for renewed local control.  At issue recently in Lincoln are the free-standing solar panels that have been spotted popping up around Town. Council is responding to the concerns voiced by neighbours about not only the esthetics of these structures, but the safety as well.

For more information, see the link below. See the Planning Report under “Agendas” – “Planning and Development Committee” – “June 13th, 2011” – and click on the paperclip link below “PL11-24 – Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009”.


Dianne Rintjema

Lincoln: OMB to determine what is “Fair” on the “Grounds”

Town of Lincoln Council Chambers:  Monday June 6th at 11:00 am – The Ontario Municipal Board will conduct a settlement hearing, open to the public, regarding the Application by Home By DeSantis to develop the Lincoln Fairgrounds.