Lincoln Nuisance Fly Committee Terms of Reference Amended and Approved

At Monday night’s Corporate Priorities Committee meeting, Lincoln Council considered Terms of Reference for the two committees that will serve to facilitate OMAFRA’s research into the cause of, and control methods for the proliferation of nuisance flies in the Beamsville area over the last few summers.

The Terms were accepted by Council after an in-depth discussion with an amendment that a member of the Community be invited to sit on the Steering Committee (there are two committees – The Steering Committee to deal with communications, and the Technical Committee to deal with the research itself). See the link above for more detail.

A member of the Technical committee will sit on the Steering Committee to facilitate the flow of information. John Kralt will serve as Council member and Chair of the Steering Committee.

The hope is that OMAFRA can significantly improve the problem, and the Town of Lincoln is investing $15,000.00 toward the $140,000.00 overall budget.

Once the 2013 budget is finalized, the Committees will meet and begin their work and a public meeting will be scheduled.

Dianne Rintjema


Terms of Reference for Nuisance Fly Committees coming to Lincoln Council tonight

At tonight’s Corporate Priorities Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Lincoln Council will consider the Terms of Reference for the Nuisance Fly Committees which have been proposed to deal with the problem residents of Beamsville have been dealing with over several summers:

Dianne Rintjema

Lincoln Community Arena/Library Complex

It’s getting exciting as the plans to build a new Arena/Library/Community Centre in the heart of downtown Beamsville are moving along. This is a going to be a wonderful facility and the goal is for it to bring the community together…… young and old.

Mayor Hodgson is the official spokesperson for the project… so I won’t say too much… but keep your eyes on the paper for announcements!!!

Dianne Rintjema

Town of Lincoln into the Budget Process

Many Municipalities do their budget process at the beginning of each new year. While each Municipality has it’s own goals, The Town of Lincoln starts the annual budget process in the Fall of each year (when possible). One of the reasons that this is advantagous is that when the capital projects for the year are decided upon, the tenders can go out early in the year (January, February) when construction prices are often lower than in the busiest seasons, saving taxpayers considerable money.

Council has had one meeting so far for the 2013 Capital Budget, the purpose of which was to brainstorm projects and services that Council would like to see – or not see – in the draft budget.

The next budget meeting is this Tuesday the 6th (Yes, the U.S. election night), in the Beamsville Room at Town Hall at The South Service Road and Bartlett in Beamsville. Go in the East Side of the building through the doors at the south end, and turn left.

If you have the time, I think you’ll find it interesting to hear the descriptions of the various proposed projects, to listen as staff elaborate on the costs and merits of the projects, and to hear the discussions that go in in the selection process.

I hope to see some of you there and if you can’t make it, the next Capital Budget meeting is in the same room – on November the 14th.

Dianne Rintjema