January 16, 2014 - 12:12 PM
NIAGARA FALLS - A proposal to hire a consultant to work on grant writing and administration, which has been sought by the Dyster administration after lawmakers cut funding for the work last year, will come before the City Council next week.
The proposal calls for spending a maximum of $35,000 to hire Sherry L. Shepherd-Corulli, a city resident, to work on grants for the city.
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January 6, 2014 - 12:39 PM
The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda/documentation)
The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s executive offices at 744 10th St.
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January 1, 2014 - 7:15 PM
The 155-page contract among the City of Niagara Falls, USA Niagara Development and the Hamister Group outlines the duties and deadlines to make the $25.3 million project happen.
A copy of the agreement was obtained by The Buffalo News through a request to the city under the Freedom of Information Law.
Here's the deal:
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January 1, 2014 - 11:16 AM
Councilman Charles A. Walker has been unanimously elected as chairman of the Niagara Falls City Council.
Walker was the only Council member to be nominated.
December 30, 2013 - 9:21 AM
The three Niagara Falls City Council members elected in November will take the oath of office at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers.
Incumbents Kristen M. Grandinetti and Charles A. Walker and newcomer Andrew P. Touma will be sworn in by City Court Judges Angelo Morinello and Diane Vitello.
Once the oaths are taken, the Council will elect a chairperson and adopt the schedule of meetings for the year.
December 23, 2013 - 10:00 PM
The City Council tonight tabled a proposed agreement with One Niagara LLC over back taxes and assessment challenges.
Here's the memo from Corporation Counsel Craig Johnson and Assessor James Bird, who recommended lawmakers make the settlement:
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November 21, 2013 - 1:50 PM
The Niagara Falls City Council has called a meeting for 4:30 p.m. Monday to discuss potential changes to the mayor's proposed spending plan for 2014.
What those changes might be have yet to be disclosed by the Council. The proposed amendments "are being prepared" and copies will be made available to the press at the meeting, said Kevin Ormsby, the Council's secretary.
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November 14, 2013 - 9:16 AM
Earlier this week, Mayor Paul A. Dyster told the City Council a development agreement with the Hamister Group for a $25 million downtown hotel, apartment and retail project could be signed as soon as Friday.
Attorneys are still in the process of finalizing the contract, and "nothing new" compared to what was presented two months ago has appeared as the sides continue to work, Dyster told lawmakers.
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November 10, 2013 - 8:04 AM
The Housing Authority board of commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s executive offices, 744 10th St.
The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in City Hall, 745 Main St.
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November 5, 2013 - 11:33 PM