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Surprise, surprise, surprise, part 2

Hey, what about the Mohawk Lake clean up our pet, ahem, L-E-G-A-C-Y project we can’t forsake? Canadians will handout 2M if Brantford folk pony up 5M. Wait a minute, we haven’t paid back the $18M debenture for the Greenwich-Mohawk clean … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise, surprise*

The 2017 budget of the City of Brantford was oh so frustrating. We had surprises but did our best in deliberating: 4.39% hike for homeowners 7.15% hike in commercial class 2.65% hike in industrial class It’s a shame (pass me … Continue reading

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Greenwich-Mohawk: recoup clean-up costs

The City of Brantford purports to need more land for employment and housing, yet it appears city council is entertaining the idea of turning the former Greenwich-Mohawk industrial site into a glorified park. At an estimated $30 Million for the … Continue reading

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To have a hiring freeze or not to have a hiring freeze?

A city that votes to implement a hiring freeze to get a grip on its spending deserves credit.  It deserves more credit if it’s an across the board hiring freeze—the fairest way. Mr. David Hugman and Mr. Garry Goold tell us … Continue reading

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City Budget Games: councillors’ musings, part 3

With all the hand-wringing going on at Brantford City Hall over the 2015 budget, what could be on the minds of councillors? “Ok my fellow councillors start praying to St. Amant for ZERO-BASED budgeting skills.” “$227,240 in sports grants (?) … Continue reading

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