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Mayor’s Report – November 12, 2018.

Mayor’s Report – November 12, 2018.

The Mayor’s Report is back – informing the residents of St. Catharines about events, news and business in #OurHomeSTC.

Congratulations to all of the newly elected councillors and to all of the candidates who ran in the municipal election. On behalf of City Council and all of the candidates, I’d like to say thank you to City staff for your support in administering the election in such a professional manner. Thank you to all of voters who engaged in local democracy.  I look forward to continuing to work with Council and staff to advance our strategic plan and priorities in the next term.

Thank you to all of the residents who joined us for the Telephone Town Hall. It was great way to connect with so many of you, hear your questions and get some valuable feedback on the city budget.  You can review the draft 2019 city budget online and share your comments to the budget committee by attending a public open house or by emailing budget@stcatharines.ca

Yesterday was Remembrance Day, and the 100th anniversary of the ending of the Great War. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion for organizing yesterday’s Remembrance Day services.  Thank you to each of the local legion branches for hosting ceremonies and dinners across the city – to honour our veterans.

Condolences to the family of Jim Liddiard – he was a great figure for sports and youth in Merritton.

Congratulations to the Niagara Folk Arts on celebrating 50 years in St. Catharines – you provide important services to newcomers to St. Catharines and do great work in our community.

Holiday Season is upon us here in St. Catharines with lots of upcoming events – The May Court Club of St. Catharines has their annual tree lighting Nov 16 at the Fairview Mall. Hotel Dieu Shaver’s Tree Lighting Celebration on Nov 16 at St. Catharines City Hall.  The event starts in Market Square at 4:30 p.m. with food, drink and entertainment and the official lighting takes place at 6:00 p.m..  Santa is coming to town at the Annual St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade downtown on Nov 18 at 1 p.m. followed by the post parade party at the Meridian Centre

We have our inaugural meeting for the new council on Dec 3 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre – all are welcome to attend as we set our vision for the next four years. It is an honour and a privilege to continue serving as Mayor of St. Catharines for another term.

 

Look forward to seeing you throughout our community during the busy hustle of November.