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Board of Directors Meeting Highlights- September


Mr. David Hayworth, Official Plan Policy Consultant, Niagara Region updated the Board on the new Niagara Regional Official Plan, the status of the background studies as well as the consultation framework. Mr. Sean Norman, Senior Planner, Niagara Region provided an overview of the Natural Environment Work Program currently underway in support of the new Niagara Official Plan.

Updates on Bill 108 – More Homes More Choice Act

The Board reviewed a letter from the Chair on behalf of the NPCA to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Honourable Jeff Yurek, regarding Bill 108, The letter requested the Minister to seek public consultation regarding Conservation Authority programs.

Congratulations Honourary Member Difruscio!

Mickey Difruscio, attending his first meeting as an Honourary Board Member, reported on the success of the Monarch Butterfly Pollinating Gardens since their inception beginning in 2016.

NPCA Continues to Respond to Auditor General Recommendations

Chief Administrative Officer Gayle Wood provided a monthly update on the status of the 24 recommendations issued by the Auditor General in her Special Audit of the NPCA. Seventy percent (70%) of the recommendation should be addressed by the end of 2019.

NPCA Develops Client Service Standards

The Board authorized posting the draft Client Service Standards on the NPCA website for 30 days to obtain public/municipal comments prior to approval by the Board in November 2019.

Draft 2020 Operating Budget Approved for Municipal Consultation

The Board approved the draft Operating Budget for the 2020 calendar year and instructed staff to begin outreach with municipal partners in October. The draft Capital Budget will be presented to the Board at the October 16, 2019 Meeting.

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