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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday to vote on an override of the state tax cap for the 2016 budget. A public hearing will also be held during the meeting in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Tourism Advisory Board scheduled for Monday has been cancele…

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a legislative meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall. The Financial Adviso…

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The City Council will hold a budget review session with representatives of the police and fire departments at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s executive offices, 744 10th …

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Democratic incumbent Paul Dyster and Republican John Accardo faced off in a 30-minute debate today hosted by WGRZ-TV. I live tweeted it from the studio (thanks for the invite, moderator Steve Brown). The pair will square off in the Nov. 3 general election for Niagara Falls mayor. This week, Councilman Glenn Choolokian - who lost the Democratic primary to Dyster - announce…

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The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2016 city budget at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. City lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday met with various department heads about their individual budgets, a process that will continue with other department heads on Oct. 13, 14 and 20. Those sessions, which are open to…

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a legislative meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, supporting documentation) The Financial Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 in C…

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Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster put out his proposed 2016 budget on Thursday. I wrote about it here. You can peruse the 230-plus-page document on the city's website. Here's a look at a few of the major numbers in the spending plan: Total spending Dyster's 2016 proposal: $102,284,395 2015 adopted budget: $101,976,635 Tax levy Dyster's 2016 proposal: $28,732,191 2015 …

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster will present his proposed city budget for next year at 4 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers in City Hall. The presentation, which will take place during a special meeting of the City Council, is open to the public. Under the city charter, the mayor must present a proposed budget on Oct. 1 each year. Last year, Dyster unveiled his budget …

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The board of trustees of Niagara Falls Public Library will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library, 1425 Main St.

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Councilman Glenn A. Choolokian's campaign for Niagara Falls mayor will not file a lawsuit challenging the results of the Democratic primary. As I reported on Twitter yesterday, Choolokian's campaign would not initiate a legal challenge to the Niagara County Board of Election's results of the race with incumbent Paul A. Dyster. Sam Archie, Choolokian's campaign manager, s…

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a legislative meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, documentation for each agenda item) The Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers in City Hall. …

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Niagara Falls City Development Corp. will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Urban Renewal Agency will meet Monday at 4:30 p.m. or immediately after the NFC Development Corp. meeting in Council Chambers. The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m…

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Niagara Falls Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s executive offices, 744 10th St. The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a legislative meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in…

City lawmakers will hold a special meeting on Thursday to vote on funding for a project Mayor Paul A. Dyster says will fix the frozen water problem that's occurred the past two winters on 72nd Street. The City Council will also be asked to approve a state grant application for the total project cost of $676,400 at the special meeting, which will be held at 4 p.m. in Counc…