Espanola Police Receive Grant

Espanola Police Receives $30,000 Grant

The Espanola municipal police are the recipients of a funding grant in accordance with Ontario Regulation 498/06 of the Civil Remedies Act, 2001. The initial application was made in 2011 and in December 2012 the service was notified that its application had been accepted. The grant funds are provided on a one time basis to purchase specific items not allotted for in the service’s regular annual budget.  These funds have been made possible by a grant from the Attorney General of Ontario from funds forfeited to the Crown under the Civil Remedies Act.  The following is the acknowledgement statement from the Attorney General. 

Message from the Mayor - March 19

March 19th, 2013

Dear Residents of Espanola

We have released the 2nd draft of our 2013 municipal budget. We have made significant reductions to our discretionary services to address the shortfall caused by the re-assessment.

Message from the Mayor

March 15th, 2013

Dear Residents of Espanola,

To protect the community from the impact of the re-assessment, today and in the future, we need to remain focused on community economic retention and growth.

Council Continues to Seek Solutions to the Appeal Process

March 13th, 2013

Since learning of the Assessment Review Boards decision on the Domtar assessment appeal in early February, Town of Espanola Council and Staff remain focused on seeking solutions to a flawed assessment process.

NOJHL Hockey is Good Business

March 8, 2013

NOJHL HOCKEY IS GOOD BUSINESS

"Securing an NOJHL Junior A hockey franchise for the 2013/14 season is an immediate and obtainable business opportunity" says Jill Beer, Chair of the Economic Development Committee and Deputy Mayor.  "We need to embrace this as an economic opportunity; 24 additional haircuts a month, think of the impact 24 hockey players will have on grocery sales alone!  The impact to restaurants, gas stations and hotels is significant – we need to grow our community one business at a time and this is a great way to start."

Assessment Review Board Decision

February 6, 2013

The Town of Espanola has received the decision from the Assessment Review Board on the assessment value of our local mill. The returned assessment for the years 2009 through to 2012 is $9,937,000. The original assessed value for these years ranged between $19,000,000, through to $26,522,040. The $19,000,000 was the assessed value arising from the previous decision for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008.