Hamilton council loses bid to lower Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority levy

Hamilton city councillors left reeling after losing yet another fight against the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

A divisional court judge ruling on the side of the NPCA saying Hamilton will have to continue paying a nearly one million dollar levy to the authority.

This is the second time the city has lost an effort to get the levy lowered.

Hamilton argues only part of the city is in the NPCA watershed and therefore they should pay less.

Council also angry its representation on the NPCA board does not align with the money it pays the agency every year.

Yesterday the city's general issues committee approved having Mayor Fred Eisenberger negotiate board membership with Niagara and Haldimand.