Hamilton councillors want out of NPCA

Several Hamilton city councillors want out of the scandal plagued Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

A motion will be put forward next month in front of the general issues committee asking the province to allow the city to redraw boundaries that would turn conservation lands in Binbrook over to the Hamilton Conservation Authority instead.

New NPCA chair Sandy Annunziata was in Hamilton yesterday where he presented a budget with a 1.4 percent increase.

He refused to comment on the secession plan, and would only say we can have conversations, we are a listening authority.

It was just last week, the board of the NPCA caved into public pressure and said it would hire a firm to conduct a third party audit of its business practises.

The agency is under scrutiny for questionable land purchases and hiring practices.