Ministry of Environment ends debate on how NPCA board is selected

The Ministry of the Environment has ended any debate there may have still been on how the board of directors for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is selected. 

Last month, current Chair Sandy Annunziata informed local municipalities that a never before used  Order in Council from 1994 would be in effect for selecting the next NPCA board. 

However, in a letter to Regional CAO Carmen D'Angelo the Ministry of Environment confirms the 1994 provincial directive  was rendered invalid in 1998.

The new regional council is set to be sworn in this morning. 

It remains to be seen whether a motion by the city of St. Catharines to have the new regional council put an interim NPCA board in place immediately will take place today. 

The next meeting of the NPCA board is set for next Wednesday, but the board has held two special closed door meetings in the course of the last week.