NPCA chair responds to Hamilton threat to pull out of agency

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.

The issue came up after NPCA chair Sandy Annunziata presented the agencies budget to Hamilton councillors.

Annunziata appearing on CKTB's Roundtable this morning believes a change in the funding formula is behind the move.

The chair noting the NPCA opted out of a previous tri party agreement that saw Niagara taxpayers pay more than thier Hamilton counterparts.

The NPCA's levy is now based on a provincially mandated formula.

Annunziata says in the end, if Hamilton wants to have the conversation, "have at it".