Hello Ward 5 and other residents of King Township.
As a King Township Councillor my top priority continues to be increasing awareness about decisions being made in the municipality.
For me this is critical as it enables citizens to get engaged in these decisions and it enables citizens to know what their elected officials are doing!
Since the launch of this website and blog I have received alot of feedback that people do see the value of this effort. And, I have been particularly gratified that people are using the blog to make comments and that these comments are adding more perspective and information about the issues. (more…)
Staff continue to develop “a made in King” tree by-law; an update to the work is provided in a report going to Council February 24; you can read it here. I am very interested to hear what you think about it. My initial response when reading: creative and very responsive to citizens’ feedback. The focus is clear: an ever increasing healthy tree canopy in King Township.
As indicated in the report Staff have heard from many people and they are very keen to hear what you think about the new direction being proposed. Please let them know; and for sure I am very interested to hear from you, so please make a comment.
As I recently wrote, we were at a serious cross roads with the developer using a portion of our Museum for its sales office. As summarized in a report going to Council 2/24 there is now a basis for a productive negotiation with them. First, very importantly the Museum Board has approved a 6 month extension with conditions. And secondly I think the conditions are very valuable ones for us. The enhancements to be done by the developer will provide worthwhile infrastructure. To review a couple: having parking lots (front and back) with permeable pavement will be very welcomed by all visitors; and installation of electrical services to two of the buildings will increase opportunities for use. For Genview, the developer, they have the benefit of maintaining their current effective sales office for another 6 months.
Important pieces of the Museum puzzle are coming together.
Looking for an evening of good music for you and your family?
Are you an admirer of the beautiful old field stone church in Kettleby?
You can have the music and you can support the restoration of the Church.
Friday March 7th at 8PM come to the Church to hear the O’Schraves. A very talented group; in addition to vocals there are many instruments including a tin whistle, a fiddle, irish flute. You can learn more about them here.
Tickets are $10 for 16 and under or $20
You can reserve your tickets by calling 416 559 7898 OR 416 824 1613
As I have expressed before I am very enthusiastic about CHATS (Community & Housing Assistance to Seniors). Hence I am thrilled that my participation in the 2014 Walk For Wellness has raised $835. The Walk had a goal of raising $35,000; I know they are very close.
I am very appreciative of the pledges made for my walk; and I was thrilled to hear that my participation had inspired others to do so also.
Reminder: Community Information Session on Sunday Feb. 23 at 1:30 at King City Library
Here about various stewardship activities happening right now in King Township.
Learn more about the natural heritage features in King.