Municipal Election 2018

 

 

 

I am delighted that I will continue to be at the Council table!  Thank you for your vote of confidence.

I ran for re-election as I wanted to continue serving King residents and businesses as I felt good about my contributions.   Furthermore I knew that there are challenges and opportunities ahead for the Township which require analysis, debate and tough decision making.

 

 

New Guidebooks for King

In the last couple weeks there have been enclosures in the King Weekly Sentinel of King publications:  2019/20 Fall/Winter Community Guide and 2019 Residents Guide.  If you did not receive or want another copies can be picked up at the Municipal Centre.  And both are available on line.

Why is this road being paved?

New communication “tools” have been launched by Engineering & Public Works to inform residents and business about Township road projects. On king.ca you can see a listing of all projects for 2019: specifically which road segment and the rationale for doing the project.  Signs will be posted in vicinity of the project with information on timing and who to contact for more information.  Finally, notices will be delivered to all on the affected road segment.  This listing combined with a summary of all projects planned for 2019-2021 provides overall picture of construction projects for our roads network.  Note:  I will be giving feedback to Staff that we needs same information for regional road projects in King.

Kingscross Drive Construction Project

Notification has been sent to those living on Kingscross Drive about an imminent project to replace a culvert.  Notifications provide date of road closure (beginning August 21), specifically where and alternative route.  The closure will be inconvenient but is required to ensure continued viability of the route as the current culvert is old and at end of life. And I know that for those on Kingsworth Rd. there will be extra traffic.

King City NE Landowners Draft Plan

At the August 8th Council meeting there is a large report from Staff recommending approval of the draft plans of subdivision be approved subject to identified detailed conditions.  This development in the north east quadrant of King City is complex given its size and the participation of 7 landowners. I have several questions including how to incorporate a higher level of “sensitivity” to our recent recognition of the urgency to respond to carbon induced climate change.

For each of the 7 there is a plan with conditions; and all 7 plans are integrated through the FSDAS (functional servicing/development area study). The FSDAS plan includes 3 parks (2 neighbourhood/1 community), 1 school block, trails, multi-use path and residential units (910 single detached/84 towns/77 lifestyle). Population in this total development is estimated at 1,029.   I have made posts on this development for the past 3 years at various stages. 

What Do You Think about the draft Tree Bylaw?

As reported earlier a draft bylaw for trees has been proposed and feedback from you is very much wanted.  As of a few days ago there is an online consultation process which you can use to provide feedback, to ask questions and to learn more about it. I believe a tree bylaw is required as we need our trees for both their aesthetic value and their functionality.  The latter has grown in importance because of climate change; trees sequester carbon, provide cooling, enhance drainage and absorption of rainfall.  Yes, it may cost some money but what is the cost of not having one? I think the draft one is creative and achieves the strategic goal of protecting and growing the canopy in our 3 villages.  Please read it over and provide feedback either directly to me or by using speaking.king.ca.

To use this online tool you do need to register at speaking.king.ca; once you have registered you can use it for other initiatives for which Township is seeking your feedback. If you have difficulties registering please contact our communications officer at [email protected]

No Broadband Yet?

If you don’t a plan yet for having broadband at your home or business you will be interested in the Town hall on Wednesday, July 17th from 7-9 p.m. at the Nobleton Arena Hall. The town hall will focus on the expansion and enhancement of broadband in King Township. This is being hosted by our King-Vaughan MP Deb Schulte.  Here is poster for the event.