Public Art in Laskay

There has been much well deserved celebration of the move of Laskay Hall to Heritiage & Cultural Centre.  And now, there is appropriate celebration of Laskay’s history.  Staff report on Oct. 9 agenda recommends the award of a contract for the design and installation of outdoor public art in Laskay. I like the choice very much.  I encourage you to have a look at appendix A of the report.   I applaud the team who made the selection.

 

Fire Prevention: King City

The most valuable work done by our Fire Department is fire prevention.  Wednesday, October 10 3:30-7:30 come to the King City Fire Station to learn how each of us, each family can prevent fires.  I heard from families who attended the event last year in Schomberg that tips about what can be done in the home to reduce fire risk (e.g. maintenance of the clothes dryer) were very worthwhile.  And, when they went home they developed a plan for all the family to escape a fire.

Ask The Candidates

Wednesday, October 3 the King Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all candidates meeting at Nobleton Lakes Golf Course. Registration is recommended; and when you do so you can submit your question.

And if you can’t make it to this meeting there is another opportunity.  Concerned Citizens of King Township is hosting 2 all candidate meetings:  October 10 for Ward 1 and 5; October 11 for all other wards.

Health Care in Our Community

A reminder:  Mackenzie Health Foundation will be at the Heritage & Cultural Centre (2920 King Road) on Sunday, September 30 to talk about the future of health care in our community.  Its very exciting as the options for hospital care are expanding with the building of the new hospital at Major Mackenize and Jane. Guest speakers are scheduled for 2:30.

 

 

No Retail Cannabis in King

There is staff report on September 24 Council agenda about retail cannabis including a proposed resolution indicating that King is opting out of the opportunity to have retail cannabis shops in King.  The report also reviews that we will amend our zoning bylaws to confirm that such is prohibited.  As reviewed in the report the Province has indicated that municipalities can opt-in or opt-out on this matter; and that a decision to opt-in cannot be changed whereas a decision to opt-out can be changed later.
I fully support the Staff recommendations as there are simply too many unknowns at this point; the only one certainty is that costs of enforcement will be high.  This report and recommendations follow the direction Council gave in response to the Staff report in earlier Council meeting.