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Plan For the 2019 Budget

At the Monday, November 12 Council meeting there is a report from Finance reviewing the plan for establishing the 2019 budget for operations and the 2019 and 2020 capital budget.  In 2016 we did the first two year capital budget and its my observation that it was a very worthwhile change in process; facilitated better planning which does enable better costs.  With a target of Council approval by 2/25 timing is aggressive but entirely appropriate as at that point already 2 of 12 months are gone.

Reminder:  November 12th Council meeting will be the last meeting with the current Council members and it will be in the new Town Hall.


Moving into new Municipal Hub

Municipal Business begins at the new location (2585 King Road) on Tuesday November 6 at 8:30 AM.  To allow for the move offices at the current location will be closed Friday (Nov.2) and Monday (Nov. 5).


From Poppies to Peace

You can have an evening of readings, poetry and song about World War 1 and the roaring 1920’s.   On  Saturday, November 3 at 6:30  at the Heritage and Cultural Centre you will be entertained by the Diva and her acting troupe. In addition your ticket includes the museum exhibit.   Tickets are $25 and can be reserved.  See here for all the details.


Fall Bazaar and Tea

The annual Fall Bazaar and Tea in Kettleby is happening on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 12:30PM-3:30PM.  Its at Christ Church  – a heritage fieldstone church with beautiful art and craft style stained glass. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy ‘tea and cake’ after shopping the popular bake table and choosing from books, crafts, preserves, produce and treasures old and new. Tea $7 for adults.  Here is the poster.

Improv November 24

Are you craving a different evening of entertainment?  Suggest you consider Evening at the Improv on Saturday, November 24 at Laskay Hall at Heritage and Cultural Centre.


Thank you for your Vote of Confidence

Thank you Ward 5 for your support and for re-electing me to serve as your Councillor for the next term.  It has been an honour to be your representative and I am very pleased to continue doing so.  The campaign period has been very valuable for me as it set the stage for me to hear directly from you.  I have documented concerns and ideas and will now be assessing how I can address them. As I have expressed throughout the campaign there are very positive developments happening in King and I want to work to ensure we maintain the momentum.  There are also critical issues which need to be addressed and I will work to achieve improvements.  We have all chosen to live in a great place; I will continue to do my best to make it better.

Why Re-elect Debbie Schaefer?

Learning About All the Candidates

Two excellent All Candidates Meeting were hosted by Concerned Citizens of King Township on October 10 and 11.  Former was for candidates in Wards 1 and 5; other one was for the other wards.  As a candidate I am very appreciative of the effort CCKT has made to facilitate citizens learning about the candidates.  In addition to hosting the events CCKT made videos of both meetings which can be viewed on  And in addition on their website an extensive questionnaire answered by the candidates is available for viewing.

Please Vote!

Declarations of support are wonderful.  And indeed it is much appreciated when a supporter makes a financial contribution and/or asks for a sign.  But, what really counts is the “X” on the ballot.

From  Monday, October 15 to Friday October 19 there is advance voting every day from 9 AM to 8 PM at current Municipal Office (20 75 King Road);   voters from all across King can vote there.  On Saturday there is advance voting from 9 AM to 5 PM at the King City arena.  If you decide to wait until Oct. 22 to cast your vote you need to go to the polling station indicated on your polling card.   If you don’t know where you to vote click here.

Fire Prevention

Fire prevention is the most valuable work of our Fire Departement.   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.   Families who attended the event last year in Schomberg report that it was extremely worthwhile for the whole family.  And, when they went home they developed a plan for all the family to escape a fire.