Development Proposal North of Dennison on Keele

Wednesday December  5 there is a developer hosted meeting for a proposed development on Keele St. south of Dennison for 56 townhouses.  Here is the notice with details. This an excellent opportunity for the public to understand the proposal, to ask questions of the developers and to make comments.  There will be the formal public meeting as part of a Council meeting in 2019.  This is not the first development proposal for this land; in 2016 there was a very different proposal involving a portion of the lands included in this application.  Since the 2016 application there has been change of ownership twice.



How King Is Looking After Its Trees

Concerned Citizens of King Township is having their annual general meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the new Town Hall (2585 King Road).  Meeting begins at 7PM.  The guest speaker is Chris Fasciano, King’s Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture. He will presenting the Township’s Tree Management Plan and approach for increasing the tree canopy.  Here is the advertisement for the meeting.  As I hope that in the new term of Council a bylaw regarding trees on private property will be presented for consideration I think it is particularly worthwhile to learn about the municipality’s approach.

Volunteer Opportunities

Now is the opportunity to get involved in some of the Township’s new projects and initiatives.  Volunteers are being sought out to join one of the committees or boards:  Accessibility Advisory committee, Sustainability Advisory Committee, Committee of Adjustment, Lbrary board, Heritage Advisory Committee, and Holland Marsh Drainage Board.  This is a great way to participate in your community.  Here is where you can learn about these various committees and boards so that you can find the one which fits your skills and interests.  Deadline for applications is December 14.

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.