Annual Grant Allocation to Groups

In Monday Council agenda there is a report reviewing the recommended grant allocations to Community Groups & Organizations.  The annual operating budget includes $23,ooo for grants.  Of that a portion has already been granted but $18,250 remains.  In this report there are are recommendations for $10,850.  I am going to be asking about some of the choices to understand the proposed allocations.  I don’t think there is a question about the “value” of what these groups are delivering to the community; the issue is simply how to divide the dollars budgeted.

 

 

 

Assuring Parkland in Nobleton

In the April 29 Council agenda there is a report recommending purchase of land from YRDSB on King Road in Nobleton which was previously Nobleton Junior Public School.  As reviewed there are a several benefits to this acquisition but most importantly ownership  assures continued use of parklands which have been used since establishment of the Nobleton Community Lions Park in 1986. In the parklands is a soccer field which is relied on by Township and user groups.  A funding plan for the acquisition is identified.  As indicated the Township will likely be declaring as surplus some of the acreage which fronts onto King Road; revenues from such will be which will be directed to the parkland reserve which is major source of the funding.

Formal Complaint Process

In April 29 Council agenda there is a Staff report summarizing the process for dealing with formal complaints by the public.  As reviewed, the process described is not a new one but does formalize it.

Facilities Review/Information

Tuesday, April 23 6-8PM there is a facilities review of several Township facilities: the Kettleby Pottageville Hall, Pottageville Pavilion, the Schomberg Arena and Schomberg Community Centre.  I anticipate that it will include information about current usage, costs, structural status and options.  Meeting is at Municipal Centre, King City.

Shuttle Schedule for Volunteer Appreciation Evening

Volunteers have been nominated and selected for acknowledgment at the 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Night.  You are invited to join the celebration of these volunteers.  The big night is Thursday, April 25; ceremony begins at 7 PM.  Given attendance other years we expect a crowd; shuttles have been arranged to facilitate parking off site.  .  Details for the shuttle are below.

 

Studio Tour April 27, 28 in beautiful King

This coming weekend is the annual studio tour.  You can find artists and their work in a variety of venues across the Township on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5 PM.  Learn more about the event here.  At each venue you will be able to pick up an informative, attractive pamphlet with detailed information about the participants; but until you have the hard copy in your hands you can review it here.