Agricultural & Economic Development

At Council on April 15 there will be a presentation on Agriculture and Agri-Business  from an economic development perspective.  I anticipate that this will be very interesting.  It is early in the agenda so if you want to hear it I suggest you be there shortly after 6 pm.

Capital Budget 2020-2022

On April 15 agenda there is a report confirming modifications to the capital budget for 2020-2022.  As indicated the total value of the capital budgets is not being modified vs what was presented in March 18 budget (both operating and capital budget for 2019-2022) but there has been some changes in terms of how and when projects will be done.  In all cases, the modifications achieve allocation of more capital dollars to roads.

Our Archives

On April 12 Council agenda there is a report recommending the transfer of the Archive collection from the King Township Historical Society to the Township.  This transfer is not one of location:  the archives will continue to be at the Heritage & Cultural Centre in the museum.  And at this time the archives will continue to function with the volunteers.  I consider King to have been very fortunate to have had such qualified, diligent and dedicated volunteers; it is with their passion under the management of the King Township Historical Society (KTHS) that the Archives have evolved to its current state.  As indicated in report the KTHS has determined that longevity of the Archives is best ensured with transition to King.  In the future there will likely be proposals as to how to enhance the programming of the archives; such ideas and the funding  of such, will need to be assessed in the context of all the priorities of Council and of Parks, Recreation & Culture

 

Friday Jazz with Larry Kurtz

Looking for some good music for your Friday evening.  Check out the jazz happening at Laskay Hall at 8PM.  Larry Kurtz and the Lawbreakers will be there.  To purchase tickets in advance so you will not be disappointed see here.  For $40 (including HST) you can have great jazz in a special venue unique to King.

CHATS: support my walk for CHATS

There are only a few days until the 2019 Walk For Wellness.  This event is the only fundraiser of CHATS.  As I have already said I strongly believe that the “best aging” is in one’s own home.  CHATS (Community and Home Assistance to Seniors) helps people do just that by providing transportation, meals on wheels, social occasions, visits when the usual support person (who is often a relative) is away on vacation etc.etc.  What is really great is that there is truly a menu of help services available; a Senior accesses what is needed at that point.  You can support CHAT with a donation by supporting my walk.  You can do so online OR you  can send me a cheque made out to CHATS and mail it to me at the Township Office (2585 King Road, King City, ON L7B 1A1) and I will ensure that you receive your receipt for taxation purposes.

 

Meet Mayor and Councillors of Wards 1 and 5

Tuesday, April 16 6:30-8 Mayor  Steve Pellegrini, Councillor Jordon Cescolini and myself will be at the Township Municipal Centre  (2585 King Road.)    I hope you will drop in to see us, to ask some questions, to give feedback.  It is informal and very much depends on who comes and what they want to hear about.