As announced earlier I have registered as a candidate for Ward 5  in the upcoming municipal election.  I will be using this blog to communicate my platform.

I will also continue use this blog to inform you of issues within the Township which are being assessed at the Council table.  And I will also continue to tell you about events happening in the Township which are of interest.

I have valued comments I have received from readers either on the blog or sent separately; I hope this will continue.

 

 

Canada Day 2022

Spending the afternoon and evening of Canada Day in Kettleby is a wonderful way for the whole family to celebrate our country.  Great music and entertainment for youth and all begins at 5 PM.  If you plan to stay for the grand finale of fireworks be sure to bring a sweater as it can be chilly at 9:45pm! Hope to see you there.

 

Heritage Award

Is there a building which makes you feel good when you see it because it represents to you the heritage, the culture of King? To celebrate these structures and to honour the property owners who is maintaining it the Heritage Advisory Committee. you are asked to nominate your choice for 2022.  The Heritage Award is granted annually.  Last day for nomination submission is July4.  The choice does not to be designated nor on the municipal registry; neither does it need to be 100 years old.  You can learn more about it here.

13735 Hwy 27 Development

On June 27 council agenda there is a staff report recommending draft approval for a draft plan of subdivision and approval of a zoning bylaw amendment for a development at the southeast corner of highway 27 and 15th Sideroad.  The subdivision will be comprised of maximum 170 single detached dwellings and natural heritage features such as wetland and woodlands; and there is a proposal to have a joint location of stormwater management facilities and active Parkland.  There is possibility of fewer dwellings than indicated above as the report includes consideration of maintaining the heritage farm house and the immediate surrounding context.  As noted in report there has been some changes on the plan since the public meeting in November 2020 including change of ownership. (more…)

JaneKing Holdings

On June 27 Council agenda there is a staff report recommending Council endorse the Municipal Capital Facility Agreement between the Township and JaneKing Holdings and others as identified in the report.   The proponent owns lands east of Jane and south of the property owned by Blackwood (the former Magna lands). The MCFA is an agreement which documents a voluntary contribution to King between $4-8 million for municipal infrastructure and community benefits within the village of King City. The agreement is independent of the land owners receiving council approvals for the development through the typical public planning process. There was statutory public meeting in February 2021; the current.proposal is for approximately 276 units. The report on June 27 2022 is solely focused on the MCFA.

if you choose to follow the link for the February 2021 public meeting you will see that it covers both the  includes an application called King Hill which sits immediately on south side of King Rd; the JaneKing holdings are south of King Hill and have been sold.  the MCFA is with the proponent who continues to ownthe JaneKing lands.

ZBA in ORM Countryside

On June 27 Council agenda there is a staff report recommending approval of a zoning bylaw amendment to facilitate a severance of property to create two lots at 3655 and 3653 Lloydtown Aurora Rd.  Realization of the proponents’ desire for the severance has been challenging as the property is on the Oak Ridges Moraine and accordingly is regulated by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan. The latter seeks to restrict the carving up of larger lots and properties into small ones as such can lead to degradation of natural heritage features and reduces the viability of productive agriculture activities. Hence, there has been careful review of the proposal and modifications made since initial consultation in July 2019 and the statutory public meeting in January.   I am very comfortable with the staff recommendation to approve.

New Commercial Uses on Hwy 27

On June 27 Council agenda there is a Staff report recommending approval of a zoning bylaw amendment to change the permitted commercial uses at  12840 Hwy 27 in Nobleton.  The statutory public meeting was conducted June 6.  I am in full support. As always if you would like to register to make a deputation or  provide e-mail comments please do so by noon on Monday.June 27 at [email protected]

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