Municipal Election 2018

 

 

 

I am delighted that I will continue to be at the Council table!  Thank you for your vote of confidence.

I ran for re-election as I wanted to continue serving King residents and businesses as I felt good about my contributions.   Furthermore I knew that there are challenges and opportunities ahead for the Township which require analysis, debate and tough decision making.

 

 

Budget 2021

Wednesday, January 20 6-8pm is the virtual public information centre on the 2021 budget.  To view the online presentation and provide feedback you must register; to do so contact [email protected] by Tuesday 1/19.  You can find the budget binder on Speaking.  Another way to participate is to do the survey on Speaking; to do it you need to register.  I did the survey last week; on one hand it is easy to do but it also requires one to prioritize the services provided by the municipality.

On Monday January 25 5-6PM there will be a working Council meeting on the budget; public is invited to listen.  In the Council meeting which tehn follows the budget will be tabled; public are able to make verbal deputations at this stage.

1st webinar on Electric Vehicles

Wednesday January 20 7PM is the 1st of 3 webinars being being hosted by Climate Action King.  For details on how to register and on the dates for the other two see here. 

Have you received the January Bulletin?

If you haven’t registered for the Bulletin I recommend you do so. Click here.  In it you can learn the 3 pathways which will now receive winter maintance. You can find out the plans for outdoor skating areas when/if we get the necessary cold weather. And much more.

GO Train: whistle cessation

At January 11 Council, we passed a resolution to once again state our expectation that the required infrastructure for whistle cessation will be installed at the 5 crossings in King as the GO expansion proceeds. That resolution is being sent to Metrolinx and Minister of Transportation.  Since 2018 King, in collaoration with York Region has been prooviding input to the project.  To date we do not have confirmation about the design & construction aspects which will enable the whistle cessation.   Doing this resolution has been triggered by the Notice of  Completion of Environment Project  issued by Metrolinx December 20.    At earlier stages of the project it has been confirmed that there is commitment for noise barriers but no specifics i.e. location, design/materials have been provided.  Plan is to electrify.

If you are concerned about the continued lack of commitment to install the required infrastructure for whistle cessation you can submit a letter reviewing your objection to proceeding without such commitment. The second page of the Notice of Completion provides information on how you can register your objection.  If you do decide to write a letter I suggest you copy your MPP Minister Lecce as Metrolinx is an agency of the Province. Deadline for input is january 28, 2021.

King City: block plan virtual open house

Thursday, January 14 there is virtual open house to present and receive feedback on a preliminary comprehensive block plan for a development on north side of King Road between William and Dew Street.  It begins at 6:30 with a presentation.  If you register you will be sent a link to participate. Here is some more information.

Here is email for registering.      [email protected]

Thinking About an Electric Car?

 

As some people know I made a big decision this fall:  the purchase of an electric vehicle.  We did so after being passengers in others’ cars, doing some research, test driving a couple.  Finally we made the choice: Hyundai KONA.  We love it:  its very comfortable and its very satisfying to know that while driving I am not adding green house gases (GHG).  Making the decision was tough because of the unknowns. Given this experience I am happy that Climate Action King, a recently formed citizens group, of which I am a member, has decided to host three webinars to hear from owners about their experience, to answer questions.