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.

 

 

Phosphorus Reduction for Lake Simcoe

At October 18 council there is a resolution on the subject of a building a Holland Marsh polder phosphorus recycling facility on the Holland river. Once built this facility will remove some of the phosphorus coming from the Holland Marsh polders each year.  As indicated in the resolution what is needed is funding support from the province; to date there is commitment from the federal government.  Councillor Eek put this motion forward and I am very pleased to second it.  Here is the resolution. This evening there will be a presentation by Mike Rabeau, from York region (Capital Planning and Delivery); he will be talking about this facility. For those interested I encourage you to tune into the council meeting this evening.

YR Trasportation Masterplan Update

Whether you walk, bike, drive or take transit, you may be interested in the second of three planned virtual Public Information Centres for the 2022 York Region Masterplan Update.  Its happening Wednesday, Oct. 20 7:30-8:30. Here is more information.

Street Names for Stateview

On October 18 council agenda there is a report recommending names for the streets and lanes in the Stateview subdivision east of Keele St. I have no doubt as to whether these three individuals merit the honour. All of them have contributed enormously to King City. Having said that I am not satisfied that these specific naming decisions are appropriate given what these individuals stood for.  Jane Underhill passionately defended the King City Community Plan which did not include a development such as this one.

Restaurant & Drive-Through at Tatton Court

On October 18 council agenda there is a report recommending approval of a zoning bylaw amendment to facilitate a take- out restaurant with drive-through on Tottenham court in the King Ridge shopping centre.  At the public meeting on June 7 I raised questions  as to whether there is a conflict with the traffic flow for this restaurant and the Montessori school which is west of the proposed restaurant; this issue is not addressed in the report. I have an additional question now about traffic:  what will the impact be on residents of Stan Roots Street? And what are the plans to mitigate that impact? I think the latter is important as I would expect residents coming from the coming from west of the shopping centre (which includes high school students from the school west of the centre) may choose to use Stan Roots St.  I am disappointed that there is no comment on construction/design for energy conservation.  You can send comments to [email protected]; or you can register to make a deputation by contacting king.ca clerks by noon Monday, October 18.

2022 Budget Survey

As I have posted already over the next six weeks there are several meetings regarding the budget for 2022.  A survey about the budget, more specifically about property taxes, has been posted on our [email protected] website; residents are invited to answer the survey. For more information about why the survey has been posted here is the press release announcing it.

Public Planning Meeting Oct. 12 (1 of 2)

On the agenda for the Tuesday, October 12 Public Planning meeting is an application for an Official Plan Amendment and a Zoning Bylaw Amendment for the property where the King City post office is currently located i.e. 20 Doctor’s Lane. Here is the notice for the meeting. Here is the Staff report.  As I look at the elevation plans I wonder if the property owner and the architect understand the this building is for King City. I think the architecture of this project is far more important than the building itself as I think that there is strong possibility of the whole area being redeveloped.  Public can register with [email protected] king.ca to make a deputation and/or they can send their questions and comments in via email.  Requests for deputations and emails for council review should be sent in by Tuesday noon hour.

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