Christmas Comedy and Carols this weekend in Kettleby

To reserve tickets for either show call 416-824-1613.  Entertainment begins at 7:30 at the Parish Hall (262 Kettleby Rd.)

Trees of Giving

The Trees of Giving are now on display at the Heritage & Cultural Centre.  Look them over. Admire the creativity of your fellow residents to decorate a tree in an innovative manner.  Numerous community groups have submitted a tree including the King City Skating Club, Arts Society King, King Township Historical Society to name only a few.  This year the beneficiary of the donations is Hope House Community Hospice.  And how to donate to this very worthy cause?  Select your favourite tree (or trees) and put a loonie in the bucket.  King Council submitted a tree too…see to your left.  This is the 5th year that Trees of Giving has occurred.

Heritage and Culture Masterplan: Council Working Session

Monday, December 2 at 5 pm there is a working session with Council.  Public are very welcome to attend and hear the presentation by Staff and the questions and comments from Council.  At a later date the Staff will be presenting for approval a masterplan.

3 festive events

Each of the villages have festive events.  For more information click here.

Draft Tree By-law

At November 18 Council there is a report on the draft tree bylaw for private property in the 3 villages.  As reviewed in the report there has been a significant public consultation process since the draft was presented at Council in June.  I am shocked at the feedback as it is does not reflect what I have heard in my election campaigns and in subsequent conversations with constituents. Of course I have heard a variety of viewpoints; and I know that for some there is a deep concern about the priority of personal property rights.  In addition, since the draft was released both this blog and in personal emails I have heard opposition; hence I didn’t expect the survey to show unanimous endorsement but I didn’t expect what was the outcome. I am not comfortable in accepting Staff recommendation to simply drop the bylaw concept for reasons I have identified below. I also do not understand the alternative tools proposed for further investigation and will be asking for more information.