2195 King Road: re-development

On March 9 Council agenda there is a report regarding an application for 2195 King Road  to permit an addition at the back to an existing dwelling.  The outcome is desirable in that there is conversion of the property to professional office which represents positive economic development. Its a very visible heritage property being re-purposed and expanded in a very complimentary manner; accordingly it will enhance the streetscape which reflects our history.     Its good to see the forward thinking about future possibilities of connecting driveways and parking areas to other properties.   I am disappointed to read that 3 trees will be removed on the east side presumably to enable creation of the shared driveway. I will be asking questions about this to ensure that alternatives have been  assessed; and also to understand the compensation plan. In addition I want to confirm that the large mature tree on west side is not being removed and will be protected,

KC & Schomberg Zoning Bylaw Amendments proposal

On March 9 Council agenda there is a report on a proposed Public Meeting to address the identified need to amend the currnent zoning bylaw for Schomberg and King City to address the fact that there are some areas which do not have appropriate indicators for maximum lot coverage and minimum permeable surface.  Its complicated and I need to ask some questions.  As both of these indicators are important I am glad that attention is being paid to this.

2019 Tax Adjustments

On March 9 Council agenda there is a report summarizing 2019 tax adjustments and supplementary taxes. As reviewed in the report there are several reasons for these adjustments with the main one being assessment changes.  Important question will be how much was built into the 2020 budget and how any incremental will be allocated.

Council Remuneration Report

On Council March 9 agenda there is the annual report of  Council remuneration and expenses in 2019.

 

 

Draft Strategic Plan 2019-22

On March 9 Council agenda there is report regarding establishment of a strategic plan for the remaining time of this Council (i.e. through to 2022).  The report requests endorsement of the identified priorities, objectives and key actions which will then inform development of key performance measures & indicators.  I confess that my first response on hearing about the plan to develop this was dismay but I quickly realized that there is significant value in terms of defining to the community what is to be achieved over the term of Council.  And, accordingly it provides clarity to the Staff as to expected outcomes.  As indicated in this report the key performance indicators/measurements will be presented in April with a final straetegic plan.  At 5:00pm on March 9 there is a working council session in which Staff will provide a thorough review to Council of this new process; Public is invited to attend & listen to learn more.

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