Water & Wastewater Rates for 2020

On Council agenda for Dec. 2 there is a report recommending water and wastewater rates for 2020.  As reviewed the recommended rate is an annual increase for a “typical” resident which is defined as using 270 cubic m/yr (which puts the user in Tier 1) is  9.31%, $146.86 .  (The increase for the individual components is 2.94% for water and 14.29% for wastewater.)  Further below I am providing some more information on the driver of these significant increases; the underlying cause is that it is a provincial requirement that the rates achieve full cost recovery.

The increases are driven by two things:   York Region wholesale rate of water and wastewater treatment has been (more…)

Wise Conversion of Employment Lands

On Dec. 2nd Council agenda there is a report regarding requests for conversion of designated employment lands in King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.  In an earlier post I reviewed why such requests are very important and I summarized the process.   In this report there are updates on how the applications have evolved:  the King Hill one (former Magna lands) and the Boynton lands (current sod farm) both offer benefits and have been modified significantly to address earlier feedback.

The conversion of designated employment lands  merits extremely careful consideration due to the long term economic consequences; but, with the right alternative I think making conversions is appropriate.  The “profile” of what employment is, how much land it requires has dramatically changed since the 1990’s when the King City Community (more…)

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.