Winter Parking Begins Nov. 1

Season for winter parking restrictions is starting.  For all the information see here. (more…)

2020 Community Grants

If you are involved with a non profit community program which provides programs to the community your group may be eligible to receive a grant from the Township.  Our annual budget process includes setting aside funds for this program;  applications are reviewed and Council determines which grants will be given.  The process for making these grants in 2020 was not completed in late spring as is usual. Hence, the process is being re-started.  Applications for a grant must be submitted by November 20.  If your group has already submitted you do not need to re-apply unless you would like to modify the application.  If you have not made any application for 2020 you can now do so.   Here is a link to the criteria and application form.  If you are unsure don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] for more information. (more…)

Its Public Library Week

Programs for butterfly enthusiasts, writers and readers.  See below.  You need to register at the King Library Online Calendar. The programs feature published authors, experts in their respective fields and King’s local artist Grazna Tonkiel who is also a keen dedicated butterfly conservationist.

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Possible amendments to One King (our new official plan)

On Council Oct. 19 agenda there is a report recommending the criteria for accepting (not approving) applications for amendments to our recently approved official plan, One King.  As indicated in the report the Planning Act does provide a 2 year moratorium on official plans (i.e. amendments are not allowed); but it also allows a municipality to define any exceptions to the moratorium.  I can see the wisdom of allowing exceptions; but clearly such need to be very limted, well defined or the benefit of the moratorium is lost.  I generally agree with the exception criteria recommended but do have some questions, particularly re: # 6 which is related to the Municipal Comprehensive Review.  I wonder if there should be an additional criteria that an application which would substantially advance our climate action plan should be considered. As indicated in the report accepting an application is NOT indication of either Staff support or Council approval; it is only agreement to start the review process.

Climate Change Action Plan in King

The second webinar about the King Climate Change Action Plan is Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6 pm.  You can register just before joining in but if you register now you will get a gentle reminder in your email closer to the date.  The first one was on 1o/19 and was taped; it is to be made available for viewing but at time of writing this post it has not been done so.  You will find it and more background here.

  • Information covered includes data on where emissions in King are coming from; #1 source is transportation at 44% and #2 is residential dwelligs at 27%
  • Perspective offered includes implications of the longer growing season and the few frost days
  • Possible actions citizens can take to make a difference

There is a role for each of us in responding to the impacts of climate change.  Hope you can join the webinar.  Format of the 1st one included opportunity for listeners & viewers to ask questions, make comments.

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