News and Updates in King Township

I use this blog to inform you of issues within the Township which are being assessed at the Council table as well as tell you about events happening in the Township which are of interest.

Water and Sewage Rates for 2023

2023 Water and Wastewater Rates Report will be presented at January 9 Council and the By-law will be considered by Council for adoption.  The proposed 2023 water and wastewater increase combined is 3.41% for the variable rate and no increase is proposed for the fixed...

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Budget 2023: Open House and Meetings

  Draft 2023 Operating and Capital Budgets will be available for review in-person January 17 6-8 PM at an Open House at the Municipal Centre.  Have your chance to review the budget, have your say, and ask questions of Township staff. Draft 2023 Operating and...

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Budget 2023 is ready for review

The draft budget for 2023 is now available for review www.king.ca/budget or speaking.king.ca/2023-budget. In addition to the numbers the budget book is very informative; reviews scope of the work and responsibility of each division and the goals and priorities for...

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Holiday Greetings To All

Holiday Greetings To All

I celebrate Christmas and wish all those who also celebrate it a Merry Christmas. I also wish joyful times to those celebrang Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

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King Does Not Agree With Changing GB boundaries

In new business at the December 12 Council meeting I received support from Council members, including Councillor Eek as a seconder, to table a resolution expressing the Township's position on the proposed boundary changes to the Greenbelt The motion received unanimous...

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Car Theft: tips for avoiding by YRP

At Jan 9 Council York Region Police will make a presentation about car theft:  the trends and how to avoid.    In the interim see this summary on King's website.

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Budget 2023

Dates for events and meetings leading up to approval of 2023 Budget have been identified.  Some key ones:  January 4 the operating and capital budget book will be released; Tuesday, January 17 is an in person open house. We are targeting for approval February 6.

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Find All the Lights in King

Find All the Lights in King

Ready to light up your holiday season while helping others? Get your map for the Holiday Light Tour for just $10 to view the festive lights of King Township. All funds raised will help Christmas in King provide nearly 400 people with gifts, hampers of festive foods...

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Demolition in Ketttleby

On December 12 Council agenda there is a report recommending approval of a demolition application to demolish a drive shed at the rear of a listed property in Kettleby.  The Heritage Advsiory Committee recommends approval of requested demolition and maintaining the...

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Demolition in Ansnorveldt

On December 12 Council agenda there is a report recommending approval of a demolition application for a dwelling in Ansnorveldt as agreed by the Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC). Council's approval is required as the property is "listed: on the municpal register. ...

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Metrolinx Coming to King Council

At  Monday, Dec. 12  Council meeting there will be a deputation by Metrolinx to review Metrolinx Projects in King Township.  I am expecting to hear details for modifications to the GO train station including parking expansion, access to the station and the status of...

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Meeting the Demands of Bill 109

On December 12 Council agenda there is a report reviewing the recommendation as to how the various planning applications will be managed in order to meet the tightened timelines mandated by Bill 109.  The latter imposes financial penalties on a municipality if the new...

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Recent Comments

 

  1. Hello Neva, I would like to add to my earlier response. 1) The tax rate (mill rate) will not be…

  2. As I said in my post there is need for both more information about parking and traffic flow.

  3. Looks great However just another plan for the core that will materialize when? NE corner still nothing Keele south of…

  4. I'm very glad to see the integration of the heritage house into this proposal, and also the restoration of the…

  5. 19th sideroad, near where? North or south side? Associated with the grow-op?

  6. Hello Neva, you have asked some good questions which I will try to respond. 1. First, my memory of the…

  7. Hi Debbie, If I remember correctly, last year staff requested a larger budget increase than the 1.1% that Council finally…

  8. Thank you for communicating your response to the investigation map. I can say that the intention was not what you…