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Phosphorus Reduction for Lake Simcoe

At October 18 council there is a resolution on the subject of a building a Holland Marsh polder phosphorus recycling facility on the Holland river. Once built this facility will remove some of the phosphorus coming from the Holland Marsh polders each year.  As indicated in the resolution what is needed is funding support from the province; to date there is commitment from the federal government.  Councillor Eek put this motion forward and I am very pleased to second it.  Here is the resolution. This evening there will be a presentation by Mike Rabeau, from York region (Capital Planning and Delivery); he will be talking about this facility. For those interested I encourage you to tune into the council meeting this evening.

Street Names for Stateview

On October 18 council agenda there is a report recommending names for the streets and lanes in the Stateview subdivision east of Keele St. I have no doubt as to whether these three individuals merit the honour. All of them have contributed enormously to King City. Having said that I am not satisfied that these specific naming decisions are appropriate given what these individuals stood for.  Jane Underhill passionately defended the King City Community Plan which did not include a development such as this one.

2022 Budget Survey

As I have posted already over the next six weeks there are several meetings regarding the budget for 2022.  A survey about the budget, more specifically about property taxes, has been posted on our [email protected] website; residents are invited to answer the survey. For more information about why the survey has been posted here is the press release announcing it.

Public Planning Meeting Oct. 12 (2 of 2)

On the agenda for the Tuesday, October 12 Public Planning meeting is an application for  a Zoning Bylaw Amendment for 32 Marlynn Court in Schomberg.  Here is the notice for the meeting. Here is the Staff report.  Public can register with [email protected] to make a deputation and/or they can send their questions and comments in via email.  Requests for deputations and emails for council review should be sent in by Tuesday noon hour.

Updating Village Urban Design Guidelines

If you want to influence how our three villages are evolving in terms of the look of new buildings and the streetscapes I encourage you to get involved with the review under way of the village urban design guidelines. it’s definitely time for an update as the current ones were done in 2006.  There are critical new considerations: need for a variety of housing units, multi residential units, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels for heating and cooling, our growth management strategy which includes intensification.  Virtual meetings focused on each of the three villages are scheduled. At SpeaKing you can read the draft discussion paper; for those interested specifically in King City the tape of the virtual open house held on October 6 will be posted there too.  The virtual open house for Schomberg is October 13 and for Nobleton is Oct. 14. Registration details for participation in these meetings is here.  Your input is very much wanted; participate in the open houses and/or contact Kristen Harrison at  [email protected] or 905 833 4065.

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