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King Station Streets get a top coat!

Finally…… the King Station community will see their road infrastructure improved with the topcoat  and as required repairs to curbs and sidewalks.  Council approved the award of contract with a total net budget of $855 thousand at July 11 Council.  People living on upper Burns Blvd, Langdon Drive, Findlay Ave., Denis Drive, Walkington Way have been patient:   top coat should have been applied when the sewer installations were done more than 6 years ago.  Work will start any day.

Roads, Bridges & Culverts: current state & capital strategy

On July 11 Council agenda there is a Staff report reviewing results of the recently completed Roads & Structures Needs Study.  And, the strategy for managing the capital requirements of the required maintenance is also presented.  As we have >300 km of roads, dozens of culverts and bridges, the capital strategy is very important. As noted in the report the needs over the next 5 years are estimated at $7million.  Note:  there is a presentation scheduled for this item.

Mary Lake Estates: subdivision agreement

At 6/27 Council there is a report covering the subdivision agreement for Mary Lake subdivision south of 15th SDRD.  The agreement is between the Township and Mattamy (Monarch).  As is usual most the agreement is focused on building the infrastructure and the houses.  In this case there is one service being installed which will be of benefit to the broader King City community:  sidewalk will be built along Keele from McClure Drive to the 15th.   As reviewed in the report site alteration is already in process under the authority granted 11/26/16.  The subdivision agreement itself is lengthy; here is link to it

Traffic Enforcement: overview by York Region Police

At Monday June 13 Council there will be a presentation by York Region Police on traffic enforcement.  Very specifically, Superintendent Mark Brown and Inspector Paulo DaSilva will be presenting an overview of Police Traffic Enforcement Strategies and Current Trends.  To hear this presentation I recommend that you be at Council Chambers shortly after 6 PM.

 

 

Impact of draft YR Transportation Plan on King

As a follow up to the presentation by York Region Staff on their updated Transportation Master Plan, King Staff have reviewed it with an eye to understanding impact on King.  At April 18th Council our Staff’s report is on the agenda.  As reviewed in the report there are several areas where more information is required; clearly there are some “red flags.”  It appears that the Region continues to not provide a solution to the negative impact of the arterial roads going through our villages.   The proposed continuity of 15th Sideroad between Keele and Jane is a serious concern.