Our King, our new OP

At Monday October 7 Council our new Official Plan, Our King, was adopted by Council.  It now goes to York Region, the approving authority. As YR has been very involved with our process we hope that approval will come quickly; until it is approved it is not in force and effect but it is a clear indicator of what our plan is for King.  Here is official notice of that adoption.  Note:  there are still two amendments approved by Council at same meeting which need to be yet incorporated into the document:  one is additional policy for severances in Kingscross and the other is modification to zoning on east side of Keele just north of King Road.

 

 

Transportation Masterplan Update

There is one more opportunity to attend an information meeting about the King Township Masterplan:  its Oct.8 at Trisan Centre, Schomberg 6-8pm.  For more information see here.

Meet the Federal Election Candidates

Our riding, the King -Vaughan one is extremely fortunate:  there are 3 all candidate meetings scheduled before the federal election on October 21.  First one is Tuesday Oct. 1 at Nobleton Community Centre (15d Old King Road, Nobleton) hosted by CCKT.  On Oct. 3 there is one at Municipal Centre (2585 King Rd., King City) hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.  And on Oct. 10 there is another one hosted by CCKT at the Municipal Centre in King City.

Update to Transportation Plan

As posted earlier….Residents are invited to attend one of the scheduled information sessions on the Transportation Plan to comment on issues experienced when travelling around King and to provide input on how to improve the network.  For full detail on meetings see here:  its Oct. 1 in King City, Oct. 2 in Nobleton and October 8 in Schomberg; all are 6pm-8pm.

Holland Marsh Soupfest

The delicious annual Holland Marsh Soupfest is this Saturday, Oct. 5.  It is 11-3 but if you really want to taste as many soups as possible I urge you to go early.  And I encourage you to buy ticket(s) online to avoid a lengthy queue and to take advantage of lower entry fee.

Draft OP: proposed to be adopted

On 9 /23 Council agenda there is are a report recommending that Council adopt the draft OP (September 2019). (Click on the link and scroll down to 9.1 for the report at all appendices.) This plan has been in process for several years. Overall I am pleased with the end product.  i)  Even though we have discontinued the practice of separate OP’s for the 3 villages and the hamlets etc and now have “One King” I don’t believe we are setting the stage for standardization across King; what is standardized is the process for assessing issues/activities.  And I do believe the complexity for everyone engaged in the development of King will be simplified by having only one plan. ii) The risk of climate change has been understood by many for many years but it is only very recently that King has really acknowledged the necessity of dealing with it by setting very aggressive targets and declaring a climate emergency.  This has been incorporated in this draft OP.  The recommendation from Staff in this report (more…)