Asset Management Plan

The first agenda item on the Council agenda for January 10 is a report reviewing the Asset Management Plan (AMP). Developing and executing this plan is critical as it is the means by which residents can believe that their various municipal services are going to be delivered sustainably. The Township currently owns and manages over $594 million worth of capital assets based on current replacement values.  As these assets age investments are required to maintain them in a state of good repair and ultimately replace them at the end of their service life. The report is very thorough. There will be a presentation of AMP and the report; if this interests you I strongly recommend that you listen and view join the live stream. As always if you want to make a deputation and or submit comments please contact [email protected] by noon on January 10.

Public Planning Meetings Jan. 31

Notification has been given for 2 public meetings which we held on Jan. 31.  One is to receive information and provide comments on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment applications to facilitate the development of a three-storey private child care facility, located at 22 Patton Street.  The other is  to receive information and provide comments on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment application, concerning a property located at 3653 and 3655 Lloydtown-Aurora Road.  Staff reports for each will be available on Township website on Thursday before the meeting i.e. Jan. 27.

Virtual Fitness Classes for Seniors

To respond to the closure of in person fitness classes Mobility Matters has transitioned to virtual classes on zoom.  Mobility Matters has partnered with King Township and has been recently running their fitness programs for Seniors in Nobleton and Schomberg; I have heard from attendees that the sessions are very good. Below is the schedule for the virtual classes. These classes are open to all Seniors in King Township and are free.  For more information or to register contact Darlene Robinson via email at [email protected].

Tuesdays (Classes starting on Tuesday January 11th)   Fridays (Classes starting on Friday January 14th)    

The 45 minute sessions on both days start at 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:00 pm

 

 

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New Public Health Restrictions

It’s disappointing that new public health measures have been implemented. But, as the health and safety of our community members and our municipal staff is the priority the Township is implementing the new measures. If you are not fully versed on the latter here is the press release; as noted all non essential in-person services will not be available until at least January 26.

Water & Wastewater Rates for 2022

On January 10 Council agenda there is a staff report recommending water and wastewater rates for 2022. The proposed rates will increase the average annual water bill by 3.5% for water and 3% for wastewater services. It’s estimated that this will represent an annual increase of $58.57 over 2021. The report provides details on how the rate is derived; the key principles are as follows. I)  There must be full cost recovery which includes the concept of building a reserve to cover maintenance and ultimately replacement as the infrastructure ages. 2) Encouraging conservation and effective use of water services.   Water is a precious resource; we are very fortunate to have access to it and to have it delivered to us in a safe manner.  If you wish to make a deputation please contact [email protected] by noon on January 10 to register.  And/or  on same timing you can send your questions and comments to [email protected] who will forward onto Council.  There will be a presentation on this report prior to deputations being heard or Council discussing the report; suggest you listen & watch if this report is of interest.

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Merry Christmas!

 

I want to wish everyone a joyful holiday season.  I know that these holidays are not as open and free as we had hoped and for some there have been disappointment; but I also know that we each can find a way to celebrate.

I do celebrate Christmas and want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.  And, I have wishes for all that 2022 will be a great year with good health.

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