CHATS: support my walk for CHATS

There are only a few days until the 2019 Walk For Wellness.  This event is the only fundraiser of CHATS.  As I have already said I strongly believe that the “best aging” is in one’s own home.  CHATS (Community and Home Assistance to Seniors) helps people do just that by providing transportation, meals on wheels, social occasions, visits when the usual support person (who is often a relative) is away on vacation etc.etc.  What is really great is that there is truly a menu of help services available; a Senior accesses what is needed at that point.  You can support CHAT with a donation by supporting my walk.  You can do so online OR you  can send me a cheque made out to CHATS and mail it to me at the Township Office (2585 King Road, King City, ON L7B 1A1) and I will ensure that you receive your receipt for taxation purposes.


Meet Mayor and Councillors of Wards 1 and 5

Tuesday, April 16 6:30-8 Mayor  Steve Pellegrini, Councillor Jordon Cescolini and myself will be at the Township Municipal Centre  (2585 King Road.)    I hope you will drop in to see us, to ask some questions, to give feedback.  It is informal and very much depends on who comes and what they want to hear about.

Tell YRT What You Want

Wednesday, April 17 York Region Transit Services will be at the Municipal Centre (2585 King Road)  from 4Pm to 8pm to  tell you about changes in service over the next year and ii) to hear from residents as to what they would like to see. This is an excellent opportunity to provide face to face feedback to YRT.

King Road “Re-make”

In 2019 and 2020 there will be significant road work on King Road in King City: Dufferin to new Municipal Centre.  Monday, April 8 at 6 PM at Municipal Centre there is an information meeting. Starts at 6PM with powerpoint presentation; in addition there will be display boards and opportunity for questions.  Its a pretty exciting project:  turn lanes into Municipal Centre, tree planting, bicycle lane, new sidewalks, decorative elements.  This is a joint project between Region and Township.

Protecting Farmland

On Wednesday, April 10 7-9 there is a meeting focused on farmland in King Township and Ontario, and the importance of preserving productive farmland into the long term future.  Concerned Citizens of King Township are hosting it with guest speakers from the Ontario Farmland Trust and FarmLINK.  For many years the issue of our farmland, specifically on how it is continues to be paved over, has been an issue of concern.  The proposed Bill 66 escalated concerns in its original form as it clearly threatened the Greenbelt and its farmlands.  Fortunately the outrage was strong enough that Schedule 10 was removed from the Bill but risks continue given the Province’s intent to modify the Growth Plan.  The April 10 meeting will be an excellent way to learn about policies protecting our farmland and to network with others who recognize the importance of this issue.  The meeting is in Schomberg at the Community Hall (325 Main Street.)

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Volunteers have been nominated and selected for acknowledgment at the 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Night.  You are invited to join the celebration of these volunteers who have made a difference in the quality of our life in King.  The big night is Thursday, April 25; ceremony begins at 7 PM.  Given attendance other years we expect a crowd; shuttles have been arranged to facilitate parking off site.  (These logistics for the inauguration in December worked well.)  Details for the shuttle are below.