Why is this road being paved?

New communication “tools” have been launched by Engineering & Public Works to inform residents and business about Township road projects. On king.ca you can see a listing of all projects for 2019: specifically which road segment and the rationale for doing the project.  Signs will be posted in vicinity of the project with information on timing and who to contact for more information.  Finally, notices will be delivered to all on the affected road segment.  This listing combined with a summary of all projects planned for 2019-2021 provides overall picture of construction projects for our roads network.  Note:  I will be giving feedback to Staff that we needs same information for regional road projects in King.

Kingscross Drive Construction Project

Notification has been sent to those living on Kingscross Drive about an imminent project to replace a culvert.  Notifications provide date of road closure (beginning August 21), specifically where and alternative route.  The closure will be inconvenient but is required to ensure continued viability of the route as the current culvert is old and at end of life. And I know that for those on Kingsworth Rd. there will be extra traffic.

What Do You Think about the draft Tree Bylaw?

As reported earlier a draft bylaw for trees has been proposed and feedback from you is very much wanted.  As of a few days ago there is an online consultation process which you can use to provide feedback, to ask questions and to learn more about it. I believe a tree bylaw is required as we need our trees for both their aesthetic value and their functionality.  The latter has grown in importance because of climate change; trees sequester carbon, provide cooling, enhance drainage and absorption of rainfall.  Yes, it may cost some money but what is the cost of not having one? I think the draft one is creative and achieves the strategic goal of protecting and growing the canopy in our 3 villages.  Please read it over and provide feedback either directly to me or by using speaking.king.ca.

To use this online tool you do need to register at speaking.king.ca; once you have registered you can use it for other initiatives for which Township is seeking your feedback. If you have difficulties registering please contact our communications officer at [email protected]

No Broadband Yet?

If you don’t a plan yet for having broadband at your home or business you will be interested in the Town hall on Wednesday, July 17th from 7-9 p.m. at the Nobleton Arena Hall. The town hall will focus on the expansion and enhancement of broadband in King Township. This is being hosted by our King-Vaughan MP Deb Schulte.  Here is poster for the event.

Metrolinx News Heard at Council

Purpose of this blog is to let readers know in advance about important issues on upcoming Council agenda and not to report what did transpire.  I am making an exception as there was a presentation at July 8 Council meeting by Metrolinx to update Council on GO train expansion into York Region with focus on King City.  As many of my readers are particularly interested in the latter I am writing this post to identify some key points.

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Presentations at Council

At July 8th Council meeting there will be 2 presentations which interest me.  One is from Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority‘s CAO about 2019 Priorities. And one is from Metrolinx about a GO Expansion Update:  creating connections in King City.