Budgets & Business Plans

On the Council agendae over the next three months there are several meeetings for various budget-type items:   miscellaneous fees & charges, water and wastewater, budgets & business plans.  In some instances there will be bylaws for approval to execute the Council decisions.  Here is the notice of meetings covering all of these items.  Below are the specifics for the budget & business plans.

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Dew Street Development Application

On Nov. 2 Council agenda there is a report on an application for a small development on north side of Dew Street.  A development to build 5 single detached homes in King City is not unusual; this application is different in that it proposes to build a private road going north off Dew and on that road there will be 5 homes. Given that there are established homes on both sides the appropriateness of it merits serious assessment.  (Properties (3) on west side  on west side have been estalished for a period of time; properties on east side were developed in last 5 years.)  Some will consider this to be very bold; personally, I would find it more interesting and more value to the community if it were bungalows to meet the need of residents who want to downsize and still have access to their own green space.  I will be interested to hear community response to this idea; and of course what our Planners think of the proposal.  Here is schedule showing the details.

Nobleton York Development Application

On November 2 Council agenda there is an application for development  at south east corner of 15th SDRD/Hwy 27.  As evident from the report there is a alot of analysis yet to be done; questions & comments were identified at a developer hosted public information session 2 monts ago.    Given that we have declared a climate emergency and that wetlands are recognized as being a valuable mitigator of climate change I am particularly interested to understand how the  good sized wetland in the southwest corner of the site is protected.  To see all the attachments for the report go to agenda and see item 7.1. As has been Township practice since COVID you can observe live stream at http://meeting.king.ca; and if you want to submit comments or register to make a deputation, contact [email protected] do so by noon Nov. 2nd .

Where Cannabis Should Grow

On the November 2nd Council there is a report to improve controls on where cannabis is produced i.e. grown.  As reviewed the current bylaw on the topic has proven to not be robust enough to allow enforcement of where it is being grown for personal use by registered person(s) who are “designated growers.”  One of the intents of the current bylaw was to preclude cannabis being grown in Holland Marsh (the RU2 zone); however because of the exceptions allowed for personal growers there are personal growers active in the RU2 zone.  As reviewed in the report zoning bylaw amendment is being proposed to address this.  In addition the report reviews the challenge in enforcing a potential nuisance bylaw to address the problem of odour or other nuisances associated with cannabis cultivation .  To see the current and proposed bylaws go to the council agenda and scroll down to 7.3.

Changes in our daily living November 1

Just a friendly reminder:  daylight saving ends and Hydro One customers are back to time of use priceing unless “tiered” pricing is selected. (more…)

Renting Ice for General Use at Nobleton and Trisan

Another opening:  its now possible to rent ice for general use.  See here for information. (more…)