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Economic Development Address

Economic Development Address

              My address to Council on economic development that has gone nowhere. Madame Chair, Madame Mayor, Members of the Committee of the Whole, I could not resist the opportunity to address you regarding the Report on Tax Base Assessment that is before you and I promise you I will […]

Thinking Holistically

Thinking Holistically

Township needs to ‘think holistically’ – January 21, 2009 Letter to the Editor I feel compelled to write a submission to the editor regarding council’s current deliberations over the 2009 proposed Capital Budget. But be warned, the actual report is not available through the Township’s Web site, unlike all other committee reports. If you want a […]

Address to Council: 2007 Draft Budget

Address to Council: 2007 Draft Budget

Mr. Chairman, members of Committee, Madam Mayor. I will be brief in my remarks regarding the proposed 2007 budget: The electoral numbers i.e. persons of voting age decreased from 2003 to 2006 implying that the Township is serving fewer people than in the past. Despite this, there is before you a proposal to increase Township adminstration salaries 22% over the 2006 actual!!!  […]

Margaret Black Embarrasses King

Margaret Black Embarrasses King

With respect to last week’s King Sentinel editorial headliner, “Ottawa’s loss will be Kings gain”…help me out here…how is this King’s gain? Last August Black decided to leave King and run for federal politics but not in King’s riding…she left King for Newmarket-Aurora. And boy, did she leave King! During the time that King Council […]

User Fee Inequity

User Fee Inequity

I was shocked that arena ice rates are different in Schomberg than in King City and Nobleton: At the February 8th Council meeting, User Rates and Fees for 2010 were discussed for our Township facilities. I could not believe what was proposed and spoke out against what I believe is an inequity within our Township. […]

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