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Council votes to purchase iconic statue for new municipal centre

November 28, 2018   ·   0 Comments

The work of a King metal artist will welcome visitors to the new municipal centre. Councillors voted to withdraw $40,000 from the pool of funds from the annual mayor’s golf tournament to purchase “Steel Gorgeous,” a life-size iron horse sculpture created by Kendall McCulloch.

Praise abounds for retiring councillor Linda Pabst

The first meeting in King’s brand new council chambers was bitter sweet. Councillor Linda Pabst, who spent the last quarter-century serving constituents in King, patriciated in her last council meeting. She helped dedicate the new building and colleagues shared kind words on her career, as she’s poised to retire. Mayor Steve Pellegrini noted Pabst ,has served the community as a councillor for 24 years.

Food Bank’s newest board member leads by example

The board of King Township Food Bank is pleased to announce that Meline Beach has assumed the position of secretary. A marketing communications and public relations professional, she is ideally suited to meeting the present needs of the Food Bank. In addition, she likes to lead by example, and walks the walk. Beach really enjoys the “fun” in fundraising, having coordinated the last two Sip & Savour galas, the Food Bank’s major annual fundraiser.

King okays ground lease for recreation complex

King Township has officially become a tenant on 25 acres of land at Seneca College, King Campus. The parcel will be home to the new multi-purpose recreation facility. Council approved the ground lease for the project, situated on lands at the northwest corner of Dufferin Street and the 15th Sideroad.

Little Abby Eveson leaves a legacy of perseverance

King’s smallest heroine, little Abby Eveson, leaves a legacy of perseverance. Abby passed away suddenly Oct. 24 and her death has the community reeling.

Cescolini, Schneider, join incumbents on King council

Two new faces will join re-elected incumbents on King council for the coming term. Two races saw the winners emerge with slim, 56-vote margins. In a surprising upset in Ward 1, newcomer Jordan Alexander Cescolini edged out veteran Cleve Mortelliti by 56 votes, in a 589-533 victory. Kelly Colasanti finished third with 151 votes. Cescolini garnered 46.27% of the vote.

Council opposes marijuana retail outlets, opts out of plan

While the rest of the country is saying “yes” to marijuana, King council is saying “no” to future retail outlets in the municipality. Council approved a resolution Monday night, telling the Province that King “strongly opposes” private retail sale of cannabis in King, and that the municipality is opting out of permitting retail sale in the township.

Plenty of parking in King’s villages, consultants say

Despite what motorists may think, there seems to be abundant parking available in all of King’s villages. Some low-cost methods to promote the fact may be all the Township needs to encourage drivers to find parking.

Special volunteers given fond farewell

“Get involved in your community as much as possible. It’s so rewarding.” No truer words have been spoken. And they come from Sue and Peter Iaboni, long-time King volunteers. The couple moved away from their cherished community, settling in closer to family in the Toronto area. Local residents, volunteers, dignitaries and members of Arts Society King (ASK) bid the couple a fond farewell last Wednesday at an event held at Seneca College.

New municipal centre is for the people

King’s new municipal centre will serve residents for generations to come. As crews put the finishing touches on the new facility, it’s evident this will be a centrepiece of governance and community service.

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