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Development should reflect character of Hambly House

December 6, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Continuing the heritage look in Nobleton is important to residents. Preserving and enhancing the iconic Hambly House, and carrying the theme through to new developments, are paramount. Residents voiced their opinions recently, on preliminary plans for a residential development adjacent to the historic house.

Consultants bringing all documents together in revamped OP

King Township’s new Official Plan with bring all local documents to bear in planning for the future. Everything will be brought together under “One King.” It’s full steam ahead for King’s new Official Plan and councillors and members of the public were given a glimpse into the first draft last week at a special working session.

Residents face 11.5% water increase in 2018

King residents will have to pay an extra $12 per month for their water services beginning in 2018. King council passed the rate increases recently, which will see the average consumer paying roughly $139 more per year for their water and wastewater services.

Cold Creek plan sets the stage for the future

Guiding the future one of King’s natural resources just got better. Councillors adopted the Cold Creek Conservation Area Strategic Plan, which guides the use of the park into the future.

Community voices opposition to Schomberg townhouse project

Hot on the heels of a vocal public meeting, word has come of a pending Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal into a Schomberg townhouse development. Residents packed the King council chambers recently to register their opposition to a proposal by King Ridge Developments to build 32 townhouses and remove a century home on Main Street in Schomberg.

Mayor wants new cell tower to look like a tree

King’s mayor is adamant that a proposed cell tower reflects the municipality’s green philosophy. Mayor Steve Pellegrini led the charge recently, adding that a project’s approval be conditional on the structure resembling a tree. The location and visibility of the planned tower would make it stick out like a sore thumb, so Pellegrini wanted this one to be camouflaged.

King Fire continues to be an innovative leader

As the final touches are being put on King’s Fire Master Plan, the municipality is poised to become the first in Canada to receive international excellence. With the master plan in place and the implementation of the joint Collaboration and Innovation Report, King Fire and Emergency Services hopes to attain accreditation with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).

Minimum wage bill has far-reaching impacts

The provincial Bill 148 not only sets a new minimum wage standard, but its impacts will hit taxpayers where it hurts. Provisions of the bill extend to include wage parity and even impact volunteer firefighters. All of this could add a significant financial burden to municipalities like King Township.

Marylake in spotlight of new book

The iconic Marylake Shrine served as the ideal backdrop for a historic event recently. “The Road to Marylake,” by author Kelly Mathews, was officially launched at an event attended by many supporters and dignitaries.

Zoning change for townhouses causes rift among councillors

Two of King’s councillors are adamant about protecting the natural wetland in Schomberg – at all costs. Despite their attempts to impress environmental concerns upon their colleagues, council voted to approve changes that will allow a very small-scale development at the Brownsville Junction Plaza. Plans are to build four townhomes on a parcel behind (east) the plaza, fronting onto Cooper Drive.

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