Opposition to plan for stacked townhouses in King City

May 17, 2017   ·   0 Comments

King City may be a suitable place for residential intensification, but there’s a limit to what politicians and the public are willing to accept. King councillors and residents made it clear that a proposed 4-storey, 48 stacked townhouse complex on Keele Street is just too much for the community.

Appeal delays municipal building MOVE

An appeal of King’s zoning for its new municipal building will delay the big MOVE somewhat. Councillors were told of the recent Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) ruling over an appeal to the Township’s zoning bylaw amendment (2016-81) by the Milani Group. The bylaw was passed by council in August of 2016, to add office uses for public and non-profit purposes as a permitted use. As well, provisions relating to parking, a garbage enclosure and protection buffers were included in the amendment.

Councillors cost taxpayers $280Gs

The decision-makers for King Township cost taxpayers a reasonable $280,000 in 2016. Township staff presented a report on council remuneration and expenses for 2016 recently. The salary, benefits, mileage and expenses total $280,394.98 for the mayor and six councillors who serve King residents.

King’s volunteers are the foundation of the community

One special night hardly seems enough to recognize the talents and contributions of King’s finest volunteers. The community gathered last week to pay tribute to some very special individuals, those who share a passion for others and serving their town. Many of the volunteers have spent a lifetime giving back and they, in turn, were honoured during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night held last Thursday at the Kingbridge Centre.

Schomberg in the spotlight on popular TV drama Designated Survivor

Schomberg was easily recognized in segments of a popular TV drama. The iconic Main Street and the interior of The Scruffy Duck were featured in an episode of the made-in-Canada political thriller Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland.

York board searching for new director of education

York Region District School Board announced they will be seeking a new director of education. “We wish to acknowledge Mr. Parappally’s 17 years of service ...

Jazz artist Saunders and friends will get your toes tapping

King’s accomplished jazz pianist Adam Saunders exudes joy when he’s tickling the ivories, bringing emotions to life. Jazz, he said, is about simplicity and easy listening. It’s about feeling the beat and jumping in with both hands. The pure acoustical sounds are like soft clay in a musicians hands – you never know what form it’s gonna take.

York board takes action in response to ministry report

Trustees with the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) responded quickly to a much-anticipated, and somewhat harsh Ministry of Education report on the YRDSB conduct. The report is the culmination of several months of interviews with board staff, trustees, parents, and students, and was initiated at the direction of Ontario’s Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter.

New zoning bylaw discussed by council, public

Consultants are putting the finishing touches on King’s new comprehensive zoning bylaw for its three major urban centres. While this long overdue document will set the stage for years to come, some apprehension, and a chicken-and-the-egg scenario regarding an appeal to Nobleton’s bylaw, raised concerns around King’s council table.

Sun shines on King Township staffers

While frugal by comparison to other municipalities, King Township had 11 staff members who made the civil servant “Sunshine List” in 2016. That’s three more than 2015.

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