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Drive-through proposal supported with adjustments; public totally opposed

April 10, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Despite vocal public opposition, and even some dissent from councillors, King council voted 4-3 to allow changes to a King City parcel that will permit a Starbucks with a drive-through component. After hearing from a crowd of opponents, Mayor Steve Pellegrini asked for some changes to staff recommendations regarding the physical layout of the plan, before supporting it.

King receives $725K from Province

King has received a much-appreciated injection of funding, thanks to a commitment from the Province. King-Vaughan MPP Stephen Lecce, and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visited the King Township offices Monday afternoon, to make the announcement.

Townhouse development on Keele deemed too dense

A proposed townhouse development on Keele will be going back to the drawing board, after recommendations from King staff and councillors. The public had an opportunity to see the initial application by King Keele Developments (Stateview Homes) at a public meeting March 18. Local opposition centred around the density of the development, as well as traffic impacts.

King’s 2019 budget carries 2.3% tax hike

Cognizant of every tax dollar, King’s treasurer presented the 2019 operating budgets with minimal impacts to taxpayers. After being told by councillors to trim some staff expenses, Allan Evelyn presented the 2019 budgets Monday in a marathon council session.

Art sale at Olde Mill aids humanitarian mission

The artists at the Olde Mill Art Gallery & Shoppe in Schomberg welcomed a new addition. Original works by local artists are for sale, with proceeds ...

Council allows demolition of home in Kettleby

In a tug-of-war between heritage value and individual property owners’ rights, the taxpayer won out. King councillors decided to allow the demolition of a Kettleby home, making way for a fitting replacement – an addition to this historic gem of a hamlet.

Davidson becomes newest MP for York-Simcoe

Residents in York-Simcoe have a new MP. Conservative Scot Davidson becomes the riding’s newest MP, after winning Monday night’s byelection. Filling the void left behind by retiring MP Peter Van Loan, Davidson keeps the riding true blue.

Tribunal grants Brock’s expansion

Despite opposition by local residents and King council, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly OMB) granted the appeal by Brock Aggregates for expansion on their property in the hamlet of Snowball. King council rejected Brock’s application for an OP and zoning bylaw amendment to permit a 25,631-quare foot building for storage, back in 2016. In the decision brought down Feb. 4, the Tribunal finds “the proposal will be compatible with other land uses in the rural settlement area of Snowball and will safeguard the Oak Ridges Moraine in a manner that conforms to the ORMCP and other relevant plans.”

Councillors’ salaries rise to offset tax-free changes

Following on the mandate implemented by the federal government, King’s municipal politicians will no longer receive one-third of their salaries tax-free. Councillors adopted a staff report to retroactively adjust the salaries accordingly to offset the income loss.

Schomberg revitalization given green light by council

Schomberg’s revitalization has received the full backing of King council. Councillors voted to approve, in principle, the strategy to implement the improvements as part of the village’s face lift.

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