Zero tax hike in amended budget

June 14, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Taxpayers in King Township have nothing to complain about – literally. For the first time in recent history, King Township approved its amended 2017 budget with a zero tax increase for its residents. Even better, the Township has put an extra $2 million aside in its reserves, bringing them to a record high $20 million and counting.

King Fire, Lions go above and beyond with Guide Light program

A close-knit community looks after its own. That sentiment is behind a new pilot project initiated by King Fire and Emergency Services. The Guide Light program aims to ensure that every senior, living independently in their own home, is taken care of.

Retooled OPA for MOVE adopted by council

A local developer had King Township staff and politicians jumping through hoops regarding an Official Plan amendment that affects its new municipal site. The Township’s zoning bylaw amendment (2016-18) was recently appealed by the Milani Group to the Ontario Municipal Board.

Township prepares for Laskay Hall relocation

It’s been an emotional journey, but King Township is preparing to relocate the historic Laskay Hall. Councillors approved staff recommendations for the move, which include declaring the current site as surplus land and preparing it for sale.

Global Odyssey will be a technological marvel

The crunch is on with only one month remaining before the historic 150 Global Odyssey lifts off. This adventure will set new records in many respects, not the least of which involve technological navigation and communications systems.

King pushes for lights at Greenside and King Road

King councillors voted to install traffic lights at a Nobleton intersection, despite a lack of support from York Region. Council voted to approve the signals at Greenside Drive and King Road and the Township has offered to up the tab. York Region must give their permission before the project can proceed. York, on several occasions, indicated this particular intersection doesn’t meet the minimum warrants set up by Regional staff.

Storm hits Holland Marsh

Reports of a possible downburst hit the Holland Marsh last Thursday, in a sudden summer-like storm. According to Councillor Avia Eek, there was plenty of damage on the King side of the Holland Marsh! A storage facility was blown apart with debris strewn for at least 1/2 mile up Strawberry Lane.

Opposition to plan for stacked townhouses in King City

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.

Historic Global Odyssey gaining momentum

The historic, made-in-King travel story is taking flight in terms of support and big plans for the pilots of this ground-breaking adventure. Kingscross resident Steven Dengler and his father Bob have created the C150 GlobalOdyssey (C150GO). It will be the world’s first Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight, and the first-ever father-son global circumnavigation by aircraft.

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.

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