King declares a ‘climate emergency’

July 17, 2019   ·   0 Comments

King council has echoed the battle cry and declared a “climate emergency.” Despite some reluctance from several councillors over the connotation the term “emergency” carries, King council voted 4-3 to declare an emergency. Joining more than 35 other municipalities in Ontario, King stood tall in recognizing the global situation, and vowing to do its part to strengthen its “green” moniker.

Council sets ambitious reduction targets

Urged to put their money where their mouth is, King councillors voted to make a 45% emissions reduction target as their goal through 2030. In receiving the draft Energy Management Plan, council decided to up the ante, and increase a 45% reduction target for energy and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

Employment lands key to future health of King

Protecting employments lands for the future is vital to the economic health of King. King councillors endorsed staff findings on two proposals to convert employment lands, and will forward their comments to York Region. The Region is reviewing more than 50 conversion requests, in its comprehensive review and assessment being done in conjunction with the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR).

King names local park, trail after citizens

Two King City features will bear the names of two well known residents. King council decided recently to name the trail loop in the Osmington subdivision, the Jane Underhill Trail. The hardball diamond in Memorial Park will be know as the Tom Ellison Hardball Diamond.

‘Our King’ Official Plan nears completion

King Township took a giant leap forward with the public unveiling of its new Official Plan – “Our King.” After years of work, public engagement, and a “fantastic” amount of input, King reached this milestone last week at a special public meeting, where the final draft of Our King was revealed.

Automotive facility moves ahead, car wash on hold

The operation and alterations to the Nobleton property that’s home to a car wash and auto service centre created some public concerns at King council recently. After public presentations and a lengthy discussion, council decided to allow the service centre to proceed with conditional occupancy, but they put a hold on the automated car wash. The application for 24/7 hours of the coin-operated car wash was denied.

Nobleton project will reflect community’s flavour

A new and improved project for downtown Nobleton checks all the boxes. A proposal for commercial and residential blocks, surrounding the historic Hambly House, is heralded as “exciting.” Council okayed staff recommendations for the bylaw amendment, that will give Nobleton Heritage Development Inc. the go-ahead for 33 apartments and 1,877 square metres of commercial space.

Township readies its new tree bylaw

Years in the making, a new tree bylaw is nearing its final stages. King councillors heard a staff presentation that provides details of the new, permissive bylaw that relegates trees on private property in King’s villages of Schomberg, Nobleton and King City.

Mackenzie hospital facilities will be on the cutting edge

While the pressure continues to mount to meet the health care needs of York residents, the new Mackenzie Health facility in Vaughan is on track. In less than 600 days, the new hospital will open its doors, and stand ready to serve King residents. Altaf Stationwala, president and CEO of Mackenzie Health, provided an update to King councillors recently.

Residents concerned about density, access and traffic from two new developments

Kingscross residents are united in their concerns over two proposed residential developments.

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