King enjoys surplus, directs funds to infrastructure reserves

July 4, 2018   ·   0 Comments

King’s infrastructure reserves got a shot in the arm, thanks to a substantial surplus from 2017. Councillors were pleased when the 2017 draft consolidated financial statements were presented, showing a $2.1 million surplus last year.

Environmental concerns over Schomberg subdivision plan

A new subdivision proposal in downtown Schomberg may drastically alter the floodplain. And that has residents, and the conservation authority, concerned. King council hosted a public meeting on a proposal for 51 residential lots on Roselena Drive, known as Forestbrook Hills Phase 2.

Residents vocal in opposition to drive-through plan

Residents in King City made it clear that a proposed Starbucks drive-through is not welcome in their neighbourhood. Increased traffic, congestion and safety were all cited as major reasons this drive-through would have a negative impact on the neighbourhood.

Former councillor Rupke passes away

The King community lost one of its long-time residents and former councillor. On Saturday, May 5, Jack Rupke unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his Holland ...

Candidates quick off the mark for municipal election

Several residents wasted no time in filing their papers for this fall’s municipal election. On the first day (May 1), four people registered. First out of the gate were Mayor Steve Pellegrini and Ward 6 Councillor Avia Eek.

King’s political leaders provide bang for your buck

The salaries of civil servants and politicians often come under fire. But in King Township, residents are getting pretty good value for their tax dollars.

King’s promotion is paying dividends

More people from far and wide are “experiencing King.” The Township’s website, marketing and Experience King branding are paying off and boosting local tourism.

Amendment bid raises questions about land’s future

The possibility of some excess Magna lands being used for warehouses has created quite a stir among King residents. Magna International has applied for a zoning bylaw amendment to permit warehousing on a large swath of land it owns at the corner of King Road and Jane Street. Recently, Magna deemed the majority of these lands as surplus, save a portion in the northwest corner, reserved for its future headquarters. Magna has plans to sell off these surplus lands.

Community mourns loss of long-time editor and journalist Bill Rea

The Caledon community was shocked to learn about the sudden passing of veteran journalist, editor and resident Bill Rea. Rea, 60, passed away early Sunday morning at his home in Caledon, of an apparent heart attack.

‘Sunshine list’ grows to include 18 King Township staffers

King Township paid 18 of its staffers more than $100,000 each in 2017. That’s five more employees than the total in 2016. The top wage-earners pulled in a total of roughly $3.14 million. The salaries and taxable benefits of employees in the Ontario Public Service and the broader public sector who were paid $100,000 or more in 2017 were released last week.

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