King pushes for lights at Greenside and King Road

May 31, 2017   ·   0 Comments

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.

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 ...

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.

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