Tribunal grants Brock’s expansion

February 20, 2019   ·   0 Comments

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.

Opponents elated after Province vows to remove Section 10 of Bill 66

he provincial government, responding to the massive public outcry over provisions in Bill 66, has decided to remove a section of the bill when MPPs get back to work in February. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clarke made the announcement last Wednesday, noting they will not go ahead with Section 10 of Bill 66, which would have impacted environmentally sensitive lands and public hearings on “open for business bylaws.” 

Township also concerned with impacts of Bill 66

King Township has joined the throng of concerned citizens, voicing trepidation over Bill 66. Critics charge that the legislation, while intended to streamline the planning process, actually circumvents that very process.

Province launches environmental plan at Cold Creek

Ontario’s new environmental plan will meet global reduction targets without “picking the pockets of taxpayers.” King’s rural topography drew officials from Queen’s Park last week, to officially launch the new Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.

Council votes to purchase iconic statue for new municipal centre

The work of a King metal artist will welcome visitors to the new municipal centre. Councillors voted to withdraw $40,000 from the pool of funds from the annual mayor’s golf tournament to purchase “Steel Gorgeous,” a life-size iron horse sculpture created by Kendall McCulloch.

Food Bank’s newest board member leads by example

The board of King Township Food Bank is pleased to announce that Meline Beach has assumed the position of secretary. A marketing communications and public relations professional, she is ideally suited to meeting the present needs of the Food Bank. In addition, she likes to lead by example, and walks the walk. Beach really enjoys the “fun” in fundraising, having coordinated the last two Sip & Savour galas, the Food Bank’s major annual fundraiser.

King okays ground lease for recreation complex

King Township has officially become a tenant on 25 acres of land at Seneca College, King Campus. The parcel will be home to the new multi-purpose recreation facility. Council approved the ground lease for the project, situated on lands at the northwest corner of Dufferin Street and the 15th Sideroad.

Little Abby Eveson leaves a legacy of perseverance

King’s smallest heroine, little Abby Eveson, leaves a legacy of perseverance. Abby passed away suddenly Oct. 24 and her death has the community reeling.

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