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Cost of Township Wide Rec Centre grows to $86 million

July 6, 2022   ·   0 Comments

The cost of the new Township Wide Recreation Centre has grown by $10 million. King councillors approved the project’s budget increase to $86 million. The additional $10.1 million will be funded buy developer charges and a temporary funding strategy from the Township reserves. The contract, for $73.2 million, was awarded to JR Certus Construction.

Lecce, Mulroney retain portfolios

The two MPPs serving King will retain their minister portfolios. Stephen Lecce,MPP for King-Vaughan, keeps his post as Education Minister, while York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney remains as Minister of Transportation and Minister of Francophone Affairs.

King updates its tree management plan

One-third of King Township enjoys a healthy tree cover. Protecting those trees – an asset potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars – is vitally important. King staff presented a draft Tree Management Plan to councillors recently. While the plan was praised and seen as forward-looking, some residents don’t believe it goes far enough. In fact, some wanted council to reopen the discussion on a private tree bylaw, an effort that failed to draw support a few years ago.

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