End of Daylight Savings Time This Weekend

The Town of Milton and the Milton Fire Department would like to remind you of some important information regarding the end of daylight savings time this weekend. NEWS RELEASE October 28, 2015 End of Daylight Savings Time prompts reminder to test smoke alarms and change batteries This year, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November…

Road Closure Notice – Regional Road 25

From Halton Region: Please be advised that Halton Region will be closing Regional Road 25 between Lower Base Line and Britannia Road on Friday October 23rd at 7pm until Monday October 26th at 5am. This closure is required to install structural culvert crossing and a deep sanitary sewer as a part of the reconstruction project…

Changes Coming To Milton’s Election Sign Bylaw?

Here is a link to a story by Rachael Williams from the Milton Canadian Champion about the ever present sign mess that has happened over the last few election campaigns. http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/5951106-signs-of-election-time-in-milton/ Election signs have been a part of democracy for as long as I can remember. As a child I remembered my father waiting to…

Derry Road Closure Aug 21-22nd

Please note that there will be a temporary road closure of Derry Road at the CN Rail lines beginning Friday August 21 at 5am to Saturday August 22nd at 5am The following is a detour route for this short period of time. This looks to be the last road closure before the completion of this…

Main St Closure – Ward 8

Scheduled Road Closure Advisory Main Street -Between Scott Boulevard and Bronte Street Scheduled road closure in effect from: 7:00am Monday, August 24 to 5:00pm Monday, November 30,2015 In order to accommodate the reconstruction of Main Street, the section between Scott Blvd. to Bronte Street will be closed to vehicular traffic during the time noted above.…

Milton Taxes – Value For Dollars Spent?

Local and Regional Councillor Mike Cluett pointed to a number of other challenges with keeping taxes low, the biggest of which is a lack of money coming from the province.

“They (province) are the ones controlling the speed and volume of how much we are growing, yet are doing very little to help fund the growth,” adding the Halton Region is underfunded by close to $4 million.

And a sizable chunk of Milton’s growth is residential, which doesn’t generate a great deal of taxes. In 1999, the taxable assessment split was 68 per cent residential and 31 per cent non-residential. This year, it’s 77 per cent to 23 per cent, respectively.

“That is the primary financial reason that non-residential growth is so important to communities…this change has decreased the level of financial support provided by the non-residential sector and put additional stress on the Town’s financial resources to fund services and programs,” said Leeds.

Additional pressures are also felt by residents who moved to Milton from larger communities like Mississauga and Brampton, said Cluett, adding they are used to a high level of service because those communities had a larger tax base. Milton is still small in comparison.

CN Presentation to Halton Region Council May 27th 2015

The following is a clip from todays Halton Region council meeting where CN makes a presentation outlining its newly named “Milton Logistics Hub Project” aka Milton Intermodal. More details and comments to come.  I had posted a link to the Halton website earlier on Twitter and some have commented their browsers werent able to view…

Next Step In Regional Representation Review

During the last election campaign I spoke to many residents in Milton about the importance of “Fairness For Milton.” You can read those ideas here. Recently the Region passed a notice of motion to ask Halton municipalities (Milton, Oakville, Burlington & Halton Hills) to provide a report on their support for changes to the make…

Good News Bad News Day for Milton

If you’ve been following the news recently, yesterday was a bit of a roller coaster for Milton. Earlier in the day we found out that CN, despite its assertions to the contrary, must apply to the Canadian Transport Agency (CTA) for approval of their proposed intermodal in Milton. What does this mean? It means that…