MOCKTAIL Competition May 12th at Milton Mall

A number of my councillor collegues have entered into a MOCKTAIL Competition on Saturday May 12th, 2012 at the Milton Mall. Yours truly along with Mayor Gord Krantz, Councillors Zeeshan Hamid, Rick Di Lorenzo, Greg Nelson, Colin Best and Cindy Lunau will be providing our best mocktails for your sampling pleasure and you end up voting for…

Celebrating Stories Oct 23 2011

Ward 3 Councillor Cindy Lunau wanted to make sure she passed this information on to as many people in Milton.  Please join us at the Milton Centre for the Arts on Sunday Oct 23rd from 12-4pm  for a Celebrating Stories event. Celebrating Stories A Family Festival (formerly known as Milton’s Book Festival for Children) is a…

Council Meeting May 30 2011

The next meeting of Milton Town Coucil is on Monday May 30th starting at 7pm at Milton Town Hall. The governing body of the Town of Milton is Town Council, consisting of the Mayor and 10 Councillors who represent Milton’s eight wards.  Milton residents elect members of Council for a four-year term of office.  You can…

Will The Race Go On?

Here is an article from Christina Commisso from the Milton Canadian Champion about last Monday nights Community Services Standing Committee Meeting. Farmer fears race will hurt business Plans for Milton to host the premier race during June’s Canadian Road Cycling Championships are in jeopardy, following opposition from a local strawberry farm.Saturday, June 25 is the…

To Race or Not To Race

That was the question last night at the Community Services Standing Committee meeting. This item was the “barn burner” issue of the night as the committee discussed the upcoming Canadian Cycling Road Championship on June 25th, 2011.  The staff report along with the map of the route can be found here.  Area residents, including the…

Trees For Watershed Health – Conservation Halton

At our last council meeting on Monday there was a report from the Halton Regional Police Service and they updated town council on their endeavours to keep the residents in the town informed of programs and initiatives.  I was very happy to hear this and I have been impressed by their communication plans and urged…

Even More Feedback on Milton Budget & Tax Levy

Continuing with some of the feedback I posted earlier last week, here is another letter to the editor of the Milton Canadian Champion in todays paper. A re-do needed on Town budget Dear Editor: Milton council appears to be out of touch with the reality of today’s economy. The country is in a recession, thousands of…

Committee Meetings

Tonight is the first of our “non-council” meetings throughout the year.  As I’ve mentioned here before, Milton Town Council is divided up into two standing committees (Community Services Standing Committee & Administration and Planning Standing Committee)  Half of council is on one and the other half is on the second with the Mayor sitting on…

Feedback About 1% Tax Levy

From The Milton Canadian Champion – Letters to the Editor Hospital levy should be rescinded; taxpayers engaged in discussion Dear Editor:I read with interest the article in the January 20 Champion entitled ‘Hospital levy increases tax hike by 1%.’ Reporter Christina Commisso wrote that in a 6-5 vote Milton council approved a 3.58 per cent…

Milton Town Budget Barely Passes

From Christina Commisso, Milton Canadian Champion Town budget barely passes Council divided in approving Milton budget that will see municipal taxes rise by 4.58% The 11 members of council spent little time discussing the increase during Monday’s marathon meeting, which saw only six of 11 councillors vote in favour of the controversial budget. Much of…