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2015 Bell Ringing at Milton Town Hall

It was a little chilly to say the least.  Canada’s Most Famous Hockey Dad Walter Gretzky along with Mayor Krantz and close to 50 others rang in the new year at Victoria Square in front of Milton Town Hall this past new years eve.

Happy New Year Milton!!


Looking for something to do New Years 2015 in Milton

Plans for New Years Eve in Milton?  If you don’t, why not head down to Milton Town Hall and ring in the new year….literally!

Here is some of the action from 2011.  You, your friends and family can come down and help ring the big bell to launch into 2015.  All the fun starts at 11:30pm on New Years Eve.  We hope to see you there!

As well, dont forget to come to Milton Town Hall on January 1st 2015 beginning at 1pm to share in fellowship and meet Mayor Krantz and my fellow members of Milton Town Council for the annual New Years Levee.

This is a day where Milton Town Councillors literally serve the residents…tea, coffee, cookies and good cheer.

So whether its New Years Eve and bell ringing or having some holiday cheer with your council members, we hope to see you there.

All the best for the holiday season and a happy, healthy & prosperous 2015!

Some Observations As Term of Council Ends

cropped-cropped-IMG_0000008712.pngLast night we had our last Administration and Planning Committee meeting for this term of Milton Town Council. 

It’s been a pleasure to serve on that committee for the last four years along with the chair Colin Best. 

It did strike me as odd that with the election just over 30 days away that there were very few candidates for Milton Town Council in attendance. Over the last few months, the public gallery has had a number of candidates for positions attend on a regular basis.  It brings me back to the last election campaign for me, when from early January to the last meeting I attended each one.  

The best piece of advice I received when I first thought of running for public office was to attend the meetings and see how the process works.  It will give you a better understanding about the job, what it entails and the demands it will have on your time.  After I started attending regularly back in 2010, many other candidates showed up as well.  The ratio of those who won vs who didn’t is actually pretty good.

It’s because they were able to speak to voters with the understanding of what a local councillor does and that goes a long way.  They were able to make promises to voters as to what they could or could not do.  Knowing about the job is important for everyone who puts their name on a ballot.

Over this last year there have been a few candidates who attended regularly which is good.  Some however have not.

Out of the candidates who are vying for the position of Local and Regional councillor for wards 1,6,7 & 8, aside from one who attended less than a handful of meetings, no one has shown up.  Even the former councillor who was ousted from office back in December (see the link here and here)  and who made promises to attend meetings has not once shown his face at a meeting.

Some will claim “I watched the meetings online”  If you want the job, you make the effort to attend and take part in the conversation.  There should be no excuse at all for not wanting to be prepared for the job you’re spending money on trying to get.

None of the candidates for the position I’m running for have spoken on ANY issues they claim is important to them.  When it comes to town input sessions on budgets, community services, infrastructure or parks that both myself and the town have hosted…Nothing.

For over the last year I have attended the Regional Council meetings to prepare myself and be ready to start working day one. None of my opponents have.

Their lack of attendance should speak volumes to voters this coming election. Where have you been all this time?

The choice is clear for voters in wards 1,6,7,8. Mike Cluett is ready to start working Day one.

I’ll see you at the doors.

Advance Poll Dates for 2014 Milton Election

According to the website the following dates and locations have been announced for advance polling in the 2014 Milton municipal elections.

Advance voting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the exception of Sunday, October 19th, when the voting closes at 5:00 p.m.

Continuous Advance Vote – 5 Days

Monday, October 13 thru Friday, October 17, 2014

Hugh Foster Hall

141 King Street

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Advance Vote – 1  Day

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nassagaweya Tennis Centre & Community Hall (Campbellville)

9267 Guelph Line, Campbellville

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Shop & Vote – 2 Days

Saturday, October 18 & Sunday October 19, 2014

Milton Mall

55 Ontario Street South, Milton

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Saturday)

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Election Day – 1 Day

Monday, October 27, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ward One

101       Bishop P. F. Reding Secondary School – 1120 Main Street East

102       Beaty Branch Library – 945 Forth Line

103       Hawthorne Village Public School – 850 Bennett Boulevard

Ward Six

601       Guardian Angels Elementary School – 650 Bennett Boulevard

602       Hawthorne Village Public School – 850 Bennett Boulevard

603       Craig Kielburger High School – 1151 Ferguson Drive

Ward Seven

701       Jean Vanier Secondary School – 1145 Bronte Street South

702       Milton Sports Centre – 605 Santa Maria Boulevard

703       Tiger Jeet Singh Public School – 640 Yates Drive

704       Our Lady of Fatima – 709 Bolingbrook Drive

705       Milton District Hospital – 7030 Derry Road

706       Birkdale Place – 611 Farmstead Drive

Ward Eight

801       Escarpment View Public School – 351 Scott Boulevard

802       Escarpment View Public School – 351 Scott Boulevard

803       Lumen Christi Elementary School – 841 Savoline Boulevard

804       P.L. Robertson Public School – 840 Scott Boulevard

Please keep these dates in mind.  Voting in advance polls are a lot quicker than on election day (which isnt as bad as many assume it is) so to make sure your voice is heard and your choice for candidate is selected, get out and vote!

I’ll see you at the doors.