Getting Ready For AMO

This years AMO conference is coming up after this weekend. I've mentioned before it's a chance for councillors from over 400 plus municipalities to meet and discuss issues, attend workshops and potentially meet with Ontario government ministers to being up specific issues affecting their town or city. Normally at this time we get a list…

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…

Regional Chair Gary Carr – Advocating for Halton

From time to time the Regional Chair Gary Carr outlines a report on what the Region of Halton is doing in our area to help assist all levels of government provide the services we need and enhancing the environment for creating much needed jobs and assisting in bringing businesses to our area.  Here are some…

Region of Halton Approves 3 Bag Limit

Recently the Region of Halton made a presentation to the Planning & Public Works committee outlining possible changes to the bag limit for Halton residents.  Currently the limit is 6 bags per pick up (biweekly) along with weekly Blue Box and Green Cart pick ups.  According to the staff report roughly 85% of Halton residents…

Halton Region Community Investment Fund

In the next of his series of videos, Regional Chair Gary Carr highlights the value of just some of the organizations that benefit from the Halton Region Community Investment Fund. The Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) supports non-profit community health and social service programs aligned with strategic directions in The Citizens’ Priorities – Halton…

Region of Halton Is Prepared. Are YOU?

The following is a video from Halton Region Chair Gary Carr with some information on how to be prepared in case of an emergency.  Its a great video that includes video highlites of our recent session at the Region where we did a mock emergency test with your elected officials in charge.  THANKFULLY we’re not.

Milton Hospital Expansion Approved!

Its been a busy day for a number of reasons. I was at the announcement today along with several of our town councillors, MPP Ted Chudleigh, Liberal candidates Indiria Naidoo Harris, Friends of Milton Hospital, doctors and nurses, and staff and volunteers. Quite emotional. I had to leave because we had a medical emergency with…

What would you ask them?

Next week will be my first AMO (Associations of Municipalities of Ontario)Conference.  Its going to be held in London this year and goes from Sunday August 21st to Wednesday the 24th. The conference is designed for municipal leaders from all over the province to meet and discuss issues and share knowledge and resources to help come up with…

Halton Region to Vote on 1.3 % Tax Increase Today

From Kim Arnott at the Oakville Beaver  Halton Region to vote on 1.3 per cent tax increase While Halton’s police officers will receive a 3.1 per cent salary increase this year, the remainder of the region’s staff could see their pay increases limited to 2.25 per cent.The region’s budget committee set the upward limit on…