Milton’s Budget Passes & Levy With A Twist

Just an FYI… according to reports today CPI rose to 2.4% in December.  Rate of increase in town portion of budget spending was 3.58% (add in 1.0% levy) for 4.58%.  http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2011/01/25/inflation-canada.html Last night council continued its marathon discussions on the budget and other items almost until the wee hours of the morning.  Since taking office we…

Hospital Levy Increases Tax Hike By 1%

From the Milton Canadian Champion Christina Commisso, Milton Canadian Champion Town staff presented the budget committee a 2011 budget with a 4.86 per cent hike and included options to bring that percentage down to 1.66 per cent. The committee approved a 2011 budget with a 4.58 per cent tax increase. A passionate debate extended into…

New Years Levee a Huge Success!

In what was described by Regional Councillor Colin Best as the highest attended levee, hundreds of people flowed into Milton’s Town Hall to be entertained by some amazing performances and served coffee, tea, and cupcakes by Milton’s Town Councillors. You remember back in October, councillors were elected to serve the people of Milton…many didn’t think…

URGENT NOTICE FOR PEOPLE IN CLARK / BENNETT AREA

158PM UPDATE As at 1300 hours, Union Gas advises that approximately 400 homes have service restored. They hope to have the remainder completed this afternoon.       815AM UPDATE Just received a call from Hawthorne Village PS and school classes are on for today despite the fire damage and Union Gas workers across the…

Well That Was Interesting

Last nights council meeting had it all.  Expectations were running high by some members of council that it could either be a very short meeting or a very long meeting. I had reported before that council salaries would be discussed at this meeting but apparently it went through on consent items and didn’t even make…

It’s an election year!

That was the comment I heard most last night at the special council meeting at Town Hall. The meeting started early yesterday and I missed the first portion of the towns report on the potential changes to the official plan.  That in itself is a large post and I will endeavour to get that up…