Town of Milton New Years Levee

Wondering what to do on New Years Day of 2014? Why don’t you come down to Milton Town Hall for the annual Mayor’s New Year Levee.

All the fun starts at 1pm and goes until 3pm.  Lots to see and do, so I look forward to seeing you then.

From Michael Gregory at the Milton Canadian Champion

Milton town councillors are inviting residents to join them for a festive kick-off to 2014 at the annual New Year’s Day Levee.

The traditional celebration will take place Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Milton Town Hall.

“Milton council is pleased to continue this tradition,” Councillor Cindy Lunau said in a news release. “We invite Milton residents and their families to join us in celebrating the new year.”

The event will feature musical entertainment and refreshments from La Rose Bakery and Tim Hortons.

Milton residents will also have a chance to discuss Town projects, and learn about council initiatives for the upcoming year.

Levee festivities date back to the mid-17th century when the governor of New France hosted an event to update citizens of the happenings back in Europe.

The tradition continues to be celebrated by many municipalities across Canada.

Free Garbage Tags Expire Sept 7th

Just a reminder to Milton residents that the Region of Halton free bag tags expire this coming September 7th. After that you will be required to purchase them at $2.00 each.

If you have any questions about the Halton Bag Tag program, please visit this website for more details OR you can call 3-1-1.  The 3-1-1 service is a very valuable tool to use to find out about a number of town and region services, garbage pick up and also where you can report roadside dumping.

Speaking of illegal dumping, thank you to the many residents in wards 1, 6, 7 and 8 for calling and emailing me about these incidents.  In order for these statistics to be included in any future region of Halton reports, they do need to be called in on the 3-1-1 line as well as letting me know.

Before the 3 bag limit was approved by Halton Region council members (unanimously) there were a number of incidents of illegal roadside dumping of household garbage.  After the program was in place we have seen a spike in these occurences and I have been sending this information to both the Town and Halton Region staff for their actions.

What we have been seeing in the last several weeks is residents using town garbage containers to dump their household waste on the garbage pick up days.  These containers are NOT for that purpose.  When people dump their household garbage in the green containers, it attracts animals, rodents and it usually ends up being a big mess.  Add in some wind, and local residents get their areas covered in trash.

If you see any overflowing containers of garbage, please let me know by email mike@mikecluett.ca and call 3-1-1 to report the locations as well.  By working together, we can help solve this problem as we continue with the “growing pains” of a 3 bag limit.

I’ll see you at the doors

2013 Spring/Summer Community Guide Available ONLINE

From the Town of Milton website

The Community Services Guide is a comprehensive information source for recreation, leisure, sports and community programs in the Town of Milton. Each year includes a fall/winter issue as well as a spring/summer issue to help you have fun during every season.

Spring & Summer 2013 Community Services Guide

The Spring & Summer Community Services Guide is now available in a convenient page-turning format. Explore this user-friendly tool with clickable program registration codes, bookmarks for recreation program selections, the option to share through social media and much more!

Page-turning Software Helpful Hints

  • To register for a program, click the program code below the description.
  • To zoom in, click anywhere on the page or use the zoom control bar on the bottom-right side of the screen.
  • Registration Dates

    Registration for non-residents starts two days after the dates noted below.

  • March 19: General interest/arts and active living programs and summer camps
  • March 26: Swimming lessons
  • Registration Start Times:

  • 6:00 am: Internet/phone registration starts
  • 9:00 am: Walk-in registration starts at Milton Sports Centre, Leisure Centre and Seniors’ Activity Centre
  • Change in Guide Distribution

    Due to growing interest in online information access and to be more environmentally-friendly, Community Services Guides are no longer being distributed to households. Instead, guides are available as follows:

  • Town registration centres:
  • Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main St. E.
  • Milton Leisure Centre, 1100 Main St. E.
  • Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre, 500 Childs Dr.
  • Milton Sports Centre, 605 Santa Maria Blvd.
  • Town Hall, 150 Mary St.
  • Milton Public Library: Main Branch, 1010 Main St. E.
  • Milton Public Library: Beaty Branch, 945 Fourth Line
  • Accessible PDF

    The guide is also available in an accessible PDF format to assist persons who are blind or who live with low vision. The PDF features tagged images, QR codes and content that can be read using a screen reader (JAWS or Zoom Text with Speech).

    Program Registration

    Registration for Spring & Summer 2013 programs is available on the dates and times lsited above in the following ways:

  • In person at one of the registration centres listed above
  • Online: Milton Online Registrations
  • By automated phone: 905-875-5400 or 1-800-418-5494, ext. 2430
  • By fax: 905-864-2222
  • By mail: Town of Milton, Community Services
    150 Mary St.
    Milton, ON
    L9T 6Z5
  • Account PIN and Barcode

    First time registering? Set up your account – in advance! Get your account PIN and barcode numbers for family members for online/telephone registration as follows:

  • Visit the Milton Online Registrations page, select “My Account” and choose “Create New Account.” It will take up to two business days to process your request.

    OR

  • Visit a registration centre (listed above). Your account will be activated immediately.
  • Online Program Information

    Recreation program information is also available online for browsing and registration.

    Happy New Year Milton

    Thank you to everyone who came out to the annual New Year Bell Ringing at Milton Town Hall last night.  Over 100 people braved the chill in the air to join Mayor Krantz, myself along with some other councillors to help ring in the new year.

    This tradition goes back to 1967 when Jim Dills started it.  Every year there is an honourary bell ringer to start us off.  This year was a young girl named Cara Slade who throughout the year had been job shadowing Mayor Krantz to learn about how local government worked and politics in general.  Look out Gord…shes gunning for your job!

    Joining us this year as usual was the world’s most famous hockey dad Walter Gretzky who helped the kids and other adults cheer and ring in 2013.

    It was a great night…to be followed by the Mayor and Councillors New Year’s Levee on January 1st.  I’ll post more about that later this week.

    Happy New Year Milton!!! Have a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous 2013!

    Admin & Planning Standing Committee March 19 2012

    This coming Monday night March 19, 2012 will be the Administration & Planning Standing Committee meeting at Town Hall starting at 7pm.

    This Committee consists of five Councillors and the Mayor. Committee members review all reports, formulate policy and make recommendations to Council on matters over which Council has authority under the Municipal Act, the Planning Act and other legislation. Recommendations are made in the areas of corporate administration, personnel, legal issues, planning and finance.

    The Administration and Planning Committee reviews the operating and capital budgets as well as various financial matters affecting the Town of Milton.

    The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

    Some of the highlites inlcude:

    • Public Meeting for zoning amendment for property owned by G. Di Fillipo (Corner of Thompson & LSL)
    • Public Meeting for zoning amendment for property owned by Mattamy Homes (Corner of LSL & #25 (Bronte Road))
    • 2011 Milton Town Councillors Expenses
    • Staff report on Overview of Drummond Report & its potential impact on Region of Halton & Town of Milton.

    As always you can watch online on Monday night at 7pm.  If you have any questions or comments for any of these reports, please email me mike@mikecluett.ca