Changes Coming To Milton’s Election Sign Bylaw?

Here is a link to a story by Rachael Williams from the Milton Canadian Champion about the ever present sign mess that has happened over the last few election campaigns. http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/5951106-signs-of-election-time-in-milton/ Election signs have been a part of democracy for as long as I can remember. As a child I remembered my father waiting to…

Derry Road Closure Aug 21-22nd

Please note that there will be a temporary road closure of Derry Road at the CN Rail lines beginning Friday August 21 at 5am to Saturday August 22nd at 5am The following is a detour route for this short period of time. This looks to be the last road closure before the completion of this…

Main St Closure – Ward 8

Scheduled Road Closure Advisory Main Street -Between Scott Boulevard and Bronte Street Scheduled road closure in effect from: 7:00am Monday, August 24 to 5:00pm Monday, November 30,2015 In order to accommodate the reconstruction of Main Street, the section between Scott Blvd. to Bronte Street will be closed to vehicular traffic during the time noted above.…

Milton Taxes – Value For Dollars Spent?

Local and Regional Councillor Mike Cluett pointed to a number of other challenges with keeping taxes low, the biggest of which is a lack of money coming from the province.

“They (province) are the ones controlling the speed and volume of how much we are growing, yet are doing very little to help fund the growth,” adding the Halton Region is underfunded by close to $4 million.

And a sizable chunk of Milton’s growth is residential, which doesn’t generate a great deal of taxes. In 1999, the taxable assessment split was 68 per cent residential and 31 per cent non-residential. This year, it’s 77 per cent to 23 per cent, respectively.

“That is the primary financial reason that non-residential growth is so important to communities…this change has decreased the level of financial support provided by the non-residential sector and put additional stress on the Town’s financial resources to fund services and programs,” said Leeds.

Additional pressures are also felt by residents who moved to Milton from larger communities like Mississauga and Brampton, said Cluett, adding they are used to a high level of service because those communities had a larger tax base. Milton is still small in comparison.

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…

Next Step In Regional Representation Review

During the last election campaign I spoke to many residents in Milton about the importance of “Fairness For Milton.” You can read those ideas here. Recently the Region passed a notice of motion to ask Halton municipalities (Milton, Oakville, Burlington & Halton Hills) to provide a report on their support for changes to the make…

Good News Bad News Day for Milton

If you’ve been following the news recently, yesterday was a bit of a roller coaster for Milton. Earlier in the day we found out that CN, despite its assertions to the contrary, must apply to the Canadian Transport Agency (CTA) for approval of their proposed intermodal in Milton. What does this mean? It means that…

Rural Speed Review & Open House June 16th

As many know, the Town of Milton has been taking some time to review speed limits in the rural areas of town. There will be a report coming to Milton Town Council soon but we have arranged a couple of opportunities for residents in the rural area to get information on possible changes and provide…

Deadline Approaching to Comment On CN Proposal

Just a quick reminder for residents that you have until April 27th to submit your comments on the CN Intermodal proposal. For all the information you will need, please go to www.halton.ca/cn and read the FAQ’s.  There are links to where you need to go to submit comments and have any questions answered. As always you…

Traffic Lights Coming – James Snow Parkway and Trudeau

  Lights are beginning to be installed at James Snow Parkway and Trudeau today. This has been a high collision area recently & Councillors Colin Best, Rob Duvall and I have been working at getting this done as quickly as possible.  There have been delays due to the frost still in the ground but they…