Some Observations As Term of Council Ends

Last 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…

Navigating Through The Fog – Part 4 of 4

Lack of autism support frustrates families Final installment in the four-part Metroland series, Navigating Through the Fog “It doesn’t have to be the worst diagnosis in the world when your child has autism; it can be that your child has unique needs and perhaps unique abilities that other children don’t have.” – Lizanne Rowe Resources…

New Elementary School Breaks Ground in Ward 6

Board officially breaks ground on new Milton elementary school From the HDSB site Oct. 23, 2012 Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of officials and future students who gathered this afternoon to officially break ground on a new elementary school in Milton. It is currently referred to as Milton #7, located at 625 Suave St., near the intersection of Fourth Line…

Halton Region Announces 311 Service

Halton launches 311 service Halton Region is making it easier for residents to connect to programs and services. It has launched the 311 non-emergency service online, which allows residents to find, pay, register, report or request services from the Region, Halton Regional Police, or local municipalities. Residents can now either dial 311 or visit www.halton.ca/311…

Champion Editorial Comments on 3 Bag Limit

Unloading baggage We fully support Halton Region’s plan to reduce the bi-weekly number of garbage bags residents will be able to place curbside before a user-pay system kicks in. Next spring (April 1, 2013), residents will be provided with complimentary bag tags to affix to any garbage bags beyond their three-bag limit (currently residents enjoy…

Blue Bins With Lids? Could be coming soon.

Coming up at tomorrow’s Region of Halton Planning & Public Works meeting will be a report on the Blue Box Litter Containment Study.  As some might remember this past spring, there were a number of days that were very windy not only in ward 6 but everywhere in the town of Milton. During these windy…

AMO Update – Post Ottawa

Over the next couple of days, I will get a more detailed accounting of what Milton councillors did on our 3 day conference in Ottawa.  I promise 🙂 For those that don’t know, myself along with a number of Milton Councillors attended the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference in Ottawa.  This gives local…

Discover Milton Chats with Mike Cluett

October 2012 marks the half-way point for the term of Milton’s Town Council.  Discover Milton (D.M.) recently had a chance to chat with Ward 6 Councillor Mike Cluett about how life is going for him in his first term. We covered a variety of topics about Milton and even learned a thing or two we…

Boyne Survey Moves Forward

With the approval of the Boyne Survey financial agreements, we are moving closer to adding another estimated 50,000 new people to the town of Milton.  I have some concerns about the estimated total however.  Municipalities have been burned in the past underestimating the number of people projected for each area, which can lead to under…