Doing What I Said Id Do

lisa round tableContinuing with my meetings with senior staff at the Region of Halton and other levels of government. Earlier this month I was able to take part in Halton (Milton MP) Lisa Raitt’s pre-budget round table.  In that meeting I brought up a number of concerns for the Town of Milton.  Many of them included infrastructure issues and looking at getting some financial support from all levels of government, including the feds.

As a fast growing municipality, we are faced with many issues and restrictions that other “slower growing” regions do not.  Minister Raitt seemed very enthusiastic about some of the ideas brought forward that will help in the moving of not only regular traffic, but to help reducing gridlock on the highways, where most of our good and services are transported through.  

There were also a number of other Milton area stakeholders in attendance from both the business community and important social services as well.  I look forward to hearing back from Minister Raitt on future proposals from the federal level of government.

Today’s meeting was with Public Works to discuss issues that have been brought up to me over the last 4 plus years on council as well as during the campaign.

The number one issue I brought up was Fairness for Milton and the breakdown of Halton Region and the number of councillors per municipality. All have agreed so far that this is something that needs to be addressed in this term and we’re working on ways to bring this to the forefront.

I also talked about improved synchronization of the traffic lights along regional roads like Derry and Britannia, blue box improvements, waste collection-bag limits, park dumping and of course working on regional road projects to ensure they are on time and limited displacement of Milton residents.

After every meeting I hand them a copy of my platform piece so they know where I and the voters of wards 1,6,7 & 8 are coming from.  So far they have all been in agreement with the priorities you raised during the last election campaign.

I’ll be providing some more updates as these meetings continue and if anyone has feedback or concerns, dont hesitate to email me mike.cluett@milton.ca or call me on my cell 647-888-9032.

This coming Wednesday is the public roundtable for the Halton Region Strategic Plan at Halton Region HQ.  The meeting begins at 630pm so if you haven’t already RSVP’d please do so here.

The strategic plan sets the course for Halton Region council to help build a Complete Community.  As you will remember during the election campaign, a Complete Community is something that we all need to work towards.  We need as much input from the public as possible and its meetings like this that are very important.  If you can’t make it, have a look on the site about the questions that will be asked and send me your input.

mike.cluett@milton.ca

I’ll see you at the doors.

Miracle On Main Street December 15th

Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Miracle on Main Street.

Once again we will be holding the Miracle on Main in front of Troy’s Diner in Milton.  To date, Miracle on Main has raised over a million dollars to support Halton Women’s Place, Salvation Army, McMaster Childrens Hospital and SickKids Hospital in Toronto.  Events like this could not be possible without the help and support of our sponsors.

Any other plans? Cancel them! See you at Miracle on Main Street Monday December 15th, 2014 in front of Troy’s Diner!

This year I am honoured to be your host and MC for this magical time of the year.  The list of celebrities and dignitaries continues to grow and I personally can not wait.

The fun starts at 6AM and goes until 9AM.  Everything is FREE that morning so bring your family and friends along with an unwrapped toy to donate to Miracle on Main!

For more information, please visit the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation website or the Facebook Event page for updates.

Here are some of the details:

The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation is now making plans for its 6th annual “Miracle on Main Street” toy drive charity event presented this year by Techno Metal Post.

The donations raised each year go towards the purchase of toys, food and life essentials for families experiencing poverty via The Salvation Army, Halton Women’s Shelter and children suffering from sickness at SickKids and McMaster Children’s Hospital. To date the foundation has raised close to one million dollars in combined sponsorships and donations over the past five events.

“The objective of Miracle on Main Street is to promote the spirit of giving among all faiths,” says Tiger Jeet Singh Jr., president of Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation. “Sickness and poverty do not discriminate; neither should the spirit of giving.”

Miracle on Main will take place on Monday, December 15th from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on a closed off portion of Main Street in front of Troy’s Diner, 295 Main Street in Milton. There will be amusement rides, petting zoo, live entertainment and extravagant displays set up by the Halton Regional Police Services & C.A. Towing.

The event is FREE for everyone and all that is asked is for a donation of a new unwrapped toy.

Carols will be sung, autographs and pictures will be taken with wrestling’s living legend Tiger Jeet Singh, Canada’s most famous hockey dad Walter Gretzky, former WWE superstar Tiger Ali Singh, members of the Argos, Ti-Cats, Toronto Rock, Maple Leaf and NHL Alumni. Talks are also underway to have a return visit made by the Stanley Cup.

A second event will take place in the main lobby at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton on Wednesday, December 17th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The lobby of McMaster Children’s Hospital will be transformed into a holiday wonderland.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Miracle on Main Street at McMaster Children’s Hospital,” says Jennifer Laughton, VP Development at McMaster Children’s Hospital. “The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation are wonderful partners and are bringing the true spirit of the holiday season to the children that must remain in the hospital over the holidays due to illness. Our communities’ support of Miracle on Main Street for McMaster Children’s Hospital will ensure that every child wakes up to a gift at their bedside. We can’t thank the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation enough for choosing to support children and our hospital in this very special way.”

Please visit www.MiracleOnMain.ca  for more event details or log onto http://tigerjeetsinghfoundation.com/donate/ to make an online charitable donation.

#TheIssue Airs on TV Cogeco Every Thursday

I just wanted to say how much fun it was being a part of the panel on TV Cogeco’s new show, The Issue.

Its a current affairs program for the Milton area and this past Thursday I was honoured to be part of the show.  I was a panelist along with moderator Mark Carr, Robert Duvall of RDC Networks and the President of the Milton Chamber of Commerce Richard Bolton.  We spent the hour long show talking about growth in Milton and the challenges it faces for both residents and businesses alike.

If you have Cogeco TV, I urge you to tune in every Thursday night at 7pm (its repeated throughout the week as well) and engage in the conversation.