Its that time of year everyone.  You know what it is. Nope, not Christmas! Its BUDGET time in Milton and Halton! Dont get excited….Ive got you covered!

Here is the link for the 2014 Halton Region Budget http://www.halton.ca/cms/one.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=11033 The Halton Region will be voting on their budget on December 11th.  The proposed increase is 0.4% when including the HRPS budget but overall a 0% increase budget for 2014.

Here is the link for the 2014 Town of Milton Budget http://www.milton.ca/en/townhall/budgets.asp The proposed increase is roughly 5% for the town budget but I will outline a number of ways to get that increase below the rate of inflation.

If anyone has questions or concerns, please let me know mike@mikecluett.ca I’ll be posting updates and some of the options here on my website over the next few days.

Until then, enjoy and I’ll see you at the doors.

2014 Halton Region Budget Documents Available

Its budget time! I know, I know you’ve all be waiting on this moment each and every year. www.halton.ca/budget is where you can find the full 562 page budget document for Halton Region.

The Town of Milton 2014 budget is expected to be released November 25th on or about so that will give you LOTS of time to review this one.

OR, I can save you some time and review it for you. I know at THIS point it isn’t technically my job (that can be fixed on or about October 27, 2014) but I will do my best to review this one and provide some commentary.

So far it looks like Halton Region will continue its trend of 0% increases given the amount of growth with only a 0.4% increase allotted to Police Services. I’ll have more details as I continue to sift through the document. If there are any questions people have, please feel free to let me know.

Santa Claus Comes To Milton This SUNDAY!

Hang on to your hats everyone.  Santa Claus is coming to town this SUNDAY!

Please be reminded that there is a new route this year.  It no longer starts on Bronte Street but starts at Scott along Main Street.  This is due to the sheer numbers involved in the parade each and every year.  The parade no longer ends at Milton Mall but will continue along Main Street to the Milton GO Station.

I know its said every year its going to be the best yet, but organizers of the Milton Santa Claus Parade are telling me, you aint seen nothing yet.

Look forward to seeing everyone out this year.  Make sure you bring some food for the Stuff a Bus to assist our local Salvation Army Food Bank….bring your letters for Santa as well.


United Way Christmas House Tour This Weekend

Thinking of something to do this weekend?  Looking to get into the Christmas spirit before the annual Milton Santa Claus Parade on Sunday?

Why dont you take some time this Saturday to take the United Way Christmas House Tour through Milton.  Tickets for the Friday limo driven event have been sold out for some time but you can still take advantage of some tickets that are still available for Saturday’s self guided tour.

Six Milton homes have been specially decorated for this event and the tickets only cost $30, which is a great deal.  Each year this event gets better and better and its an amazing way of getting to know some neighbours and get into the Christmas spirit.

Call (905) 875-2550 to get your tickets today.