Keep Taxes Low

Its a message we hear from many Milton residents throughout the year and especially around election time.  The next municipal election is to be held on October 27, 2014 in case you are wondering. In a recent letter to the editor, one of my council colleagues brought up some concerns about spending at the local…

Saturday Transit Pilot Project On Hold…For Now

New bus routes on the way – But Saturday busing proposal rejected  Two new bus routes are coming to Milton, but Saturday is still not on the schedule. On Monday night, town councillors approved a series of recommendations establishing new parking regulations around the GO station and new bus routes in the Scott, Harrison and…

Letters to Champion Regarding Council Pay Increase Approved

As it was recently reported in the Milton Canadian Champion (sorry the online version of the article isn’t up) Milton Town Council approved a salary increase.  You can find out some of the details here so I don’t have to rehash the whole argument.  It’s essentially like this.  Council approved a citizen’s based committee to…

Happy Canada Day Milton

Thank you to everyone who came out to the annual Veterans Breakfast at Victoria Park this year.  Every year the Knights of Columbus hosts a pancake breakfast in honour of our veterans.  Its not just on Remembrance Day that we honour those who have fought for our country, those who returned and those who didnt, and…

Velodrome Public Session Last Night

On behalf of Regional Councillor Colin Best and myself, I would like to thank everyone who attended the public session on the velodrome last night.  The turnout was a lot better than many other sessions Ive held and that just goes to show people want information on the future of this endeavour. We tried our…

Budget Input Session 2012

Last night was the first of hopefully many budget input sessions that myself, Rick Di Lorenzo, Zeeshan Hamid and Sharon Barkley put on for residents in wards 1, 6, 7 & 8.  We were also lucky enough to have fellow councillor Rick Malboeuf and Region Councillor Colin Best attend as well.  That’s 6 sets of…

Community Services Committee Meeting June 13 2011

The next meeting of the Community Services Standing Committee is this coming Monday June 13, 2011 at Milton Town Hall beginning 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.…

Great Day for the Milton Mutt Strutt

The rain didnt damper anyone’s fun on Saturday at the Milton Fairgrounds for the 2nd Annual Milton Mutt Strutt. The weather wasnt really cooperating with the events for the day but the dogs put on a great show and they made it a a really fun event.  Yannick Carter from the Hamilton Tigercats was the…

Even More Feedback on Milton Budget & Tax Levy

Continuing with some of the feedback I posted earlier last week, here is another letter to the editor of the Milton Canadian Champion in todays paper. A re-do needed on Town budget Dear Editor: Milton council appears to be out of touch with the reality of today’s economy. The country is in a recession, thousands of…