Committee Meetings

Tonight is the first of our “non-council” meetings throughout the year.  As I’ve mentioned here before, Milton Town Council is divided up into two standing committees (Community Services Standing Committee & Administration and Planning Standing Committee)  Half of council is on one and the other half is on the second with the Mayor sitting on…

Feedback About 1% Tax Levy

From The Milton Canadian Champion – Letters to the Editor Hospital levy should be rescinded; taxpayers engaged in discussion Dear Editor:I read with interest the article in the January 20 Champion entitled ‘Hospital levy increases tax hike by 1%.’ Reporter Christina Commisso wrote that in a 6-5 vote Milton council approved a 3.58 per cent…

4th Line & Britannia Road Closure Update

In a letter that has been sent from the Region of Halton to area residents today, I wanted to post this information on my blog for people outside the affected zone. It says that the intersection of 4th Line and Britannia Road is slated to be closed off to area residents for approximately 2 months…

Milton Town Budget Barely Passes

From Christina Commisso, Milton Canadian Champion Town budget barely passes Council divided in approving Milton budget that will see municipal taxes rise by 4.58% The 11 members of council spent little time discussing the increase during Monday’s marathon meeting, which saw only six of 11 councillors vote in favour of the controversial budget. Much of…

Milton’s Budget Passes & Levy With A Twist

Just an FYI… according to reports today CPI rose to 2.4% in December.  Rate of increase in town portion of budget spending was 3.58% (add in 1.0% levy) for 4.58%.  http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2011/01/25/inflation-canada.html Last night council continued its marathon discussions on the budget and other items almost until the wee hours of the morning.  Since taking office we…

Hospital Levy Increases Tax Hike By 1%

From the Milton Canadian Champion Christina Commisso, Milton Canadian Champion Town staff presented the budget committee a 2011 budget with a 4.86 per cent hike and included options to bring that percentage down to 1.66 per cent. The committee approved a 2011 budget with a 4.58 per cent tax increase. A passionate debate extended into…