Changes Coming To Halton Recycling in April 2018

I can say with some certainty that one of the most received complaints/requests over my time as both local and regional councillor for Milton has been about blue box waste. Most recently Halton Region has introduced the 22L larger sized blue box containers for residents to be able to hold more recycled material that’s collected…

Happy Canada Day Milton

The weather was a bit unpredictable this year but the love and passion for Canada was no surprise this year for Canada Day in Milton.  It started off with the annual breakfast for the veterans put on by the local Knights of Columbus.  Pancakes, sausages and back bacon were a plenty as we honoured the…

Milton Taxes – Value For Dollars Spent?

Local and Regional Councillor Mike Cluett pointed to a number of other challenges with keeping taxes low, the biggest of which is a lack of money coming from the province.

“They (province) are the ones controlling the speed and volume of how much we are growing, yet are doing very little to help fund the growth,” adding the Halton Region is underfunded by close to $4 million.

And a sizable chunk of Milton’s growth is residential, which doesn’t generate a great deal of taxes. In 1999, the taxable assessment split was 68 per cent residential and 31 per cent non-residential. This year, it’s 77 per cent to 23 per cent, respectively.

“That is the primary financial reason that non-residential growth is so important to communities…this change has decreased the level of financial support provided by the non-residential sector and put additional stress on the Town’s financial resources to fund services and programs,” said Leeds.

Additional pressures are also felt by residents who moved to Milton from larger communities like Mississauga and Brampton, said Cluett, adding they are used to a high level of service because those communities had a larger tax base. Milton is still small in comparison.

BUDGET TIME 2014

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%…

Milton Volunteer Fair This Saturday

This Saturday (tomorrow actually) is the annual Milton Volunteer Fair at the Milton Sports Centre from 10am to 1pm.  If you are interested in learning about the different programs you and your family members can help out, this is the event for you.  There are going to be many representatives from organizations around Milton including…

Metrolinx Statistics Milton GO Station

Found this report online today and it had some very interesting statistics they’ve collected on who uses the GO Station in Milton, how many drive, bike, walk etc.  As you might have heard Metrolinx has started up what they call the BIG MOVE.  Its a plan for the next 25 years to look at options…

St Patricks Day Weekend

Yes, its St Patricks Day Weekend.  Blarney stones, green beer and jigs will be the order of the day this coming Sunday.  Lots of fun to be had by all but we should also remember to enjoy the celebration and party responsibly. Here is an article from the Milton Canadian Champion about Halton Police’s plans…

Halton MVP Panel To Discuss Emergency Preparedness

From the Region of Halton Website Join Halton Region’s survey panel (Halton MVP) and complete the Emergency Preparedness survey for a chance to win an Emergency Go Kit Release Date: Dec 13, 2012 Halton Region wants to know what you think about Halton’s ability to respond to emergency situations.  The Region’s latest Halton MVP (my…

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…