Milton Transit to review Saturday Service

Milton Council approved my notice of motion last night to have staff review Saturday transit service. The town has been operating this service for 18 months and so far have fallen short of expectations. Ridership on a number of the routes has been decreasing on a quarterly basis since last year. For example Route #4…

Halton Region News: OMB Hearings Adjourned

This is actually good news for Derry Green business park.  It gives the Region and the developers time to come to an agreement to move forward with the future corporate business park and a new survey called Boyne in Milton.  I have said many times that business growth is our biggest challenge for Milton and…

Milton School Boundary Review Coming Up

Many thanks to Milton School Board Trustee Donna Danielli for sending me this information today. As I go out knocking on doors speaking with Milton residents, one of the top concerns I hear is schools.  When will we be getting more?  When is the next one being built?  When it is built will my children…

Region of Halton Budget Highlights

Ive received a few emails from people asking when the Town of Milton budget documents will be ready.  As I’ve posted here before we are expecting those documents to be ready around the 26th of November for our review.  This will give councillors 14 days to review the budget, receive input from the public and…

Milton Santa Claus Parade A Success

The weather was perfect.  Chilly but not too cold.  The sun was shining and the streets of downtown Milton were PACKED all along the parade route for the 2012 Santa Claus parade. The parade began with a fly over of planes that never ceases to amaze me how they can fly in such perfect formation…

Champion Editorial RE Vandalism at Hawthorne Village

Here is a recent Milton Canadian Champion Editorial outlining details of a recent graffiti attack on portables at Hawthorne Village PS. I know there is no shortage of concern on behalf of many parents with kids who attend HVPS and other schools in town when this happens.  Many of you have called and emailed recently…

Colour My Stash Contest for Movember is ON!

You might be walking around town, at work and in malls and observing a number of men with silly little attempts at moustaches and wondering…are the 70’s coming back?  Nope its Movember! Myself as well as hundreds of thousands of men in Canada are taking part in this annual tradition of growing our stash to…

UPDATE Report on Cell Tower Application

Please find attached a copy of the report that will be presented to the Administration & Planning Standing Committee this coming Monday.  Essentially its an update for information report on the status of the application for the cell tower at Thompson and Clark Blvd in Milton. Report No. PD-053-12 Subject: Telecommunication Tower Proposal at 824…

Champion Editorial Comments on 3 Bag Limit

Unloading baggage We fully support Halton Region’s plan to reduce the bi-weekly number of garbage bags residents will be able to place curbside before a user-pay system kicks in. Next spring (April 1, 2013), residents will be provided with complimentary bag tags to affix to any garbage bags beyond their three-bag limit (currently residents enjoy…