Talk of The Town Survey

The Town of Milton every month sends out a newsletter called “THE TALK OF THE TOWN” They are seeking input from Miltonians on how you would like this information sent on a regular basis.  Are you ok with the current format or would you like it in electronic format? Other ways?  Please take a few…

Gas Line Incident on Fourth Line

Ward One Councillor Sharon Barkely posted on the Hawthorne Villager last night information about a gas line being cut by accident in the 4th line area which affected a number of homes.  Work will continue in the area and at last note from our Milton Fire Department is Union Gas is working on reconnecting roughly…

Milton Canadian Champion Reports On Possible 4.41 % Increase

Here is the Champions take on the meeting last Monday. When the title says taxes could rise by 4.4%, it means that staff has assessed current services already provided combined with the MPI (Municipal Price Index) could result in a budget increase of 4.4% This total doesnt include new services that will be debated throughout…

Budget Input Session July 11th 7pm Milton Sports Centre

As I have mentioned many times in this blog, I feel its important that the community get involved in our budget process.  I cant begin to count the number of times during the last municipal election I heard from residents that they dont know whats going on and want to have a say. We as…

Hawthorne Village 2012 Budget Input Session

After consulting with Rick Di Lorenzo (Ward 7 Local Councillor) and Zeeshan Hamid (Ward 8 Local Councillor), and Sharon Barkley (Ward 1 Local Councillor) we’ve come up with a date where we want to hear from you.  Of course all other councillors in town are invited to join us but we wanted to have a focus…

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…

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…

New Additions

It has been sometime, yet again, where I have been a tad busy to update the blog and let people in on whats going on in the Cluett family.  The reason why I have been so busy is that we welcomed a new addition to the family a couple of weeks ago.  Namely our new…