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From The Milton Canadian Champion – Letters to the Editor Hospital levy should be rescinded; taxpayers engaged in discussion Dear Editor:I read with interest the article in the January 20 Champion entitled ‘Hospital levy increases tax hike by 1%.’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…

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…

New Years Levee a Huge Success!

In what was described by Regional Councillor Colin Best as the highest attended levee, hundreds of people flowed into Milton’s Town Hall to be entertained by some amazing performances and served coffee, tea, and cupcakes by Milton’s Town Councillors. You remember back in October, councillors were elected to serve the people of Milton…many didn’t think…

URGENT NOTICE FOR PEOPLE IN CLARK / BENNETT AREA

158PM UPDATE As at 1300 hours, Union Gas advises that approximately 400 homes have service restored. They hope to have the remainder completed this afternoon.       815AM UPDATE Just received a call from Hawthorne Village PS and school classes are on for today despite the fire damage and Union Gas workers across the…

More people agree about aggressive drivers

As I pointed out in a previous post, and commented on by another Milton blogger Zeeshan Hamid, there was a letter to the Champion outlining several instances of aggressive drivers in the Town of Milton.  It seems to be an ongoing problem with no real direction on what changes can be made. Here’s Jean Paul’s…

Priorities

An interesting letter to the editor earlier this week from Zeeshan Hamid regarding Milton Town Council.  In his letter he outlines that Milton Town Council directed staff to apply for some funding from the federally run Recreation Infrastructure Canada and the provincially run REC for two projects of interest. In a motion earlier in June,…