Stealth tax – developer fees

It’s tempting to get excited about all the construction in town using developer fees.  It’s free money, right? Wrong! It’s a tax on new residents, or existing residents who choose to buy a new home in Milton again.  These residents pay for tax by paying a much higher price on a house than they otherwise would have to.  Developer fees …

My Letter to the Editor: Stricter building limits needed to preserve character of town

My letter to the MiltonCanadianChampion, published on Jun 12, 2009: DEAR EDITOR: I work from home and therefore have the full flexibility of living anywhere. I picked Milton as my home, largely due to its small-town character. Unfortunately, I’m afraid that the town is losing that charm very quickly because of taller buildings popping up all over the place. Currently …

Milton Wiki

People often have same questions.  What is a good dentist?  Which doctors are taking patients?  What are good upgrades?  Who should I hire to build a deck? I’ve set up a wiki site for answers.  For those who do not know wikis, they are collaborative websites where anyone can edit the information.  Check it out. If you don’t find something …

Neighbourhood Parks – Concepts Ready for Comment

Milton.ca has several concepts of Coates Neighbourhood Park and Harrison Neighbourhood Park.  The designs are also at display at the Milton Leisure Centre Lobby (1100 Main St. East) from June 15th to 19th.  Please take a look and give them  your comments.  More details are here.  The Harrison park will go in HVE, between Scott and Savoline south of Derry …

Double the Stimulus Money, Double the Stimulus …

An update on the previous post (Re: Milton gets some stimulus money).  There was some confusion about the total amount of the money.  Turned out that the nearly $15 million cheque was from the federal government.  There’s an equivalent amount from the Provincial government.  That’s nearly $30 million. Yay!  Of course Milton needs to put up a third … but …

Milton Gets Some Stimulus Money …

I was honestly jealous that Mississauga got close to $100 million in Federal and Provincial stimulus money.  Fortunately, my jealousy did not have to last too long.  Milton today got almost $15 million for the Arts & Entertainment Centre, and for the expansion of the Milton Sports Club.  Lisa Raitt, Halton’s MP, mentioned that $6.7 million was for the Sports …

Milton Sports Centre Expansion

Miltonions have access to a lot of indoor skating rinks, which is truly great.  Milton Sports Centre itself has two rinks.  My children use them and I am glad we have such a great facility so close to us. Milton Sports Centre is planning a future phase which will add two more ice rinks and an indoor swimming pool, among …