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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Derry Scott Variance Update

This is a follow-up to Permanent Link to Derry Scott Asking for Variances.  I spent some time going over the proposed site plan. I also spoke with the developer and the consultant, and went to see the site.  Finally, I drove back n’ forth on Derry and Scott to try to envision the plaza all…

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Derry Scott Asking for Variances

One of the items in tomorrow’s Committee of Adjustment meeting is an application from Derry Scott development (northwest plaza) to: Put 14 fewer parking spots than required Reduce the rear yard setback by 50% (building will be closer to homes) Bring parking area closer to buildings Put loading bay door facing the street without having…

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Official Plan Amendments …

All municipalities in Ontario must go through an Official Plan Review once every 5 years.  Milton is going through its review right now.  There is a public open house on April 28th and a special council public meeting on May 10th.  You can find the official plan here.  If you have any comments then please…

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Milton Education Village Open House Today

Milton Education Village has an open house today at 6:00pm at the Town Hall. It is extremely important for people in Ward 8.  See what happened in Oshawa: there aren’t enough residences for students. Despite by-laws prohibiting it, people rent their homes to 5-10 students.  That, for various reasons (parties, parking issues, garbage, poor maintenance…

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Doors Open Milton

Milton will be holding its second Doors Open event on Saturday, May 29, 2010. This event showcases Milton’s unique heritage and natural resources and it offers access to a number of sites that are not normally open to the public. There is no charge for visiting any of the sites included on the tour. For…

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My week as a guest blogger

I was the guest blogger this week for the Canadian Family Magazine’s Family Jewel blog.  Here are my posts from my non-politician-wanna-be humourous side. All of these stores are completely true, the last one actually took place yesterday.  Enjoy :) How Going Back to Childbirth Helps Keep Me Sane The Bad Guy Who Came to…

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Fifth Annual Milton Makeover

Milton is hosting its fifth annual makeover morning on Friday April 16th (basically you get together and clean an area).  The above map shows the area to clean in Ward 8 (map is from milton.ca), but there are other pockets all over the neighbourhood that we can clean as well.   We have to do…

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Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Back in the 17th century the French economy was at the brick of bankruptcy.  Instead of following convention, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the French minister of finance, came up with the idea of focusing on ultra-luxury goods to balance the trade.  That is the reason why so many ultra-luxury products are from France. The lesson is that…

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Thank you for your support

As I knock on doors I have been pleasantly surprised by how many looks of recognition and words of support I get.  Someone actually thanked me for fixing an issue I did not fix.  “It wasn’t me”, I clarified.  “Oh”, he added, “they just came and fixed it so I thought you had something to…

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Parks Public Session (3 in Ward 8)

I was at the Town Hall for a meeting when I noticed a board for Parks Public Info session.  Design concepts will be there for these parks: Coates Neighbourhood Park South Harrison Neighbourhood Park Scott Neighbourhood Parks (both of them) Community Park Jaycee Trail (by Mill Pond) Brian Best Park For those who don’t know,…

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