Author Archives: Don Allen

30 May
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Mayor Don’s Updates May 30

Mayor Don Allen Update Regional Government Review: Earlier this year, the Province of Ontario began its review of local and regional governments, including Simcoe County and its lower-tier municipalities. Simcoe County Council formed a task force of council members throughout the region to review ...

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27 May
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How can we keep you engaged and informed?

How can #SpringwaterTownship best communicate with you? Tell us the ways to keep you informed AND enter to win a free iPad 6! Complete the survey: http://bit.ly/2WoKLGk. Survey closes July 11,2019. Draw will be held July 12, 2019.

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06 May
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Don’t Miss Out – Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo-Thursday May 16!

The #SimcoeMuskoka Skilled Trades Expo returns on Thursday, May 16 to the #Elmvale Arena (14 George Street). Open to the public for a FREE skilled trades job fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Learn more: youtu.be/B8nFAY1EjW8

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29 Apr
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Mayor Don’s Updates

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29 Apr
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Another Amazing Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival!

The weather didn’t dampen spirits this past weekend…thanks to the organizers and volunteers for making the Maple Syrup Festival a HUGE success!

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16 Apr
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Springwater Launches New Municipal Website

www.springwater.ca Township of Springwater / April 16, 2019 – The Township of Springwater is pleased to announce the launch of the municipality’s new and improved website. “As a Council, we are committed to continually improving the communication between the municipality ...

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07 Mar
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Mayor Don’s Update – March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019 Mayor Don’s Update – by Don Allen Springwater Budget Council approved Springwater’s Budget & Business Plan for 2019. Council and staff worked diligently analyzing all expenditures to keep the tax increase as low as possible, while still ...

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07 Mar
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Council Meeting Highlights March 6, 2019

Council supports Edwin Espinal’s release from Honduran prisonCouncil passed a motion to call upon the Canadian Government to press the Honduran Government into releasing Edwin Espinal immediately and dropping all charges Edwin Espinal, a close family member to a resident ...

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06 Mar
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Open House to Give Input on Proposed Use Off Road Vehicles on Municipal Highways

The Townshhip of Springwater / March 5, 2019 – Springwater residents are invited to attend one of two public Open Houses to give their input on the proposed use of off- road vehicles on municipal highways. Township staff will be ...

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22 Feb
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Copy of the Springwater Link Feb 21, 2019

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22 Feb
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Township of Springwater Approves the 2019 Budget & Business Plan Township of Springwater / February 21, 2019

– Springwater Council approved the 2019 Budget & Business Plan at the Council Meeting on February 20, 2019. Residents will see a 1.93% increase on the Township portion of their municipal property taxes in 2019. When combined with the County ...

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20 Feb
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Mayor Don’s Updates – Feb 20/19

February 20, 2019 Mayor Don’s Update – by Don Allen Minesing Mini Fest – By Ward 3 Councillor Wanda Maw-Chapman We just celebrated another successful Minesing Mini Fest. It was a beautiful day, marking the 47th Mini Fest, with the ...

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04 Feb
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Mayor Don’s Updates – February 7, 2019

Ontario Bill 66 Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act The Ontario Provincial Government last December introduced Bill 66 – the proposed Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018. Included in the legislation in its Schedule 10, were proposed changes to the Planning Act that ...

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29 Jan
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Quick Snapshot of ROMA Conference

DATES: JANUARY 27 – 29, 2019 LOCATION: SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO HOTEL, TORONTO About ROMA – 2019, there are lots of changes afoot, including new municipal councils in every part of Ontario and a new government in Queens Park that is moving ...

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25 Jan
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Important Information on Bill 66 and Schedule 10 of the Bill 66

Please find the letter received on January 24/19 from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing as it relates to important information on Bill 66.         Mayor Don Allen   January 24, 2019 Dear Head of Council: ...

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25 Jan
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The Latest Edition of the Springwater Link is Live – Jan 24, 2019

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22 Jan
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Simcoe County Approves 2019 Simcoe Budget

Council approves 2019 County of Simcoe Budget   Midhurst / January 22, 2019 – Simcoe County Council today approved a 548 million budget for 2019, which focuses on the resources necessary to maintain existing services and service levels in the region, while continuing to invest in infrastructure, Transit, Paramedic Services, Solid Waste Management, and Social Housing. Residents will see an overall 2.00 per cent increase on the County portion of their municipal property taxes in 2019, an impact of approximately $5.70 per $100,000 of property assessment across the region. The County maintains a strong financial position, having received for the fourth year in a row a AA long-term issuer credit ...

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22 Jan
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Mayor Don’s Updates Jan 24, 2019

January 24, 2019 Mayor Don’s Update – by Don Allen Springwater new Council’s first two meetings occurred in January and here are some of the items reviewed.   We received an interesting deputation by Elmvale District High School students regarding ...

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19 Jan
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Springwater Council Agenda Summary – January 23, 2019

Public planning meeting – 2293 North Orr Lake Rd. Presentation – Aware Simcoe – Bill 66 Question period Correspondence/Information – Regional Government – comments from Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, AMO & County Simcoe Council Committee/Board Appointments Action reports ...

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14 Jan
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Stay Informed with the Springwater Link – Jan 10/2019

Please find a copy of the latest Springwater Link.                 Mayor Don Allen – Leadership Driving Us Forward! Follow me on Facebook – @MayorDonAllen Follow me on Twitter – @MayorDonAllen  Follow me on ...

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07 Jan
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Springwater Council Meeting Agenda Summary – January 9, 2019

Starting 6:30pm Deputation- Elmvale High School – Youth Exchange to Saskatchewan Deputation – Barrie North Tennis Club – New Clubhouse Question Period Minutes Review Correspondence & Information Items – NVCA Board meeting highlights; – Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – ...

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03 Jan
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Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) – Update

Simcoe staff sent the message below and attachment to County councillors on January 2, 2019. Springwater Council, in its January 9th meeting, will be discussing this and next steps regarding the Springwater local official plan and rezoning amendments with respect ...

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27 Dec
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Taking a Look at Elmvale District High School – Additions and Renovations 2018

SCDSB Trustee Peter Beacock arranged for Springwater Council to tour the almost finished addition and renovations to Elmvale District High School (EDHS) with Vice Principal Hillary Glass. The exciting addition will be used to create programs and services for students ...

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20 Dec
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Team Springwater Christmas Gathering

Delicious Christmas staff lunch catered by Snow Valley yesterday.                     Lots of decorations and zany Christmas get up!                     Congratulations to staff ...

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13 Dec
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Mayor Don’s Update – December 12, 2018

By now, most of the Christmas tree lightings, parades and sleigh rides have happened this year and they were all wonderful. The weather cooperated and provided some snow and conditions not too cold and windy. The special aspect of these ...

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12 Dec
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County Council elects George Cornell as Simcoe County Warden

Please find the press release from The County of Simcoe of yesterday’s County Council meeting.  Looking forward to a great term with a great group of people! Midhurst/December 11, 2018 – County Council today elected George Cornell, Mayor of the ...

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10 Dec
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Springwater Council Meeting – Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Springwater Council Meeting December 12, 2018 6:30pm Council Chambers, Administration Centre, Minesing First Meeting of New Council! 1.Minutes approval 2. Correspondence and Information Items 3. Agenda Discussion – Standing Items 4. Council Board/Committee and Agency Appointments NVCA SSEA Barrie & ...

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06 Dec
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Township of Springwater Holds Inaugural Council Meeting

Sharing information on the Inaugural Council Meeting (as found in the recent press release from the Township of Springwater).  Thank you to all who attended this event and to the Township staff that organized it.  It was a great event ...

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15 Nov
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Latest Springwater Link

Below is the latest Springwater Link.  Keep up to date with all the latest news from the Township! Click on the picture below for the November 15 2018 Edition!  

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25 Oct
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Important Information on Curbside Battery Collection!

County of Simcoe and City of Barrie battery collection week runs November 5-9, 2018   Midhurst/October 24, 2018 – Curbside battery collection is back in Simcoe County and the City of Barrie as collection crews hit curbs November 5-9, 2018 to ...

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24 Oct
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Thank you Springwater Residents!

Thank you Springwater residents for voting and for giving me the honour of serving you as Mayor for the next four years. With your trust, I will work tirelessly on your behalf to address challenges and secure lasting improvements for ...

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22 Oct
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Today is Election Day – Make Sure that You Vote!

Good Morning Today is the final day of this municipal election. If you have voted, I thank you. If you have not, we need you and all of your eligible family members to vote by 8pm tonight (Monday October 22nd). ...

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12 Oct
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Internet and Telephone Voting Opens in Springwater Election

Please find an informative press release from the Township of Springwater regarding Voting. Township of Springwater / October 12, 2018 – Internet and telephone voting have officially opened in the Springwater Municipal & School Board Election. Qualified electors are able to ...

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12 Oct
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Not on the Voter List Yet? Come to Hillsdale Tomorrow (Sat. Oct 13)

Didn’t receive your Voter Information Card in the mail? If you can’t make it to the Township offices during regular weekday hours, visit the Voter Help Centre: Visit our Voter Help Centre at Hillsdale Elementary School (16 Albert Street E) ...

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09 Oct
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Three More Scheduled Meeting Discussions to learn more about Mayoral Candidate Don Allen

Join me this week for informative discussions!  If you can’t meet up with me then, drop me an email info@donallen.ca and we can connect.           Elect Don Allen for Mayor – Leadership Driving Us Forward! Email ...

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02 Oct
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How to Remove a Person from the Voters List…see details.

There have been questions surrounding a simple solution to the removal of a person from the voters list for such instances as deaths, children who move away etc. In these circumstances, there are 2 options, share by the Township of ...

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24 Sep
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Fact or Fiction – Learn the FACTS from Don Allen on legal fees incurred by The Township of Springwater

Claim – Fiction Did you vote to support over $1.2 million on wasted legal fees?   Here are the Facts –  The claims of Tony Guergis are not based on facts and are filled with incorrect negative innuendos and allegations. ...

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24 Sep
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Fact or Fiction – Learn the FACTS from Don Allen on Why His Experience Gets Votes

Claim – Fiction  Don Allen won as Deputy Mayor and County Councillor due to special interest group influence and knew nothing about Springwater or municipal experience. Here are the Facts- To make the statement that I won the last election ...

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24 Sep
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Fact or Fiction – Learn the FACTS from Don Allen on Municipal Staffing Issues

Claim – FICTION Why did 13 Springwater municipal staff quit under Don Allen and Bill French?   Fact Staff have moved on for various and personal reasons. Some have found opportunities that resulted in a promotion for them and some ...

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24 Sep
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Fact or Fiction – Learn the FACTS from Don Allen Legal Bills – the Challenge Against Bill French

Fiction – Claim Bill French’s personal issues have already cost Springwater tax payers over $87,000 in legal bills. Don Allen voted to pay for this with your taxes. When Bill and Don are gone, these expenses stop. Here are the ...

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24 Sep
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Fact or Fiction – Learn the FACTS from Don Allen on Midhurst Growth Allocation

Fiction – Claim Under Bill French and Don Allen’s watch, did the Midhurst growth get approved even bigger?   Here are the Facts –  Current Springwater Council agreed unanimously that it did not want any of the extra 20,000 population ...

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24 Sep
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Fact or Fiction – Learn the FACTS from Don Allen on the MSP Letter Dated 14-9-15

CLAIM Tony Guergis claims that Bill French and Don Allen were elected in 2014 to stop or slow down the Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP). Don Allen was party to a letter to the Midhurst landowners in 2015 confirming all MSP ...

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19 Sep
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Voter Information Letters are in the Mail

Please find important information and contact details regarding voter letters for the upcoming municipal election: Please note that the Voter Information Letters (VIL) containing electors voting instructions have been mailed through Canada Post and could arrive in mailboxes as early ...

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18 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – Raising the Big Brothers’ Big Sisters’ Flag in Township of Springwater

Thank you everyone to gathered to raise the flag in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Month. The theme of this month is IMAGINE and we are encouraged to imagine what a young person can become when they have the ...

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13 Sep
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#TBT- Springwater Fire & Emergency Services

Springwater Fire & Emergency Services – Facilities A bit of history – The replacement of Station 2 (Midhurst) started in 2002. The 2003 Master Fire Plan recommended (among other things) amalgamating Station 1 (Centre Vespra) and Station 2. Station 2 ...

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04 Sep
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County of Simcoe Forestry to conduct controlled burn in Museum Tract in Midhurst

Please find information regarding an upcoming controlled burn scheduled for the Midhurst Tract FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE County of Simcoe Forestry to conduct controlled burn in Museum Tract in Midhurst Midhurst/September 4, 2018 – The County of Simcoe will be executing ...

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01 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Updates – Garbage Collection Updates in Simcoe County this Fall

Sharing the highlights from a recent Garbage Collection Flyer, mark these important dates on your household calendar.  With kitty litter and pet waste being added to your green bin components, there are many ways to become greener in Springwater!   ...

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31 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference – In Conversation (Aug 19-22,2018)

Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference – In Conversation  Ottawa August 19-22, 2018 This annual conference gathers municipal politicians from different parts of Ontario plus suppliers of services and Provincial politicians. As with all conferences which councillors choose to ...

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30 Aug
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County to Build Regional Services Hub in Orillia

Please find the most recent press release from the County of Simcoe regarding a land acquisition agreement for future regional services hub   County to build regional services hub in Orillia Midhurst/August 30, 2018 – The County of Simcoe has ...

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28 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – AMO

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) brings together municipal politicians from all over Ontario to share knowledge, ideas and contacts. This is just a summary of Day 1 at the annual conference this week in Ottawa at the deadline for ...

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27 Aug
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Electronics Collection Coming to Simcoe County in September

Please find press release from County if Simcoe regarding electronics collection. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Electronics collection coming to Simcoe County curbs weeks of September 17 and 24   Midhurst/ August 27, 2018 – Simcoe County residents have a new option ...

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23 Aug
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Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall to assume the functions of the Warden

Please find press release from The County of Simcoe, which comes as a result of Gerry Marshall taking a new role in Wasaga as interim CAO. Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall to assume the functions of the Warden Midhurst/ August 22, 2018 ...

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17 Aug
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Voting Information in The Township of Springwater

Voting methods Eligible electors will be able to cast their ballots 3 different ways: by internet, telephone or in-person with a traditional paper ballot. Internet and Telephone Voting Details on how to vote via internet and telephone will be mailed to ...

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16 Aug
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Heard on the Campaign Trail – The Keeping of Chickens.

In my door to door visits, I have been questioned about reviewing the bylaw that prevents the controlled keeping of chickens to provide fresh eggs. When I am Mayor, I will recommend to Council that we review consideration of possibly ...

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16 Aug
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The Weather is Warm and the Splash Pad is Ready for Family Fun!

It is perfect weather to get out there and enjoy the new splash pad in Elmvale.  Yesterday, as members of council, we were able to be at the official grand opening of the Homer Barrett Park Splash Pad.  It was ...

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15 Aug
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Platform Topics – ATV’s on Roadsides

ATV’s on Roadsides I have heard from some people I have met going door to door about having more access to roads when driving ATV’s in Springwater. This is a subject that has been debated in the past, resulting in ...

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14 Aug
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Fact or Fiction – Council Compensation

Fact or Fiction – Council Compensation Recent comments by the Mayor French and Councillor Hanna about certain councillors voting to maintain the pension contribution for councillors is “feeding at the public trough” and not honouring savings, are nothing but selected ...

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08 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – Part 4 – Express Your Concerns on the Environment Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC)

Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) The Official Plan Amendment for the garbage and organics facilities is now being considered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. It’s important to express your concerns about the issues surrounding this proposed project ...

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08 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – Part 3 – Update on Edwin Espinal

Edwin Espinal Bail Hearing Source -Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor site. We have been supportively following the unjust arrest and incarceration of Edwin Espinal in La Tolva maximum- security prison in Honduras six months ago. The Spring family and supporters ...

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08 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – Part 2 – Municipal Elections

Municipal Elections Municipal elections happen every 4 years, occurring this October, to determine the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Springwater and in this coming election, for the ward councillors for wards 1,3,4 and 5. Congratulations to Perry Ritchie, ...

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07 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Updates – Part 1 – Economic Statistics for Springwater

Springwater                 I have done some research about current 2018 economic statistics for Springwater compared to all of Simcoe County (Simcoe), including Barrie and Orillia, to best understand the resident segments in the ...

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07 Aug
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NEW Simcoe County LINX Transit Service now connecting communities with Route 1

LINX Transit is now official running!  Read through today’s press release from the County of Simcoe to see all the details on the LINX Transit Service in Simcoe County!   NEW Simcoe County LINX Transit Service now connecting communities with ...

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31 Jul
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LINX Launch Day Announced by Simcoe County – Tuesday, August 7

 LINX launch day marks the start of an exiting addition to services in Simcoe County.  Find out more about the start of this new service below: County celebrates LINX launch day ~ Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. ~ ...

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30 Jul
0

List of Election Candidates from Springwater Municipal and School Board 2018 Election

Please see the attached media release regarding the release of the certified list of candidates for the 2018 Springwater Municipal and School Board Election: 20180730 – Certified List of Election Candidates Released

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26 Jul
0

#TBT – Finances 2014-2018

#TBT – ThrowBack Thursday with Don Allen Introducing “Throw Back Thursday” to www.donallen.ca where you can take a look back to see the accomplishments of Deputy Don during my term. Read through the #tbt posts and if you want to discuss further ...

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25 Jul
0

Deputy Don’s Update: We Are Going to Pot

We Are Going to Pot! Even before the next municipal election, cannabis (marijuana) will be legal to buy and use in Canada, with the October 17, 2018 implementation date just 12 weeks away. The federal, provincial and territorial governments share ...

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19 Jul
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Deputy Don’s Update – County Expanding Paramedic and Seniors’ Services in Elmvale

  Read through today’s press release from the County of Simcoe, where you will find updated information on the investments that the County of Simcoe is making in paramedic service, long-term care and Senior Services Adult Day Programs.  These important ...

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13 Jul
0

Fire Ban

With the lack of rain and long dry periods that we have been experiencing, The Township has implemented a complete fire ban   See more details below in their press release   We certainly hope for rain not only for ...

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06 Jul
0

Simcoe County Gets Electric Charging Stations for Vehicles

Check out the latest press release from the County of Simcoe!   Great strides being made in the county towards sustainable infrastructure and environmental stewardship

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02 Jul
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Springwater Council Agenda – July 4, 2018

Agenda  July 4, 2018 6:30pm Regular Council Meeting Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Delegation – Lindsay Lock – Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items; Action Report – Request from ...

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30 Jun
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Deputy Don’s Update – June 28, 2018

Deputy Don’s Update – June 28, 2018 Fire Training I had a great experience last weekend being involved in a fire training exercise with some of our Springwater volunteer firefighters, led on Saturday by Deputy Chief Jeff French. The other ...

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29 Jun
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Fact or Fiction – Team/Slate or Faction?

I am part of a team or slate or faction and that I spread dirt and rumours about others.   I am an independent candidate running for Mayor on my own merits. I am not aligned or teamed up with ...

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29 Jun
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Fact or Fiction – Rumors on the Campaign Trails

As political campaign moves forward, some will accuse other candidates of spreading rumours, lies and innuendos,  even as they are doing just that themselves. FACT – I take the high road and do not spread rumours, lies or innuendos. I ...

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26 Jun
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Deputy Don’s Update – Grow Your Own Bin – Not Your Garbage – at WR Best Public School

It was a great day to meet up with the students from Simcoe County’s WR Best Public School in Oro today.  Together we learned a great deal of information on “Living Green” including the County’s initiative on organics and the ...

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22 Jun
0

Fact or Fiction – Hooking up to Sewer Systems in Midhurst

I’ve heard rumors that you support forcing people on septic systems to hook up to the coming new sewage system in Midhurst as part of the Midhurst Secondary Plan. This greatly distresses me and  my neighbors. Please confirm or deny ...

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15 Jun
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Springwater Council Agenda – June 20, 2018

Springwater Council Agenda – June 20, 2018 4:30pm Special Council Meeting – Asset Management 101 webinar 6:30pm Regular Council Meeting Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Presentation of the Senior of the Year Award – Ms. Mary Fleming; Delegation ...

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13 Jun
0

County prepares to connect communities with new LINX Transit Service starting August 2018

Yesterday, The County of Simcoe announced the new LINX Transit Service that will be starting this summer in our region.  I was on hand to tour the new buses and hear about the plans for the future of this service.It ...

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04 Jun
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Springwater Council Agenda – June 6, 2018

Please find the agenda  HERE , with related staff reports: Deputation – J. Mullan of Ainley Group – Midhurst Environmental Assessment (EA) Update – Presentation of Draft Environmental Study Report (ESR); Minutes review and approval Question Period Motion – Approval of conditional ...

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22 May
0

Happy 175th Anniversary – Simcoe County!!

Simcoe County celebrates its 175th Anniversary!  It is an honour to be part of the council during this historic celebration.  In the press release below you will find out some historical facts, as well as details about some of the celebrations ...

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16 May
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Deputy Don’s Updates – May 16/18

Deputy Don’s Update Last issue, I reported on Simcoe County 2017 Financial results. Below I review Springwater financials. Although a little “dry”, this is important stuff to be aware of.   Springwater Financial Report The Springwater financial results for the ...

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11 May
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Springwater Agenda – May 16, 2018

Springwater Agenda – May 16, 2018 Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Public Meeting Session – Development Charges – Presentation Watson & Associates Public Meeting Session – Development Charges – Amelia Homes question Presentation – J. Mullan – Ainley ...

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10 May
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Pie Off for Mental Health Event Coming Up This Weekend!

Just wanted to help share the information on a great event coming up this Saturday at the Midhurst Community Hall. Location: 78 Doran Rd, Midhurst, ON Doors open at 6pm Show starts at 7pm Cut off for Pie Entries: 7:30 ...

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07 May
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Deputy Don’s Update – The County of  Simcoe has chosen Bio-En Power for its organics processing

  Further to my article about this in Deputy Don’s Update of April 19, 2018, given the disposal cost per tonne under the new contract for pet waste is the same as pet waste plus diapers, I think it would be ...

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01 May
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Deputy Don’s Updates – May 1, 2018 – Emvale Maple Syrup Festival, Homer Barrett Park Splash Pad, Community Hub and More!

Lots of great things happening in Springwater, and several updates to report on this week! Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival It was cold but as much fun as always being part of the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival last weekend! On Saturday, Wanda ...

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01 May
0

Running for Mayor

Today, I announced that I am running for re-election in this October’s municipal election – this time for the position of Mayor of Springwater. First I would like to thank my wife Wanda, my family and my team of supporters ...

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19 Apr
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Deputy Don’s Update – April 19, 2018

Honduras Rights Monitor Springwater and other residents have been supporting and working with the Spring Family on behalf of Honduran human rights worker Edwin Espinal, being held along with 21 other political prisoners under horrific conditions in military prisons in ...

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14 Apr
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Springwater Council Agenda – April 18, 2018

          Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Delegation – Tony Boseovski regarding Signage and the Sign By-Law Delegation – Peter Beacock, Trustee – regarding SCDSB – Township Capital Plan Presentation Minutes review and approval Question ...

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09 Apr
0

Spring Family – Free Edwin Espinal & Political Prisoners

A very well-attended community event occurred on April 8, 2018 at the Elmvale Community Hall to further inform and encourage the community to move forward with pressure to free Edwin Espinal and other political prisoners in Honduras. The Spring family and ...

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02 Apr
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Springwater Council Agenda – April 4, 2018

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Delegation – Tony Boseovski regarding Signage and the Sign By-Law Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items – 2018 Senior of the Year Award; NVCA Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival; ...

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27 Mar
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Simcoe County Announcements Funding Announcement to Area Hospitals

County to invest $45 million in area hospitals! Midhurst/ March 27, 2018 – The County of Simcoe is investing $45 million in area hospitals to support capital and redevelopment projects occurring between 2017 and 2031. Warden Gerry Marshall and members from County ...

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22 Mar
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Deputy Don’s Update – March 22, 2018

Community Recreation Associations Also known as Hall Boards. The acronym for Community Recreation Association (CRA) makes us think of more “taxing” thoughts however, I will use “CRA” and try not to smile when using it going forward! CRAs are vital ...

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16 Mar
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Springwater Council Agenda – March 21, 2018

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Delegation – Scott Brown – Site Alteration Application 1857 & 1929 Penetanguishene Rd.- Greaves (also see Item 10.13 and Information Report below) Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items – ...

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06 Mar
0

Springwater Council Agenda – March 7, 2018

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Public Planning Meeting- Washburn – 1 Bridle Trail Delegation – Team 6336 The JavaWockies, Request for Funding Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items – NVCA; OMB Decision – Kazemi.; ...

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28 Feb
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Deputy Don’s Update – Wednesday, Feb 28/18 – Check Out the Update on Elmvale District High School

We have just received an update on the recent progress at Elmvale District High School and I thought that I would pass it along incase you have seen the high school recently. The addition is well under way and that ...

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20 Feb
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Deputy Don’s Update – Potential Greenbelt Expansion Information and Council Meeting February 21/18

Potential Greenbelt Expansion – Continued The population of the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) in Ontario, currently approximately 9 million, is forecasted to grow to about 13.5 million by 2041. The Outer Ring municipalities within the GGH (which Springwater is part ...

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20 Feb
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Deputy Don’s Update – Family Day 2018!

Even though rain was expected on Family Day, families were out sharing community fun in Springwater. Elmvale had free skate at the Arena so it did not need to worry about the rain. The Hillsdale rink was busy throughout the ...

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16 Feb
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Greenbelt Study Area Expansion Public Meeting – February 21, 2018

Please find information regarding the February 21, 2018 – 5pm Springwater Council Agenda found in today’s blog post – http://donallen.ca/springwater-council-agenda-february-21-2018-starts-5pm/   Part of the February 21st  Council meeting, starting at 7pm, will be to receive comments from the general public ...

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16 Feb
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Springwater Council Agenda February 21, 2018 – starts 5pm

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items – NVCA; Cameron Estates; Building a Seniors Campus; Severn Sound Environmental Assoc.; Action Report – Snow Valley Highlands Phase 5 Certificate of Completion; ...

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06 Feb
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Deputy Don’s Update – February 6, 2018

Potential Greenbelt Expansion The Greenbelt Plan is a cornerstone planning policy document in Ontario, which provides clarity about where and how future growth should be accommodated and what natural features must be protected for current and future generations. It provides ...

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01 Feb
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Springwater Council Agenda – February 7, 2018

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Public Planning Meeting- E. Graham re-zoning application – 136 Queen St. E. Public Meeting – Building Permit & Septic Re-inspection Fee Review 2018 Delegation – Colleen Forest – Proposed Age-In-Place Retirement Community Minutes ...

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