Author Archives: Don Allen

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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25 Jan
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Midhurst Secondary Plan – Environmental Assessment Update

Springwater Chief Administrative Officer Robert Brindley reports that at this time, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has not completed its review of the Draft Environmental Study Report (ESR). The Draft ESR was submitted to the MOECC in May ...

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24 Jan
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Deputy Don’s Update – January 25, 2018

Fire Station 2/Yard 1 Renovation and Expansion The tender documents were posted for this project last December and five proposals were received by the January closing. Proposals were reviewed by staff and the Township’s contracted architects, who recommended that the ...

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19 Jan
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A good follow up article supporting David Phillip’s presentation this week on Climate change.

I came across this article in the Globe and Mail yesterday, demonstrating an example of what David Phillips was referring to in his Climate Change presentation. Cape Town, Africa is heading toward April 21, 2018 “Day Zero”, being the first ...

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18 Jan
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Climate Change For Real

On January 17, 2018, David Phillips presented to about 200 attendees at the Springwater Township building a very interesting presentation on Climate Change. He is a Senior Climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, who has been widely awarded for ...

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17 Jan
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A Great Celebration for Regional Healthcare!

Today I had the privilege of attending the official opening of Simcoe Muskoka Regional Heart Program!  What an amazing facility that we now have, right here in our community!  This advanced cardiac intervention facility is a true example of the collaboration of ...

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13 Jan
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Springwater Council Agenda – January 17, 2018

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Deputation – Javawockies – Springwater’s Local Robotics Team Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items – NVCA Highlights; TD letter to Springwater re Closing; Action Report – Community Improvement Plan ...

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12 Jan
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SIMCOE GARBAGE UPDATE Jan 12, 2018- 4:30pm

Waste Connections of Canada has 72 trucks routed, a dozen more than normal, today in an effort to clear up the back-log of materials.  They have been working extremely hard in difficult conditions including ice rain, a flash freeze and ...

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10 Jan
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Deputy Don’s Update – January 10, 2018

Happy New Year All.  New Skating/Snowshoeing Trails We had a great time over the holidays using the Simcoe County Museum Skating Trail and Snowshoe Trail. Located at the Simcoe Museum grounds at 1151 Highway 26 – facilities are open Tuesday ...

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04 Jan
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Invitation to SWIFT Survey About Internet Usage

Please review press release. 2018-01-03 – RFP Release updating progress on the SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT). Tell us about your Internet service and usage to help us build ‘broadband for everyone’ To connect everyone as effectively and efficiently as possible, we’re ...

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31 Dec
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Springwater Accomplishments for the Year 2017

Council and Staff accomplished much in 2016. Some selected items are as follows: Community Development Optimized the distribution of recreation and all other service facilities across the Township; Approved construction of the Midhurst Pavilion at Doran Park; Leveraged Canada 150 ...

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21 Dec
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Springwater Council approves 2018 budget – December 20, 2017

Council approved tonight the 2018 Springwater budget, with a blended property tax increase, including County Simcoe, Education and Policing charge components, of 1.86% for 2018. For an average Springwater property assessed by MPAC at $422,584, this means an increase of ...

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20 Dec
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Springwater Council Agenda – December 20, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items – Funding Support Healthy Waters Program; Protecting Water; Gallo Simcoe decision; PGC Investments Simcoe decision. Action Report – Micks and D. Hickling Subdivisions ...

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20 Dec
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Springwater Council Agenda – December 20, 2017 

Council meeting starting 6:30pm – Attend or stream Council meetings live HERE Full Agenda with reports, linked in “blue”, found HERE. • Minutes review and approval • Question Period • Correspondence and Information Items – Funding Support Healthy Waters Program; ...

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13 Dec
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Deputy Don’s Update – December 14, 2017

Merry Christmas I start by wishing all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year. Again this year, the various Springwater tree lightings and other Christmas ceremonies were true examples of the warm ...

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06 Dec
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Springwater Council Agenda – December 6, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Delegation from Elmvale District High School Delegation Springwater Public Library Delegation Vanessa Tucci Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items – SSEA Annual Report; NVCA Board Hihglights; Action Report – ...

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30 Nov
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Springwater Council Agenda Summary – December 6, 2017

Council meeting starting 6:30pm – Attend or stream Council meetings live HERE Find Agenda Summary HERE Summary of selected points in this linked agenda, which contains staff reports, linked in “blue”. • Delegation from Elmvale District High School • Delegation ...

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30 Nov
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Springwater Council Meeting 6-12-17 Agenda Summary

Council meeting starting 6:30pm – Attend or stream Council meetings live at www.Springwater.ca. https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?preview=125950 Summary of selected points in this linked agenda, which contains staff reports, linked in “blue”. • Delegation from Elmvale District High School • Delegation Springwater Public ...

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29 Nov
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Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) and FIRE

The proposed Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) facility that the County of Simcoe is considering constructing in the County forest at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W. in Springwater raises many concerns. One major concern involves the potential of fire breaking ...

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29 Nov
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Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) and FIRE – 29-11-17

The proposed Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) facility that the County of Simcoe is considering constructing in the County forest at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W. in Springwater raises many concerns. One major concern involves the potential of fire breaking ...

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16 Nov
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Deputy Don’s Update – November 16, 2017

Remembrance Day Again this year, the messages leading up to November 11th and the services on that Day were reflective and moving. As I have mentioned before, I come from a military family – my father was an army Colonel ...

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16 Nov
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Deputy Don’s Update – November 16, 2017

Remembrance Day Again this year, the messages leading up to November 11th and the services on that Day were reflective and moving. As I have mentioned before, I come from a military family – my father was an army Colonel ...

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15 Nov
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Springwater Council Agenda – November 15, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Delegation from Hospice Huronia Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items; Action Report – Bayfield Storage Corp. 1063 Snow Valley Rd. – Site Plan Amendment; Action Report – Draft 2018 ...

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01 Nov
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Springwater Council Agenda – November 1, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Presentation to Hospice Huronia and Hospice Simcoe Planning Public Meeting re R. Schultz – 2119 South Orr Lake Rd. Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items; Action Report – Swaley ...

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18 Oct
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Springwater Council Agenda – October 18, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Minutes review and approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items; Action Report – 16 Mill St. Consent Agreement – Drury/Player Action Report – Water & Wastewater Rate Study Action Report – NVCA Integrated ...

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05 Oct
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Deputy Don’s Update – October 5, 2017

What fantastic weather we have been having for the fall fairs. Last weekend, Midhurst Autumnfest was a great success due to many volunteers working hard and great turnout for this fun event. The Elmvale Fall Fair this weekend will be ...

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04 Oct
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Springwater Council Agenda – October 4, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Minutes and Approval Question Period Correspondence and Information Items – Barrie Master Plan Update correspondence; Severn Sound Enviro. Awards; Action Report – Boundary Adjustment for 2354 North Orr Lake Road; Action Report – ...

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21 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – September 21, 2017

Finance and Audit Committee Part of my commitment when elected was to form and chair the Township Finance and Audit Committee. Councillor Hanna and I and an external member (who has stepped down due to no longer being a resident) ...

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20 Sep
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Springwater Council Agenda – September 20, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Deputation – Enbridge Gas – support for Springwater Fire Deputation – J. & S. MacDonald – Team Canada dance Deputation – B. McLeaming – Hillsdale Crosswalk Lights Question Period Minutes review and approval ...

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06 Sep
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Springwater Council Agenda – September 6, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Minutes – Review & Adoption Question Period Correspondence and Information Items Action Report – 4712 County Rd. 90 – proposed gas bar and commercial building Action Report – Midhurst Pavilion Action Report – ...

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23 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – August 24, 2017

Blue Box Funding and Diversion Based on data collected for 2015, Simcoe County, for the 7th year in a row, ranked in the top 10 (of 243) Ontario municipalities for waste diversion, ranking 5th. Residents of the County achieved the ...

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02 Aug
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Springwater Council Agenda – August 2, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Minutes – Review & Adoption Question Period Correspondence and Information Items Action Report – Bertram Industrial Expansion – Official Plan Amendment 1193 Nursery Rd. Action Report – Clean Water and Wastewater Fund Transfer ...

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05 Jul
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Springwater Council Agenda – July 5, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports: Minutes – Review and Adoption Question Period Correspondence and Information Items Action Report – Application B. Oakes – 69 Mennill Drive Action Report – Application B. Yanch – 2358 Snow Valley Road Action ...

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26 Jun
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Deputy Don’s Update – June 26, 2017

Celebrate Springwater –  Canada 150  This June 24th celebration in Springwater was filled with family fun, entertainment, live music and fireworks. The day gave us sun and a perfect evening.  There were an estimated 1,000 people who showed up. Children ...

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21 Jun
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Springwater Council Agenda – June 21, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports. Summary of selected items to be discussedPresentation – Past Council Recognition in Honour of Canada’s 150th Deputation – William Shotyk –  Groundwater Quality in Springwater CEO Springwater Public Library – Mid-year Update on ...

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07 Jun
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Springwater Council Agenda – June 7, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports. Summary of selected items to be discussed: Minutes – Review & Adoption Question Period Correspondence and Information Item – OMB Order re Yorkwood Building Group Ltd. Action Report – 2017 Holiday closure Action ...

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18 May
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Deputy Don’s Update – May 18, 2017

Springwater Year End December 31, 2016 Financial Results The external financial auditors for the Township, Collins Barrow LLP, finished the Springwater year end December 31, 2016 audit and the financial statements are being reviewed by Council this week. The Finance ...

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17 May
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Springwater Council Agenda – May 17, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports.   Deputy Mayor – Don Allen Email me at info@donallen.ca Twitter @deputydonallen Facebook DeputyMayorDonAllen

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03 May
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Springwater Council Agenda – May 3, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports.   Deputy Mayor – Don Allen Email me at info@donallen.ca Twitter @deputydonallen Facebook DeputyMayorDonAllen

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19 Apr
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Springwater Council Agenda – April 19, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports. Summary of selected items to be discussed: Planning matter – Alvaro Almuina – 36 Wendat Trail Deputation – Barrie Physician Recruitment – B. Peterson Minutes – Review & Adoption Question Period Correspondence and ...

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05 Apr
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Springwater Council Agenda – April 5, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports. Summary of selected items to be discussed: Planning matter – J. Marshall – 1572 Gill Road Delegation – Enbridge Gas Delegation – Elmvale & District Lions Club Minutes – Review & Adoption Question ...

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23 Mar
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Deputy Don’s Update – March 23, 2017

Midhurst Environmental Assessment Update For the Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP), there are six draft approved plans of subdivision that were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board in 2014. Each of these subdivisions has a range of conditions that must be ...

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22 Mar
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Springwater Council Agenda – March 22, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports. Summary of selected items to be discussed: Presentation – OGRA Long Service Award Minutes – Review & Adoption Question Period Correspondence and Information Items Action Report – Alvaro Alumina – 36 Wendat Trail ...

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01 Mar
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Springwater Council Agenda – March 1, 2017

Please find the agenda  HERE with related staff reports. Summary of selected items: Deputation – Alex Nuttall MP Annual Update Deputation – G. Davidson Elmvale High School Yukon Exchange Minutes – Review & Adoption Question Period Correspondence and Information Items Action Report ...

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27 Feb
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Deputy Don’s Update – February 23, 2017

Legal and Engineering Fees Facts and truth always prevail over rumour and innuendo. Comments regarding legal fees spent by Springwater over the last two years were made in this paper by Rick Webster and others over the last 2 months. ...

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15 Feb
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Springwater Council Agenda – February 15, 2017

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=893,1217,112756,112748&notices=True&preview=114582 Summary of selected points in this linked agenda. Deputation – P. Beacock – Simcoe Cty School Board Capital Plan Deputation – A. ...

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01 Feb
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Springwater Council Agenda – February 1, 2017

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=112748&preview=113975 Summary of selected points in this linked agenda. Deputation – Bayside Artists Deputation – B. Clement – 1789 Rainbow Valley Rd. Minutes ...

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25 Jan
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Deputy Don’s Update – January 26, 2017

Springwater Budget The 2017 budget process has been very thorough and open. After 6 open Council meetings to review the 2017 budget in detail, Council is scheduled to approve it this week. The main points of it include: • A ...

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18 Jan
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Springwater Council Agenda – January 18, 2017

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=893,1217,112756,112748&preview=113291 Summary of selected points: Minutes Review & Adoption Question Period Preliminary Rpt – Elmvale Village – 169 Queen St. W., Elmvale Marshall ...

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12 Jan
0

Deputy Don’s Update as published in the 12-1-17 Springwater News

We are all back at it after, hopefully, good times with family and friends over the holidays and with a new set of determined resolutions for 2017, this 150th celebration year for Canada. I plan, with family and friends, to ...

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12 Jan
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Deputy Don’s Update – January 12, 2017

We are all back at it after, hopefully, good times with family and friends over the holidays and with a new set of determined resolutions for 2017, this 150th celebration year for Canada. I plan, with family and friends, to ...

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04 Jan
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Springwater Council Agenda – January 4, 2017

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=893,1217,112756,112748&preview=112757 Summary of selected points: Deputation – Phelpston Hall Board Minutes Review & Adoption Question Period Action Reports Correspondence & Information Items Motion ...

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31 Dec
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Springwater Accomplishments for the Year 2016

Council and Staff accomplished much in 2016. Some selected items are as follows: Community Development: 10th Annual Springwater Swing Golf Tournament raised over $26,000 for charity – included 8 local merchants in the Shop Springwater component; Partnered with the Simcoe ...

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15 Dec
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Deputy Don’s Update – December 15, 2016

I love this time of year and attending the various community tree lighting ceremonies and parades. They are heart-warming demonstrations of close community spirit and friendliness and it makes me thankful to live in Canada, Ontario and Springwater. I wish ...

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07 Dec
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Springwater Council Agenda – December 7, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=112239 Summary of selected points in a very full agenda. Minutes Review & Adoption Question Period Correspondence & Information Items – 8.6 Review ...

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17 Nov
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Deputy Don’s Update – November 17, 2016

Increased Safety in Hillsdale Solving the problem of greater safety in crossing Hwy 93 in Hillsdale advanced a significant step closer last Council meeting. Hillsdale resident Ms. Lynne Worrall Wright took the time and effort to find the agenda on ...

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16 Nov
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Springwater Council Agenda – November 16, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=111433 Summary of main points to be discussed. Delegation – Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority 2017 budget & contribution Delegation – Severn Sound Environmental ...

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02 Nov
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Springwater Council Agenda – November 2, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=110977 Summary of main points to be discussed. Delegation – 10 Year Affordable Housing & Homeless Prevention Strategy Minutes Review & Adoption Question ...

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19 Oct
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Springwater Council Agenda – October 19, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=110213 Summary of main points to be discussed. Delegation – Save Sherwood Hill Correspondence and Information Dunlop Self Storage expansion – 30 Miller ...

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11 Oct
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Deputy Don’s Update – October 11, 2016

Population Allocation in Springwater Most of you will have heard of the 180 degree reversal of Simcoe County last week regarding its continued support of the Springwater Council’s unanimous decision not to allow 4 of the 5 applications within Springwater ...

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05 Oct
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Springwater Council Agenda – October 5, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=109497 Summary of main points to be discussed. Deputation – Elmvale District Food Bank Deputation – P. Sadlon – Traffic and policing concerns ...

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22 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – September 22, 2016

Addition to Works Yard 1 and Temporary Fire Station 2 The expansion and upgrades to Yard1/Station 2 on Snow Valley Road to address the need for additional vehicle space, male and female washrooms with showers, an office and a maintenance ...

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21 Sep
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Springwater Council Agenda – September 21, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=108885 Summary of main points to be discussed.   Rezoning – Matthew Ververs 1911 Flos Road 8 West Delegation – Speed reduction Flos ...

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09 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – September 9, 2016

Bertram 1237 Bayfield St. N. property Council this week is reviewing an application and seeking approval for a public meeting to change this 1.62 acre property to general commercial retail use. The current tenant is a retail furniture store (Midhurst ...

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09 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update 8-9-16, as published in Springwater News (with updates).

Here is a summary of some of the matters being considered by Council and my thoughts on these. Bertram 1237 Bayfield St. N. property Council this week is reviewing an application and seeking approval for a public meeting to change ...

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07 Sep
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Springwater Council Agenda – September 7, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=108152 Summary of main points to be discussed. Bertram 1237 Bayfield St. N. property zoning amendment Telecommunications Tower Protocol Update and approval Conservation ...

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11 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – August 11, 2016

I hope your summer has been great with the hot sunny weather we have had. Township and County Councils are resuming, with lots of items on the schedule. Here is a summary of my thoughts on some recent items. Stonemanor ...

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03 Aug
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Springwater Council Agenda – August 3, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=106811 Summary of main points to be discussed Presentation – Delegation from Fire Safety Canada and Fire Marshall’s Public Fire Safety Council regarding ...

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06 Jul
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Springwater Council Agenda – July 6, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=106235         Deputy Mayor – Don Allen Email me at info@donallen.ca Twitter @deputydonallen Facebook DeputyMayorDonAllen    

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15 Jun
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Springwater Council Agenda – June 15, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125,106901&preview=105815 Summary of main points to be discussed. Presentation – Joe Mullan (Ainley) Update on MSP Update on the Midhurst Secondary Plan Environmental ...

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02 Jun
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Deputy Don’s Update – June 2, 2016

20,000 Simcoe Population Allocation Further to Mayor French’s summary regarding this in this edition, the positive teamwork of the Township staff, our lawyer and Council resulted in a comprehensive briefing document which was prepared and presented to all applicants and ...

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01 Jun
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Springwater Council Agenda – June 1, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125,106901&preview=105338 Summary of main points to be discussed. Delegation – Agreement Springwater & Severn Sound & NVCA Delegation – Simcoe Soils Management Zoning ...

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18 May
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Springwater Council Agenda – May 18, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125,106901&preview=104987 Council Working Session – Procedural By-law and Code of Conduct 5pm – open to public Summary of main points to be discussed. ...

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04 May
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Deputy Don’s Update – May 4, 2016

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival What a spectacular event – perfect sunshine, not too cold and about 40,000 people in attendance last Saturday. A rural small town feeling of friendship and happiness pervaded, with many events and exhibits being enjoyed by ...

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04 May
0

Deputy Don’s Update 4-5-16 as published in Springwater News

Here is my perspective on some recent matters in Springwater and Simcoe County. Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival What a spectacular event – perfect sunshine, not too cold and about 40,000 people in attendance last Saturday. A rural small town feeling ...

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04 May
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Springwater Council Agenda – May 4, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125,106901&preview=104524 Summary of main points to be discussed: Bertram Industrial Expansion – 1193 Nursery Rd. – Public meeting and direction following the meeting ...

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20 Apr
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Springwater Council Agenda – April 20, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125,106901&preview=104093 Summary of main points to be discussed. Stonemanor Woods proposed zoning by-law amendment to increase 35 extra lots. Public meeting. See reports; ...

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07 Apr
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Deputy Don’s Update – April 7, 2016

Materials Management Facility (MMF) and Organics Processing Facility (OPF) A meeting was held on March 23rd attended by 29 neighbouring landowners living within 500 meters of the 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road selected site. Further afternoon and evening public information sessions ...

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07 Apr
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Deputy Don’s Update 7-4-16 as published in Springwater News

Materials Management Facility (MMF) and Organics Processing Facility (OPF) A meeting was held on March 23rd attended by 29 neighbouring landowners living within 500 meters of the 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road selected site. Further afternoon and evening public information sessions ...

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06 Apr
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Springwater Council Agenda – April 6, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125,106901&preview=103409 Here are the main points to be discussed on Wednesday: George & Gloria Woods 15 Yonge St. N. Plan & By-law amendment ...

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23 Mar
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Springwater Council Agenda – March 23, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=102874         Deputy Mayor – Don Allen Email me at info@donallen.ca Twitter @deputydonallen Facebook DeputyMayorDonAllen

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16 Mar
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Deputy Don’s Update 10-3-16 as published in Springwater News

Here is my perspective on some recent matters in Springwater and Simcoe County. Springwater Staff Changes Congratulations to Clerk John Daly who is moving on to become the County Simcoe Clerk. I have only known John for a little over ...

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10 Mar
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Deputy Don’s Update – March 10, 2016

As published in the Springwater News. Springwater Staff Changes Congratulations to Clerk John Daly who is moving on to become the County Simcoe Clerk. I have only known John for a little over a year and have seen his focus ...

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06 Mar
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Don’s thoughts regarding proposed Organics & Materials Mgt. Processing Facilities – March 6, 2016

I am a strong proponent of saving the environment and increasing diversion from landfills in whatever fiscally responsible way possible. We must continue to reduce our garbage generation and increase our diversion, especially of organics, to eliminate it from our ...

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06 Mar
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Don Allen Comments regarding proposed OPF & MMF

I am a strong proponent of saving the environment and increasing diversion from landfills in whatever fiscally responsible way possible. We must continue to reduce our garbage generation and increase our diversion, especially of organics, to eliminate it from our ...

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02 Mar
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Springwater Council Agenda – March 2, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=102269 Here are the main points to be discussed on Wednesday. 2015 Source Water Protection Annual Report 2016-2018 Strategic Plan approval Council Code ...

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25 Feb
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Deputy Don’s Update – February 25, 2016

I hope you all enjoyed a fun Family Day. There were great social events in Midhurst, Minesing, Anten Mills and Hillsdale that I was aware of. I went to most of these and can attest that community spirit is alive ...

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17 Feb
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Springwater Council Agenda – February 17, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=101780 Here are the main points to be discussed: Trustee Peter Beacock presentation on schools in Springwater and Capital Plan update; Verbal update ...

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03 Feb
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Springwater Council Agenda – February 3, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?notices=True&expanded=893,1217,100125&preview=101184 Here are the main points to be discussed on Wednesday starting 6:30pm: 2015 Source Water Protection Annual Report 2016-2018 Strategic Plan approval ...

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28 Jan
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Deputy Don’s Update – January 28, 2016

Happy healthy 2016 to all. Council is back at it, with lots of matters to review and progress in 2016. Here is my perspectives on some recent happenings. EEK Pit  – The rezoning application to allow for an expansion Eek ...

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20 Jan
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Springwater Council Agenda – January 20, 2016

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=893,1217,100125,98869&notices=True&preview=100773 Some of the items we will be reviewing include: Kim Fedderson – delegation on Lakehead University MP Alex Nuttall – delegation updating ...

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31 Dec
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Springwater Accomplishments for the Year 2015

Council and Staff accomplished much in 2015. Some selected items are as follows: Community Development: Increased funding contribution for the Elmvale District High School partnership proposal; Completion of Recreation Master Plan, which included three public open houses, a session with ...

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16 Dec
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Springwater Recreation Service Board Meeting – December 16, 2015

Thank you hall board volunteers for your thoughts and discussion at the  meeting tonight to review topics of governance, recreation service board responsibilities, Township responsibilities and financial considerations for recreation service boards. Great sharing of ideas between communities of what ...

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15 Dec
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Deputy Don’s Update – December 15, 2015

The Christmas events throughout Springwater have again been wonderful this year – even without snow! I have been to many of these and it has reminded me why we love the spirit and friendship which exists all around us in ...

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14 Dec
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Springwater Council Agenda – December 14, 2015

Please find the agenda at the following link, along with the related staff reports, which are linked: https://springwater.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=32435,88988,98869&preview=99878             Deputy Mayor – Don Allen Email me at info@donallen.ca Twitter @deputydonallen Facebook DeputyMayorDonAllen

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03 Dec
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Deputy Don’s Update – December 3, 2015

Simcoe and Springwater 2016 Financial Budgets We continue to review and work toward finalizing the County Simcoe and Springwater municipal budgets for 2016. Of your property taxes, approximately 36% go to the County, with 24% going to education and the ...

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