Category Archives: Finances – Simcoe County

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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02 Jul
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Deputy Don’s Update – July 2, 2015

Elmvale Curling Club The curling club has over 200 members and brings over 500 curlers to Elmvale through bonspiels each year. The Club suffered a break-down of its refrigeration plant, cutting last curling season short. The membership has $70,000 of ...

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26 Mar
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Deputy Don’s Update – March 26, 2015

I hope everyone enjoyed March break and are glad to see the first signs of spring. Council is back at it, meeting last Monday and County Council on Tuesday. Following are some notes and thoughts regarding selected current matters under ...

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01 Feb
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Deputy Don’s Update on The 2015 County of Simcoe Budget

On January 27, 2015, Simcoe County Council approved a $432 million budget for 2015. Originally, a 2% increase was proposed on the County portion of the municipal taxes Simcoe County residents receive. After review of the draft budget, I met ...

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02 Dec
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New Finance & Audit Committee Approved – December 2, 2014

Council approved the creation of this committee and we are looking for a resident member. This is an advisory Committee of Council that assists Council in the provision of effective municipal government by reviewing the administrative systems regarding financial accounting, ...

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02 Dec
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Budget Workshop Session – December 10, 2014

On December 10, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm at the Nursery Rd. Admin Centre, the Director of Finance, Jeff Schmidt, will present to Council and interested residents a workshop education session on the budget process. This will help better understand ...

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27 Nov
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New Finance and Audit Committee – November 27, 2014

One of my goals when running for Deputy Mayor was to increase Council’s understanding and involvement with the financial aspects and working of the Township by creating a finance committee to facilitate this. I have been working with Mayor Elect ...

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