Category Archives: Finances Springwater

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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05 Nov
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Deputy Don’s Update – November 5, 2015

October 27th marked the one year point since we were elected. We are one quarter of the way through our four year term. It has been an active and productive year for me and for Council – I count 176 ...

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24 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – September 24, 2015

30-6-15 Springwater financial results Overall, the Township operating results for the first half of 2015 resulted in a surplus better than budget by $926,367 before transfers to reserves and $861,162 after transfers to reserves. Of Contributing to this surplus, revenues ...

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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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04 Jun
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Deputy Don’s Update – June 4, 2015

I appreciate the interest, comments and feedback I have received from residents from all areas of Springwater regarding different matters I have reported on – please keep up the communication. Springwater Q1 ended 31-3-15 Results Revenues of $6.2 million were ...

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21 May
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Deputy Don’s Update – May 21, 2015

New Fire Station for Midhurst I have the upmost respect and appreciation for emergency services, both full time and voluntary staff.  I fully support the fire services needs if there is a risk to the responders’ safety and that of ...

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23 Apr
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Deputy Don’s Update – April 23, 2015

In today’s blog post, there are several updates to share: Springwater Green Belt Policy Review Council discussed the report presented by staff in its April 7, 2015 meeting, including the additional option of considering development policy considerations on a site ...

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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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23 Mar
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LRFP – Base Parameters, Public Stakeholder Meeting and Questionnaire – March 23, 2015

In August 2014, Hemson Consulting was awarded the consulting contract for a report on the base parameters, public stakeholder meeting schedule and questionnaire. On October 30, 2014, a public stakeholder’s meeting was held in which representatives from Hemson Consulting and ...

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12 Mar
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Deputy Don’s Update – March 12, 2015

I hope to be able to provide ongoing communication to interested readers from my perspective as Deputy Mayor. The first three months have been very interesting, fun and productive. Springwater Council, in my opinion, has developed into a positive working ...

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20 Feb
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Springwater Long Range Financial Plan update – February 19, 2015

The Finance and Audit Committee met with Hemson Consulting today to review and discuss potential input for the Long Range Financial Plan (LRFP). We discussed and finalized proposals for base parameters, other policies, levels of services and a draft public ...

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18 Feb
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Deputy Don’s Update – 2015 Springwater Financial Budget – February 17, 2015

Springwater Council Meeting 17-2-15 – The 2015 budget was approved after 7 meetings of Council, open to the public, and the posting of details of the budget in a local paper and via web and social media. – Previous Council ...

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11 Jan
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Springwater 2015 budget meetings – January 11, 2015

Council will start reviewing and discussing with staff the 2015 preliminary draft capital budget on Monday, January 12, 2014, starting at 10:00am at the Administration Centre. On Wednesday, January 14th, same time same place, the 2015 preliminary draft operating budget ...

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16 Dec
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Springwater Committee Appointments – December 15, 2014

At its meeting on December 15, 2014 Council made appointments to various Committees and Boards for the 2014-2018 term. Barrie and Area Physician Recruitment – French Chamber of Commerce – Springwater – Austin Economic Development Working Group – McConkey, Austin, ...

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10 Nov
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2015 Township Budget Survey – November 10, 2014

As stated in my campaign discussions with residents, with my CPA background, I plan to be involved in all aspects of the Township finances, to ensure residents are receiving the best value for their tax dollars and to keep tax ...

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