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04 Oct
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Mayor Don’s Update – October 3,2019

October 3, 2019 Doors Open 2019 – Springwater 25th Anniversary On September 21st the Cultural and Heritage Committees, with the assistance of Deputy Clerk Sasha Helmkay and Staff, created an event that incorporated the Province-wide “Doors Open” day with the special celebration of Springwater’s 25 ...

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25 Sep
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A Great Event Celebrating Springwater!

For those of you that couldn’t attend the Doors Open/Springwater 25th Anniversary celebration this past weekend it was a great success! As part of the day, the Cultural Activities Advisory Committee unveiled their video of interviews with the past living mayors ...

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17 Sep
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Great Weekend in Our Community

This was the Farm & Food Care Ontario Breakfast on the Farm yesterday at the Gervais Family Barrie Hill Farm. Great breakfast and educational exhibits and tours of the farm. Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers for a great ...

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03 Jul
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Simcoe County Council Highlights

County Council HighlightsCommittee of the Whole: June 11 & 25, 2019County Council: June 25, 2019 Trails Connecting Communities ProgramThe Trails Connecting Communities Program (TCCP) was established in 2009, to assist municipalities in the development of active transportation and recreational opportunities, ...

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24 Jun
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County of Simcoe Update June 24, 2019

Termination of Addiction Services Initiative The County of Simcoe Ontario Works Department is one of thirteen Consolidated Service Managers and four First Nations sites that has been delivering the provincially funded Addiction Services Initiative (ASI). The County of Simcoe implemented ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Jun
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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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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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09 Apr
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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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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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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 – 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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12 Jan
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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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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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04 May
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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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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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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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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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09 Apr
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Springwater News – Don Allen article #2 – 9-4-15

Long Range Financial Plan (LRFP) By the time this edition is published, the first of the resumed All Stakeholder’s meetings will have occurred on April 8th at the Administration Centre to discuss draft growth forecasts to be used in the ...

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09 Apr
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Springwater News – Don Allen article #1 – 9-4-15

I commend Michael Jacobs for working hard to bring Springwater and other residents noteworthy news every 2 weeks in his Springwater News. He has a lot of moving parts to deal with in a short time frame and does a ...

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18 Feb
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Committee of the Whole Meeting 17-2-15

  The following summarizes some of the items dealt with in this meeting. 2015 Budget – The 2015 budget was approved after 7 meetings of Council, open to the public, and the posting of details of the budget in a ...

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01 Feb
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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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14 Jan
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Midhurst Liaison Group 13-1-15

Springwater Council has set up a Resident Liaison Group (RLG) that consists of Council members, members of the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association and members of the public at large to review and respond to concerns raised by our residents. The Springwater.ca ...

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11 Jan
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Springwater 2015 budget meetings

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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02 Jan
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Environmental Assessment Meeting – 5/1/2015

I hope everyone was able to enjoy family and friends over the holiday period. I wish all of you a healthy and satisfying 2015. The first meeting of Springwater Council is an open education session on January 5, 2015 at ...

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19 Dec
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Simcoe County Standard & Poor’s Upgrade 19-12-14

The County of Simcoe has received an upgraded rating from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services from AA- to AA. The upgrade reflects the County’s strong financial performance and the lower-than-previously expected use of external debt to finance its capital program. ...

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16 Dec
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Springwater Committee Appointments 15-12-14

View the new committee appointments here At its meeting on December 15, 2014 Council made appointments to various Committees and Boards for the 2014-2018 term. The Township Committees and Boards meet at scheduled times throughout the year and provide guidance ...

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15 Dec
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Elmvale and Anten Mills Santa Clause Parades

Thank you for all the wonderful floats and displays and warm wishes. Merry Christmas!

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11 Dec
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Simcoe County Council – 11/12/14

On December 9, 2014, Mayor French and myself were sworn in as councillors at Simcoe County Council. A summary of the governance structure of County Council is below. I ran for and was elected Vice Chair of the Performance Management ...

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11 Dec
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Budget Education Workshop – 10/12/14

Council held an informative Budget Education Workshop which was advertised and open to the public. It was designed to give those in attendance an overview of the budget process in advance of reviewing the 2015 Township budget. Council will be ...

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11 Dec
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Updated Springwater 15-12-14 Agenda

Here is the revised link: https://springwater.civicweb.net:/document/88795/Regular%20Council%20Agenda%20-%2015%20Dec%202014%20-%20Agenda%20-%20Html.html  

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11 Dec
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Springwater Council Agenda – 15-12-14 Meeting

Please find the agenda at the following link: https://springwater.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?ID=88795    

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02 Dec
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New Finance & Audit Committee Approved

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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Springwater Link – December 4, 2014

See important dates and announcements at: http://springwater.hosted.civiclive.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_229/File/Newsroom/Newsletters/Springwater%20Link%202014/20141204-%20Springwater%20Link.pdf      

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17 Nov
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Springwater Fire & Emergency Services Master Fire Plan Survey

Springwater Fire & Emergency Services is creating a 10 year community-driven master fire plan to guide operational improvements and enhance how the service is provided throughout the community. The Plan seeks to examine and identify present and future needs in ...

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