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25 Oct
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Simcoe County’s Warden Responds to the Regional Government Review

Statement Regarding Provincial Announcement on the Regional Government Review from County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell Midhurst/October 25, 2019 – In regards to today’s Provincial announcement on the Regional Government Review, the County of Simcoe believes that the Province listened to ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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02 Aug
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Monthly Small Business Meeting

August 2 2018(All Day) The Small Business Centre encourages and supports entrepreneurship in The City of Barrie, The City of Orillia, and all of Simcoe County, by being a one-stop source for all your small business needs. On the first ...

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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
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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
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#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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06 Jul
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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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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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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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22 May
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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18 Jan
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Simcoe County Council Members 2014-2018

Townships: Adjala-Tosorontio – Mayor Mary Small Brett; Deputy Mayor Doug Little Clearview – Mayor Chris Vanderkruys; Deputy Mayor Barry Burton Essa – Mayor Terry Dowdell (Deputy Warden); Deputy Mayor Sandie Macdonald Oro-Medonte – Mayor Harry Hughes; Deputy Mayor Ralph Hough ...

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16 Jan
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Deputy Don’s Update – Simcoe County – Profile – January 16, 2015

On this blog, I also want to keep readers informed of my thoughts of what I experience by sitting on Simcoe County Council. Simcoe County: Was established in 1843 and now consists of 7 towns including Bradford West Gwillimbury, Collingwood, ...

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11 Dec
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Simcoe County Council – December 11, 2014

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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