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Click here for a PDF copy of the media release re Council approval of the 2016 budget for the town.
With this change in the town’s portion of your property taxes, as well as that charged by York Region and the School Board, which are all included in your realty tax bill, residents will see their property tax bill increased by approximately 2.1% this year.
I am very pleased to advise that I had support from other councillors to include three special capital projects in our Ward 2 area.
• $2. million allocated toward the work on the new Coultice Park
• A new sports Fieldhouse for Ballantrae Park on Aurora Road
• Installation of sidewalks on both Highway 48 (Pine Vista to Ballantrae Road) and Aurora Road (Grayfield to Hwy 48)
These projects are all scheduled to be well underway during 2016.
If you have any questions I invite you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1) THAT the Design Update for Coultice Park be received for information;
2) AND THAT Staff be authorized to undertake the design of the washroom facility and sanitary service for Coultice Park in the amount of $25,400 plus HST;
3) AND THAT the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign all necessary agreements between the Town of WhitchurchStouffville and Landscape Planning Limited for the additional design consultant services.
Coultice Park Development
Park Meeting Brings Us A Step Closer
Coultice Park Meeting
COMMUNITY PARK A STEP CLOSER
REALITY EXCEEDS THE DREAM
WOW, WHAT AN EARTH DAY TO REMEMBER AT MUSSELMAN’S LAKE
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Thank you to all the residents that took the time to attend the Coultice Park meeting Wednesday night. There was a great turnout with residents from all areas of the Lake in attendance.
The town will be uploading the 3 designs, photos + info on their website within a couple of days and we will be posting them on the MLRA website.
Coultice Park – 5 1/4 acres
Architectural Company – Landscape Planning Ltd
Rob Raycroft – Director Leisure Services
Maurice Smith – Ward 2 Councillor
Director of Leisure + community Services
905-640-1910 X 2290
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Please be sure to attend this meeting. We have worked towards this park for eight years and now it has become a reality.
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If Phil Bannon can accomplish as Mayor of Stouffville, what he has accomplished as Councillor of Ward Two…we all will benefit.
Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon is interviewed on Whistle Radio by Off The Top show host Charlene Jones. This is a five part interview series following Phil Bannon’s Mayoral campaign. Each interview has been divided into two parts. This is part 2/2 of the first interview that covers…
– Community Building
– Phil’s background and experience
– Successful environmental projects. Musselman’s Lake Stewardship and Coultice Park conservation land
– How/why Phil got into politics
Please make sure you watch all these very informative interview videos as they become available on www.philbannonmayor.com
CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR OF WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE – THE TOWN OF STOUFFVILLE
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Coultice Park has been secured and the old buildings removed as per condition of sale. Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon says that additional Community Meetings and design are scheduled for 2015.
Photos courtesy of Mayoral Candidate Councillor Phil Bannon
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On behalf of the Town…in the Council Meeting on June 24th, Councillor Phil Bannon and Mayor Emmerson thanked representatives from the Coultice Family for their perseverance in seeing this amazing land deal through to a close thus enabling this dream become a reality. In this case reality exceeded the dream as not only are we getting the 5 acre community park of our dreams at Musselman’s Lake but…also an additional 136 acres of pristine environmentally sensitive land to be managed by the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority. This park deal is a legacy that can be handed down from generation to generation.
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After enthusiastic volunteers did an exceptional job on the cleanup, everyone who attended the MLRA Earth Day Spring Clean Event was treated to a great BBQ lunch and to one good announcement after another.
The first announcement came from Cheryl Shindruk, Senior Vice President of Geranium Corporation, the developer for the Copperstone Project on Lakeshore. Geranium as part of their community involvement not only agreed to sponsor a $40,000 study of Musselman’s Lake but provided the services of a leading Ontario limnologist. Cheryl told the residents how pleased Geranium was to participate in this study for the betterment of the community and how excited they were to be building here.
Along with Cheryl was Dr. Neil Hutchinson of Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd., who together with Dr. Tammy Karst-Riddoch conducted the 1 year study and prepared the report, titled “Water Quality and Management of Musselman’s Lake”. This unique report is filled with complete scientific data and analysis which you would expect but also explains in layman’s terms what happens to the Lake with each season. Plus, the report explains how seasonal changes that we as residents have observed are completely normal for a kettle lake. Dr. Hutchinson made an excellent often humorous presentation on how the lake changes and what they found. (Short version: lake is in very good shape but Chloride numbers should be monitored as they are a little high.) Both Cheryl Shindruk and Rick Wigmore were presented with bound copies of his report by Dr. Hutchinson. (Executive summary and full report will be posted on this web site)
Councillor Phil Bannon, who as everyone knows by now is running for and would make an excellent or should we say “most excellent” mayor stepped up to the podium with more exciting news for our community.
It’s Official…the community park “Coultice Park”, after 8 long years of negotiation is finally going to be a reality. Besides our community, no one can be more jubilant than Councillor Bannon about the announcement. Councillor Bannon had made it his personal quest to ensure the Community of Musselman’s Lake got the park that it so deserved. There will be an official announcement at Town Council May 6th. Phil thanked the Coultice Family for their perseverance in seeing this amazing land deal through to a close. Mayor Emmerson and Town Councillors were also thanked for their part in seeing this dream become a reality. In this case reality exceeded the dream as not only are we getting the 5 acre community park of our dreams but…also an additional 136 acres of prime ecological land to be managed by the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority. This park deal is a legacy that can be handed down from generation to generation.
Councillor Bannon continued with the exciting announcements. A new restaurant is coming to our Lake. Opening up soon at Cedar Beach will be the Fishbone Bistro that many are familiar with in Stouffville. This will be a great new addition to our community.
Another announcement was made by Phil Bannon that is going to have a positive impact on our community. The town had reached an agreement with the owners of the Water Tower property to erect barriers and fencing to keep ATV and motocross bike trespassers off the property and return this area back to the peace and quiet that we had there before the invasion of trespassing off road vehicles and the noise associated with them.
All in all it was quite an eventful Earth Day and one to be remembered! Everyone left tired but feeling good about themselves and our community by what we had accomplished.
Can’t remember when we had another Earth Day with so much to be thankful for and so many people and companies to THANK!
A big THANK-YOU goes out to everyone who showed terrific community solidarity by coming out to spring clean, the roads, ditches, and the shoreline in our community on such a wet cold miserable day. There were around 100 residents who did our community proud by actively participated in the massive spring clean-up with around 50 who stayed for the BBQ lunch and announcements.
P.S. Would like to send out a special THANK YOU to Kevin Wigmore and the residents that helped him using their own pontoon boat. This Musselman’s Lake Marine unit laboured on and in the very cold water to pull debris of all types out of Lake. Your extra efforts were very much appreciated.