• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Bill French – The Mayor

Jul 2nd, 2015
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In early June we had our second strategic planning session at the County of Simcoe. The purpose of the meeting was to reaffirm the direction County Council is taking over the next few years. Many confirmed that as a County we must be fiscally diligent but at the same time respond to the growing needs...
May 1st, 2015
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There has been a lot of activity with both the Township of Springwater and the County of Simcoe in recent weeks. The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival had record crowds and excellent weather this year. The Pancake Breakfast had long lineups but was well worth the wait. The log sawing contest had 17 teams ...
Apr 9th, 2015
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One of my key points during last Fall’s election campaign was Agriculture. As soon as I was elected I requested to be the Simcoe County representative on the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture and I am also an alternate on the County Agricultural Liaison Committee. Farming is the key economic dr...
Mar 14th, 2015
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You will find some details in the Springwater Council Corner article in the Springwater News outlining some activities at an OGRA/ROMA conference that I, the Deputy Mayor and some senior management attended recently. The conference did make me think about some things beyond my immediate Springwater b...
Feb 23rd, 2015
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The Mayor’s View Springwater Council approved the 2015 Operating and Capital Budget. I congratulate our staff for responding to the new direction Council provided which was slightly different than the direction provided from the previous council. In the end we were able to approve a budget that...
Feb 14th, 2015
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The Mayor’s view We have completed two months as the new council for the 2014-2018 term. Everyone on council is working hard to meet the needs of our residents and at the same time provide guidance and leadership as we move Springwater Township into the future. The 2015 budget has been a focus....
Jan 7th, 2015
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The Mayor’s View  – December 20 2014 It is now 30 days since becoming mayor of Springwater Township. I have spent a lot of time in orientation sessions at the Township and County and have become well versed in the running of these two levels of government that directly impact you. The learning ...
Aug 14th, 2014
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My view – I am pleased that Deputy Mayor McLean submitted his Letter to Editor in the July 31st edition of Springwater News. You need to have that handy to make sense of this article. Link to McLean letter. A few people phoned me and asked if his letter angered me because of his strong [&hellip...
Jul 26th, 2014
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My view – I attended the OMB prehearing for the rezoning of the lands in the Midhurst Mega development on July 3rd. As expected it was a lovefest with the developers, lawyers and planners singing the praises of the new proposed City of Midhurst and its potential 30,000 residents. I estimate the...
Jun 4th, 2014
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Springwater Council Advances Final Steps of Midhurst Secondary Plan by Bill French My View – On June 25th of last week there were some special meetings held by the Planning Committee of Springwater Township. As many people know the committee is comprised of the elected officials. The first meet...