Apr 23rd, 2015
New Tecumseth Free Press Online A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been reached between Simcoe County and the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury that will split the $37 million local share of the estimated $54 million cost to build a new interchange at Highway 400 at the 5th Line. The provincial ...
Mar 30th, 2015
By Brea Bartholet Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic With deliberations surrounding the South Simcoe Police Services Board budget out of the way, it’s time to take a look at the bigger picture. According to Mayor Rob Keffer, this year’s tax increase will be the second lowest Bradford West Gwillimbury ha...
Mar 23rd, 2015
New Tecumseth Free Press Online A five year review of taxable assessment patterns amongst the 16 towns and townships of Simcoe County reported average growth of 2.02 per cent since 2010. New Tecumseth was one of five municipalities to post above average with a 2.32 per cent. Its highest rate was 2.98...
Jan 27th, 2015
By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Your municipal council members may be holding illegal closed session meetings and if you formally complain, the investigation that follows may not be accurate. Tuesday, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin released his third-annual report on closed session meetings. He criticiz...
Jan 15th, 2015
AWARE Simcoe List of municipal employees in Simcoe County who were paid more that $100,000 in 2013. Link to entire list that was released today. Two municipalities – Essa and Tay – do not appear on the list. County of Simcoe AITKEN MARK Chief Administrative Officer $239,961.54 $1,426.30 ...
Dec 23rd, 2014
By Dominik Kurek Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic There’s a new sheriff in town and he wants to hear from you. New Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor Rob Keffer says he’s looking forward to creating a more inclusive council that will inspire community engagement in the town’s decision-making process. “Th...
Dec 23rd, 2014
By Dominik Kurek Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic The new members of Bradford West Gwillimbury council are eager to do the work that is needed to get the job done for you. Council was sworn in Dec. 2 and had its first regular meeting Dec. 16, but the nine members spent time together well before that, ...
Dec 9th, 2014
Public will be able to flle complaints about municipalities, universities, school boards (but not Conservation Authorities!) Ontario Ombudsman news release Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today welcomed the historic passage of a new law that will allow his office to investigate complaints about municip...
Dec 3rd, 2014
By Meade Helman AWARE News Network A new day has dawned in Bradford West Gwillimbury. In his inaugural address on Tuesday, Mayor Rob Keffer vowed to focus on making make the town better not bigger and to take care of the whole town instead of just spending money on development for the new part of [&h...