Jan 17th, 2014
New Tecumseth Free Press Essa Township deputy mayor Sandie Macdonald has filed her nomination papers to seek a second term in office. Ms. Macdonald, who won her first election as deputy mayor in 2010 following a couple terms as Ward 1 councillor, lives in Angus where she owns and operates Naturally ...
Jan 16th, 2014
By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald ESSA – With budget talks now over, Essa’s tax levy is increasing 3.9 per cent this year. The township’s 2014 levy was shaved down from $4.7 million to $4.64 million during council’s third budget meeting last night (Jan. 15). For the owner of the average $274,71...
Jan 9th, 2014
New Tecumseth Free Press Ward 1 incumbent Keith White became the first candidate to file his nomination papers to run for Essa council in the October 27 municipal elections. Mr. White, who owns and operates Angus Borden Music and Entertainment, is currently serving his first term in office. Essa has ...
Dec 16th, 2013
By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald ESSA – While an increase to next year’s municipal levy is unavoidable, Essa Mayor Terry Dowdall said council will do what it can to soften the blow to residents when budget talks resume this week. The increase, which includes assessment growth but not Simcoe Co...
Dec 2nd, 2013
By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald ESSA – Essa council managed to shave another percentage off next year’s proposed levy during its latest round of budget talks. Earlier this month council was presented with the 2014 draft budget, which included a proposed 4.89 per cent levy increase. The incre...
Nov 25th, 2013
By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald November 25 2013 ESSA – Essa council has approved a plan that will fix an erosion problem along a portion of the Nottawasaga River close to homes on Nottawasaga Drive and Brown’s Line in Angus. The decision was made after council received an update on the eros...
Nov 18th, 2013
New Tecumseth Free Press November 18, 2013 The preferred solution to head-off future hazards to existing properties on Nottawasaga Drive and on Concessions 3 and 4, immediately north on Brown’s line in Angus, is to reconfigure the Nottawasaga River channel and floodplain so it migrates away fr...
Oct 5th, 2013
New Tecumseth Free Press October 3, 2013 The Ainley Group's draft Growth Strategy for Essa Township and presented last night to council, suggests the municipality should reach its growth allocation of 21,500 persons by 2025, six years sooner than the 2031 target date if development keeps on the pace ...