Jan 28th, 2014
News release from Shawn Bubel Today, Shawn Bubel of Thornton announced his candidacy for Ward 2 Councillor of Essa Township. “In my 2010 run for Deputy Mayor, I was honoured by the show of support from the voters of Ward 2. This time I am squarely focused on the needs of Thornton, Utopia, Ivy, Egbert...
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...