Apr 30th, 2010
Could open doors to development despite floodplain designationANGUS – The Township of Essa put a hold on any discussions over development of a special policy area in Angus after more residents stepped forward to be included. The policy area would allow the township to approve development in the...
Apr 14th, 2010
BACK OFFWhy some farmers and townships are fed up with their conservation authoritiesBy Patrick Meagher Eastern Ontario Farmers Forum February 2010FINCH — All the man wanted to do was spread soil over his back yard to eliminate the slope and level if off. The local conservation authority swooped in t...
Apr 13th, 2010
On CA review sub-committeeNew Tecumseth Free Press Online April 13, 2010 New Tecumseth Ward 4 councillor Dennis Egan last night questioned why the mayor of Essa Township and Oro Medonte were appointed to a Simcoe County council sub-committee that will “research, review and report on the roles a...
Mar 18th, 2010
Lots of capital projects on the table thoughBY Matthew Talbot Alliston Herald March 15, 2010 ESSA – The Township of Essa approved a one-per-cent tax increase at its committee of the whole meeting March 3 and ratified the budget in council. The increase was hashed out at two previous budget meet...
Jan 27th, 2010
BY Matthew Talbot, Staff January 26 2010ANGUS – Essa council is still seeking a solution to Angus’ seasonal flooding problems. In a budget working session Jan. 20, councillors heard two delegations from companies looking to study the problem Angus suffers yearly.Essa Mayor David Guergis...
Jan 26th, 2010
By Richard Blanchard Innisfil Scope January 20 2010Essa Township’s deputy mayor, Terry Dowdall, has entered the race for mayor in this fall’s municipal election. Dowdall said he had registered to run for the position on Friday. “After two terms as deputy mayor, I think that its time to step-up and ru...
Dec 4th, 2009
By Kate Harries WaterWatchLast Wednesday, Essa Council was the 15th stop for Zero Waste Simcoe members who have been taking their message to councils across the county, coinciding with the waste management strategy development process currently underway at Simcoe County.Katy Austin of Elmvale and And...
Dec 4th, 2009
By Kate Harries WaterWatchComments made by Leesa Turnbull, the wife of Essa Mayor David Guergis, are “inappropriate and unjust,” the township’s manager of planning and development says in a report received by council on Wednesday.Colleen Healey was responding to a strongly worded attack by Turnbull s...
Nov 18th, 2009
Essa Mayor declares conflict on NVCA discussionBy Matthew Talbot Alliston Herald ANGUS – It looks like the Canadian Tire deal is back on the table in Angus. The company was mentioned at a recent Essa Township council meeting.Last month, the Herald learned Canadian Tire Corp. was looking to buil...
Oct 8th, 2009
By Matthew Talbot Alliston HeraldEssa Mayor David Guergis withdrew his motion to dissolve the Nottawasaga ValleyConservation Authority (NVCA) tonight.The mayor submitted, and succeeded in passing in a unanimous vote, a revised motion.At tonight’s council meeting, Guergis instead called for staff to a...