Dec 13th, 2021
Simcoe County Warden George Cornell compares the old recycling bin with the new wheeled cart. – Janis Ramsay/Metroland Opinion piece by Bill French Why does the County of Simcoe seem to always miss the target with its Waste Management system? First it was Site 41, the ill-fated landfill that wa...
Oct 20th, 2016
from the Springwater News October 20 2016 On October 6 we had an opportunity to see the OMB Minutes of Settlement which outlined the deal the County made with the Midhurst Landowners. In summary it permits development on another 400 acres of good agricultural land for residential development. We also...
Oct 6th, 2016
from the Springwater News October 6 2016 As you may have heard, read or saw, I have strong words for the way a decision was made behind closed doors that negatively impacts Springwater. The County was provided the authority from the Province to approve and allocate a total of 20,000 extra population ...
Mar 10th, 2016
Springwater News Materials Management Facility (MMF) and Organics Processing Facility (OPF) The County of Simcoe announced its preferred location for a new MMF and OPF facility at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road east of CR27. The facility would become a major transfer of waste and recyclables from the ind...
Jan 17th, 2016
Happy New Year! 2016 will be an interesting and most likely an eventful year for the Township of Springwater. Strategic Plan Springwater Council, Senior Staff and some key stakeholders participated in a number of sessions in the last half of 2015 to develop a strategic plan for the township. It will ...
Dec 3rd, 2015
Budgets – Springwater Township and County of Simcoe This month we have had two meetings on our Springwater Budget. There are two aspects of the budget. One part of the budget is capital such as major roads or major equipment for fire services or public works and the other is the operational or ...
Nov 3rd, 2015
Elmvale Fall Fair The 155th celebration was exactly that. It had all the usual activities, displays, competitions and fun for everyone. The organizers again need to be congratulated for another successful event. The parade was great and I thank Councillor Ritchie for arranging for the wagon float for...
Sep 13th, 2015
Springwater News September 10 2015 Simcoe County Waste Management To avoid the development of more landfill sites, the County has been exploring various ways of keeping materials out of the waste stream and at the same time reduce the cost of waste management. They have undertaken studies and have ha...
Aug 20th, 2015
Springwater News August 13 2015 I will open with, “My life is definitely not dull!” MFIPPA (Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act) As mentioned some time ago, there was a Freedom of Information request to have access to my personal email account that contained any communicati...