Ward 4 Development Applications – Update

There are a number of development applications active in Ward 4 that continue to receive significant interest.  This section in the newsletter is intended to keep everyone informed and updated about the status of these applications. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all active in Ward…

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Council News and Highlights

  Richmond Hill Museum Feasibility Study Council recently considered the recently completed Museum Feasibility Study. For complete details please click here and here. There are several possibilities outlined in this report intended to fulfil the need for a museum in Richmond Hill that will properly represent the history of our community. In the…

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Spring … Take Two

I wished everyone a “Happy Spring” in last month’s newsletter, but since spring has not really arrived until this week, I feel it appropriate to wish everyone a Happy Spring again! For those of you that celebrated Holi recently, and for those that are about to celebrate Passover or Orthodox…

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Join the Blue Dot Movement

In March last year I moved a motion to create a Declaration to a Healthy Environment in Richmond Hill. The motion was in support of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot Movement. Since this time the Blue Dot chapter in Richmond Hill has grown and many more citizens have signed…

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RICHMOND HILL COUNCIL PASSES BUDGET

2016 Operating Budget Addresses Rising Costs and Builds a Foundation for the Future RICHMOND HILL – At a Special Council Meeting on February 23, Richmond Hill Council approved the 2016 Operating Budget of $156.2 million. To ensure the municipality can repair and maintain its infrastructure, an additional $15 fee will…

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Elgin Mills Greenway Report

  Council received an update on the recommended solution for the Elgin Mills Greenway Restoration Project. Extreme storm events and high-flowing water through the Elgin Mills Greenway in 2013 and 2014 caused severe erosion in the creek channel resulting in a partially collapsed trail and structurally unsound pedestrian bridge. To…

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Council News and Highlights

 OMB Reform Motion and Municipality Committee a. Council passed the motion that I brought forward to request that the Government of Ontario thoroughly review the land use appeals process conducted by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The motion requests that an improved process be developed for appeals, which recognizes and…

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