March 2020 – In Review – COVID 19

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Hello to all in Ward 2 and the County of Brant as a whole. This month I am eschewing my regular blog to focus solely on COVID-19 related information that is pertinent to folks in the County of Brant. I have been doing regular updates on my Facebook page trying to share information as I… Read more »

Feb 2020 – In Review

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Nith Peninsula Provincial Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Decision: I understand the lamentations about growth in our community. I have them too. We’re currently at provincial appeal boards with over a dozen developments in the community where we fight for better plans, lower impact and much more. Please read on below and click the ‘Nith Peninsula’… Read more »

Jan 2020 – In Review

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Recently I saw some discussion on social media regarding the fixed water charges in the County of Brant and the feeling that they are relatively high compared to other communities. People understandably wonder why that is quite often and how this has been the historical norm here in the County of Brant. Because this gets… Read more »

Dec 2019 – In Review

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Note: The opening portion of this blog is reprinted from my quarterly column in the Neighbours of Paris on the Grand – Best Version Media How was your Christmas season? I hope it was wonderful and filled with local cheer! As we look back at a wonderful Christmas season in Paris, Ontario I would like… Read more »

Nov 2019 – In Review

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An end of year wrap up of some recent happenings from council: We have launched the process for our Official Plan Update.  This is a multi year process that addresses local needs and wants in regards to growth and also allows us to update the changing local priorities. Official Plans contain the policy framework and long-term… Read more »

Oct 2019 – In Review

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News and Notes from October 2019: At the latest council meeting I asked to separate the final vote on the Downtown Master Plan for discussion. The bulk of the discussion took place at the Corporate Development Committee earlier in October but since the release of the report there had been some questions online and I… Read more »

Sept 2019 – In Review

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News and Notes from September 2019: My Affordable Housing Reserve Fund motion passes 9-2 at council this month. I am so proud of this motion and want to thank staff from both Brant and Brantford who helped to refine the motion as well as those members of council who were vociferous in their support. The… Read more »

August 2019 – In Review

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News and Notes from August 2019: The biggest news of the month was from attending the AMO conference with Mayor Bailey and Council Members Bell, Gatward, MacAlpine and Miller.  A lot of very specific training for members of council as well as an opportunity to meet with Ministers and members of the Opposition parties provincially in… Read more »

July 2019 – In Review

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News and Notes from July 2019: At Community Services this month we learned that collisions are down 16% this quarter over last year at this time and that there have been no fatal collisions this year so far.  Great news and likely due to data-driven focused patrols which have also seen an increase in local… Read more »

June 2019 – In Review

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Hello again Ward 2, As we head into the summer months there has been a lot happening at the municipal level (kind of like every month so far). Our first ever Pride Week was a great success! It was an impactful week with events at the Paris Council Chambers, our local Public Library, Paris District… Read more »