Voting Record -- Oct. 28, 2019

I was impressed with the presentation on tiny houses by the Stella Maris robotics team and I supported the vision and funding request laid out in the Great Spaces, Great Places project proposal. Here's how I voted on Oct. 28th:

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Amherstburg Releases 2020 Draft Budget

Amherstburg CAO John Miceli has unveiled a draft budget calling for a 4.55 per cent tax increase that includes funding for the Great Spaces-Great Places initiative and a capital works program, including more than $7.2 million for road and bridge projects, that is financed without any debt. 

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Voting Record -- Oct. 15, 2019

I was very happy to proclaim Nov. 1 to 11 as Veteran's Week in Amherstburg and was very happy to support a recommendation by the Accessibility Advisory Committee to use money from the AODA Compliance Fund for trail improvements in a revamped Beaudoin Park in River Canard. I also voted with my colleagues to engage a consultant for $9,375 to conduct a performance appraisal of the CAO.

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Pix: Amherstburg Uncommon Festival

My daughter and her friends sure had a blast at the Uncommon Festival. They loved the buskers and the wandering magician and storyteller who would start a trick or a story and watch as the crowd gathered 'round. 

Kudos to the Town's Tourism Department and all the volunteers for the work they did organizing and running the festival in the face pretty grim weather conditions. 

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Voting Record -- Sept. 23, 2019

I brought forward motion asking the Fire Chief to bring back a report on the statistics of the Fire Permit system over the past two years and explore the feasibility of moving to a one-and-done permitting system. I was also happy to declare October Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Amherstburg and support the efforts of a delegation looking to raise money for a 3D Mammography Machine for Windsor-Essex.

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Expanded Fishing Area Had Little Economic Impact: Report

They came. They saw. They fished.

And pooped and peed and took up parking spaces.

A report going to Council Monday night concludes there was no significant uptick in business from extending the fishing area in King’s Navy Yard Park during the Silver Bass run and that some anglers actually relieved themselves outdoors.

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Voting Record -- Sept. 9, 2019

I was very happy to support applying for CWATS funding to install paved shoulders on Alma Street between Fryer Street and Meloche Road and I was happy to support an extended River Lights Winter Festival thanks to a $250,000 grant secured by our Tourism Department.

Here's how I voted:

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Amherstburg Pickleball Players Make Impassioned Presentation To Parks Commitee

The Town’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is recommending Council explore the construction of a Pickleball Hub at Malden Park following an impassioned presentation by members of the newly-formed Amherstburg Pickleball Association.

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Renowned Urbanist Gil Penalosa Calls On Amherstburg To Be 'Bold And Ambitious'

Renowned urbanist Gil Penalosa implored Amherstburg residents to be “be bold and ambitious” in building a progressive, pedestrian-friendly community in an inspiring speech to a sold-out crowd at the Libro Centre Tuesday night.

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Council Approves Contract For Makeover Of Beaudoin Park In River Canard

Hey, River Canard! The Beaudoin Park makeover you’ve been eagerly anticipating is about to kick into high gear!

The installation by a local designer of new, accessible playground equipment should begin in September as part of an exciting overhaul that may yet get bigger and better.

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