(As published in the April 30, 2015 edition of the Aurora Banner)
It is great to have my Aurora Matters column back in the pages of The Banner after a hiatus last year due to the October municipal election. This is an excellent forum for me to reach out to residents on happenings at Town Hall, and I would like to thank York Region Media Group [...]
Thank you for attending the 53rd Annual Aurora Art Show and Sale Opening Gala Reception.
This is a special occasion not only because this event is in its sixth decade but because it so abundantly demonstrates the long-standing commitment the Town of Aurora has made to the arts and cultural community.
There aren’t too many shows [...]
(As published in the May 2015 edition of snapd Aurora)
I would like to thank the hundreds of people who came to support the Aurora Chamber Home Show at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex from April 10 to 12. This is a great annual event that showcases the many businesses in our community, and the Chamber volunteers deserve a round of appl [...]
Highlights of Aurora Town Council and Special Council Meetings Tuesday, April 14
Town to form AFLC Working Group to oversee upgrades
During a Special Council Meeting convened by Mayor Geoffrey Dawe, Council members voted to form a Working Group to oversee ongoing upgrades to the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC).
The decision follows an Op [...]
(As published in the Aurora, March 26, 2015)
It has been two months since my last In Good Company column, and much has taken place over that span. Every February, instead of a column, I sit down with Auroran Editor Brock Weir to outline priorities for the year and the municipal term. This annual tradition offers a great chance to keep residen [...]
Highlights of Aurora Town Council – Tuesday, March 31
April 7 Budget Meeting cancelled
The Tuesday, April 7 Special General Committee Budget meeting published in the Town Notice Board has been cancelled, following a decision by Aurora Town Council on Tuesday, March 31.
Budget deliberations will continue. Council has delegated authority to May [...]
Highlights of Aurora Town Council – Tuesday, March 10
Aurora offers Civil Marriage Solemnization Services
Aurora Town Council has approved a civil marriage solemnization service to provide residents with a convenient local opportunity to enter into the legal state of matrimony without attending a place of worship.
The proposed civil marriage [...]
Thank you for extending the opportunity to join you today
It is my pleasure to be back once again to provide an update about our business leadership and upcoming developments in 2015
There are many exciting opportunities and initiatives coming to fruition in The Town of Aurora
The Joint Operations Centre, which I discussed extens [...]
(As published in snapd Aurora, March 2015)
After coming through a very frosty February, I am encouraged by Wiarton Willie’s Groundhog Day prediction of an early spring. The cold weather has had some advantages though, including a long and successful season for our four outdoor rinks and another fun-filled Artic Adventure event on February 16. [...]
Highlights of Aurora Town Council – Tuesday, February 24
Town of Aurora approves $18 million 2015 Capital Budget
Aurora Town Council has approved an $18 million 2015 Capital Budget on consent, following a budgetary overview meeting on January 26 and an extensive all-day budget meeting on February 7. Members of the public have been invited to [...]