Posts by Geoffrey Dawe

snapd Aurora, March 2015

snapd Aurora, March 2015
(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. [...]

snapd Aurora, February 2015

snapd Aurora, February 2015
(As published in snapd Aurora, February 2015) February is always a busy time of year at The Town of Aurora. Our new Council is in the process of carefully scrutinizing our 2015 budget through a series of public meetings hosted at Aurora Town Hall. These meetings provide an opportunity for residents to get involved and have their voices heard [...]

Starting a New Term

Starting a New Term
(As published in the Auroran, January 22, 2015) I hope everyone had a relaxing break over the past few weeks. I had the opportunity to spend time with my family and reflect on the challenges and successes of the past year. It was nice to see a robust turnout at our Family First Night on December 31. It was a great way to ring-in the New Year. [...]

Getting down to business

Getting down to business
(As published in the Aurora, December 23, 2014) As we enter the holiday season next week, I hope that each of you has the opportunity to spend some well-deserved time with family and friends, and reflect upon the successes of 2014. It is back to business at Aurora Town Hall and at York Region. On December 2, our new Council was sworn-in at ou [...]

Aurora Council Highlights, December 1...

Aurora Council Highlights, December 16, 2014
Highlights of Aurora Town Council, Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Full remediation of Yonge Street property to be completed by May 31, 2015 The owners of 14476 Yonge Street will pay $24,415 in fines and replant 1,040 trees after pleading guilty to charges under the Building Code Act, the Town’s Zoning By-law and Fill By-law, and The Regional Muni [...]

snapd Aurora, December 2014

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(As published in snapd Aurora, December 2014) It’s great to be back in the pages of snapd Aurora after a brief hiatus during the municipal election period. I would like to thank the thousands of Aurorans who exercised their democratic right to vote, and for honouring me with a second mandate to serve as your Mayor. I would like to give due cr [...]

Aurora Council Highlights, November 2...

Aurora Council Highlights, November 25, 2014
Highlights of Aurora Town Council, Tuesday November 25, 2014 Council acknowledges and thanks outgoing Councillors Buck, Constable and Gallo During the final meeting of Aurora Town Council for the 2010-2014 municipal term, Mayor Geoffrey Dawe and members of Council acknowledged the hard work and dedication of Councillors Evelyn Buck, Don Const [...]

New Term, New Challenges

New Term, New Challenges
(As published in the November 20, 2014 edition of the Auroran) It is great to be back in the pages of The Auroran, following a spirited municipal election campaign! I would like to thank Editor Brock Weir for generously providing space once again for my monthly In Good Company article. The Auroran offers a great platform to reach out to Auror [...]

snapd Aurora, November 2014

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(As published in the November 2014 edition of snapd) Fall has brought plenty of excitement to The Town of Aurora. By the time my article is published, we will have concluded our municipal election. I had the opportunity to speak with many residents over the past several weeks and it was very gratifying to see so many engaged in matters that [...]

A Bold Plan for Downtown!

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Parking, Parking everywhere….. I attended a very interesting information session yesterday on the formation of a Business Improvement Area for downtown Aurora. Not surprisingly, one of the issues raised was parking. But, what was surprising, was the answer from one of the guest speakers. Ron Palmer is a Principal in both the Planning Pa [...]

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