Posts by Geoffrey Dawe

Setting Priorities

(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 [...]

Aurora Council Highlights, March 10, ...

Aurora Council Highlights, March 10, 2015
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 [...]

Address to the Probus Club – 20...

Aurora Probus Club
Good morning 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 [...]

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. [...]

Aurora Council Highlights, February 2...

Aurora Council Highlights, February 24, 2015
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 [...]

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

snapd turtle
(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 [...]

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