Month: April 2016

moving our community forward together

The Future of the Marine Museum

The Marine Museum is a valued institution that plays an important role, alongside many other Kingston museums, in highlighting our local history and culture. Back in January the federal government sold the waterfront property including the Marine Museum and dry dock to Jay Patry Enterprises.  This week we learned that the Marine Museum has been…
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Third Crossing Shovel Ready in 2017

At this week’s council meeting, City Council took the final step to get the Third Crossing project ‘shovel ready’ by approving the development of a business plan for the project. The development of a business plan will include a cost-benefit analysis, weighing the benefits against the expected construction and maintenance costs. The business plan will…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – April 19

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 3 minutes or less. Highlights from the April 19  Council meeting include a continued debate about the introduction of red light cameras in Kingston. Council deferred the decision on red light cameras  to ask staff to develop a strategic road safety program…
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Ranked Ballot – What Do You Think?

The Ontario government recently announced municipalities will have the option of using a ranked ballot for future municipal elections as part of the changes proposed to the Municipal Elections Act. If passed, Kingston would have the authority to use ranked ballot voting as early as the 2018 municipal election. Changing how our voting system works…
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Thank a Volunteer!

This week is National Volunteer Week, April 10 to 16, a time to recognize and celebrate volunteers in our community. Kingstonians donate their time and talents everyday across our community making positive impacts in the lives of others, and this week we say thank you! I encourage all Kingstonians who know or benefit from the…
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Family Friendly Open Houses for City’s Official Plan

One of my priorities as mayor is to make it more convenient for residents to provide their input on important issues. What has become the norm for seeking input is holding open houses at city facilities, hoping people come out and provide their feedback and comments. But what if instead we have open houses in…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – April 5

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 3 minutes or less. Highlights from the April 5  Council meeting included a debate about the introduction of red light cameras in Kingston, which lead to council asking Kingston Police to make a presentation to council at…
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