In this edition...
- Mayor's Message
- COVID-19 Information Hub
- Municipal Centre Closed
- Building Permits and Planning Applications
- SpeaKING Public Engagement
- Virtual Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings
- Fall Programs and Events Update
- Community Spotlight
- Township Projects Update
- Tax and Water Bills
- New Library Resource App - Pressreader
- Mask or Face Covering Required
Hello and welcome to the second edition of our monthly e-newsletter, The King Bulletin. I hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe during these trying times.
Although our Municipal Centre remains closed until at least the end of this year, you are still able to do most of your business with the Township either online, by email or by phone. Visit www.king.ca, email email@example.com or call 905-833-5321.
On behalf of Council, I’d like to thank our professional and dedicated staff who have stepped up in the face of a seemingly endless list of challenges to keep our essential services operating and looking for new, innovative ways of doing things in the “new normal.” This includes curbside pickup and delivery of green and blue bins and our successful ‘King At Home’ recreation programs.
I’m happy to report we will soon begin offering limited in-person services (marriage and commissioning services and enhanced curbside garbage bag tag and bin pickups in partnership with the King Public Library), along with the re-opening of the ice pad at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg. Details of these services will be announced soon. For more information, always visit our King Township COVID-19 Information Hub for all the latest updates at covid19.king.ca.
Please continue to follow health regulations by wearing a mask, practising physical distancing and good hygiene.
And now, more than ever, please shop locally as much as you can.
- Mayor Steve Pellegrini
Be sure to check out our COVID-19 Information Hub. Here you will find the latest information and updates on COVID-19 impacts on our Township programs and services. Please check back for regular updates. You can also follow us on social media for additional news: Twitter and Facebook.
The health and safety of our community and residents are our number one priority and we continue to monitor the situation very closely.
COVID-19 Information Hub
The Municipal Centre remains closed until at least the end of 2020.
Although the Municipal Centre will continue to be closed to the public to the end of 2020, the Township will soon begin offering limited in-person services (marriage and commissioning services and enhanced curbside garbage bag tag and bin pickups in partnership with the King Public Library), along with the re-opening of the ice pad at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg.
Building Permits and Planning Applications
To assist with continuity of permit applications, and for user convenience, the Building Division has launched a new Electronic Building Permit Application Submission stream via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also now accepting online payments through the Online Service Portal. All requirements for electronic application submissions can be found on our Electronic-Building-Permits web page.
The Township continues to accept planning applications. Customers can drop non-confidential plans and relevant information, in the drop-off/pick-up spot at the Township Municipal Centre (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). Applications also can, and are encouraged, to be filed electronically if possible. Please contact Gaspare Ritacca (email@example.com) for assistance. All meetings with external clients will be converted to conference calls. Please contact us at 905-833-5321 for further information on protocol. You can also refer to the Planning Department's Covid-19 Information Letter that refers to how planning-related operations are continuing.
Fall Programs and Events Update
Registration for Fall Programs has been extended!
The extended registration closes on Sunday Sept. 20th at 11:59pm.
The Community Services Department has the following types of programs available:
- Preschool Programs
- Children and Youth Programs
- Older Adult Fitness Programs
- King Heritage and Cultural Centre Programs
View the listings below!
All Remaining In-Person Special Events are Cancelled due to COVID-19
Staff are currently evaluating modified special events in place of the Township's regularly scheduled events throughout the year.
We appreciate the community's patience and understanding regarding having to cancel special events for public safety, and look forward to hosting again soon.
For the latest updates on this review, visit our website!
McDonald's cookies for We Believe in Abby Park Fundraising
The Schomberg McDonald's is donating profits of cookies sold between Friday September 18th, and Sunday September 20th 2020. Visit the McDonald's located at 65 Dillane Drive in Schomberg to buy cookies in support.
Sales will help fund the Abby Accessible Memorial Park. For more information, visit the We Believe in Abby Facebook Page.
Tim Hortons Smile Cookies for the King Township Food Bank
The annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign runs from Monday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 20. This year, 100 per cent of the proceeds from Smile Cookies purchased at the King City (Coppa’s plaza) and Nobleton Tim Hortons will go directly to the King Township Food Bank.
Township projects updates
Even though some of our operations have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve still been able to advance capital projects. These include:
- Roselena Drive Bridge Repair
- King Road Streetscaping Project
- Phase 3, Contract 2 - Nobleton Santiary Sewers
Roselena Trail Bridge Repair Complete
The Township has completed capital works on the Roselena Trail Bridge. The bridge was completely replaced, and now has a fully new steel structure with wood decking. The trail and bridge are now fully reopened for access.
King Road Streetscaping Update
The concept of streetscaping recognizes that a street is a public place where people are able to engage in various activities. Streetscapes, and their visual experience, largely influence public places where people interact, and it ultimately helps define a community’s aesthetic quality, economic activity, health, and sustainability.
The King Road Streetscaping project runs along King Road from the Township's Municipal Centre to Dufferin Street, on both the north and south sides. The project encompasses sidewalks and driveways, multi-use asphalt trails, drainage and storm systems, street lighting, planting trees, constructing retaining walls, etc. Below are pictures of recently completed works.
The majority of the capital works is anticipated to be completed this year, with full completion expected in Spring 2021.
Nobleton Sanitary Sewers - Phase 3, Contract 2
King Township is about to start the third contract of the second phase of providing infrastructure for residents to connect to the municipal sewer system in Nobleton.
Phase 2, Contract 3 sanitary sewer and concurrent works in Nobleton will take place in and around the following roadways: Sheardown Drive, Dobson Court, Cain Court, Hazelbury Drive, Chamberlain Court, Russell Snider Drive, Witherspoon Way, Mactaggart Drive, Holden Drive, Robb Drive and McCutcheon Avenue affecting approximately 200 homes.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to start later this month and is expected to take about 27 months to complete.
King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini said the project is another example of King’s commitment to not only maintaining but improving its municipal infrastructure system.
Residents who have any questions about the project can visit http://majorprojects.king.ca/ or contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although our facilities remained closed, ServiceKing staff are still available to answer any inquiries 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. While staff are offline, our 24/7 after hour service will be available.
Citizens can still do business with King on our website at www.king.ca, by phone at 905-833-5321 or by email at email@example.com.
Current method of payment options:
- Online Services
- By mail/drop box to: 2585 King Road, King City, ON, L7B 1A1
Tax and Water Billings - Update
A reminder to all residents that our last regular tax instalment for 2020 is due Friday, September 25, 2020. Due to the current full closure of our Municipal Centre, please pay your account by on-line banking, or by mailing or dropping off your cheque. Our payment drop-off box is located at the front main doors of the Municipal Centre at 2585 King Road, in King City. If you have not received your tax bill, please call Service King for a replacement, and amount details to avoid late payment charges.
Our next water billing is scheduled to be issued in the third week of October, and will be due in mid- November.
Please refer to the Township’s website for details on how to pay your billings, and various options such as joining our preauthorized payment programs.