On behalf of King Township Council, welcome to the August edition of the King Bulletin.
It’s time to mark your calendars for the next big community event in King.
After a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, the Holland Marsh Soupfest returns on Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come enjoy the day and sample hot soups (made from locally grown and harvested fresh produce), browse through different vendors, purchase fresh produce from the Farmers’ Market and don’t forget about the Kids’ Zone. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.hollandmarshsoupfest.ca.
Updated fireworks bylaw
As we mark the Civic holiday on Monday, August 1 I’d like to remind everyone that King recently updated its fireworks bylaw.
Fireworks can only be set off on Canada Day, the Victoria Day holiday and the third day of the Diwali Festival.
We appreciate everyone for respecting the new limits on when fireworks can be set off in the Township.
For more information on the updated bylaw, visit king.ca/fireworks.
Major project updates
I’m pleased to report that work continues on many major capital projects, with key transportation, environmental, park and facilities projects being completed and others underway.
Our paving program has seen 1.61 kilometres of the 10th Concession between Queen Street and Highway 9 paved, along with 3.68 kilometres of Woodchoppers Lane.
In Nobleton, road reconstruction includes enhancing sections of the 15th Sideroad and 8th and 10th Concessions. Work on the 15th Sideroad from Highway 27 to 8th Concession Road is substantially complete.
Due to aging infrastructure, the watermain, water services and fire hydrants along Brownsville Court in Schomberg have been replaced. The construction is mostly complete, except for minor work.
Tasca Park in Nobleton is scheduled to receive many new features that were based on community input. These include an off-leash dog area, pump track, pickleball courts, an area for ice skating and permanent washrooms. Tasca Park Phase II is now in the construction phase. Parts of the construction are already complete and ready for public use.
Each of these projects, along with many others currently underway, will make King an even better place to live, work and play.
Please continue to stay safe, volunteer and shop locally as much as you can.
Mayor Steve Pellegrini