Kawartha Lakes Watch, In Case You Forget.
All to often things happen during the period before the next Election that get forgotten, KL Watch is here to be a Permament Record so that Residents can look back and see how well the Mayor, Councillors and City Staff have performed.
It is also a place for being a voice for Residents who want to participate by Submitting their own Articles.
Transit presentation leaves more questions than answers, some councillors say
Sep 20, 2012 – 9:20 AM
Councillors wondering if they are getting all the information necessary to form transit plan
(KAWARTHA LAKES) It’s becoming an increasing complaint at City Hall – that staff are not providing City of Kawartha Lakes councillors with all the information they need to make a decision.
Ward 8 Councillor Donna Villemaire was so annoyed with a Transit Strategy Task Force presentation on Tuesday (Sept. 18), she asked that her name be removed from it.
As a member (with Mayor Ric McGee and several other councillors) of the Transit steering committee task force, Coun. Villemaire said she had “serious concerns” and was “not supportive of what’s contained” in acting fleet manager and transit supervisor Todd Bryant’s presentation.
Just Who Does Mayor Ric McGee Think He Is?
KL Watch Note: This website was created because of the ‘Rictator’s’ attitude and arrogance.
Aug 07, 2012 – 10:34 AM
To the editor,
is Mayor Ric McGee a bully? This Reader Thinks So
Aug 02, 2012 – 3:02 PM
Re: Property owner challenges new fill bylaw.
Who doesn’t love a guy with power picking on someone who suddenly has none?
Ms Brigden embarked on a journey of restoring the 25 acres of land she and her husband purchased back to its environmentally sound quality. No bylaws at the time. No rules in place. Yet, by all accounts, Ms Brigden tried to ensure restoration was completed with clean soil.
Developer Accuses City Staff of Ignoring Council Direction
By Lisa Gervais, Lindsay Post
Monday, July 9, 2012 6:26:46 EDT PM
Former mayor Martyn Stollar is criticizing Mayor Ric McGee’s comments on the Northwest Trunk Project. JASON BAIN/The Lindsay Post
KAWARTHA LAKES – Former mayor and developer Martyn Stollar has accused City of Kawartha Lakes staff of ignoring a council direction back in 2007 to adopt design standards for subdivisions and site plan developments.
In a letter tabled at today’s (July 10) meeting. Stollar said council passed a resolution on the matter five years ago. He said he notified council in March of 2011 that none of the steps had been taken and shortly after council reminded staff to follow through with a three-month deadline.
What’s fair for council….
Jul 03, 2012 – 2:48 PM
To the editor:
I would like to say that I agree with the letter ‘Mayor needs to get off his duff.’
I am a retired employee of The City of Kawartha Lakes. I’m tired of Mayor McGee’s lack of respect for his employees.
Yes, council did receive a raise. Yes, council did receive iPads – to go along with their computers and Blackberries that
they already have. Truly, I feel that these are things to go along with their job.
It’s not wrong to get pay increases and have proper equipment to do your job. My frustration comes from council’s attitude
Mayor is ‘Micromanaging’
June 14, 2012
To the editor:
As a longtime resident of City of Kawartha Lakes, I must comment on the recent article in which Mayor Ric McGee questioned
the $4,000 police budget item designated for public relations.
Each department in the city works within a prescribed budget and we must trust that the department heads will use this money
in the most effective way. To directly and publicly interfere (see nitpicking) with small budget items reeks of
Surely the chief of police knows how to most effectively get the best mileage out of each public relations dollar. To
Outgoing CAO Says Public Needs to be More Engaged in How Future Growth is Managed
Wednesday, June 13, 2012Outgoing CAO Says Public Needs to be More Engaged in How Future Growth is Managed
Jun 12, 2012 – 9:12 AM
Al Horsman held a question and answer period at City Hall in Lindsay Monday (June 11)
Kawartha Lakes City Hall. (KAWARTHA LAKES) Outgoing CAO Al Horsman says the City of Kawartha Lakes is poised to grow, and the public needs to be more engaged in how that growth will be managed in future years.
Accessibility Kawartha Lakes Hosts Inaccessible Luncheon!
Accessibility for All – Oh Really?
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Editorial : Suzanne Sholer B.A. B.Ed.
How could a government agency, with a Motto ‘Accessibility for All’ be so short sighted? Were they not aware of the inaccessibility of the venue? Apparently , Accessibility Kawartha Lakes is well aware of the situation. May 14, the problem, was brought to the attention of Accessibility Kawartha Lakes.
Water Rates Shock New Resident
By Lisa Gervais, Lindsay Post Reporter
May 31, 2012
LINDSAY – As city water and wastewater rates rise 9% from today (Friday, June 1), one city resident is publicly challenging the city’s base rates for water and sewer.
Bill Richardson said he is paying exorbitant rates now that he lives in Lindsay compared to when he lived in the Municipality of Port Hope.
“I was shocked after what I’ve been paying,” he said.
Richardson provides copies of a CKL water/wastewater bill for $247.83, in contrast to one for a similar period of time in Port Hope for just $77.22.
Are Northwest Trunk Costs Soaring Out of Control?
Developer accuses council, staff of not being forthcoming with necessary information
May 31, 2012 – 9:09 AM
KL Watch Note: Ms Beukeboom says that we’ll be getting 9,047 residential units to help offset the costs, but dont we need to actually have people live in them to recoup this money? Given what is going on around here who is going to buy them?
(KAWARTHA LAKES) Escalating costs. Unknown factors. Incomplete information.
City of Kawartha Lakes taxpayers might have an elephant by its multi-million dollar ‘trunk.’
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