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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered
    and reconstructions and how those costs would impact other municipalities in the watershed He wondered about the potential precedent of the dam costs coming back to the municipal levy I have a concern about that he said He wondered if the mayor has heard any comments about how Centre Wellington felt about having to put money into the project Mayor Dennis Lever said while he had not spoken directly with anyone from Centre Wellington the dam is part of the tourism area in Elora I would expect their investment in that is something they expect a return on in providing facilities for their tourists Stokley said his concern is that the GRCA is considering a capital levy expense and reserves I m just hoping the plan is not to increase their reserves on the back of other municipalities It s a concern I ve had before Lever said Stokley would have the support of the rest of council with those concerns January 13 2012 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered Shorter may be better for email addresses Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10796 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Shorter may be better for email addresses
    noted township business cards are already printed with the current address She said it might be something to think of next year when new business cards are being ordered Fielding said that it would be better even for the township website It would be a lot easier to remember It s not an easy address to remember it s hard enough to get Puslinch right Krouskie said that Mayor Dennis Lever has also been approached about shortening the address for the website and email addresses Krouskie said the issue will also come up as the municipality looks into its accessibility issues Lever agreed someone has approached him to shorten the township web address He said his discussion with Krouskie was it be looked into at the same time the township is doing an overhaul to its website He did not see the business cards being a big issue Lever explained that set ups can include a means to allow emails to reach the right person through either the old or the new email address That would be perfect Fielding said Lever asked Krouskie follow that idea up with the technical people as well January 13 2012 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling Stokley concerned with how

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10795 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch Township
    Road than on Watson Road He also did not believe Hume Road had more traffic than Watson Road either I don t think this traffic count is valid at all he said Creed said he could not really comment on the Concession 7 Calfass Road data He said in some cases councillors need to consider the location of where the traffic counts were taken He explained the Watson Road count was taken specifically close to the railway tracks near Arkell Road He suggested if the count was done south of Maltby Road We would have had a whole different count Roth said I doubt there are that many cars in an entire week maybe there s a lot going on when I m sleeping As for the 300 vehicle difference in northbound and southbound vehicles on Concession 7 Roth said the vehicles would have to go down Calfass There s no other road they can possibly go on unless they turned around and headed south again He again reiterated that he does not favour lowering the speed limit Councillor Wayne Stokley was also surprised with the numbers from the road counts especially with respect to Roszell Road I too was surprised with the Concession 7 results However Stokley would still like to see the speed limit reduced along Concession 7 until council has a handle on how it plans to upgrade that road He believes the road would be safer by reducing the speed Fielding agreed with Roth in questioning the traffic counts on Concession 7 Yet as someone who drives the road Fielding is uncertain about lowering the speed limit While suggesting she does not drive at 80km h on that stretch I don t know if you can legislate common sense I do think 80km h is excessive for that road and I would be in favour of lowering the speed limit Lever considered the traffic counts a real eye opener To him the big surprise was the difference in the counts between the traffic on Hume Road and Watson I would have expected the volume on Watson to be much higher He said one of the questions is where are these vehicles going I m not certain that lowering the speed limit down to 60km h is going to make it safer People are not going to drive any different there unless they think they are going to get caught That s the bottom line Lever added If I thought it would really help I would support it However he is concerned that altering speed limits could potentially lower the maintenance categories for the roads At the same time he said I think we are a long way away from a major rehabilitation of that road While he would like to keep a close eye on the situation Lever said I m not convinced that lowering the speed limit will actually help the situation He is even more concerned if the change is made on an interim

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10788 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Pedestrian bridge model should be investigated
    Bean Grand River Trail Stokley had spoken to Wellington County planner Sarah Wilhelm about it in terms of bridges and installations crossing waterways in the area This may be something we look at down the line in our own municipality Stokley wanted to know more about the funding model and how it links into the Walter Bean trail It may help us he said referring to local active transportation plans He noted it could impact future plans for Puslinch and said one option council may consider is the replacement of the Stroy s Bridge river crossing January 13 2012 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Slower calendar sales could mean less funding for two local events Year One Mayor George Bridges goal is to streamline towns procedures Annual Fergus bonspiel fundraiser has new name more beneficiaries Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered Shorter may be better for email addresses Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch Township Pedestrian bridge model should be investigated Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors Cox Construction applies to expand gravel pit Possible unity in water protection rules Student fundraiser features Canadian documentary film Year one Dennis Lever sees much to be proud

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10786 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors
    not allowed to have a residence on it He said this type of severance is happening a lot in the northern part of Wellington County in Minto and Wellington North I think this is the first one in Puslinch Buisman pointed out the majority of those types of severances have the same restrictions Roth said the township has restrictions on height and percentage of land coverage yet exemptions are being requested What down the road says that council won t be asked to change the rules on the agricultural property Buisman said Someone could come and try but there are limits to what one can apply for in zone change applications He said it would be silly to propose a residential subdivision It would never be approved by today s policy One hundred years from now I don t know what it s going to be like Buisman said no one takes zone changes lightly It is a lot of work time and money to ask for something already specified for no residence Roth s other concern with the severed residential parcel is there are the large agricultural buildings remaining which are not required for a residence He said he could see the barn being put back into agricultural use and we re not going to be able to do a thing about it I could not favour this unless the barn was removed and the property became truly residential Buisman said the barn could be knocked down but it s a beautiful barn and it is a nice sight to see He said Puslinch does have policies regarding the number of animals that can be kept on smaller properties and a bylaw could set specific limits to the number of animal units there Buisman said there are a number of properties in Puslinch where there are one or two horses making his a reasonable request to keep that type of flexibility Councillor Wayne Stokley asked planner Sarah Wilhelm if she considered the move causing problems for Puslinch in the future Wilhelm said all the municipalities she has dealt with struggle with policies intended to create residential lots but agricultural buildings are being kept with the dwellings It does create challenges because they no longer belong with the farm and don t comply with the bylaws for residential properties She said any exceptions would need to be reviewed on a case by case basis Stokley did not favour the barn being removed but he has concerns over the amount of land covered in that building He favours being more specific about the amount of livestock that could be kept in it Then there is no way of getting around it he said Stokley does not want decisions on that property being considered as precedent setting and said such applications could be dealt with individually He said the produce building at the front is more of an eyesore than anything Councillor Susan Fielding believes the property can be controlled by a

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10785 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Cox Construction applies to expand gravel pit
    the original file on the application be brought to council at some point He explained that when he first saw the application he wondered why the zoning was not extended with the initial application for the aggregate site I d like to see what happened there whether there were concerns or why it wasn t included Councillor Wayne Stokley noted the property is designated as prime agricultural land but the current zoning is agricultural Clerk Brenda Law explained the property is designated as prime agricultural under the official plan which defines properties as prime or secondary agricultural land However the township zoning has only one agricultural category January 13 2012 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered Shorter may be better for email addresses Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch Township Pedestrian bridge model should be investigated Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors Cox Construction applies to expand gravel pit Possible unity in water protection rules Year one Dennis Lever sees much to be proud of in Puslinch McClintock trailer park applies for sewage upgrades Puslinch development charges to jump 4 3 Resident offers idea for future focus for Puslinch Puslinch

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10781 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Possible unity in water protection rules?
    protections plans in place and each area is doing studies to come up with protection rules It s a good move that the Ministry of the Environment has recognized this is a big issue It sounds like they are making progress and there is a meeting minds said Fielding She hoped that within the next few months there would be something more positive to report She hopes to see more unity among the various source water protection plans It s what everyone is really heading for It would be almost impossible to have five different plans in place within one county Fielding said Mayor Dennis Lever was pleased to hear other municipalities have the same issues January 13 2012 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Town unveils long term water sewer plans Province supports GRCA water management plan with 903 000 Chapman concerned current water users will pay cost of proposed free installation Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered Shorter may be better for email addresses Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch Township Pedestrian bridge model should be investigated Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors Cox Construction applies to expand gravel pit Possible unity in water

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10779 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Year one: Dennis Lever sees much to be proud of in Puslinch
    we could He also noted Speeding on the roads continues to be a big issue for residents We ll continue to pursue what we can do to address that We ve come up with some ideas but there certainly isn t a one size fits all solution to that Lever said some of the township roads have become a commuter lane to get between urban areas The highways are congested and people are looking for alternates Community Centre The community centre land purchase when finalized will give us an opportunity to look at that whole area to expand and maximize the offerings there It lets us step back and look at how we want to use the entire area for the future Lever noted The population of the community has gone up and a lot of investment has taken place He cited the recent construction of the Optimist Recreation Centre and the Aberfoyle and Puslinch branch of the Wellington County library There s a lot there and if you go over there on a Saturday it s a pretty busy place Biggest disappointment Probably my biggest disappointment is that we haven t resolved the technical issues with the Optimist Recreation Centre He was referring to problems with noise from the ice compressor and neighbours complained about the aesthetics of the building from one view of it We ve been working on that for over a year now We re getting closer and again this is something that has taken way longer than I ever imagined to sort out He added We re not there yet but the facility is being used I m happy about that He anticipated the centre would see considerable use over the holiday season Biggest achievement I don t think there is just one Lever said when asked about his biggest achievement in the past year Instead he suggested it is a culmination of various accomplishments I m pleased that we ve gone as far as we have Surprises Lever said he has found being mayor much as he d expected He attended council meetings for three years before deciding to run for office While he was familiar with the public process he had not seen what happened at the extra council meetings But I m retired so I m as committed as I can be to this It does take up a lot of time but I was prepared for that as well My wife and I had a lot of discussions about this before I decided to run Running for mayor was his first foray into municipal politics but he is hardly a novice in the field of public involvement Lever retired six years ago after working for a scientific instrument company for 33 years Because of that workload he did not have as much time to take part in the community as much as he d wanted Once he retired that changed I was happily retired when I became involved with a local

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10743 (2016-02-16)
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