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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Township approves building department hike, then reneges at bylaw
    were development charges Foster said We hear the same issues Councillor Kelly Linton asked Foster if he had talked to developers about the fees considering there were none at the public meeting Foster said he sent notices to a number of associations and only one had bothered to comment and that developer wanted assurance the building industry is not paying for such things as heritage Councillor Kirk McElwain questioned the increase of 3 8 for fees He said those are supposedly based on the cost of living but he was unsure what one year period Foster used to reach that figure since such costs are much lower Last year it never increased at all he said Treasurer Wes Snarr said the increase is because of a number of factors There is a 2 1 pay increase at the township plus it has to pay increased pension costs among other things He said this year the township could legitimately charge an increase of 4 8 but instead opted for 1 lower Snarr added the increase is not based on Statistics Canada cost of living figures Councillor Fred Morris asked Foster when he expected to actually reach a point where the department would have a surplus Foster said it has been difficult the last few years because of the economy but he hopes to show a surplus of about 100 000 by next year He added the township will probably do 200 units this year Morris said he is concerned and the township should tread carefully because while it has a captive market in one sense developers can go elsewhere if costs climb too high Mayor Joanne Ross Zuj said developers frequently visit the municipal office but the township has heard almost nothing against its fee proposal VanLeeuwen contacted a few building associations and said their secretaries were surprised there was a public meeting scheduled that night Foster said he would be going to a meeting of developers in January about changes to the building bylaw and occupancy permits because of developers do not comply with those they could face severe penalties There are also changes in energy efficiency requirement and more inspections coming through the province We ll try to make do this year without adding more building department staff he said He added that from now on all septic systems will need to be inspected every five years VanLeeuwen said builders he talked with thought the public meeting would be in January He said it did not surprise him no one had attended the meeting that night Councillor Walt Visser said he had spoken with three developers and They were aware it was tonight Council then closed the public meeting Later in the meeting it considered a resolution to execute a new consolidated building bylaw to enact various amendments and revised schedules VanLeeuwen asked if it is normal to go from a public meeting directly to a bylaw Ross Zuj said it is VanLeeuwen said Okay I ve said my

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Vet clinic donates 320 pounds of pet food
    a wall at the clinic The business owned by Yvette Waterman Scott matched every dollar raised It s been a great turnout We have multiple families who have donated several times Kernohan said Waterman Scott explained staff at the clinic have donated regular items to the food bank for some time now The business was informed last year that the food bank is in need of pet food so staff made individual donations Kernohan said this is the first year the clinic has run a community oriented campaign They ve been very supportive she said of local clients who have had appointments over the last few months Waterman Scott said she was also very happy with the outcome The food bank s always happy to get pet food she said Food bank manager Fred Aleksandrowicz agreed and said the donation will go a long way towards helping food bank clients save money that would otherwise be spent on pet food More importantly it enables people to keep their pets which can help them deal with anxiety or depression It s amazing what pets have done just to help some of our clients get through the day Aleksandrowicz said He added food bank clients are usually overjoyed to receive pet food December 23 2011 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 Township uses new technology to build Eloras 16 5 million sewage plant Farm and Food

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Radio group withdraws request for $50,000 loan from Centre Wellington
    an antenna to it is by magnet hardware because the new tower cannot accommodate welding Township treasurer Wes Snarr said in his report to council the radio company was incorporated in 2009 it received financing from the Community Futures Development Corporation received approval of the financing for the purchase of the broadcasting equipment including a studio and transmitter site and finalized a lease on the studio site The agreement has been vetted by the township s legal counsel Snarr said in his report His recommendation was for council to approve a loan of 50 000 at three per cent with the station beginning to pay it back in monthly installments of just over 1 025 a month starting on July 1 That would be on top of the lease payments for using the tower Those are 400 a month The report to council including a lengthy legal agreement was 32 pages The Advertiser attempted to obtain a comment from Scott Jensen and he responded to an email He was asked why the station withdrew its request His response was We reviewed our options and given that we are a community organization trying to put on a radio station for the enjoyment of the people living in Centre Wellington we felt under the circumstances it was best for us to look at other options for funding our solution He added We are not interested in getting into a political battle it is counterproductive December 16 2011 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - KIPP Elora offers training session Dec. 18
    oven Full training will include starting the fire stoking it to maintain proper temperature and general usage Receiving KIPP training will allow groups organizations and families to rent the ovens for future fundraisers events and community gatherings The training fee is 30 and will take a minimum of five hours Participants are asked to bring a chair and a snack To register contact KIPP Elora co founder Staci Barron at 519 846 0586 or email kippelora gmail com December 16 2011 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 Township uses new technology to build Eloras 16 5 million sewage plant Centre offers many classes in new year ECT hosts auditions Jan 15 Township writes off taxes of over 90 000 AMO asks Centre Wellington to take part in municipal how to guide Mayors breakfast set for Jan 25 Elora team wins video competition Council approved a number of changes to its fees schedules Council approved a number of changes to its fees schedules Township approves building department hike then reneges at bylaw Vet clinic donates 320 pounds of pet food Radio group withdraws request for 50 000 loan from Centre Wellington KIPP Elora offers training session Dec 18 Murray reappointed to water board Interim tax levy at 50 per cent Elora Festival Singers offer holiday performances The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications Classifieds Centre Wellington Wellington North Mapleton Minto Guelph Eramosa Erin

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10608 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Murray reappointed to water board
    in the wake of the Walkerton water tragedy under the Clean Water Act and Source Water Protection The government passed the Clean Water Act to protect the sources of municipal drinking water supplies throughout Ontario The local board is preparing a plan for four years and Ross Zuj said it expects to release the results of that study sometime next year Ross Zuj noted that public works director Ken Elder and planner Brett Salmon are also part of the board Council was unanimous in approving his appointment December 16 2011 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 Council passes taxes borrowing bylaws Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Habitat for Humanity launch well attended 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 Township uses new technology to build Eloras 16 5 million sewage plant Possible unity in water protection rules Centre offers many classes in new year ECT hosts auditions Jan 15 Doors Open seeking local volunteers Township writes off taxes of over 90 000 AMO asks Centre Wellington to take part in municipal how to guide Puslinch council concerned residents may foot bill to protect city water supply Mayors breakfast set for Jan 25 Elora team wins video competition The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications Classifieds Centre Wellington

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10607 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Interim tax levy at 50 per cent
    buildings are due on March 30 and May 31 Council also authorized treasurer Wes Snarr to borrow up to just over 12 million to meet expenses for the first few months of next year until the tax money starts arriving Finance committee chairman Fred Morris explained the issue is a temporary debt and something we always have in case of emergencies He asked if the township had ever used that borrowing authority Snarr said that has never happened but it is good to have it in place Council approved passing both bylaws unanimously December 16 2011 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 Council passes taxes borrowing bylaws Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Habitat for Humanity launch well attended Township uses new technology to build Eloras 16 5 million sewage plant Centre offers many classes in new year ECT hosts auditions Jan 15 Doors Open seeking local volunteers Township writes off taxes of over 90 000 AMO asks Centre Wellington to take part in municipal how to guide Mayors breakfast set for Jan 25 Elora team wins video competition Council approved a number of changes to its fees schedules Council approved a number of changes to its fees schedules Write for Rights Congregation believes one letter can make a difference Township approves building department hike then reneges at bylaw Jack family starts fund to help needy children The Wellington Advertiser News

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10606 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Elora Festival Singers offer holiday performances
    of Carols will feature lighter seasonal music guaranteed and readings by Canon Robert Hulse sure to raise a few eyebrows Handel s Messiah will be performed on Dec 11 at 3pm at St Mary s Church in Elora Three performances of the Festival of Carols will take place on Dec 20 at 7 30pm and Dec 21 at 5pm and 7 30pm at St John s Anglican Church in Elora Tickets for these performances can be purchased by calling 519 846 0331 or online at www elorafestival com December 9 2011 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 Township uses new technology to build Eloras 16 5 million sewage plant Centre offers many classes in new year ECT hosts auditions Jan 15 Township writes off taxes of over 90 000 AMO asks Centre Wellington to take part in municipal how to guide Mayors breakfast set for Jan 25 Elora team wins video competition Council approved a number of changes to its fees schedules Council approved a number of changes to its fees schedules Township approves building department hike then reneges at bylaw Vet clinic donates 320 pounds of pet food Radio group withdraws request for 50 000 loan from Centre Wellington KIPP Elora offers training session Dec 18 Murray reappointed to water board Interim tax levy at 50 per cent Elora Festival Singers offer holiday performances The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10574 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - South Wellington Coin Society sees history in money
    some old coins that were worth at least five times that amount He calls such dealers bandits Douglas remembers telling one elderly lady at a mall display that she was a coin collector and that good woman vehemently denied it But he said with a smile she moved down a couple of stalls pointed to a display and said to her companion Oh I ve got a couple of those coins at home Getting started Douglas said the society s spring and fall coin shows attract huge crowds of dealers and visitors and he reckons about 90 of those who have coins appraised there later attend the coin club shows While the club s members come from all walks of life and professions many have a common beginning to collecting They started by delivering newspapers In those days kids had to collect for their papers each week and each was given a blue Whitman coin holder from the paper It had slots for all manner of coins including years of mint and denominations Douglas said You d push the coin in Paperboys could get the coins out of your change to put in a Whitman holder There was a coin holder available in the club s auction later that night That Whitman coin holder even had a slot for a very rare Canadian 50 cent piece from 1921 Hollingshead said It s a 10 000 coin today Douglas explained the mint decided to melt them down rather than issue them but a handful got into circulation when people visited the mint and bought them before officials made that decision Society member Mel Brown helps to knit that particular story together He was a youngster with a newspaper route in Guelph and his family operated a sports store His family and the Whitman got him started collecting coins He remembers My brother gave me a coin with a hole in it It turned out to be Chinese My grandfather gave me a silver dollar A friend of my mother gave me a shinplaster a paper bill worth 25 cents They were only made in 1870 1900 and 1923 For Brown the Whitman folder was decisive Once you get a paper route you get coins he said with a smile When he started collecting he also placed a small cardboard box near the till at his dad s and uncle s store on Carden Street and staff was asked to put into it any unusual coins that customers spent The store began as M J Brown Bicycle Service Station and then changed to Brown s of Guelph Specialists in Sports Brown said of his dad When he found the early monarchs coin he kept it Brown went to the store one day around 1955 and found a 1921 50 cent piece It was he who sold it just a decade ago for 10 000 Brown was a regular bidder in the auction that is part of the finale of the society s

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