Council News from June 19, 2017
By Roger Varley
User fees going up seven per cent
People using the township’s recreation and cultural facilities can expect to be paying seven per cent more in the next couple of years.
In a report to council on Monday, clerk Debbie Leroux said user fees will be increasing by four per cent on September 1 and a further three per cent on September 1, 2018. The exception to the increase is ice rental fees, which are set at three per cent for 2017-18.
The fees charged for public skating, swimming, fitness programs, soccer and baseball will all be affected, as will the rental charges for the various community halls ands facilities such as the Music Hall.…continue reading…
Public meeting on parks plan calls for preservation
by Roger Varley
While two teams of first-year base-ballers honed their skills on the neighbouring Uxpool ball diamond, about 40 residents gathered at the Uxbridge Seniors’ Centre last Thursday to start a months-long consultation process into the future of the township’s parks.
The meeting/workshop saw representatives of most of the user groups – soccer, baseball, the Horsemen’s Association, etc. – in attendance, but also a number of private residents. Five members of council and several senior members of staff were also there.…continue reading…
Goodwood News with Bev Northeast
Soon the schools will be out for the summer and the children will be outside playing, so please drive carefully.
If you are driving through Goodwood you will probably be delayed due to the movie being filmed here at Front Street and Hwy. 47 – I reccomend trying another route so you don’t make yourself late.
We also have a lot happening over the summer: the theatre classes in the community centre; yoga in the Lions Hall; tennis; basketball; baseball; and volleyball, just to name a few activities for the whole family to join.…continue reading…