Where there’s a budget, there’s a tax hike
by Roger Varley
Uxbridge council’s finance committee approved the 2019 budget on Monday, setting the increase in property taxes at 4.86 per cent.
This means there will be an increase of about $56 in taxes on a home assessed at $525,000. However, taking into consideration the Region of Durham budget and the education portion, the increase will be about $156. Council’s news release said it estimates the total property taxes – (Uxbridge, Region and education) – for that $525,000 home will result in an overall property tax increase of 2.8 per cent.…continue reading…
No gate – Wagner’s Lake road allowance to stay open for boaters
By Roger Varley
Council once again addressed the issue of boat launching on Wagner’s Lake at Monday’s council meeting, and came down on the side of the boaters.
Residents of the Wagner’s Lake community had asked council to install a locked gate on a road allowance that boaters use to put their craft in the water. The residents complained of parked vehicles that could interfere with emergency vehicles, public urination and the possibility of damage to the lake.…continue reading…
Downtown rezoning one step closer
At a special hearing Monday night, council heard from planning consultant Elizabeth Howson on the plan to address the C3 (commercial) zoning in the downtown area of Uxbridge.
Howson said that rezoning the area after the Brock Street culvert is completed will enable the retail area to expand along Main Street and other roads, including allowing residences to be turned into commercial/retail outlets. She said “adaptive reuse of existing residential buildings is encouraged.”…continue reading…
Goodwood News with Bev Northeast
At last! Spring has sprung! The snow will soon be gone and everyone will be out and about, cleaning up their yard and checking the gardens.
Mark your calendar – Saturday, May 4 is the Treasure Hunt, which is when you can put all the items you want to give away at the curb from 8 a. m. to 1 p.m. Hang a red balloon on your property if you want to attract attention to your free items. The Treasure Hunt is recycling at its best – it helps out others who might need your items and it keeps them out of the landfill!…continue reading…
COFFEE SHOP CLINCHES BIKE-FRIENDLY AWARD
A popular downtown coffee shop was recently rewarded for being bicycle friendly. The Nexus Coffee Company, located at 19 Brock St. W., was selected as one of 13 recipients for the inaugural Bicycle-friendly Business Award, presented by Ontario by Bike™ at the Cycle Tourism Conference, held earlier this month in Toronto. Pictured above, from left: Nexus Coffee Company owner Arthur Field and manager Greg Sweet.…continue reading…
Bruins lose opener in final series
by Roger Varley
Perhaps drawing incentive and energy from the Napanee Atom BB Stars, who were honoured in pre-game ceremonies for winning their Provincial championship, the Napanee Raiders came out like gangbusters, downing the Uxbridge Bruins 3-1 in the first game of their best-of-seven PJHL Eastern Conference finals.
The Raiders outplayed the Bruins in every aspect of the game, winning most of the battles along the boards, out-skating and out-shooting them and playing as a team. The only outstanding player for the Uxbridge squad was goalie Ryan McConkey, despite the score.…continue reading…