Mun. ask for lights at Taunton & Main
Clarington will be asking the Region of Durham to install temporary signalization at the intersection of Taunton Road and Main Street, Orono.
2nd kick at rebates fails
Not ready to give up on rebates for contributions to the regional chair election campaign, Ajax Mayor Steve Parish introduced a new motion at Wednesday’s regional council meeting.
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Partner calls for better sound testing at gun club
Councillor Wendy Partner wants to know how municipal staff are monitoring noise emanating from the Orono Fish and Hunt Club.
Building permit fees edge up
Clarington is set to increase their building permit fee by 1.3 per cent effective at the end of this month.
New election financing rules
Some of the recent changes to the municipal elections act are going to have a big impact on how candidates run their election campaigns from now on.
It is interesting to note that the province, has imposed rules onto municipalities that they themselves do not have to abide by. The most glaring difference is that no longer will corporations and trade unions be allowed to contribute to a candidate in a municipal election campaign. This issue came up at the last regional committee meeting and again at last week’s council meeting. Corporations can write off their contributions to election campaigns as a business expense so they are more apt to make these contributions.
Corporations and trade unions are still permitted to make annual contributions to provincial political parties and to candidates in provincial election campaigns.
While individuals get tax credits for donations made to political parties and candidates in federal and provincial elections, there is no such credit available for contributions made at the municipal level. It was for this reason that there was a push at the region to initiate a rebate for contributions made to the campaign for regional chair. A leveling of the playing field, so to speak. While current regional chair, Roger Anderson, said he doesn’t think municipalities should fund any ones campaign, he has the most to gain from maintaining the status quo. He has a vested interest in not making it easier for candidates who could potentially run against him in next year’s municipal election should he choose to run again.
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Oct 27th - Roast Beef Dinner at Kendal Community Centre, 6:30 p.m., Adults - $20, Youth, 7-13 - $9, under 6 - free.
Nov 4th - Christmas Bazaar, CWL of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 127 Liberty Street, Bowmanville, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Silent auction, bake table, elephant table, books, crafts, tea room and more!
Nov 4th - Anniversary Beef Dinner at Trinity United Church, Bowmanville, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Adults - $25.00, Children 6-12 - $10.
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