OMB Decisions — they usually get it right

We have seen a number of OMB requests and decisions for our town over the past few years.  From my perspective, it is important for us to defend our Official Plan, our zoning by-laws, and frankly how we see our community.

Both this Council and the previous one have been very clear — we have embraced the concept of Greenbelt, we have built the importance of agriculture into our official plan, and we are committed to finishing our community development wise in an appropriate manner.

You hear a lot from certain sectors about the OMB — my experience to date, the people involved are smart and well disciplined in planning issues.  And so far, they have kept developers and our community in check, forcing all to live by our Official Plan.

Not such a bad thing.

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New Year New Council

From left to right -- Lynn Timmers, Tony Brunet, Rob Foster, Paul McPherson, Sandra Easton, Dave Thompson, Wayune MacMillan, John Pachereva

From left to right — Lynn Timmers, Tony Brunet, Rob Foster, Paul McPherson, Sandra Easton, Dave Thompson, Wayune MacMillan, John Pachereva, Dianne Rintjema

First off, to all, wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.

Our new Town of Lincoln Council has already been meeting both to discuss the Future Focus document and budget for 2015.  Both of these items are of extreme importance and will set the tone for the next 4 years.

Click here to view the Draft Future Focus document as developed by the new Council and presented at the January 5 2015 Council meeting.

Committees have been formed, chairs chosen and the work of Council is about to begin in earnest.  I am pleased to be Deputy Mayor for 2015/2016 and further am looking forward to chairing the newly constituted Economic Development & Planning committee.

Please check out my blog regularly and those of other Councillors regularly to help bring you up to date on the happenings with our local government.

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