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Then there were 10 againPosted November 21 - Peter Anderson takes his new seat last night after winning a second ballot vote, 5-4, to fill the Ward 5 vacancy. Mr. Anderson, a Ward 4 resident, secured four votes on the first ballot - Donna Jebb, Marc Biss, Paul Whiteside, and Fran Sainsbury. Stephanie MacLellan, a Ward 5 resident, had three votes - Michael Beattie, Richard Norcross, and Chris Ross. Alan Masters, a Ward 6 resident, had one vote - Shira Harrison-McIntyre; and Dave Wood, a Ward 8 resident, secured Mayor Rick Milne's vote. The second ballot pitted Mr. Anderson, Ms. MacLellan, and Mr. Masters, who stayed on the ballot by virture of a draw. Ms Harrison McIntyre, pictured above, swung her vote to Mr. Anderson, and Mr. Milne to Ms. MacLellan, ending in the 5-4 victory. Mr. Anderson told councillors he has no intention to run in the October 2018 municipal elections.
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Commenting period open for Hwy 400 improvements
Posted November 16 - A 30-day review period ends Fri., Dec 8, to comment on proposed improvements to Hwy 400.
Ward 5 vacancy draws 14 candidates, selection next Monday night
Posted November 15 - New Tecumseth council will hold a special meeting on Mon., Nov. 20, beginning at 6 pm to fill the Ward 5 seat left vacant following the elevation of Donna Jebb to Deputy Mayor.
Airport Road crash causes life threatening injuries
Posted November 15 - Dufferin OPP continue to investigate a serious two-vehicle collision yesterday afternoon on Airport Road between Highway 89 and 5 Sideroad in Mulmur Township.
Essa stays in-house for its new Clerk
Posted November 15 - Lisa Lehr will officially be appointed Clerk for the Corporation of the Township of Essa, effective (today) November 15, 2017.
Beeton Arena taken off endangered list
Posted November 14 - A recommendation to close Beeton Arena in May 2019 as presented in the draft update to the Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan, was stricken from the list last night at least until a firm plan is in place to replace it with a multi-use recreation centre.
County delays takeover of Essa transit contract
Posted November 14 - Simcoe County's takeover of the public transit contract between Essa and Barrie, which was scheduled to begin January 1, 2018, has instead been pushed back at least six months, requiring the Township and City to extend their deal for an additional year with options to extend for two more years (2019, 2020).
Draft budget hikes average tax bill by $51 for local share
Posted November 13 - New Tecumseth councillors will meet Wednesday morning for a presentation of the 2018 draft municipal budget which proposes to spend $42 million, an increase of approximately $2 million over 2017.
Water, sewage bills to climb over $2 per cm
Posted November 13 - The proposed 2018 rates for water and wastewater in New Tecumseth are proposed to increase from $1.96 per cubic metre (CM) to $2.01 for each component, a 2.55 per cent increase.
Trinity Wright keeps Banting's streak alive Posted November 14 - Trinity Wright a Gr. 12 student at Banting Memorial High School, and her artwork, "Awareness" will represent the Simcoe County District School Board for the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) Student Achievement Awards.