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Clarington Council passes 2018 Budget that focuses on road resurfacing and capital improvements needed to promote economic development

Posted on February 06, 2018 12:30 PM

Clarington February 6, 2018/- Clarington residents will see a 2.93 per cent increase to the local portion of their property taxes; of that, 1.79 per cent will be invested in infrastructure, 0.94 per cent allocated to regular operations, and 0.2 per cent for external agencies. That means the average household in Clarington will pay an additional $40 in taxes in 2018. A one per cent increase to the Clarington portion of taxes equals $535,000 in additional revenue for the Municipality to maintain its...

Clarington Council donates parcel of land to Durham Hospice

Posted on February 06, 2018 02:45 AM

Clarington February 6, 2018/- Council will donate a two-acre or 0.8 hectare portion of land on Cobbledick Road to Durham Hospice to build a five-bed residential hospice in Clarington.

“Durham Hospice provides critical end-of-life care and helps families while they cope with terminal illness of a loved one. Clarington Council supports this initiative and has donated land for a future Clarington hospice,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

Last year, the Ontario government provided funding for 20 new...

Company that wanted to build Outlet Mall in Clarington backs out due to “cost prohibitive complexities”

Posted on February 02, 2018 04:00 AM

Clarington February 2, 2018/- SmartREIT, the real estate investment company who wanted to build an Outlet Mall in Clarington has informed Council that it’s backing away from the project. In a letter addressed to Clarington’s Mayor and Council, as well as the Regional Chair, the company cited “cost prohibitive complexities” as the reason for pulling out of the project.

The company stated that “the complexities that were identified did not stem from the Region of Durham or Municipality of Clarington....

Clarington Council approves sidewalk patio program

Posted on January 16, 2018 11:30 AM

Clarington January 16, 2018/- Clarington Council has approved the 2018 sidewalk patio program along with Municipal guidelines and procedures for implementation.

“While it’s not patio weather yet, we are gearing up to enjoy some sun and warmth. Council recognizes that this pilot sidewalk patio program will allow residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors and will add to the energy of our downtowns,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

Council approved the procedures for the program and the...

Clarington Active Transportation and Safe Roads Advisory Committee approved by Council

Posted on January 16, 2018 04:15 AM

Clarington January 16, 2018/- The Municipality is creating a Clarington Active Transportation and Safe Roads Advisory Committee. Council approved the creation of the committee that will focus on active transportation, development of trails, cycling, pedestrian safety, road safety and the development of policies associated with these issues. The committee will advise Council on these issues and work closely with staff to promote active transportation and create different opportunities for residents...

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