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Aurora Council Meeting


The Aurora Council Meeting Agenda for this Tuesday October 27, 2015 will cover many items but there are a couple of items of interest that we thought to share. Consider the Notice of Motion by Cllr Kim [2015-10-27 Council Agenda, pg. 52] proposing changes to the Town’s Procurement Policy in attempt to address issues raised …

The Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC) renovation has become a topic of concern for many Aurora residents.  The AFLC was closed for renovations for more than a year and re-opened February 28, 2015.  Public concerns being voiced include lack of communication, misunderstanding of the needs, poor planning, and project mismanagement.  The main issues seem to be related to the state of the facility …

On April 9th, 2013 I attended the Town of Aurora council meeting for the first time. Prior to attending the meeting in person I have been watching all the council meetings online. While making notes for our Town Hill report many times I struggled to follow what Councillors were referring to. Community engagement in politics …

Welcome to our report from Town Hill for the Town of Aurora Council meeting held on January 22, 2013. This was the first council meeting in 2013, the Sesquicentennial year for the Town of Aurora. We wish everyone a Happy New Year and Happy 150th Birthday Aurora. Unfortunately due to illness Cllr Buck was absent. …

In light of Councillor Michael Thompson’s upcoming motion, I’d like to take this opportunity to offer my opinion on aspects of the SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation) lawsuit and ruling. 1. Regarding the recent statement by Councillor Ballard referring to “those responsible for allowing possible defaming postings on the Aurora Citizen blog”: a) On …

Welcome to our report from Town Hill for the Aurora Council meeting held on November 27, 2012. Although not full coverage, this is our interpretation of the highlights of the 4 hour plus meeting. The Aurora Council meeting was a lengthy one with many interesting motions on the floor. Open forum during the Aurora Council …

David Heard was one of the speakers that participated in open forum during the October 23rd, 2012 Council Meeting. We thought it was worth noting his passionate speech and his clear message how community involvement is a critical element in building healthy communities with a sense of belonging. The Town of Aurora has a rich history which …

On October 23, 2012 during council meeting at the Town Hall, the draft new agreement for the provision of cultural services at the Aurora Cultural Centre was discussed. Councillor Evelyn Buck spoke in opposition of the draft new agreement seeing it to be no different from the original. Her disapproving comments were written to ensure …

The last council meeting before “summer break” was interesting, to say the least. Is it just me, or does anyone else think that there must be something that happens when certain councilors, roused by the TV cameras and perhaps possessing an over-inflated sense of self-importance, shift from behaving in a respectful mature manner into one …

During the Aurora Council Meeting on June 12, 2012, options were being discussed for organizing and budgeting next year’s 2013 Canada Day celebrations as part of Aurora’s 150 year anniversary. One option being proposed was for the Town to pay for a consultant that would be responsible for celebration planning and fund raising. In response …