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Wendy Gaertner


Aurora Town Council’s last 2014-2018 Term meeting was held on November 27th, 2018. In my opinion, probably one of the least interesting Council meetings I attended in the past four years, mainly because it was ceremonial rather than operational.  It was the last one for three of the Council members: Deputy Mayor John Abel (2-Term …

Today on September 30th, 2018 at Aurora Town Hall, Aurora Public Library hosted a Municipal Elections 2018 All Candidates Meeting. The following are presentations by the sixteen (16) Aurora Council candidates. John Gallo for Aurora Council James Hoyes for Aurora Council Vicky McGrath for Aurora Council Anna Kroeplin for Aurora Council Matthew Abas for Aurora …

Serving on Aurora Council since 2003 I believe one of the hallmarks of a democracy is to ensure the public has easy access to clear and complete facts and effective input before decisions are made by Council. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY Politicians must be responsible with all public money. This includes your tax dollars, money received from …

We have a newly elected Aurora Town Council for the 2014-2018 Municipal Term. A month passed since the Town of Aurora Municipal elections took place on October 27th, 2014. On December 2nd, 2014 Aurora officially commenced the new 2014-2018 Municipal Term with the Aurora Inaugural Meeting of Aurora Town Council at Aurora Town Hall. Mayor Geoffrey Dawe along with Cllr John …

Santa Under the Stars Parade 2014 took place on November 22nd, 2014. When there is a bad weather all week long then the chances are that warm weather is coming. In Aurora, we had ups and downs in November but most of all we can only count blessings, like November 11th Memorial Day and November …

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 …

Welcome to our first report from Town Hill for the Town of Aurora Council Meetings held on October 23, 2012. Although not full coverage, this is our interpretation of the highlights of the 4 hour plus meeting. The meeting began with an open forum. The mood of all five of the open forum presenters varied. …

It’s often hard to tell how much the average person follows government politics at least the municipal government. Some do more than others, some not until election time, some not at all. But politics and government play a huge role in our everyday lives, whether we are aware of it or not. The right to …