Saturday, October 31, 2020
Despite the economic uncertainty stemming from COVID-19, on August 25th, 2020 Aurora Council, with a split vote of 4-3, awarded a construction tender for the $52M plus Library Square project. The tender was awarded to Chandos Construction Ltd. in the amount of $41,009,865 pushing the total project...
Aurora Ward System
Aurora ward system implementation for the 2022 Municipal Elections is now completed following the passing of the by-law on ward boundaries on July 14, 2020. In the next election, there will be a total of six wards in the Town of Aurora and residents will be casting...
COVID-19
Prompted by the current COVID-19 pandemic and the declared State of Emergency, this week the Town of Aurora will be conducting its first ever electronic Council meeting. The meeting announcement was posted by the Town of Aurora on March 27th, 2020 on social media,...
Town of Aurora
Let me reflect on the Town of Aurora 2019 year in review from my perspective. I've decided to share below some of the highlights that caught my attention. Year 2019 was the first year in action for our Term 2018-2022 Aurora Council. Worth...
Motor Vehicle Collision
Starting January 2020 the Central York Fire Services (CYFS) will be rolling out a 2-year Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) cost-recovery pilot program that will allow CYFS to charge at-fault driver’s insurance company an emergency response service fee for accidents occurring in Aurora and Newmarket. The fees would...
Canopy of Lights Aurora
It has been about two or three years since the Christmas tree on St. John’s Sideroad, just West of Yonge Street, was last illuminated. Driving by many times I noticed that the strings of lights are still on the tree, so I hope that someone, someday will...
Aurora Recreational Cannabis
Perhaps it is the science part of the political science field that fascinates me the most. When I graduated from engineering over 20 years ago I remember telling myself, no more tests. It wasn’t the studying I disliked - I disliked the tests. In fact, the major...
Aurora Council
It is hard to believe that I actually survived four years sitting at the Aurora Council meetings, at the Council Chambers and watched religiously Aurora General Committee, Council and Public Planning meetings. Sometimes if time permitted I would sneak into committee meetings. For your information, all these...
Term 2014-2018 Town Council's LAST Meeting, Farewells
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...
Aurora Votes! First, find the location of the above 'target painted on the wall' somewhere in Aurora. Almost 5,000 voters from Aurora voted online. Note that for the 2018-2022 Aurora Council term the number of Councillors was reduced from eight (8) to six (6)...