Who are the corporate sponsors for the 11th annual, Springwater Swing Golf Tournament?

July 18, 2017

It’s helpful the township photographs and communicates who the major sponsors are.

Source


Will we have to blindly trust that the Midhurst Secondary Plan’s environmental safeguards are strong enough to protect the Minesing Wetlands?

January 15, 2015

On January 7, 2015, there was a summary of the Environmental Assessment (EA) Update at the Springwater Township administration centre.

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Mr. Joe Mullan of Ainley Group presented a slideshow and answered questions (download slideshow here).

The Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association, MRA wrote about their interpretation in Previous Promises of Environmental Protection Unfoundedpdf

For a long time, the previous administration and developers told us the environment and the Minesing Wetlands will be protected; that things are under control and there is no reason to worry. Ever since Phase 3 of the Environmental Assessment began in April 2013, the MRA and other concerned residents and organizations have been asking for the details, reports and studies that would show us that things are proceeding as promised. We never received those reports and studies. And there’s a good reason why – they’re not done. From what we can tell, those environmental assurances, given in an attempt to placate us, were completely unfounded.

Councillor Katy Austin mentioned in her Springwater News Ward One Councillor’s Report: pdf

Mr. Mullan assured the audience that the proposed wastewater treatment plant and various offsetting measures would “protect and even enhance” the watershed in question as far as phosphorous levels are concerned. Some members of the audience appeared somewhat skeptical about this statement.

I have recorded the MRA’s and councillor’s articles in the Springwater Township Growth wiki as well as in the Media Article page of SpringwaterParkcc.org.


The Planning Committee is where the electorates’ will should be exercised

January 25, 2012

Will there be a worse “year of horrors” in Midhurst’s near-200 year history than 2008?

These are the people and corporations who were recorded as having attended the Township of Springwater’s Planning Committee meetings in Elmvale  in 2008.

I have corrected some of the most obvious spelling errors.

Kim Anderson, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Winanne Grant, Andrew Fyfe, Brent Spagnol, Heather Black, Geranium Corporation, Cheryl Shindruk, Geranium Corporation, Earl Rumm, Geranium Corporation, Peter Maleganovski, Gatzios Planning & Development Inc., Paul Lowes, Sorensen, Groves, Lowes Consulting, Scott Elliott, Sarjeant Company Ltd., Darren Vella, Innovative Planning Solutions, Angela Rudy, Rudy & Associates Inc., Gilbert Moreau, Betty Nelson, Don Nelson, Kim Anderson, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Winanne Grant, Andrew Fyfe, Wm. S. Koughan, Russell Christie, Rick Hunter, Planscape, Brent Spagnol, Elaine Cairncross, P&DC, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Winanne Grant, Andrew Fyfe, Brad Sokach, Brent Spagnol, Mark Nastasiuk, Elaine Cairncross, P&DC, Cathy Borchuk, Gary Page, Angela Hummelink, Sam Langman, Nicola Mitchinson, Mitchinson Planning, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Winanne Grant, Andrew Fyfe, Brad Sokach, Brent Spagnol, Nick Ippolito, CBO, Elaine Cairncross, Rick Hunter, Planscape, Simon Ainley, Ainley Group, Don Gordon, Celeste Phillips, ?, Mike McMillan, Cheryl Shindruk, Stan Wismer, Terry Geddes, Shauna Dudding, Geranium Corp., Darren Vella, IPS, Cathy Borchuk, Ron Sheardown, Earl Rumm, Mario Giampietri, Kim Anderson, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Winanne Grant, Andrew Fyfe, Brad Sokach, Brent Spagnol, Elaine Cairncross, Rick Hunter, Planscape, John Tassiopoulos, The Planning Partnership, Kathryn Dawson, Cathy Borchuk, Stan Wismer, Alex Troop, Angela Rudy, Rudy & Associates Ltd., Steve Graves, Atlas Block, Robert O’Brien, Mario Giampietri, Cheryl Shindruk, Phil Watts, C.C. Tatham & Associates, Darren Vella, Innovative Planning, Kathy Dawson, Gord Dickson, The Jones Consulting Group,  ?, Norm Godfrey, Rick Hunter, Ron Matheson, Chris Jones, Jamie Robinson, Don Gordon, ? Gordon, L Vaughan, Mark Vaughan, Diane Buker, ?, Linda Loftus, Cheryl Shindruk, Kim Anderson, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Winanne Grant, Andrew Fyfe, Ron Watkin, Ainley Group, Brent Spagnol, Elaine Cairncross, P&DC, Cathy Borchuk, Stan Wismer, Darren Vella, Innovative Planning Solutions, Nicola Mitchinson, Mitchinson Planning Cons., Angela Rudy, Rudy & Associates, David White, QC, Michael, Norm Godfrey, Kim Anderson, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Winanne Grant, Andrew Fyfe, Brent Spagnol, Ron Palmer, The Planning Partnership, Rick Hunter, Planscape, Elaine Cairncross, Ron Palmer, The Planning Partnership, Rick Hunter, Planscape, Nicola Mitchinson, Darren Vella, Terry Geddes, Mario Giampietri, Earl Rumm, Shauna Dudding, John Hutchinson, Peter Smith, Celeste Philips, Norm Godfrey, Angela Rudy, David White, Ron Sheardown, Cathy Borchuk, Ken Thompson, Angela Hummelink, Kim Anderson, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Andrew Fyfe, Brad Sokach, Brent Spagnol, Elaine Cairncross, Ron Palmer, The Planning Partnership, Rick Hunter, Planscape, Simon Ainley, Ainley Group, Angela Rudy, Ryan Guetter, Weston Consulting, Tom McLaughlin, John C. Williams, Architects, Wai Ying Di Giogio, STLA Design, David White, QC, Stan Wismer, Nicola Mitchinson, Shauna Dudding, John Alete, Heather Black, Alex Troop, Greg Gemmell, Cheryl Shindruk, Kim Anderson, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Winanne Grant, Andrew Fyfe, Brad Sokach, Brent Spagnol, Elaine Cairncross, Rick Hunter, PlanScape, Nicola Mitchinson, Mitchinson Planning, Angela Rudy, Rudy & Associates, Gord Dickson, Jones Group, Stan Wismer, Terry Geddes, Mary Prokova, Shauna Dudding, Mario Giampietri, Istvan Devecseri, Angela Hummelink, Cathy Borchuk, Kim Anderson, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis,  Winanne Grant, Brad Sokach, Brent Spagnol, Elaine Cairncross, Michelle Tremblay, Richardson Foster, Mario Giampietri, Norman Godfrey, Peter Smith, Weston Consulting, Shauna Dudding, Nicola Mitchinson, Mitchinson Planning, Kim Anderson, Mick Caldwell, Dan Clement, Linda Collins, Reg Cowan, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Winanne Grant, Brad Sokach, Brent Spagnol, Elaine Cairncross, Laura Thompson, Jennett Mays, Christie Cadotte, Dr. Murdoch, K.T. O’Connor, Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Dan Clement, Reg Cowan, Linda Collins, Mick Caldwell, Kim Anderson, Winanne Grant, Brent Spagnol, Elaine Cairncross, Laura Thompson

Source:

  1. Click here.
  2. Then click on triangle just before the words “Springwater Planning Committee” (14th from top).
  3. Then click on triangle just before “2008″.
  4. Then click on each of the triangles, by month and add up the attendees.

Annus horribilis is a Latin phrase meaning “horrible year”, or alternatively, “year of horrors”.


What happened to the promise of Transparency in the current Township council?

January 14, 2012

Old saying: Those that pay the piper, call the tune.

As a current business consultant and lapsed hospital financial analyst, I know who pays for the report is important.

Theory: See that logo in the top left?

That’s the Township of Springwater. That is intended to add credibility in the layman’s eyes. We’re asked to trust our public institutions.

The intention of branding is to persuade. To give an aura of impartiality, integrity, confidence, truth.

It appears the 53 reports that are listed on this sheet (an August 28, 2008 presentation to “inform” voters) were:

  1. not either paid for or are
  2. not owned by the Township.

And I’m still looking to see where the Township disclosed this, arguably, material fact in the 1,043 pages that underlay this page. [Anyone out there think that who pays a consultant is immaterial to the conclusion of the report?]

Test of Theory: In December, I asked to see the archeological reports. Initially, no problem: the Township staff was going to just email them over to me since they’re in pdf format.

However, two things happened.

  1. I was advised that I would have to formally request the records. I did so along with my $5.00 payment on Dec 21st and then:
  2. I got a mailed letter back saying the request is on hold as “the records may affect the interests of a third party.”

I’ll let you know when I see them.

— see top document: http://springwater.ca/ws_par/groups/public/@pub/@springwater/documents/web_content/wspar_033998.pdf, p. 26.


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