King Township is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Kostopoulos as its incoming Chief Administrative Officer effective April 1, 2019.
Mr. Kostopoulos, a professional engineer, has over 28 years of experience in the municipal sector.
Much of his career has been spent with York Region where he served in several progressive capacities; as its Commissioner of Transportation Services where he had overall responsibility for delivering roads, transit and fleet services, and as Director in Environmental Services responsible for delivering major capital infrastructure programs for Water, Wastewater and Waste Management.
Most recently Mr. Kostopoulos was the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Vaughan.
“Daniel’s obvious skills and experience—combined with his track record and interest in citizen satisfaction and employee engagement—make him an ideal candidate to be King’s next Chief Administrative Officer,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini.
In his previous roles, Mr. Kostopoulos was responsible for leading as many as 2,000 employees and for delivering large-scale programs and public services.
“I am very much looking forward to working with the Mayor, Members of Council, staff and the community to advance Council’s priorities, deliver public services and oversee the business obligations of King Township,” said Mr. Kostopoulos.
Mr. Kostopoulos will be replacing Susan Plamondon who is retiring at the end of March.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2017
King continues pushing for high-speed internet
Township hosting information event on broadband in King
King is not slowing down on its efforts to speed up the installation of broadband (high-speed) internet infrastructure across the township.
In order to keep up the momentum, King has invited key stakeholders to an information session on Tues., May 23 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Dr. William Laceby Community Center and Arena in Nobleton.
Among those invited to attend are both large and small internet service providers (ISPs) and King-Vaughan MP Deb Schulte. The event will be moderated by King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini.
“We’ve heard loud and clear from residents and businesses there is not enough high-speed internet service in King,” said Pellegrini. “And even though we’re not ultimately responsible read more ...
Budget passes, large capital projects on tap
King Township council unanimously approved the 2017 budget at this evening’s council meeting, with a projected blended increase of 2.32 per cent. This includes assumptions related to the York Region and education tax rates. Read more ...
Bringing high-speed internet access to rural residents in King Township and Huron County
King Township, Ontario – January 23, 2017—The Governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in infrastructure that will grow the middle class and contribute to the development of the economy in communities across Canada. Read more ...
2016 Library expansion to include new Seniors Centre
An expansion of the existing library in King City—including the relocation of the Seniors Centre—received a green light from council at a special meeting Tuesday night.
Alar Kongats, the project’s architect, took council through a presentation of what the expansion could look like, including concept drawings showing a beautiful, modernized building.
“We’re excited about improving our library services while, at the same time, offering a fantastic space for our seniors,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “While there is still a lot of work to be done, we’re on our way to providing an amazing public space that will make the community proud.”
Some of the goals and benefits of an updated and expanded library/seniors centre include ... Read more.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 7, 2016
New municipal offices move one step closer
A new municipal centre at 2585 King Rd. is a lot closer to reality after King Township council approved the detailed design and tendering of the construction phase at a special meeting last night. The contract to construct the new building will go out to tender next month. If all goes according to schedule, construction could start as early as April of 2017.
“This is a big day for King Township,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “It’s no secret ... Read more
Notice of Completion and Comment Period July 22, 2016
Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update and Transportation Master Plan Update
The Regional Municipality of York is planning for the future and has completed updates to its Water and Wastewater Master Plan and Transportation Master Plan. Research, analysis and community input guided the updates. Thank you to all who participated ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2016
New recreation facilities slated for King Township
A multi-use community recreation facility is on the horizon, thanks to King Township and Seneca College reaching an agreement that would see one built on the college’s King City campus.
King Township council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Seneca at Monday night’s council meeting. An MOU is an agreement used to establish official partnerships. Read More ...
For immediate release Tues., June 28, 2016 Highlights of the King Township June 28 council meeting Read More ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2016
Partnership bringing a lot of colour to King City
A private/public partnership is bringing a whole lot of colour to a little bit of King City.
Work on a mural has started on Keele Street, just south of King Road. The property, which is slated for development, is on the west side of Keele Street and is fronted by a 150-foot long section of temporary fencing, also known as hoarding.
Ward 5 councillor Debbie Schaefer approached King Township staff about possibly doing something creative with Read More ....
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2016
King residents want to shop locally, survey says
Almost 80 per cent of King residents try to shop locally whenever possible, according to the results of the recent ShopKING survey conducted by King Township’s Economic Development Office.
However, many of them “rarely or never” shop in King City (44.1 per cent), Nobleton (51.8 per cent) or Schomberg (57.6 per cent). The reason? - More than 70 per cent said the main reason they Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2016 King picks design for new municipal offices
Better customer experience at the heart of Project MOVE Project MOVE is moving forward.
That was the decision made by King Township council at its May 30 meeting when it chose to build a new municipal office building at 2585 King Road instead of trying to repurpose the former Holy Name elementary school.
King Township purchased the school property almost ... Read More
Highlights of the King Township May 30 council meeting
Project MOVE moving forward Council approved building a new municipal office building at 2585 King Rd., site of the former Holy Name school after being presented with three options. The first two involved partial demolition and renovation of the existing building, while the third option called for a complete demolition and new build. The new build was estimated to cost only 3.7% more ... Read more
York Region Growth and Development Review 2015 Read More ...
MEDIA RELEASE - Tues., May 17, 2016
Highlights of the King Township May 16 council meeting
Nobleton zoning bylaw Council received the proposed final draft zoning bylaw for the Nobleton urban area and referred it back to staff and the project’s planning consultants. Staff and the planning consultants will then bring back further recommendations in a future report, including the proposed final bylaw, taking into account comments received from departments, agencies and the public. Read More ...
King City & Schomberg Zoning By-law Review
Public Open House #1
King Township has initiated a review of the Zoning By-law as it applies to the King City & Schomberg urban areas. The outcome of this project will be new Zoning By-law(s) for King City & Schomberg. All interested persons are invited to attend an open house to learn about this project and contribute to our understanding of the types of issues with the current Zoning By-law. The Draft King City & Schomberg Zoning By-law(s) will be prepared in the second half of 2016. Additional open houses will be held as the project progresses. Read More ...
New community profiles aim to attract investment. Did you know 20 new businesses opened in King City in 2015? Or that there are more than 135 businesses in Nobleton? These are just two of the infographics included in King Township’s new community investment profiles.
“Highlighting some of the economic benefits of working or living in King Township is ... Read More ...
King Township Resident Survey Results March 23rd,2016 Read More ...