It may be cold outside but things are warm at Town Hall.
Three items for your consideration.
The first meeting of the "Ad-Hoc Snowmobile Review Committee" will take place Monday February 5th at 5pm at NSSRC. The Committee with debate the long term plan for snowmobiles in the Town. I expect the first meeting will decide who should be asked to come and speak to the Committee. The public is welcome to attend.
The first meeting of the "Ad-Hoc Active Transportation Committee" will take place Monday February 19th at 7pm at NSSRC. The Committee will establish our commitment to healthier forms of transportation and living in Midland, and hopefully do something about them. The public is welcome to attend.
The first phase of the budget process is now over. A lot of information was presented by the departments and there is a feeling amongst Councillors to select a tax rate increase higher than last years. I caused a bit of a stir by pointing out such things as we continue to have the highest Town tax rate in Simcoe county; 19% of our population is pensioners often indexed to CPI ( increasing at 2% a year), Ontario's wage rate is actually decreasing when CPI is included; I concluded that 0% rate increase would be more appropriate. Lots of work ahead.
Jan 28 2007