Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday October 28, 2007

The days are getting shorter and the Town agenda seems to be getting busier.

Fees will be going up for Town recreation programs and facilities. If you are interested in finding out how you will be affected there will be a Public Meeting on Monday Nov 5th at 7pm NSSRC.

The Town will be participating in a “Business Retention and Expansion” survey starting this fall. The survey, lead by the North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation ( try saying that quickly), will contact a cross section of local business to find out how they are doing and what can be done to improve their operating environment. This is a good start for our long needed business development plan.

On the social services front, the Town is organizing three public meeting to decide what role it should have in delivering social services. The meetings:
- Tuesday Oct 30, 7pm at the Town – receive report on downtown field work to date
- Wednesday Nov 14, 7pm at the Town - meet with area social agencies to determine role for Town
- Thursday Dec 6, 7pm at the Town - discuss funding options and partners for a possible $100,000 plan.

The Huronia Foundation for the Arts held its inaugural dinner this past Saturday – the 180 attendees had a great time. The HFA will now hold its first public meeting to elect a Board on Thursday 8th at 7pm, Seniors Room NSSRC. You are most welcome.

And lastly construction of the new Out of the Cold shelter at Knox is going well. Expect completion by mid-November with the doors to open on Dec 1. We are looking for volunteers who can help a few hours a week, so send me an e-mail.

Happy Halloween.

Gord McKay

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