Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wednesday April 12, 2007

It’s been a tough couple of days and I’m not just talking about the weather. Last night’s Committee Meeting at the Town went on until 11:30. The good news is that if the level of heat in these debates continues our TV ratings will definitely go up.

The main agenda item for last night was the Budget discussion. Our budget, containing a tax increase of 4.4%, will go for a final vote on April 23rd at 7:30pm.

Two other Committees that you may be following:
- Active Transportation will meet again on April 16 at 5pm in the Council Chambers. The meeting will likely consider if the Committee should be continued or if most the ducks are now in line.
- Snowmobiling Committee will take place on April 17th at 7pm in the Council Chambers. The Committee should receive an expanded map of all our snowmobile routes and options.

And another special meeting tonight at the Town! (I really should have read the fine print on that contract). We are going to discuss how we fit into the County’s growth strategy. This is an extension of the IGAP initiative. Other items tonight (that may be moved to a closed meeting) include the possible acquisition of our downtown harbour by the Town.

The road crews are getting the trucks ready to make some major road improvements, so summer cannot be too far away.

Gord McKay
April 12, 2007