Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday June 19 2007

Summer is here and life is busy in the Town.

The Site 41 issue is looking like it is coming to a head. As reported in the press, recommendations have been made to start work on the Site 41 local roads and storm water pond. County Council of the Whole will review and may vote on the matter on June 26. Ray Millar, of the citizen’s monitoring committee has asked me to pass along the attached notice of meeting.

“The Concerned Citizens of Site 41 would like to invite all interested parties to attend an information event, held at the Wyebridge Community Center, 8340 Highway 93, Wyebridge, Ontario, Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 am.”

Should be an interesting one.

This Thursday at 7:00 pm the Town will start the public discussion on the use of pesticides. It should also be an interesting meeting as people will be able to present their views on this contentious issue. If you wish to deputate, please call the Town (526-4275) in advance.

And lastly, Friday the 27th will see the farewell dinner for our CAO Mr. Fred Flood., a man who has served the Town long and well. I believe tickets are still available until this Friday at the Town office. And not surprisingly, I expect to here the name of our new CAO announced this week.

Gord McKay

Monday, June 4, 2007

Monday June 4 2007

A few more meetings to let you know about – and please don’t forget that our regular Town meetings are always open for you:

- General Committee - second Monday of every month, 7pm at the Town offices

- Council - fourth Monday of every month, 7:30 pm at the Town offices

Saturday June 9th 10am to 1pm at the Sports Centre – SSEA
The Severn Sound Environmental Association is having an open house at the Sports Centre. They will be telling you about their good work in protecting our environment.

Thursday June 21st at 7:00 Town Hall – Pesticides Public Meeting
This will be your chance to speak out about what changes are needed for Midland’s pesticide bylaw.

And a final note on what we can expect from MPAC – the body that assesses the value of our residential properties for tax purposes. As stated in the recent budget:
- Property assessment updates will occur every four years starting in 2008
- Starting in 2008 residential, farm and managed forest property assessment increases will be phased in over four years
For more information please refer to www.mpac.ca.

Gord McKay