Saturday, September 8, 2007

Saturday September 8 2007

The Town is back in full gear. As one of you commented to me, its time for the Councillors to start earning their salaries.

Lots of meetings coming up:

- Pesticide Committee – Thursday, September 13 at 7pm, Town Hall
- Streetworker Report – Monday, September 17 at 7pm, Town Hall
- Snowmobile Committee – Thursday, September 20 at 7pm, Town Hall

Our first General Committee meeting of the fall takes place this Monday the 10th at 7pm. The Frederick Street development will be discussed again and hopefully a final decision made on sidewalks and boulevards. We are also going to further our discussion on affordable housing. Should be interesting.

One other issue that I would appreciate your comments on. The Town is proposing to change its hours of operation to a consistent 8:30am to 4:30 pm year round. (It currently operates from 9am to 5pm during the colder months). Do you see any problems with such a change?

We will have a Public Meeting on the Home Occupation By-Law, that will take place Wednesday September 12 at 7pm in the Town Hall. The By-Law defines what type of business/employment can occur in a residential dwelling. It has generated some interesting debate on what is appropriate in our neighbourhoods. If you wish to see a draft of the by-law before the meeting, give me (or the Town) a call.

One sad note - our faithful town reporter on the Mirror, Kim Goggins, will be leaving us shortly. I will certainly miss her staying up late with us at Council meetings and the good reporting she has provided to all citizens in Midland.

And so as not to end on a sad note - the Huronia Foundation for the Arts will be holding its launch dinner on October 20th. More details at

Gord McKay