Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday November 19th 2007

The cold weather is settling in. Despite that, our Remembrance Day ceremonies showed that this Town is full of warm hearts. We had the biggest turn-out yet at the Cenotaph to honour our soldiers and veterans.

An interesting couple of items at Town last week:

1) Discussions started on how much your municipal politicians should be paid. This is usually a prelude to an increase and always contentious.
2) The Town reviewed a request to hold a “wakeboard event” in Little Lake Park. At the same meeting we heard that the Park has also just been designated as a “Provincially Significant Wetland”. A debate is about to start on future uses of the Park.
If any of your want to comment on these items, please do so.

Wednesday November 21st at 7pm sees us sitting down at the Town again to discuss the Pesticide issue. Hopefully we can start moving this towards some form of closure.

And the Good for Life Group is sponsoring a free skate at the Recreation Centre on Friday November the 30th at 6:15pm. All are welcome.

Gord McKay

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Saturday November 3rd 2007

If you listen carefully you can hear the sounds of Christmas in the distance. But in the meantime…

This Monday November 5th at 7pm, the Town will hold a public meeting at the Recreation Centre to discuss the new fees for our Town sports and recreation programs.

On Wednesday the 7th at 7pm we will have a Public Hearing for our revised sign by-law.

And at 7pm the same evening the Planning Advisory Committee will address some interesting topics:
- Our recently passed home occupation bylaw has been appealed to the OMB. PAC will discuss its next move
- The west end of Little Lake has been designated a Provincially significant wetland. Midland gets greener and
- Our Wal-Mart is looking at expanding

Next week will be equally as interesting as the Town discusses how (if) it will be involved in the delivery of social services – Wednesday the 14th at 7pm at the Town. And on the 15th the Town will have a special meeting to review its involvement with the Chamber of Commerce.

Gord McKay