Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sunday February 3, 2008

We have many new readers this week. Welcome. If you want to catch up on past items please check out my “blog” at

A couple of key Town meetings coming up this week.

Town Budget - (Written Comment)
On Tuesday Feb 5th at 6:00 pm we will discuss the 2008 budget and take steps in determining your 2008 property tax rate. Some issues we will consider are the contracted annual wage increases of 3 - 3.5% and proposed commitments to the new theatre and the downtown street-workers program. Should be interesting.

Planning Advisory Committee – (You May Speak)
Wednesday the 6th at 7:00 pm. A full agenda. Items include:
- Review of the Captain’s Cove Development trail
- Proposal for a Midland-Penetaguishene trail connection
- Consideration whether some of the King St. parking spots should be used for bicycle parking

Our pesticide discussion will return on February 21st. (I will confirm the time later as I think there may be a conflict with another Town meeting.) This meeting will take place against a backdrop of proposed provincial legislation banning most uses of pesticides for cosmetic purposes. If you wish to comment on the Province’s proposal you can go to the Government of Ontario website at:
You need to do so before February 17, 2008.

And finally the Site 41 debate is not over! You are invited to a waste management information session – “Our Waste – Our Future” at the Brian Orser Arena in Penetanguishene on Thursday February 21st at 7pm. No fee and an opportunity to ask questions about your waste.

Gord McKay

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