Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday November 29, 2008

The stores are busy with Christmas and your hard working Council is getting its year end projects tidied up.

First the budget. As reported, the County approved its budget with an increase of 3.4%. Your Town appears to be zeroing in on 2.9%. The final budget meeting (You May Not Speak) will occur on Wednesday December 10th at 5:45 pm at the Town.

Second planning. County Council adopted its new Official Plan. Midland continues to have significant concerns about the County’s expectations for our growth and “urban” boundaries. We now are waiting to hear if the Province will accept the plan. The Town will start its own planning process with a series “visioning” workshops. These will occur:
1) Session One: Saturday January 24th 9 am – 1 pm
2) Session Two: Tuesday February 3rd 7 pm – 9pm
3) Session Three: Tuesday February 10th 7 pm – 9pm

On Tuesday December 2nd the SSEA will present its draft Sustainability Plan for the area. The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm at the NSSRC and present the results of a consultative process covering our economy, environment and society.

A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday December the 3rd at 7:00 pm (You May Speak). The hearing will accept input on the rezoning of the residential property at 519 Yonge St. to accommodate a tri-plex.

Later that evening at 7:10 pm will see the PAC meeting (You may speak). Two items of interest:
- Discussion on sale of Town parkland to the GB Native Friendship Centre
- Review of the wording of our proposed Home Occupation By-Law, currently under appeal to the OMB.

And lastly, SHARE will be holding a film night at the Centennial Museum in Penetanguishene at 7:00 pm. They will be screening a comedy “Everything’s Cool”, a spoof on global warming.

Gord McKay

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