Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday December 13, 2008

Christmas draws ever nearer and the Town is starting to slow down a bit – especially with the budget discussions finished for the year.

This Monday December 15th, we will start off with a closed meeting at 6:30 followed by Council at 7:00 pm (Deputation Only). Mainly an administrative meeting but including:
- A request by Georgian College to have the Town provide transit service to the Midland campus (this is about the 4th request)
- The establishment of a new committee to set the terms of reference for parking administration in Midland. This follows the recommendation from staff to disband the current Parking Authority
- A staff report on the situation on some streets where Canada Post has refused to deliver mail to homes because of a lack of plowed sidewalks

Wednesday the 17th will hear the results of the recent energy audit of the NSSRC building. The report will be presented at 1:00 pm at the NSSRC.

At 7:00 pm on Thursday the 18th, the Town will hold a second meeting to address the new sewer and water rates.

The Town offices will be closed from Dec 24 to Jan 5th.

Time to go shopping – Shop Midland!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday December 7, 2008

Christmas is fast approaching, so with lots to do this week I will keep it short.

Your busy Councillors will start off on Monday at 6:30 with a closed meeting. At 7pm you are invited to attend the regular General Committee meeting (Written Input Only). Some of the more interesting agenda items include:
- a recommendation to dissolve our Town’s Parking Authority
- further discussion of our bulky waste pick-up and leaf collection
- announcement that our Winterfest is set for February 6 and 7
The meeting will also receive a letter from Canada Post stating that they will not be delivering mail to homes in the following areas this winter because of a lack of safe sidewalks:
- Yonge at Hamelin
- Bay at Second
- Fourth at Victoria
- William at Bay, William at Yonge and William at Donalda

On Wednesday December 10th at 5:45 the Town will have its third and last scheduled budget deliberation (You May Not Speak). At last review we were at 2.9% for the Town. If you wish to make comment, please contact your Councillor.

On Thursday December 11th from 1:30 to 3:30 you are invited to a “25 in 5” strategy session to discuss how to reduce poverty in Ontario. The meeting is co-hosted by the County of Simcoe and will take place in their Council chambers in Midhurst.

And lastly this Friday at 11 am the Midland Area Reading Council will be hosting their annual Christmas Open House at their offices on Fourth Street. Please drop by and say hello.

Gord McKay