Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday April 26, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen

Monday April 27th starts quietly enough with a closed meeting at 5:30 pm. This is followed by a Public Meeting (You May Speak) at 6:00 pm to allow you to comment on proposed changes to Town development charges. Then at 7:00 pm the monthly Council meeting (Deputation Only). A long meeting with a number of key items:
- We start with a number of deputations including a petition by Jan Galaski to have our heavy waste pick-up reinstated.

If you permit me a brief editorial – heavy waste pick-up seems to have quickly become a defining issue across much of Midland. The recent decision of Council and the views of many citizens appear to be at odds. Lets hope we can all come to a proper resolution to this issue.

Back to the Council meeting:
- The Town is contemplating two land sales
o The laneway behind 520 Hugel (YMCA)
o College Street right-of-way through the old Regent School property
- We will be updated on the Town’s success in getting funding for SOS
- The Mayor will talk about funding for Midland Area Reading Council
- We will review a request by the Y’s Men for parking permits for their festival
- And a discussion of a trail along the old Penetanguishene road allowance
As I said, a long night.

Paul Hamelin is resigning as our Police Chief at the end of 2009 after a career spanning 34 years in uniform. He will be going onto the next stage of his policing career. He will be sorely missed.

Friday May 1st at 7:00 pm will see a special opening of the Carriage House Gallery, 372 Midland Ave. The gallery is featuring a show by the popular artist Donald Petit. A special feature will be a display of his painting of Site 41 - without the landfill.

And remember that this is yard waste collection week. Please have your yard waste at the curb in a suitable container. Please refer to your County Collection brochure for more information.

Gord McKay

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