Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday September 26, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen

Fall has arrived and with it shorter days and apparently a busier schedule for your Council.

Your Council meets on Monday September 28th first in a closed meeting starting at 5:30 pm and then onto the regular Council meeting at 7:00 pm ((Deputation Only). Could be a long evening with:
- A deputation concerning the difficulties with the Everton Road re-construction
- A deputation on the proposed extension of 8th Street into Little Lake Park
- A deputation to bring the Farmer’s Market downtown
- A By-Law to ban smoking within 10m of a playground
- A By-Law to raise fines to $105 for those putting snow on municipal sidewalks or roads
- A recommendation that the Town fight the appeal to the OMB by the corporation seeking to have a new LCBO on Highway 12
- A recommendation to “designate” the Drummond wall as a heritage property
And if time permits we may even discuss the costs associated with the library construction.

On Wednesday the 30th, Hillcrest Village is welcoming all to the 1:00 pm Open House for its new addition called Heritage Place. Also on Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the Town your Council will start the annual budget process by looking at the capital spending for our departments (You May Not Speak)

On Friday at 7:00 at the NSSRC is the dinner and tribute for Paul Hamelin, our retiring Chief of Police.

Lastly, remember the power outage on the morning of Sunday September the 27th. It will affect all of Penetanguishene and the Hwy. 93 corridor through Midland.

Gord McKay

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday September 20, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer seem to keep on going. Enjoy them while you can.

On Monday September 21st at 7:00 pm, the Council Poverty Committee will meet. (Speak at Discretion of Chair). The Committee will get down to defining the poverty needs in our community after a quiet summer.

Tuesday the 22nd sees the vote on whether to terminate Site 41 or not. The discussion takes place at County Council in Midhurst starting at 9:00 am.

On Wednesday the 23rd, Midland Area Reading Council holds its AGM at the Honda Showroom on King St. at 7:00 pm.

Thursday September 24th at 11:45 is the special luncheon of the Huronia Communities Foundation at the NSSRC recognizing their retiring President John Gammell. An RSVP is required.

Nothing for Friday!

Two closing notes:
- The Town has received a notice of Appeal to the OMB respecting our recent decision on the rezoning affecting the proposed liquor store.
- The SSEA is installing a water level gauge in Midland harbor. You can access hourly readings through the internet at or by phone (705) 526-6413.

Gord McKay

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday September 13, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen

Fall is about to get started and so to News from the Town. It is good to be back for a third year. I will try to keep you informed of the many interesting things going on with your Town and Town Council. If you have topics that you would like to see reported, let me know.

You Council meets this Monday September 14th at 6:30 in Boardroom B to discuss a property acquisition matter. (You May Not Speak). Then at 7:00 we move to the Council Chamber for the Committee meeting (Written Input). Some of the more interesting items are:
- A proposed By-Law to prohibit smoking within 10m of playgrounds or sports fields
- A By-Law amendment that recognizes Farmer’s Markets in Midland
- A proposal to increase fines to $105 for downtown business owners who fail to clear snow from their sidewalk and residents who pile snow on municipal sidewalks and roads
- An update on our recently cancelled SOS program
- A review of the Tiny Township resolution to abandon Site 41 and to withdraw the related Certificate of Approval. (Note: The County will vote on this matter on September 22nd)

This Thursday September 17th, the North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation will meet at 7:30 am to continue its work on an economic strategy for our area.

If you want to attend an enjoyable event this Saturday the 19th, consider the Huronia Foundation for the Arts fundraiser at 5:00 pm at NSSRC. Good art, music, food and it supports your local artists.

And lastly, Sunnyside Drive will be closed at Vindin Street for Monday, September 14, 2009 from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to permit repaving of the roadway

Gord McKay