Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday October 24, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen

The weather cannot make up its mind and apparently neither can our stores – some are decorated for Halloween others for Christmas. Keep shopping.

This Sunday October 25th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm the Midland Area Reading Council holds its book sale at the Honda dealership on King St. Time to pick up those fireside books for winter.

On Monday the 26th the Town kicks into gear. At 6:00 pm Council meets to determine who will build your to-be-refurbished Town Hall (You May Not Speak). Then at 7:00 pm is the regular Council meeting (Deputation Only). Could be a long meeting with four deputations including:
- a presentation on the Drummond Wall
- an introduction to Zero Waste and how it may affect Midland
Then later in the meeting your Council will:
- honor Councillor Jeffery for 25 years of service as Councillor
- review our annual Christmas Tree ceremony, proposed for Nov. 27th at the Town harbour
- decide on who will be providing our closed meeting investigation services

Tuesday starts at 9:00 am with County Council (in Midhurst) meeting to discuss where our waste will be going over the next few years. Then at noon, the Chamber of Commerce hosts a Trade Show at the Best Western.

Wednesday gets us back to the budget debates (You May Not Speak) starting at 5:30 at the Town. This meeting will include presentations by the Police Department and the Library. Much work remains to get our budget figures in line.

Mike Osborne has been appointed as your new Chief of Police. Well deserved. Mike’s appointment will be effective January 1st, 2010.

And one final note from my clippings file. This week’s Toronto Star reports that the Skyline development taking place in Port McNicoll will invest $1.6 billion over the next 10 years. To put that in perspective, Midland’s total building permits over the last 10 years (1998-2007) has been some $0.25 billion. Keep watch to the east.

Gord McKay

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