Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday May 23, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen

What a beautiful Victoria Day weekend. Sunday morning started with a visit to our new Midland Farmers Market. Fabulous. If you want the fun of wandering around outdoor stalls and having a choice of everything from organic lamb to a moisturizer made with honey, it’s the place to be. Every Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Bay Street west of King.

County Council starts its work at 9:00 am on Tuesday May 25th with a vote to revoke the Certificate of Approval for the Site 41 landfill. This vote may put an end to the Site 41 landfill once and for all

The Town begins its work at 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 25th with a Council meeting at the Town (Deputation Only). A fairly short agenda including:
- A deputation from Peter Ridout addressing affordable housing in Midland
- A flurry of petitions:
o Over 200 people signed to stop new curbs from limiting access to the Arch restaurant property
o Over 15 people petitioned to stop the sidewalk work on Manly St.
o Some 160 people expressed concern about new taxi meters proposed in a draft Town by-law
It is good to see so many citizens engaged in issues affecting our Town.
- Further discussion on whether to invite the Ministry of the Environment to address Council on leachate coming from the North Simcoe Transfer Station property
- And lastly, the contentious Procedural By-law will be tabled for a vote. This by-law in part seeks to restrict how long and how often your Councillors can speak to an issue.

And on the social calendar:
- Erin Chappelle and the Huronia Foundation for the Arts are hosting a Meet the Artists drop-in on Thursday May 27th at 7:00 at the Karma Market, Main Street Penetanguishene
- Walker Electric proudly celebrates its 75th anniversary Open House at their shop at 169 Bay St. between 1:00 and 5:00 pm on Friday May 28th.
- The Kids Fishing Derby takes place at the Town Dock on Saturday May 29th starting at 9:00 am.
- Later that day, the Huronia Communities Foundation hosts its Philanthropic Awards dinner at 7:00 pm at NSSRC.

Gord McKay

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