Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday January 16, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen

Last evening we put our outside Christmas lights back on and watched the quiet beauty of snow falling upon the lovely town of Midland. Who needs Acapulco?

Monday January 17 will move us into high gear with the Town’s budget meeting starting at at the NSSRC. At this meeting, staff will be presenting solutions that should guide our 2011 budget into the range required by Council.

On Wednesday January 19th at the citizens of both Midland and Penetanguishene will meet in an historic meeting at the Brian Orser arena in Penetanguishene to discuss our joint future. The occasion was precipitated by the Province who recently awarded our two municipalities “joint Urban Growth Node” status. This meeting, likely the first of many, will start the public dialog of what this status may mean in the years ahead. Working together opens up many possibilities including: shared police services; linked waterfront development; a common summer festival(s); shared water delivery; joint economic planning and development. This is important to your future. Come out and have your say.

Thursday January 20th, the County hosts one of its four open houses to receive your comments on the Simcoe County Trails Strategy. The event takes place from to at the Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre.

Friday morning, you have to get up early for the Mayors Day fundraising event at the Brooklea Golf and Country Club starting at . The mayors of the North Simcoe municipalities will be there in support of GBGH. Tickets are still available for breakfast, or if you are a late riser for lunch. Please contact the Huronia Community Foundation or the Town offices at 526-4275.

And in closing, two notices:
-          Little
Lake Park Road
is now closed to through traffic for the remainder of the winter. The road will remain partially open from
King Street
to the parking area located by the large staircases where the picnic shelter is located.
-          10-digit local dialling has now started in the 705 region. Change those speed-dials.

Gord McKay

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