Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday February 20, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen

As is often observed about Canadian weather – it is never boring.  Hope that’s not the end of spring for 2011.

Recap – This past Thursday some 50 plus citizens from Midland and Penetanguishene met at MSS to plan our common future. Community building at its best. Look for a summary report on the conclusions, likely by mid-March.

Recap – Penetanguishene’s Winterama was a great success despite Mother Nature’s best attempt to blow it away. An evening parade, a midway and politicians “shooting turkeys” – something for everyone.  I am pleased to report that Deputy Mayor Kramp came home with 3rd prize and a pound of bacon.

With Monday being a holiday, your Council will meet on Wednesday February 23rd starting at with an in-camera meeting.  Then at is the regular Council meeting at the NSSRC. Items include:
-          a Public Meeting to receive your input on new fees and charges for 2011 plus Council’s one third tax free allowance
-          Council will define the topics to be covered under its Taxi By-law review process
-          two planning items including a decision on the 281 Cranston Cr. application, and an update on the Hillcrest portico

A number of other items that are being worked on.

·         The Midland Police Service is continuing its work on a response to the Town of Penetanguishene about providing a policing service
·         Councillor File and Councillor Pendlebury are organizing/leading our Council strategy session. The first meeting should be in early March. All Councillors will be providing their views on Council’s priorities. I will be giving News from the Town readers my own views in the days ahead
·         A committee is being formed to start our community garden project. The first meeting is Monday Feb 28 at , NSSRC Community Hall B.

Gord McKay

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