Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday March 20, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen

The tulips have started to show in the gardens and our neighbourhood discussions have turned from snowplowing to getting the sand off of the roads – must be spring.

The week starts with a County Council meeting on Tuesday March 22nd at down in Midhurst. Among the many items being debated:
-          what to do with the now surplus Site 41 lands. A recent proposal by Dr. Bill Shotyk to turn part of the site into a “Water Institute” has been well received.
-          our own Deputy Mayor Kramp has asked the County to revisit its approach to heavy waste pick-up. Heavy waste will also be the subject of a public meeting to be held in Midland soon – date to be announced.
Then at on Tuesday, Meridian Credit Union celebrates the Business Women of the Year with a special awards ceremony at the Brooklea starting at . Please come out and honour our best.

On Wednesday March 23rd at the Midland Curling Club it is “Curl with the Pros”. The event runs from to .  Your chance to see some of the best curlers in the world plus raise some money for our own Georgian Bay General Hospital.

Later that Wednesday the Town will be hosting a special meeting at at the NSSRC to discuss our taxi service in Midland. Many citizens have expressed interest in the recent proposed change to introduce meters to our taxis.  This is your chance to come out and tell your politicians what you want to see in a taxi service.

The Town will host its second special public meeting on Thursday March 24th at at the NSSRC.  This meeting will allow further input to the Town’s Employment Area review. The meeting will help the Town decide what parts of the Town should be zoned for industry and where people will be working. These decisions will affect the economic future of our municipality.

And to close the week a groundbreaking for the new hotel being constructed off of Highway 12 by the OPP building. Mr. DeSantis and local politicians will be wielding shovels around .

Please remember to vote at for our needed hospital beds.  We are up to number 15.

Gord McKay

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