Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday April 10, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen

The April showers have started with a vengeance. The ice is starting to exit the bay. Mother Nature is getting busy and so too the good people of Midland.

Recap:  This past Wednesday the Planning Committee debated the draft Employment Area Policy Review document.  After much discussion and reflection on the input from citizens, the Committee will recommend to Council that the review be deferred and we turn our attention to nailing down the “vision” for our Town’s future.

Monday April 11 starts with an in camera meeting at at the NSSRC.  Then at is the regular General Committee meeting. A lengthy agenda but we should be able to get though it expeditiously:
-          amendment to our sign by-law to address recent problems with election sign placement
-          announcement of our final tax rate increase – coming in at +0.8% for the average assessed home.
-          announcement of major 2011 road construction projects – Hugel from First to Eighth, and
Second St.
from Dominion to Easy

On Wednesday April 13th is another of our important public meetings.  This one is on the topic of Heavy Waste. We will listen to citizens comment on the problems of having to transport heavy waste to the transfer station and discuss what options are available to improve the situation.  The meeting will be at at the NSSRC.

Thursday April 14th is a special day for all our volunteers in North Simcoe.  A volunteer appreciation event will be held at the NSSRC starting at .  Refreshments, politicians and entertainment will be provided. Please come and thank the many many volunteers who make Midland work.

April the 14th also sees the start of the Midland Public Library “Spring Readings” series. Your chance to meet and hear three talented authors on three evenings at at the library.
            April 14 - Richard Zourawski – Media Mediocrity
            April 15 - Ellen Jaffe – Feast of Lights
            April 16 - Roger Bell – Candy Cigarettes

Some other events you want to be aware of:
Saturday April 16; - come and see your mayor sawing wood at the annual Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival
Saturday April 16: - A Soldiers Story the War of 1812.  A special presentation at the Midland library as part of their Literacy Project
Saturday April 30: – the annual Huronia Foundation for the Arts dinner. A memorable evening for $50.

And please remember we need beds for our hospital - vote every day at

Gord McKay

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