Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday May 28, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen

I don’t know if you have been watching the world news of late. It seems to be all about tornadoes, floods, and fires. Makes you appreciate living in Midland, where our biggest concern is a little rain.

Recap:  This past week Council dealt with two particularly important items.  Council voted to keep the taxi system as a flat fare system. There will be more discussion on this matter over the next month as final decisions are made about how to maintain competition and posting taxi rates for the public. The second decision relates to our Urban Growth Node initiative with Penetanguishene.  Your Council voted to take the next step and create a joint “Efficiency Task Force” to examine the many ways our two municipalities can cooperate in future.

Planning and Development Committee is set for 7:00 pm on Wednesday June 1st in the new Council Chambers  Should be our shortest meeting in history with only one item on the agenda, dealing with a recommendation to add additional lands within Midland’s designated “built boundary”.

It must be summer – everything is happening on the weekend:
-          Doors open takes place throughout our area on Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th.  Come out and get in touch with our local history. For more information:
-          On Saturday at is the very popular Kids Fishing Derby down at the Town Dock.
-          On Saturday at there will be a ceremony to dedicate the final connection between the Midland and Tay sections of the waterfront trail.  The ceremony will take place on the trail behind Baytech (off of Hwy 12)
-          On Saturday at is the Huronia Community Foundation gala at the NSSRC. For tickets call 527-5554.

Gord McKay

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