Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday November 12, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen

The days are definitely shorter now. Snow has made one vain attempt to end our summer embrace. Hate to say it - time to put the snow tires on.

Monday November 14 sees our General Committee at at Town Hall.  The agenda includes:
-          progress on our Council strategy including staffing and labour relations items
-          update on our areas economic strategy
-          good news on insurance – we may save $250,000 this year if Council agrees

On Tuesday Nov 15th, Zero Waste Simcoe will be meeting at at the YMCA premises at King and Elizabeth.  This is a public meeting and will feature presentations on how to “green your holidays”.

Wednesday the 16th will feature the Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Trade Show to be held at the Best Western starting at . It’s free to the public.  Come out and meet the businesses in Midland and area.  Later that day, at , I will be on Politically Speaking (Rogers Local TV) where I will review many of the recent developments in our community.

Thursday the 17th at at the NSSRC is the next public meeting on our budget. This is a critical meeting as we decide upon whether our Town cost growth will be in the 2% or the 5% range.  Given the nature of the issues to be discussed we will quite likely see one or two more budget meetings this year.

Friday the 18th ushers in the Christmas season with the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. The event will start with a parade forming at at the intersection of Yonge and King. We will walk down to the dock where we will light our tree. Come and meet your neighbours as we launch our festive season.

Gord McKay

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