Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday March 4, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen

Another sunny day - but cold. Mother Nature is having some difficulty deciding which season she wants to back. Even the Toronto Maple Leafs are confused about their playoff prospects.  Change is tough.

On Monday March 5th the four North Simcoe mayors will meet at the Out of the Cold shelter to hear about the need for a permanent men’s shelter in our area. There is an area-wide need for this kind of facility that goes well beyond the capacity of the current volunteer program. Let’s hope for a good outcome.

Wednesday March 7th will be busy. I am traveling to Alliston with a group of local business people to hear about the “Renew Newcastle” program. This program has received international attention for helping bring new life to shuttered downtown storefronts. The BIA has expressed initial interest in launching our own “Renew Midland”

Then at 6:00 pm that evening at Town Hall is a series of planning meetings.  At 6:00 pm is a closed meeting to discuss a matter of possible litigation.  At 7:00 pm is a Public Hearing on the property at 382 King St. This meeting will consider additional professional uses of the house at the corner of King and Yonge. Following that is the regular PDC meeting. A long agenda including;
-          Discussion of a staff report for renaming Huron Street to Sarah Burke Way
-          A proposal to restart the development of the retirement home planned for 105 Pillsbury Dr.
-          A mention of the County wanting to put in a car pool lot at Hwy 93 and Yonge

On Thursday March 8th, CTV News in Barrie is organizing a “Day in the Life” feature.  They are asking all communities in our area to send in pictures or videos of their community. This is your chance to show everyone the good things that happen right here in Midland.  For further information see:

Friday is the first day of the Ontario Winter Games. It’s a proud day for our community to host three of the events. Please check out the schedule at the link below and come out and see the best in youth athletes from across Ontario.

Gord McKay

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