Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday November 25, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen

Suddenly white. On Thursday you’re relaxing in an outdoor patio on King Street and on Saturday you have to remember how much oil to mix with the gas in your snow blower.  Midland – never dull.

A reminder of the seasonal Gifts to Give program sponsored by your YMCA.  You can drop re-gifting items at their premises at 334 King Street, Unit 1, November 26th – 30th from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and on Saturday December 1st from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.  The actual giving event is at the NSSRC on December the 3rd.

Monday November 26th sees two meetings at Town Hall.  A closed meeting at 6:30 pm to discuss a land acquisition matter. Then at 7:00 pm the Council meeting.  A relatively short agenda including:
-          Three deputations;
o   Seniors Committee
o   A complaint about a parking ticket
o   Zoning at 17077 Hwy 12
-          A public meeting about a land swap for a property on Penetanguishene Road

Tuesday November 27th at 9:00 am in Midhurst is County Council.  The main item on the agenda is the 2013 budget.  The County tax and waste levy increase is likely to be 0.4%. Then at 6:00 pm that evening at the Town Hall we tackle our own budget.  We are also moving towards a 0.4% budget increase but two major departments, Fire and Police, are still bringing their budgets into alignment.
On Wednesday I am a guest of Politically Speaking on Rogers Local TV at 5:00 pm.  I suspect we may be talking about the budget.
Thursday November 29th has a number of items:
-          The Unimin Working Group meets to begin the assessment of the social, planning and technical requirements for these waterfront lands
-          The Huronia Economic Alliance meets to discuss restructuring the Alliance and attracting more healthcare jobs to our area
-          At 5:30 pm is the opening of the First Light festival at Ste. Marie. The event runs for three evenings and has been judged one of Ontario’s top 100 tourism attractions.

Friday starts the annual Silver Stick Hockey Tournament – so expect to see lots of visitors in our community.  I am to drop the ceremonial puck at 3:15 at the NSSRC.

Saturday December 1st – it’s time for the Civitan Christmas Parade. The parade leaves Little Lake Park at 11:00 am and will proceed down King Street. Afterwards enjoy the downtown with Christmas caroling and some creative new decorations. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Gord McKay

Be part of Midland’s exciting Year of Having Fun - 2012.


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