Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday March 31, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen

An Easter break and finally the weather is showing us a little hope as well.  Spring flowers give us the promise of better days ahead.  And the reminder to get out and enjoy being in Midland.

The Town offices are closed on Monday April 1st – no kidding.

On Tuesday April 2nd the Town will be raising the flag for Autism at 11:00 am at Town Hall. Later that day in Midhurst, mayors from around the Bay will be meeting for an update on the low water levels. Substantive meetings are now being set with opposition parties at Queens Park and with senior Ministers in Ottawa. (My own unscientific observations over the weekend are that Midland water levels are just a bit above where they were last fall.)

Wednesday April 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall is Planning and Development Committee. It will begin with a public meeting where you are encouraged to provide your comments. Three items on the agenda:
1.     Official Plan Amendment for the recycling facility at 1081 MacDonald Rd.
2.     Draft Plan of Condominium for Marina Park (the “yellow-clad” building by Bayport)
3.     Zoning By-law Amendment for a property exchange at 289/293/297/305/309 Penetanguishene Rd.

Then we move into our regular meeting where we will decide upon the three items from the public meeting plus:
-       The Site Plan application for the new Bourgeois Motors on Cranston Cres.
-       Notice that Unimin has filed with the OMB with regard to the Town’s Interim Control By-law

Mark Sunday April 7th on your calendar for the return of Books to Eat at the Library at 2 pm. Last year was sold out and this year promises to be bigger and better. Tickets are $20 at the Library. 


In closing, an update from the County. Our request for Midland to provide an additional leaf vacuuming service has been sent by County Council to staff for a report. The expectation is that County Council will vote on the staff recommendation in April. And remember we are under the new County Waste plan. Midland’s waste pick up is now Tuesday. Garden material pick-up also starts – check your County calendar.

Gord McKay

Be part of Midland’s Year of Getting Involved - 2013.


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