Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday June 30, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen

It’s Canada Day and with it arrives the lazy hazy days of summer.  The Canada Day celebration is a must attend for the family, down at Little Lake Park. (Please see attached schedule). The parade starts at 11:00 am with the fireworks in Penetanguishene at dusk.

For the week ahead, Tuesday July 2nd will feature a Police Service Board meeting at Town Hall at 3:00 pm to discuss the police service business plan.  This is followed by a closed PSB meeting to discuss a personal matter.

On Wednesday July 3rd it’s Planning and Development Committee at 7:00 pm at Town Hall.  Items include:
-       Public meeting on a rezoning of the downtown Bourgeois Motors property
-       Update on economic development.
Then the rest of the week is pretty quiet.


I will be taking break for the next two months so News from the Town will only be issued to update you on significant events. Not to mislead you into thinking that the Town is also taking the summer off, I can assure  you that staff have more than enough to keep busy.  In addition to the regular road projects and installing new LED street lights, staff will be working on:
-       Unimin lands – firming up the process for locating a developer(s).  Expect more public involvement in the months ahead including coming up with a name for this area/project
-       Cost budgets – all departments will be developing 2014 budgets showing growth of 0 and 2%. Council will start reviewing these in September
-       Affordable housing strategy – the four municipalities will be developing a response to the County proposing an affordable housing strategy that serves our communities

Now it’s time to get out and enjoy the summer.  You may want to include some of the following public events in your summer plans.
-       Every Sunday – Rotary Music in the Park – Little Lake Park 7:00-9:00 pm
-       12-14          Georgian Bay Thunder Run – Little Lake Park, all weekend
-       13              Midland Library Garden Tour – tickets at Midland library
-       22               Council – 7:00 pm at Town Hall

-       Every Sunday – Rotary Music in the Park – Little Lake Park 7:00-9:00 pm
-       16-18          Artwalk and Tugfest – Midland harbor and King Street, all weekend
-       23-25          Tall Ships – Midland Town Dock, all weekend
-       26               Council – 7:00 pm at Town Hall
-       30- Sept 1   Midland Bikefest – Little Lake Park, all weekend

Midland is building a new name for itself as a great place to come and enjoy summer life. We are getting new visitors to our downtown (shopping) and especially the Midland Cultural Center. We are putting on events that people want to attend – 2,500 at Party on the Dock and check out the comments about our recent Buttertart contest

Midland is the place where summer is happening. Have fun.  Stay safe.

Gord McKay

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


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