Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Feb 2, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

There is four letter word that everyone is using these days and non-too politely. If I were Wiarton Willie I would be staying deep in my burrow.  But for those us who love the outdoors, this week’s Winterfest has been a lot of fun. Tobogganing, puddle-jumping, hockey, good food and music – a great time to be out with friends – We love snow!


Monday February 3rd you will want to be at the Midland Post Office at 10:00 am for the unveiling of a stamp commemorating Sarah Burke. Sarah is an inspirational young lady who grew up in Midland and left an indelible mark on the modern sport of free-style skiing. Sarah died in a tragic accident in 2012.  Her memory lives on in her community and the sport that she loved so much.

On Tuesday February 4th Garfield Dunlop invites you to his budget consultation at the Brooklea from 9:00 am until noon. Then at 7:00 pm the Simcoe Muskoka District School Board is hosting an ARC meeting at MSS to gain public input on the future of our public high-schools. The process is well underway and has had input from the Board staff recommending that only one high-school serve our area. Many different groups have come forward with their views.  This is an excellent time for Midland to become fully engaged in this important process.

Wednesday January 5th will see a number of the mayors from around Georgian Bay meeting at the County to discuss low water levels. The mayors recognize that this long term challenge cannot be managed based upon the latest water level reading. We need a forward looking response from both senior levels of government. Despite a year of work there has been very little action.

Then at 7:00 pm at Town Hall is the Planning and Development Committee meeting.  A very busy agenda including;
-       Deputation on the development of the Hanson Lands, (the large property bordering the north side of Hwy 12, west of Walmart)
-       An announcement of the County funding for our Huronia economic development
-       A proposal for our Planning Department to use Twitter
-       Discussion of setting a public meeting on the official plan amendment concerning the Unimin waterfront site

On Thursday the Police Service Board bargaining committee will meet to continue contract negotiations.


-       The CLH gala at the Best Western. You will need a ticket in advance.


Midland approved the bulk of its 2014 budget last week. The Police Services budget will be brought forward in the future for Council consideration. If you wish to read the mayor’s comments from budget night, click

Gord McKay

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