Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday February 16, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

Something odd in the weather forecast – there appears to be some temperature readings without a negative in front of them. Time to break out the sun screen.

For those of you who want a day away from the winter, I recommend the “Open Mic” session every Saturday at the MCC from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. I was there yesterday with about 50 fellow citizens listening to wide variety of talented local folks. No charge to attend. Just grab a coffee and enjoy a thoroughly delightful Midland experience.

Monday is the Family Day holiday.  Town Hall will be closed.

On Tuesday February 18th at 1:00 pm the Town will hold a meeting for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge at the NSSRC.  This program is sponsored by the provincial government to encourage communities to take meaningful steps to reverse the growth of childhood obesity. As a community we can change the environment in which we raise our children and improve their prospects for a healthier life. If you are interested, come on down.

At 6:00 pm a closed meeting concerning personal matters and litigation.  Then at 7:00 pm is the February Council meeting (yes, it’s a week early):
-       Presentation of the Heritage Appreciation and Merit awards
-       Deputation by the Police Service Board on their 2014 budget
-       Discussion on the inclusion of the term “County Councillor” on the municipal ballot
-       Council vote on who should fill the current Police Board vacancy
-       Confirmation of our new Huronia Economic Development Corporation

Then on Wednesday February 19th at 4:00 pm is the regular Police Service Board meeting.

Thursday February 20th will be busy. At 8:30 am Tay will host the HEA Tourism Summit at restaurant Ste. Marie. The highlight of the meeting will be the presentation of the strategy to improve tourism service delivery for the entire area.

At 1:00 pm at the MCC there will be a celebration of life for Emily Harris.  Emily was an active member of the Huronia Players.  Then at 3:00 pm you are invited to the new Bourgeois motors location on Highway 12 to celebrate their grand opening. Later that evening Waypoint will have its opening celebration dinner at Waypoint. It’s a sold out event. For those who like trivia, Waypoint is our largest employer in North Simcoe.

On Friday February 21st, Waypoint invites you to its official opening ceremony at 1:30 pm at the new Waypoint Atrium building in Penetanguishene.  Tours will be available following the ceremony. And that evening, come down and see the start of Huronia Players 2014 season, featuring the Cemetery Club.


Meeting on the economic effects of low water levels on Georgian Bay. 10:00 am at Brian Orser Hall Penetanguishene


Many of you have been asking about what is happening with our waterfront land purchase. The sale has still not closed as we are awaiting a complete Phase Two environmental report from the consultant. It is taking longer than we thought.

Regardless the “Name the Waterfront” contest is nearing completion. Some 40 individuals have put forward ideas on what we should call our newest neighbourhood. It is now in the hands of our Waterfront Steering committee who will recommend the winning name to Council in March.

Gord McKay

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