Ladies and Gentlemen
….and we are into the thick of the municipal election. I have made a decision to keep politics out of News from the Town. That said, I am running for re-election as mayor, so if you wish to find out more about my campaign please send me an e-mail. At last check there were some 25 candidates signed up for municipal office, including 5 running for mayor. This truly is your “year of making decisions”.
Monday September 8th will see our first General Committee meeting in some time. It starts at 7:00 pm at Town Hall and has one of the shortest agendas that I can recall. You will hear about:
- The International Plowing Match that starts next week outside of Barrie
- Update on operational changes stemming from the KPMG report
- A “one foot municipal reserve” recommended for properties along Lakewood Dr.
On Wednesday September 10th it’s back to Town Hall at 6:00 pm for the first public meeting on our 2015 budget. This Council will propose a budget but it will be left to the new Council to actually pass it or not.
Thursday will be a busy day starting at 9:00 am at the County for a meeting of the Housing Advisory Committee. I chair this County Committee that is recommending ways to bring better housing options to the residents of North Simcoe.
At 1:30 pm I will be at the Library for the launch of the Downtown Master Plan project. Our consultants, Urban Strategies will be there to answer questions and start the process with a walkabout. At 2:00 pm, at Penetanguishene General Hospital, Mayor Marshall has set up a special meeting with GBGH to further discuss the closing of PGH. And to round out the day, Judy Rebbick a celebrated feminist and social advocate will be at the MCC at 7:30 pm. Proceeds from the event will support our Rosewood Shelter.
Friday the 12th at 11:00 am is the regular meeting of our Waterfront Steering Committee at the Town - always interesting.
2:00 pm Drumhead Ceremony honouring our soldiers and veterans at Lakeview Cemetery.
Be part of Midland’s Year of Making Decisions - 2014