Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday September 6, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

I’m back…..

….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.

Gord McKay

Be part of Midland’s Year of Making Decisions - 2014

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