Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday October 19, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

Political signs and Hallowe’en pumpkins best describe our Midland landscape. Young and old are anxiously awaiting the big night. Time for you to get out and get involved, whatever your age.

Monday Oct 20th features a closed meeting of Council at 6:00 pm. The meeting will deal with two personal issues and a land acquisition matter. At 7:00 pm at Town Hall is the October Council meeting – the last one before the election. (Note: The term of the current Council ends on November 30th)  The agenda includes:
-       The family of Dennis Milton will present one of his works of art to the Town for our municipal collection
-       Council will discuss changes to the fencing at Midland Bay Landing
-       A Development Charge by-law, recommending freezing our DCs, will be decided
-       Approval of the Hanson Lands red-line amendments

Wednesday October 22nd starts with the annual Christian Community Breakfast at the NSSRC.  Doors open at 6:30 am.  This event is always well attended and a great place to meet your fellow Midlanders.  Right after the breakfast I am back to Town Hall to receive the students from Huron Park School and tell them a little about the municipality and the upcoming election.

Thursday October 23rd also starts early with the Penetanguishene Sweeps Bonspiel at the Penetanguishene Curling Club.  The event runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and features Glen Howard as host skip. Funds raised by the event will support We Are The Villagers and the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre.

At 2:00 pm that afternoon you are invited to the Tiny Town offices on Balm Beach Road for the launch of the Champlain website.

On Friday October 24th things start to quiet down a bit. There will be no meeting of the Waterfront Steering Committee, normally scheduled for 11:00 am. At noon the Huronia Pregnancy Resource Centre will hold its 20th birthday party celebration at the MCC.  Please give them a call if you plan on attending. (527-4272)


Two items in closing.

The North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN is looking for new Board members. If you have been following News from the Town and the media you will be well aware how important proper healthcare is to our future. The LHIN is the central organization that holds sway over the services we receive locally and how they will be funded. Being on the LHIN Board would be an excellent way to help out with our healthcare challenge. If you are interested please see the attached notice.

Election Day is this coming Monday October 27th.  It will be a very important election for Midland – a decision between moving forward with a progressive agenda or returning to the way things were done in the past.  News from the Town is one example of the new ways that I have tried to ensure that all Midlanders are engaged in determining our future. You can see further information about my position on issues on my blog

October 27th is your opportunity to make an important statement about your future.  Please get out and vote.

Gord McKay

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