Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday October 26, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

Election Day is upon us.  27 candidates have put their names forward to be your representatives in the challenging years ahead. It is now your turn to choose where Midland is headed. Please take time to go and vote.

Monday October 27th is Election Day. The voting location is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Voting takes place in the gymnasium, North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre (NSSRC), 527 Len Self Boulevard. Remember you must bring identification with you to the voting location

Tuesday – the day after – a collective sigh of relief and hopefully the removal of most of the election signs.  Healthcare Innovators will meet at the ShopMidland location at 7:00 pm.  Healthcare Innovators is a group of healthcare entrepreneurs who meet regularly to identify and build new healthcare businesses in our community. This is essential work in building out area’s new economy.

Wednesday October 29th, the business of the Town gets back into full swing. The day has three good examples of citizens engaged with municipal leaders to build our community.
1.     At 10:00 am at Midland Town Hall is the first meeting of the Seniors Healthcare Steering Group. This group was announced at the recent public senior’s healthcare meeting.  Its purpose is to build a strong relationship between the citizens of North Simcoe and the healthcare providers/system. It will allow citizens to be more aware of what is really happening with their healthcare and enable us to provide timely direction. Committee membership is limited - the public is welcome. (This is not a Town of Midland committee)

2.     At 3:00 pm at Town Hall is the meeting of the North Simcoe Housing Working Group.  This public stakeholder group is supporting the whole of North Simcoe in advising the County about what affordable housing measures we need in our area. The meeting will discuss a number of innovative affordable housing models that we may wish to bring to North Simcoe. The public is welcome. (This is not a Town of Midland committee)

3.      At 6:30 pm the BIA will be meeting in a brainstorming session at Lot 102 to come up with new event ideas for our downtown. This creative exchange of ideas is an excellent example of how we can all make our Town better. (The BIA is a Committee of the Town of Midland)

By working together, we can solve any of the challenges facing our citizens. If you want to get involved or have a challenge that needs some work, let me know.

Thursday starts out with County Council at 9:00 am in Midlhurst. Then at noon I will be in Barrie with the Georgian College Board of Governors, talking about enhancing their presence in our area.

Friday the 31st – Hallowe’en. And what better way to celebrate than a Monster Halloween Dance hosted by Twisted Pines at NSSRC 7:00 pm.

Gord McKay

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