Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday March 29, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen

Welcome to the winter that keeps on giving. I was at the Wye Marsh Sweetwater festival yesterday, flipping pancakes. I had to stay extra close to the grill just to keep warm. Lots of people attended so some still believe that spring is coming.

Monday March 30th starts at County at 9:00 am to discuss how we organize municipal and County resources to deliver on our 10 year target – an additional 2,685 affordable housing units by 2024. All sixteen municipalities will be preparing affordable housing plans to meet their own targets - less talk and more action.

That afternoon the Nominations Committee of the Citizens Healthcare Steering Committee meets to plan the process to find members of the public to take up our area’s healthcare challenge.  If you care about your healthcare and want to help direct its future, you may wish to apply. The call for applications will likely be in May.  I will let you know.

On Tuesday March 31st at 4:30 pm you may want to drop by Room 202 at Georgian College in Midland, to see their Entrepreneurship Learning Channel.  This initiative links all Georgian College campuses through a broadcast, sharing information for entrepreneurial businesses. This session features our own Ron Neumann who will speak on generating sales.

Wednesday April 1st features our regular 7:00 pm Planning and Development Committee meeting. This meeting will include a Public Meeting (you may speak) featuring two topics:
-       Official Plan Process update, describing the two year process leading to the acceptance of our Town’s new Official Plan
-       Proposal for floating advertising signs
The meeting will also receive an update on what our economic development corporation (EDCNS) has been doing.

Thursday April 2nd is a bit busier. At 11:00 am I raise the Autism Awareness flag at Town Hall.  At 12:15 pm a special exhibit – “Tour for Humanity” – is in our community. Sponsored by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, the exhibit will speak to tolerance and relations amongst peoples. That’s at Huron Park Public School, 425 Robert Street. That evening Brookside presents the Jeunesse Musicale staged version of Don Paquale at 7:30 pm at MCC. It’s going to be great – take an advance look at:  Tickets are available at the MCC

Friday the 3rd is Good Friday. Town offices are closed.

Its Easter weekend. Take the time to be with your family and enjoy this special time of year. Share that peace with a friend (or stranger).

Gord McKay

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