Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday June 21, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen

The longest days of the year are brightening our late evening BBQs. The Party on the Dock is now an echo.  It must be summer.

On Monday June 22nd your Council gets right to work with three meetings. At 5:00 pm is a special meeting of Council to receive a report from our IT consultant about how to improve our municipal technology systems. At 6:00 pm a closed meeting will consider appointments to various committees. Then at 7:00 pm is the regular Council meeting. The agenda includes:
-       Four deputations and petitions:
o    Comments on the Downtown Master Plan from  D. Penrose, St. Paul’s Church
o    Request for a splash pad at Little Lake Park
o    Petition regarding the Downtown Health Centre location
o    Petition regarding changes to downtown parking
-       Public meeting (you may speak) on closing the road allowance near Portage Rd.
-       A plan to bring people back to Little Lake Park
-       Introducing the new inspector for the shared Midland/Penetanguishene building inspection service

June is Senior’s month. On Tuesday at noon you are invited to the annual Midland Seniors Council luncheon at NSSRC. Speakers will include Wes Crown, Town of Midland and Jill Tettmann, CEO NSM Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The lunch is free but you should pick up a ticket at the NSSRC before attending. Then a 2:00 pm the North Simcoe Housing Working Group meets at Town Hall to continue its work on finding housing solutions for our area.

Wednesday June 24th starts at 9:00 am at the Fire Hall with Project Zero. Midland is pleased to again be selected to receive smoke and CO2 detectors that will be provided to the public by our fire department. Please remember that smoke and CO2 detectors are required to be installed in all of our homes.

At 3:00 pm that afternoon in the Council Chambers, the Town will hold an open house to provide information about the new Downtown Health Centre proposed for the Edgehill Park location. This is the first of the public meetings on the matter and a chance for the public, Council and staff to hear from each other about concerns and questions. There are many rumors circulating on this matter, so of you are interested please plan on attending.

And lastly, the OCPC hearing that had been planned for today to consider the safety issues with outsourcing of police dispatch has been cancelled. To be rescheduled.

On Thursday the 25th Midland plays host to the third Economic Prosperity Summit. This all day event at the MCC will welcome some 140 delegates from business, government and the public to hear about how our economy is performing and the steps being taken to bring more jobs to our area. This summit will showcase the groundwork being undertaken in the four municipalities to ensure a prosperous future for our area.

June is also the month of graduation. Students all over Midland are looking forward to taking that next big step towards their future. Ceremonies include:
-       2:00 pm Midland Learning Centre graduation at NSSRC
-       7:00 pm MSS and St Ts graduations at their locations

On Friday June 26th at 10:00 am the Downtown Safety committee meets in the Town Hall.


-       4:00 pm Relay for Life in support of cancer research at Little Lake Park

-       GB Rowing Club regatta – all day on Little Lake Park at their location

Gord McKay

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