Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday April 16, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen

The Easter Bunny has done his/her thing.  The Spring Home Show comes to Town this weekend. Time to get at all of the chores that were put off during those snowy days of February.  And if that is not enough to keep you busy, we have a number of important Town meetings upcoming.

The Week Ahead

On Monday the Town offices are closed for Easter break.

On Tuesday the 18th the Midland Bay Landing Steering Committee meets at 3:00 pm at Town Hall. The meeting will be largely closed to the public to discuss contract issues with our partner. At 7:00 pm you are invited to the Battle of the Books at the Library. Watch our local school teams defend their favorite literary selections and show why they deserve to win the battle of the books.

Wednesday April 19th at 10:30 am sees a meeting of the MPUC Transaction Team at Town Hall.  The meeting will be largely closed to the public,

Moving onto Thursday, Council holds a special closed meeting at 6:30 pm to receive an update from its MPUC Transaction Team about recommendations regarding the sale of our MPUC.

Friday the 21st starts at County with an Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meeting. Topics will include progress on our local housing targets, as well as considering adding an additional $4 million for rural affordable housing initiatives. At 2:00 pm the Midland Spring Home Show opens at the NSSRC.  All sorts of ideas for your home renovations this spring.  The Show runs until 9:00 pm.

At 8:00 pm you are invited to the MCC for a musical performance that will take you back to the swinging 50s and 60s. Bandstand Revisited will be playing all your favorite tunes.

Week - End

Saturday April 22

-       At noon you are all invited to Port McNicoll’s waterfront to participate in the world record breaking “Keewatin Pull”.  Captain Eric has to move his boat and he needs a number of strong backs to grab ropes and pull the Kee to its new location. Funds are also being raised for Radio for Radiology.

-       2:00 pm - Sistema Huronia Music Academy Fundraiser at Midland Alliance Church, 829 Yonge Street. Entertainment will be provided by these impressive young students. Free will offering.

-       2:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Midland Spring Home Show at NSSRC

Council Issues Update

Midland Bay Landing

The MBL Steering Committee will meet this week to consider where our project goes from here. I expect more information to be available on contract status and go-forward actions later this month.


Two meetings will be held this week as Council refines the responses it has received to its Request For Proposal. Things are going quickly and signs remain good for Midland and its ratepayers.


The County has decided it needs to better enforce the garbage bag limits in certain parts of the County. It seems that even with one free bag and allowing up to an additional 7 garbage bags with tags that some households/small businesses are exceeding this limit, some quite significantly. Progressive, the company that collects the waste, will select a number of routes daily for additional enforcement of the bag limit.  Residents and businesses with excessive garbage will have only the permitted amount collected and extra bags will be stickered and left behind.  If you have any questions, please call the County’s Customer Service Centre at 705-726-9832 or

Gord McKay

The Year for Getting It Done - 2017


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