Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday May 27, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen

Our lovely summer weather continues and about 60 new home purchasers were at the Seasons on Little Lake sod turning event on Saturday to appreciate it. This is a major residential project that will add over 1,000 homes and some 2,000 to 3,000 new residents. They expect to get the first phase ground work done this summer and possibly start foundation work on the homes in the fall.  Occupancy is slated for spring 2019.

The Week Ahead

Monday the 28th and right to business with a closed meeting at Town Hall at 6:30 pm. We will be discussing a personal matter (staffing).   At 7:00 pm it’s the May Council meeting including:

-       Public meeting (you may speak) on two topics:

o    Removal of the holding symbol at 960 Sumac Lane

o    Midland’s 2018 water and wastewater rates

-       Three deputations

o    Georgian Bay Fisheries presentation by Mary Muter

o    2018 Terry Fox Run organization with Don Chapman

o    Request to rename the seniors room at NSSRC

-       2018 tax rate by-law should be passed. We are looking at an all in average tax reduction of 1.2%. (Yes, that was reduction)

On Tuesday the 29th at 11:00 am the OPP Central Region will be holding its Awards Ceremony at the Quality Inn. Then at noon the Askennonia Senior Center, along with Huronia Museum and students from Georgian Bay District Secondary School will be showcasing their project  "A Peek at the Past".  It's an oral history project and students have interviewed three North Simcoe residents.  The interviews have been recorded and edited by local videographer, Eamonn O'Connell. Askennonia is hosting a free, open-to-all luncheon at noon. That’s at the NSSRC.

Wednesday sees an Audit Committee meeting for the County at Midhurst. You can attend that too.

Thursday the 31st features a very timely discussion on Lyme Diseases at the Weybridge community centre, 8340 Hwy 93. Starting at 7:00 pm the evet features expert speakers Jackie Davenport, SMDHU; Dr. Sheila Driver; and veterinarian Larry Herr. No admission charge.

Friday June 1.  One week until the provincial election.  Advance polls are open so vote early and avoid the lineup. Find you closest advance poll at

Week - End

Saturday June 2

-       9;00 am - Kids Fishing Derby and Bike Rodeo at the Town dock

-       Air show at Base Borden. You want to be there before noon

-       12:00 pm - Lakeside Massage opens at their new location 238 Midland Ave

-       1:45 pm the Midland Lions 724 Squadron Air Cadets have their annual ceremony at the NSSRC

-       9:15 pm - Downtown movie night The Jungle Book, 509 Bay Street, Midland

Sunday June 3

-       Air show at Base Borden. You want to be there before noon

Council Issues Update

Downtown Safety

The Community Safety Task Force had its first working meeting.  The work has been divided into two phases: Problem Statement – what are the problems we are seeing in the downtown and what are the root causes; Solution – development of a Midland specific safety model and techniques

The CSTF has set itself an aggressive agenda and intends on meeting its August 31st target.

Midland Bay Landing

With the formation paperwork now approved by Council, the search is one for quality directors to help develop our 40 acre waterfront gem.  The Town is now advertising for Board of Director positions for the new Midland Bay Landing Development Corporation. If you or someone you know may be interested please go to the Town web page


The County of Simcoe is introducing a new curbside collection program for textiles to help divert these materials out of landfills. Simcoe County residents will receive one textile collection this June, with our area’s pick-up scheduled for June 18-22 (Zone 2). Similar to Leaf and Yard Waste collection, pick-up does not necessarily coincide with your regular collection day. Items should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week. For more information visit

**  Reminder for Today – Sunday May 27.  The Mayors Mac and Cheese dinner takes place from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Phil’s Pub and Eatery in Midland.  All proceeds to We Are the Villagers children’s charity.  Hope to see you there.  **

Gord McKay

The Year for Forging Our Future - 2018


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