This week: Two Heavy Council Sessions

Aside from the Midland Police Service Controversy, there a number of other big items on the August 14th regular council, and August 15 special council meetings

Wednesday, August 14

  • The agenda for Midland, Ontario's council meeting of August 14 is quite packed. 
  • Aside from the Midland Police Service Controversy (which is actually quite far down the agenda), there are a number of planing matters of importance including:
    • Development Charges Reports (Activity, and By-law and Background Study)
    • Land surplusing
    • Proposal to waive fees for signage for the back lanes for King Street businesses in support of Love Your Laneways which aims to maintain access to King Street (main street Midland) business during the King Street Reconstruction.
    • Deputations and concerns around a proposed change to the
    • King Street Reconstruction schedule (moving the start of some activities to the fall of 2019--this year).
    • Multiple zoning amendments and a site control plan
    • Amendments to zoning by-laws
  • Second Quarter Financial Report
  • MPUC Proceeds Investment Committe creation
  • Deputation and motion regarding a rainbow crosswalk
  • Dealing with traffic trouble spots
  • That members of town committees be assigned municipally controlled and audited email addresses and that committee business not be permitted using personal email and that existing emails concerning committee business be transferred to the Town of MIdland.
  • e-Bike regulation
  • Motion that council provide means for persons or vulnerable or concerned about stating their full name and address in public to confirm they are resident or a stakeholder withing the Town of Midland (my addition, e.g. during public meetings).
  • Free disability permit parking

Thursday, August 15

  • Report on Official Plan Review and new Official Plan adoption (and that official plan review not be delayed further despite the warning of changes from Queen's Park, by Queen's Park).
  • This may be a single item but it's rather a important and hefty one.