Word has it that Midland Bay Landing is dead as a door knob. What a lesson in counting chickens before they are hatched. And speaking of bad, off loading a downtown parking lot was/is bad……so are the dozens upon dozens in-camera meetings at town hall. So much for a transparent local government. Trying to convince Midlanders we should go OPP even though there would be no savings is still a work in progress, we guess. Proposing a regional fire department is dumb as was selling our PUC for short term financial gratification. Even considering an all but volunteer fire department in Midland is a crazy idea too. Firefighters are called out a much as 1,300 times a year. They extinguish fires but they also mop up after oil spills, they respond to medical matters and heart attacks often arriving before ambulance on many occasion because of closeness to our fire hall.
And already there’s word that not everyone on current council will stand for re-election while at least a pair have not been shy signalling their intent to move to grander offices. Then there are the comings and goings at town hall itself, firings, hirings, layoffs, golden parachutes, legal issues…..all life here at the Gateway to the 30,000 Islands.