Opinion Editorials

Midland Council Curiosities – Edition #12

Midland Council released their Strategic Plan at their March 6, 2019 Council Agenda. It is a rather lengthy list that details a number of priorities for the next four years. The list will make an excellent scorecard from which to judge how this Council performs during their term. County restructuring will have a significant impact […]

Curious Midlander Vol 8 – What Will Next Council Look Like

With the nomination deadline fast approaching for the 2018 Municipal elections, we are curious to see who has submitted their nominations and why there are very few Midlanders who have declared their intentions to seek election to Midland Council. As of July 13, there is only one nomination each for Mayor and Deputy Mayor, one […]

5 TERRIBLE REASONS TO RUN FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE

Ever wonder what motivates a person to run for municipal council? Is it the fame? The glory? The outstanding pay? (If you run into anyone says they’re running for any of those reasons, you should immediately give them a high-five to wake them from their pipe dream) Here are my top five BAD reasons to […]

Savings… What Savings? Missing Sunshine List Recipients & More

A number of new curiosities have drawn our interest this past month. Hopefully these curiosities will spark some interest from the Midland taxpayers and perhaps may even lead to some truthful answers from Midland Council and/or the Senior Administrative staff: The TRUE costs of disbanding Midland Police Service Now that the arbitration process has been […]

The Curious Midlander: 2018 Midland Budget Curiosities

Town Council had their first look at the 2018 budget on February 22nd and this document and related materials has raised more curiosities: Midland Bay Landing Development Corporation To register the Midland Bay Landing Development Corporation, there is a budget of $5,000 for legal fees and $750 for registration. The $750 fee is no doubt […]

Curious Midlander – Volume 4

The Council of the Town of Midland continues to leave us puzzled on a number of issues. Council and their CAO appear to be undertaking many initiatives without a great deal of accountability and transparency. We hope the following curiosities will result in some straight answers from someone (however, don’t hold your breath): The Ad […]

Midland’s Service Delivery Review A Source Of Further Curiosities

In this 3rd edition, the Curious Midlander identifies yet more “curiosities” that much of Midland Council may hope goes un-noticed.  Those that follow OurMidland.ca will know that we exist to probe these issues and make them easily digested by the broader community.  In the ten months leading up to the 2018 Municipal Elections, we offer […]