Budget 2021

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Over the next couple of months, Staff will be working on putting together a financial plan for 2021 to present to Council in December 2020, with a recommended maximum 1.5% - 2% blended tax rate increase in mind. Staff will undertake a detailed review of current and potential service levels, planned capital projects, and various financial strategies to achieve this target.

The Town of Midland Council and Staff are seeking feedback from residents to identify areas of focus for the Town’s Budget 2021 exercise.

The Budget 2021 Survey provides an opportunity for Midland residents to engage in the municipal financial planning process as staff prepare a draft budget for Council’s review and consideration.

Over the next couple of months, Staff will be working on putting together a financial plan for 2021 to present to Council in December 2020, with a recommended maximum 1.5% - 2% blended tax rate increase in mind. Staff will undertake a detailed review of current and potential service levels, planned capital projects, and various financial strategies to achieve this target.

The Town of Midland Council and Staff are seeking feedback from residents to identify areas of focus for the Town’s Budget 2021 exercise.

The Budget 2021 Survey provides an opportunity for Midland residents to engage in the municipal financial planning process as staff prepare a draft budget for Council’s review and consideration.

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Do you have suggestions/ideas on how tax dollars should be used in the Town's Budget 2021?

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    Rethink Yonge St. submitted by B Gilles

    by Brenda Gilles/M.Anderson, about 2 months ago
    I live on Mildred St and walk downtown everyday. I have observed the traffic for for many years now.

    There are at least 7 streets flowing onto Yonge between King St and Fourth St. The speeds are horrendous and dangerous. The light at Fourth doesn’t change often enough to slow the traffic from the highway and they come speeding over the “hill”

    towards Mildred St. Pedestrians are constantly trying to cross Yonge at Mildred or

    Fredrick because the King/Yonge light is out of the way when they are going down

    First or Second.

    My thought is to make First and... Continue reading

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    Home Ownership Program

    by Geoff, about 2 months ago

    Midland currently has a large renter community that is trying to break into home ownership. Home ownership instills pride, provides stability for growing families and is a key metric in upward mobility. With a robust Home Ownership Program in Midland, we can promote an even more resilient, proud town of winners while costing very little to get off the ground.

    A major barrier to Home Ownership is the down payment required. The City of Kingston Home Ownership Program removes that barrier by providing the down payment in the form of a second mortgage. Kingston is paid back the down payment... Continue reading

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    Matching funding for trail network development

    by Frieda Baldwin, 3 months ago

    There is federal funding available to municipalities for "covid resilience recovery" that will pay for trails and bike lanes. As we have experienced over the last few months, there has been a huge demand for outdoor space, especially walking and biking trails. In many areas, also parking has become a huge problem. As a member of the Midland Active Transportation Committee, I would like the Town of Midland to revisit a request from the committee from last year, to look into the Vindin Street Trail development in the 2021 budget. Now that we are seeing completion of the county's multi... Continue reading

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    Laneways

    by BPenny, 4 months ago
    Hope to see enough money in the budget to fix up the two pedestrian walkways and do some laneway improvements including painting, new barriers, planters, signs and banners. With all the great work on King Street, which looks amazing, we need to spruce up the adjacent areas so our whole downtown looks vibrant and inviting!

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