Saturday, October 21, 2017
Councillors' Forum

Councillors' Forum

Hydro revenue sharing: The long and winding road

by Shaun McLaughlin   They say the journey is often more interesting than the destination. In my post June 27, I reported on the 13-month process to...

Lessons from afar – Public Trails 2

by Shaun McLaughlan This July, Amélia and I journeyed through Quebec to New Brunswick with our Almonte friends Mike Caughey and Sue Hamilton in their...

Tiffany MacLaren is the new Community Economic and Cultural Programmer

by Shaun McLaughlan Today Council approved the new hire for the Community Economic and Cultural Programmer, Tiffany MacLaren. 108 people applied for the job. Staff whittled...

Hydro revenue sharing: now a reality

by Shaun McLaughlin first published in the Shaun on Council blog After 18 months on Council, I finally achieved a significant policy success, thanks to...

Recycling organic garbage

Hello all, I need some input. There is a proposal before Council to begin picking up and recycling organic garbage separately. These include food-related garbage and...

Council chickens out

Councillor Shaun McLaughlin posted this article to his blog Shaun on Council which is reprinted here with his permission In Mississippi Mills, it is easier...

Budget 2012 Final

by Shaun McLaughlin   Council passed the 2012 MM budget last week. I didn't support it. Not only is the 7.8% local tax increase too high,...

The great back yard chicken debate

by Shaun McLaughlin Recently an MM resident sent a missive to Council warning of health issues related to keeping chickens. That person provided no information...

Mississippi Mills tax levies and council decisions

by Shaun McLaughlin The final tax levy on rural homes to pay for the soon-to-be-completed septage treatment plant will be determined this summer once all...

Septage: The White Elephant Awakens

 by Shaun McLaughlin Nearly two years ago, I wrote that the proposed septage treatment component of the new sewage plant was a white elephant—an...
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