Just to be clear, we never stopped working or meeting or doing any of the important business of the town. We just do it remotely for now and look forward to being back at the Council table soon.
The option to participate remotely is important and I would like to see it remain an option with some rules to prevent abuse. If we were to go back now, we’d all be wearing masks since our layout does not allow for minimum distancing – and I would not support blowing tax money to re-build our chambers when the cheap and easy solution is working fine for now. It also lets the public participate without any risk or inconvenience to them.
A story about this appeared here: https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10128038-midland-council-meetings-not-returning-to-town-hall-any-time-soon