It is clear that there is population pressure on Oro-Medonte especially from the east and the south. We are becoming a popular area for living and lifestyle. In accordance with our motto:"proud heritage, exciting future", I believe that we should embrace and share the beauty and prosperity of our county. This could be significantly improved by simplifying and liberalizing the severance policies from the old township plan and employing a reasonable standard to severance requests. Furthermore consideration should be given to updating in-filling policies with a view to expanding areas which are already growing in a controlled and healthy fashion.