- Published: Friday, 02 February 2018 09:08
- Written by Letter to the Editor
As you predicted in your editorial of August 15, 2015, the CAO is leaving the municipality. Your opinion that a municipality the size of Meaford does not need a CAO is correct. The CAO salary level usually raises the salary levels of senior management positions.
Over the past couple of years, two senior positions (Director of Roads and Director of Recreation) have been deleted and the fire chief retired to be replaced by the deputy. The deputy position was not filled. Unlike departments that have been organized under one director, more departments have been added that produce no value to the taxpayer. Job titles have been changed to elevate some positions. One manager position has only the manager and one staff. Other departments have suffered from the organizational changes.