Thursday, February 22, 2018



Council Approves 2018 Municipal Budget

snow muni ops ctr270At their January 29 meeting, Meaford's council approved the municipal budgets for 2018.

The municipal levy will increase by three percent in 2018, but thanks to a reduction in the education rate along with a small 0.36 percentage increase in the county rate, the blended rate increase for Meaford property owners in 2018 will be approximately 1.25 percent. The increase will add roughly $45 to the annual property tax bill of an average home in the municipality.

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Residents Share Their Visions For New Library

library stakeholder sessions 8569 270Now that library patrons and Meaford residents have given their ‘blue sky vision’ of what the new library should look like and feel like, and what it should include, the task of sorting through hundreds of suggestions and allotting space and resources begins.

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Preparations Begin For 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections

Ballot Box270The upcoming Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will take place in October 2018.

Nominations will open on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and close on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. These dates differ from previous elections due to changes in the Municipal Elections Act. The nomination period previously ran from the first business day in January until the second Friday in September.

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David Johnston Beach a Magnet For Trash

flotsam 001 270Meaford resident Karl Braeker has been spending a significant amount of time collecting trash that washes up on the shore of the small beach at David Johnston Park, adjacent to the Coast Guard Station, and he brought his concerns to council.

At council's January 15 meeting Braeker made a presentation during which he showed photographs of the large amount of trash he had been collecting each month; he also offered some theories as to why this particular stretch of beach seems to be a magnet for trash.

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