Friday, August 12, 2022

Letters

One Man’s Vision Could Result in a Nightmare for the Rest of Us

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: The following is a letter I sent to Council I was in attendance at the February 2 meeting and was so impressed by Mr. Toncic's bold "vision" for Meaford's future that I felt a need to communicate by own misgivings on his grandiose plans which centre on the massive condo development. It will not surprise you that...

Beautiful Facades Part of Local Identity

Letter to the Editor Editor, It seemed coincidental that the February 2015 issue of Canada’s Municipal World magazine should have an article entitled Heritage Builds Resilience: Infrastructure funding can and should include investments in a community’s heritage assets. The article cited many examples of publicly owned and deteriorating heritage buildings that were saved and re-purposed into heritage infrastructure that added to the...

Reader Not Impressed With Budget Meeting

Letter to the Editor Editor, Wow, talk about a let down! Based on TMI’s article and the Meaford web site I was actually looking forward to the special 3:00 pm budget review meeting at council chambers on Monday February 2nd. I arrived in good time to a full house, lots of citizens spurred on by the call to civic duty. But...

Opportunities For Meaford

Letter to the Editor Editor, Mr Toncic does indeed  offer 21st century opportunities...these could, if embraced, address some of our local 20th century problems. Several residents may have difficulty getting their heads around many of these 21st century concepts and terms of reference. If the terms m-commerce or retail pop-ups don't ring any bells then I would suggest a little time should be spent...

Winter Weather Better in Some Parts of Canada

Letter to the Editor Mr. Editor, Please include all of Canada in your moans about the weather. I know it's atrocious in Meaford for far too long each year. Those icy winds off the bay persist well into late spring. The almost daily sprinkling of snow leaves the environment damp and slippery underfoot for weeks on end. But not all Canadians are...

Concern About Proposed Downtown Development

Letter to the Editor Editor, Following is a letter sent to the Municipality in advance of the Public Meeting on Feb. 2 regarding an application to amend the Official Plan to permit additional height for a development on #35-47 Sykes St: The interest in development on Sykes Street is exciting news. It validates what we all know – Meaford is a great...

Reader Offers Thoughts on 2015 Budget

Letter to the Editor Dear Sir, At the start of this year, our newly elected council, which contains four new members, were presented a 2015 draft budget by staff requesting a 2.8% tax increase for the Municipality. Council advised staff to review and prepare a budget with an increase of no more than 2.4%. On January 12, 2015, staff presented...

Combining a Library & High School Has Been Successful Elsewhere

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Has the high school been considered as a location for the public library to move to? When I lived in Erin a new high school had just been built.  As part of the planning the community tried to think outside of the box and see how they could get everything the community needed and wanted...

Reader Questions Library Study

Letter to the Editor Editor, I read the article on the consultant’s report on a new library for the Municipality of Meaford. My first comment is that the library Mr. Bantock is so keen to saddle the taxpayers of the municipality with is really only for the easterly portion of the municipality, ie. the former town of Meaford and St. Vincent...

GTO Thanks Community

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, The Board of Directors of Golden Town Outreach would like to thank The Meaford Independent for the promotional support you provided during our Christmas Food and Toy Drive. We also would like to thank all the residents, churches, businesses, service groups, clubs, sports teams, and schools for their generous donations. Over 170 local households received a...