Saturday, December 4, 2021

Letters

Reader Responds to Letter Concerning Municipal Name

Letter to the Editor Editor, In response to our letter concerning the Municipal name,  R. Paul Kneeshaw of Kitchener misses the point by a league and a half. His paean of effusive praise to Meaford, the town, may, or may not be warranted, but no one is out to relieve the town of Meaford of its original incorporated name. The town...

Mayoral Candidate Concerned About Cell Towers

Letter to the Editor Editor, The following letter has been sent to Meaford's council and staff: Dear Mayor Richardson, Deputy Mayor Harley Greenfield and Council, Staff and MP Larry Miller, It is with a sense of urgency that I respectfully ask you to consider implementing a policy on cell tower placement within the Municipality of Meaford. And I respectfully ask you to ensure...

Reader- If Staff Proposed to Buy an Elephant, Council Would Ask "What Colour?"

Letter Dear Editor, The $923,500 Meaford  2013 surplus budget makes taxpayers wonder whether or not council and senior staff are acting prudently on behalf of taxpayers. The money was raised from a 7.8% tax increase, which was preceded by four years of double digit increases. But, there is more money that was raised in the Capital Budget, which ended the year with a $425,640 surplus....

Reader Thoughts on Meaford Surplus

Letter to the Editor Editor, Any surplus money that Meaford has above its budget in any fiscal year should be returned to taxpayers as a credit on their next tax payment. This council voted a tax increase for 2014. At the public pre-budget meetings taxpayers mad it very clear to council that they wanted tax relief. Council refused to act on these...

Reader Takes Corporate Giants to Task Over Low Wages

Letter to the Editor Editor, One would think that it would be relatively easy for corporate giants like McDonald's and Tim Hortons to pay their front-line employees, who are not students, a few dollars an hour above minimum wage.    After all, there are some small independent businesses in Meaford who are able to do so, while competing for the same customers. Those small...

Reader Not Accepting Surplus Explanations

Letter to the Editor Editor, We read the article online (March 11th) about the "Problem for Council: What to do With A Larger than Expected Surplus?" and then we read the excuses. They were excuses because there can be no other rationales or explanations that are acceptable. To deny "that the surplus was not a result of over-taxing Meaford residents" is...

Reader Disputes Editor’s Thoughts on CBC

Letter to the Editor Editor, I am not sure where to begin. TMI’s explanation of economic trickle-down is very confusing. To state that it makes economic sense for CBC to cover events with overly large crews, because having lots of well paid journalists (on the public’s dime), puts lots of dollars back into the economy is a false premise. Civil servants create...

Reader Has Name Suggestion For Municipality

Letter to the Editor Editor, Just a few thoughts on a new name for Meaford. Every Thursday, bocce players from the Municipality of Meaford gather for a game, year round. This week we kicked around a new name for our municipality, keeping in mind the ultimate cost to rebrand; stationary, roadside signs, municipal vehicles, and so much more. Wow, want to spend...

Reader Wants Meaford to Hold Onto Name

Letter to the Editor Editor, The answer is really a no-brainer, and it should use its council authority to pass a motion saying the following: “Meaford Was – Meaford Is, and Meaford will be.” My family has roots in this town, from its formative years in the late 19th century till this very present day. My family has been a contributor to many things,...

Reader Fuming Over 2013 Surplus

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, There was a Meaford surplus in 2012 of about $500,000 if I remember correctly, and now nearly one million dollars from 2013!!!   Which staff member is supposed to foresee these surpluses and create a proper and accurate budget.  Isn't that what we pay them to do? This is outrageous.  Council raised the taxes by nearly 2%...