Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Letters

Reader Shares Thoughts on Infrastructure

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, To use frozen water pipes as an example of ‘ageing infrastructure’ is not valid, in my view. Humans have a lifespan which edges upwards towards 100 years, which makes it difficult for us to form a realistic perception of the changes in climate which have occurred over the 6 billion or so years since our planet...

Reader Unable to Obtain Report from OS Police Chief

Letter to the Editor Editor, On Friday, March 21, 2014 the Meaford Independent posted and editorial by Mr. Stephen Vance.  In that editorial, Mr. Vance made mention of Chief Sornberger answering a question posed to him by a Meaford resident regarding whether or not a study had been conducted to assure there was adequate police radio signal strength across the entire...

MACA Expresses Concern About Proposed Cell Tower

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, It has just come to the attention of the Meaford Area Community Association (MACA) that there is a proposal in place for a Microwave Cell Tower to be erected at 71 Edwin Street East in Meaford by Rogers Communications. This location is approximately 150m, as the crow flies, from Georgian Bay Secondary School (GBSS), and in...

Reader Concerned About Proposed Cell Tower

Letter to the Editor Editor, I was enlightened to read Jim McPhersons' letter regarding the upcoming changes afforded to Municipalities vis-a-vis the placement of cell towers within residential areas. While the rumour has been out there for quite some time about a proposed Rogers' tower on land leased by Knights Hardware, there has been no proactive information coming from Council that I...

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...