Saturday, May 21, 2022

Council News

A proposed five-storey, 160-unit residential building at the corner of Trowbridge and Bayfield Streets, alongside the Bighead River in Meaford's harbour area, was the focus of a public planning meeting held on Monday, May 16, at Meaford Hall. Proponent AvranceCorp Developments, which is also developing a 150-unit building on the former Legion property on Legion Road called Georgian Bay Terrace, is requesting an amendment to Meaford's Official Plan along with a zoning bylaw amendment in order to proceed with the...
Meaford Councillor Paul Vickers introduced a motion at the Monday, May 9 council meeting asking municipal staff to prepare a report outlining the potential benefits that the municipality could realize should the controversial pumped storage facility proposed for the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre ultimately move forward. In his motion, which found the support of council, Vickers noted that in June of 2020 the municipality identified a number of concerns with the proposal that it hopes will be addressed during...

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