Friday, May 14, 2021

Council News

Meaford Council has decided to make a major change to their paid parking pilot project – the pilot will only be undertaken at Memorial Park. During Council's budget deliberations in early November, staff was directed to prepare a report advising on the potential for a pay to park system and the revenues it could generate. At the November 30 meeting staff provided Council with a report that included four options for the potential implementation of a pay to park system. Council...
Meaford Council has given final approval to the allocation of funds from an estimated $310,800 surplus in 2020. At their April 26 meeting, Council approved giving direction to the municipal Treasurer to transfer $80,000 to fund the upcoming Service Delivery Review Update, $30,000 to fund a market salary review, $60,000 to fund a municipal facility rationalization study, with the remaining $140,800 to be transferred to the Facilities Reserve Fund for future use in financing corporate facility updates in 2022. The surplus...

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Paid Parking Pilot Delayed Until After Provincial Shutdown

A planned paid parking pilot project that was to have launched in the municipality on May 1, will be delayed until after the current...

Local Dog Owners Want Memorial Park’s Off-Leash Beach Area Preserved

High water on Georgian Bay in recent years has resulted in a number of issues, most notably erosion along the shoreline in Meaford and...

Municipal Facility Closures Due to Stay-at-Home Order

The Municipality of Meaford’s facilities are now closed to the public for the duration of the Provincial Stay-at-Home Order announced yesterday afternoon. Facility closures include: ·...

Councillor Wants to Speed Up Establishment of Toboggan Hill

The snow might have melted away, bringing an end to the chilly winter months, but tobogganing will be a hot topic over the warm...

The Pet Expert: Potential Off Leash Dog Beach Closure Sparks Outrage Among Local Pet Owners

Recently, municipal staff made the decision to disallow off-leash dogs at the dedicated dog beach located within Memorial Park for the 2021 season. There...

Five Meaford Staffers Earn Spot on 2020 Sunshine List

Five of Meaford's municipal staff members received salaries in excess of $100,000 in 2020, earning them a spot on Ontario's annual 'Sunshine List'. Each year...

Council Updated on Final Cost of Library Project

Meaford Council was presented with a report during the March 22 meeting, outlining the final costs for the construction of the municipality's new library. Treasurer...

Community Well-Being Plan Opportunities for Engagement – New Survey & Virtual Public Session

The Municipality of Meaford, in collaboration with local leaders in the Well-Being Partnership, is continuing the development of a Well-Being Plan for our community...

Community Safety & Well-being Plan Nearing Completion

The Municipality of Meaford is moving closer to the completion of its Community Safety and Well-being Plan. At their March 8 meeting, Council received...

Outdoor Patio Pilot Program Extended For 2021

Meaford's Council has voted in favour of extending the outdoor patio pilot program for 2021. The outdoor patio pilot was a life-saver for some of...