Friday, August 12, 2022

Council News

In the final meeting before their August summer break, members of council were presented with a report from staff outlining some of the potential benefits that the Municipality of Meaford could realize should the controversial pumped storage facility proposed by TC Energy ultimately move forward. The report was prepared at the request of council, after a motion put forward by Councillor Paul Vickers on May 9 seeking information about potential benefits to the community found the support of fellow council...
With less than a month left in the municipal election nomination period, the list of council hopefuls has grown, though only slightly. As of July 26, two first-term members of council, Ross Kentner and Paul Vickers, have announced their intention to run for mayor, while just one candidate has stepped forward to seek the Deputy Mayor position thus far, incumbent Shirley Keaveney. For the five regular council seats, there are now five candidates; three incumbents – Tony Bell, Harley Greenfield, and...

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Skydev Appeal Update

Following up on last week’s notification that Zoning By-law Amendment for Skydevco Inc., has been appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Municipality...

SkyDev Appeals to Land Tribunal, Council No Longer Able to Consider or Discuss Proposal

Skydevco, the developer proposing a mixed use development for the former Stanley Knight flooring factory waterfront property on Boucher Street, has taken their file...

Council Meetings Return to the Council Chamber For First Time in More Than Two Years

After more than two years, Meaford's council meetings have returned to the council chamber on the 7th Line. “Good afternoon, and welcome back home!” Mayor...

Councillor Paul Vickers to Run For Mayor

First term councillor Paul Vickers will run for mayor in October's municipal election. Vickers formally announced his intentions to run for the mayor's chair...

Municipal Planning and Building Divisions Move Into Former Library Building

The Planning and Building Divisions for the Municipality of Meaford have moved in to their new location at 15 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford. Starting...

Public Planning Meeting to be Held For Revised Collingwood Street Development Proposal

A mixed use development proposal for a string of properties on Collingwood Street will be the focus of a public planning meeting to be...

You Are Invited to a Drop-In Information and Discussion Session on The Official Plan

On July 14, 2022, join Rob Voigt, Meaford's Director of Development Services at the Meaford Hall in the Galleries from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00...

Talking Trash at Council

Meaford's waste management program continues to succeed in waste diversion, though the province will be introducing sweeping changes next year that will see a...

Another Operating Surplus in 2021

Meaford council received a report from staff during their Monday, June 13 meeting which estimated the municipality's 2021 operating surplus to be $321,000. The 2021...

The Grey County Compliance Audit Committee is Recruiting Members

The Municipalities of Grey County are recruiting experienced professionals for appointment to the Grey County Compliance Audit Committee (GCCAC) for the 2022 Municipal Election....