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Editorial

As Council Grapples With CAO Question, My Opinion Hasn't Changed Much

StephenVance 270Now that Meaford's council has settled in after October's municipal election and they have reached a new milestone – the approval of their first budget – council is about to tackle an issue that they have been putting off until now: whether or not to fill the vacant Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) position on the municipal staff roster.


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The Start of Spring is a Perfect Time For a News Break

StephenVance 270If you follow the news outside Meaford's borders, even in the most cursory of ways, you know that wherever you might turn in the world at the moment, it seems like chaos is the fashionable state of affairs these days.


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Community is at the Core of All That Council Does

StephenVance 270The time taken to honour Meaford resident Marilyn Morris, better known to many as Meaford's (now retired) Head Scarecrow, before Monday's council meeting served as a reminder that our council deals with much more than budgets and potholes.


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Councillors Have Represented Ratepayers Well During Budget Deliberations

StephenVance 270For the past decade I have sat in Meaford's council chamber for what would amount to hundreds of council meetings, and in that time I've seen it all; from temper tantrums to mind-numbing, far from productive debates, but what I saw in the council chamber on Monday was perhaps the best budget discussion I've seen yet.


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