If Your Road is Tar and Chip, Attend Council and Demand Asphalt

StephenVance 270If you live on a rural road surfaced with tar and chip, I would encourage you to round up your neighbours, head to the next council meeting and demand a commitment from council for an upgrade to asphalt when it's your road's turn for resurfacing. Why? Well, because that's what some folks on Concession A did, and it worked for them, and so it should work for you, right?

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How Lost We Are When the Power Goes Out

StephenVance 270As far as Victoria Day long weekends go, the one we just experienced was certainly on the chilly side compared to many years, and though we did see some sunshine, it was mixed with overcast skies and periods of rain. In Meaford, the long weekend was capped off with a power outage which got me thinking how lost we are these days when the lights go out.

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Council Wise to Reconsider Use of Unexpected Grant Funding

StephenVance 270When council rejected staff recommendations for the use of $642,000 in unexpected grant funding from the province in favour of using the money to fund two infrastructure projects I understood what council was trying to do, but I was disappointed that they had passed on an opportunity to use the money for some important stuff that people don't generally like to see their tax dollars going toward. That council has changed course I think will be very beneficial in the long run.

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