Meaford Council News

$54 Million Needed For Water and Waste-Water Systems

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The future infrastructure bills keep adding up. In 2012 TMI reported that nearly $20 million would need to be spent on Meaford bridges and culverts over the next ten years. In September of 2013 it was reported that some $130 million would be required for municipal infrastructure asset replacement over the next 25 years in the Operations Department alone – that number included roads, bridges, and water facilities.  This week council received a lengthy and exhaustive report on the state of the municipal water and waste-water systems, and council was told that $54 million will be required for those facilities in the coming years.

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Meaford Sees Bump in Crime Stats

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In recent years the Municipality of Meaford has been identified by Statistics Canada as one of the safest Canadian communities in which to live. In 2011 Meaford was ranked the second-safest community in the country, however, in the first quarter of 2015 the municipality has seen a significant increase in criminal activity.

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Consultant Recommends Outsourcing Snow Plow Routes

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The Municipality of Meaford should consolidate the two operating centres for road maintenance into one facility at the 7th Line operations centre and should outsource three to five snow plow routes, according to a consultant hired to review Meaford's winter maintenance, roadway maintenance, and fleet management for the municipal operations department.

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