Meaford Council News

Possible Cell Tower Solution


At their June 9 meeting, Meaford councillors received an update on the progress being made by the Canadian Radio-communications Information and Notification Service (CRINS) who had recently been enlisted by the municipality to help navigate the complex waters of cell tower locations after residents had expressed concern earlier this year with a proposed cell tower installation in close proximity to a residential area and Meaford's Georgian Bay Secondary School.

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Fire Department to Replace Ladder Truck

tele1225Meaford's Fire Department will finally be able to replace its 40 year old ladder truck after council gave initial approval to a report submitted by Meaford Fire Chief Mike Molloy at their June 9 meeting.

Meaford's current ladder truck is a 1975 model that was purchased from the Orangeville Fire Department in 2004. The truck recently failed tests relating to use of the ladder and the estimated cost to repair is $4,500, however Chief Molloy told council that at 40 years old, continued and costly repairs to the truck would be unwise.

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Citizens’ Charter Working Group to Host Engagement Sessions

council chamber333In response to feedback from residents, Meaford's Council recently formed a working group comprised of five citizens and two members of Council to draft a Citizens’ Charter outlining municipal services. 

Citing a desire to improve council's communications with Meaford residents, Deputy Mayor Harley Greenfield suggested the creation of a ‘Citizen's Charter’ at council's January 27 meeting.

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Policing Consultant Hired

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The future of policing in Meaford will be guided by a consulting company hired by the municipality.

On March 24, council delayed a decision on who will provide policing services to the municipality in the coming years, after voting 4-3 in favour of hiring a consultant to review the Owen Sound Police Service proposal and compare to options available from the OPP.

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