Meaford Council News

Shields Bridge Rehabilitation to Cost Less Than Expected

shields bridge 003270Meaford councillors received some good news at their April 8 meeting when they learned that the cost of the Shields Bridge rehabilitation, scheduled for this summer, will cost roughly $100,000 less than expected.

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Council Continues to Grapple With What to do About a CAO

council mar 25 cao 270In February of last year Meaford's Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) resigned her position, and in the year since Meaford has not had a CAO, but instead has had an interim acting CAO who doubles as the municipal Director of Development & Environmental Services.

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Council Approves 2019 Budgets

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Meaford's council brought the annual budget season to an end on March 25, when they gave final approval to the 2019 municipal budgets, which will see an increase for ratepayers this year of 2.7 percent.

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Retired Head Scarecrow Honoured at Council

morris council honour270Earlier this year, Marilyn Morris announced that she was retiring from her position as Head Scarecrow, the organizer-in-chief of Meaford's annual Scarecrow Invasion & Family Festival. Morris had served as Head Scarecrow for 20 years, and at the March 11 council meeting, Morris was honoured by the mayor and council.

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