Meaford Council News

Breaking News: Non-Resident Fees at OSNGUPL Skyrocket


The Owen Sound North Grey Union Public library has just this hour issued a press release announcing that they are increasing their non-resident family membership fee from $160 per year to $500 per year.

Yes, you read that correctly.

In the press release they say that the non-resident fee has been $160 since 1994, and costs have increased since then.

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Council Delays Decision on Policing, Votes to Hire Consultant

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Meaford council has 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.

It had been anticipated that council would vote on the topic of police services at their March 24 meeting, however that vote was set aside after Councillor Deborah Young asked council to consider the hiring of a consultant.

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Council Says Goodbye to The Other Big Apple

solongbigappleSome loved it, others loathed it, and Meaford's council voted to discontinue its use at their March 24 meeting.

Meaford will no longer be marketed as “The other Big Apple” after a 4 – 2 voted to discontinue the use of the slogan that was unanimously approved by council in March of 2011. Only councillors Deborah Young, and Lynda Stephens voted to keep the slogan.

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OSPS Fails to Impress at Second Public Meeting

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A second public meeting seeking input from Meaford residents about policing options for the municipality saw a similar response to the first such meeting held in Woodford on February 13 – stay with the OPP.

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