OPP Assisting in Fire Related Death Investigation

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On Friday, January 30, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to investigate a structure fire which had been discovered on 8 Concession N. in the Municipality of Meaford at approximately 6:00 p.m. that evening.

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Mixed Views on Proposed Sykes St. Redevelopment

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A public meeting held at Meaford Hall on February 2 to discuss the proposed redevelopment of a section of Sykes Street attracted supporters of the project as well as those opposed to it.

Roughly 150 residents attended the meeting which was preceded by an open house in the hall galleries allowing those wanting more information to view drawings and talk with the developer proposing the redevelopment project, Lino Toncic.

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Council Limits Staff Pay Increase in 2015 to 1.5%

council chamber333After listening to ratepayer concerns expressed at the recent public engagement budget sessions, Meaford's councillors had their turn to ask questions and offer opinions on the 2015 municipal budget at a special meeting held on Monday February 2.

During the council deliberation of the 2015 budget, councillors did not appear to have a desire to make major changes to the draft budget prepared by staff and presented to council and the public over the last month, though they did ask for a few adjustments including limiting the municipal staff cost of living pay increase to 1.5 percent rather than the two percent increase requested in the proposed budget documents.

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Rotary Funding Supports Student Success

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The Rotary Club of Meaford will provide $12,400 to Georgian Bay Secondary School (GBSS) to support ongoing efforts to alleviate student hunger, and in doing so to improve academic success within the student population.

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