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May22

Overreaction to Deputy Mayor's Notice of Motion

StephenVance bw 225w 200hWith a few simple words at council's May 11 meeting, Meaford's Deputy Mayor, Harley Greenfield, seems to have created concern amongst councillors. Enough concern that Mayor Barb Clumpus called a closed meeting this week to discuss and seek legal advice.

What did the Deputy Mayor say to bring about a closed session meeting for council and municipal legal counsel? Greenfield made a notice of motion on May 11 indicating that he would be bringing forward a motion that would “have to do with the huge future cost of infrastructure, it will deal with no additional tax increases to cover the infrastructure expenses, it will have very much to do with a workforce adjustment which will free tax dollars for infrastructure needs.”


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May22

Council to Vote on Less Restrictive Debt Management Policy

council chamber333At their next meeting on May 25, Meaford councillors are scheduled to vote on a proposed revision to the municipal long-term debt policy.

If approved, the new policy, which was presented to council at their May 11 committee of the whole meeting, would shift from a restrictive policy implemented in the wake of Meaford's five year plan for financial recovery after having found itself with some $3 million in accumulated deficits, to a less restrictive set of rules that would give the municipality more flexibility when considering funding options for municipal projects.


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May22

Coyotes Perform Well at CWOSSA Champs

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Six members of the Meaford Coyotes Track Club, representing five different high schools in Grey Bruce competed at the High School CWOSSA Track and Field Championships in Cambridge on Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21.


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May22

MIY Rumpus at the Owen Sound Library

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Curious about the DIY and maker culture?   Take part in the MIY (Make It Yourself) Rumpus on Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library.


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