Friday, October 28, 2016



Enjoy Next Year's 'Small' Property Tax Increase, They'll Only Grow From Here

StephenVance 540I've covered municipal politics in this town for long enough to know that the relatively small property tax increase of three percent (with proposed budget enhancements included) will infuriate some folks, it will anger some others, and while most people will simply shrug their shoulders and cough up the extra fifty bucks next year, there will also be some for whom even that small an increase will hurt – but enjoy this one while you can because I can only see the annual rate increases growing in the years to come.

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Latest Proposal For Library Location Makes Sense

StephenVance 540When Meaford's council was presented with the most recent proposal for a location for our library, my first thought was that it made a lot of sense. After mulling over the idea for the past week, I'm even more convinced that the building at 390 Sykes Street would make a great location for a library.

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With Regard to the Library Proposal – Don't Everyone Freak Out

StephenVance 540It's not uncommon for people to launch into attack mode whenever they hear that their council has been presented with a proposal that could cost the municipality (and ultimately ratepayers' pocketbooks) in the neighbourhood of $5 million (which is understandable - $5 million is a pretty expensive neighbourhood).

That's what I was thinking as I took in the presentation to council on Monday that was focused on some options for the Meaford Public Library.

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