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Meaford's Unanimous Group of Seven

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hWhat would happen if you put seven people in a room, and you asked them to agree on an order of one large pizza? Would you have a unanimous agreement on what toppings to order? Or would you have some of the seven people lobbying for mushrooms on half, while others debated which type of cheese would best suit the group? Of course there would always be the one guy insisting on ground beef when none of the others want it, and the poor vegetarian in the corner quietly opts out, and instead gnaws on the sleeve of their hemp shirt.


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Idling Control Bylaw Just Makes 'Cents'

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hAt their next meeting, Meaford's council will be presented with a request to establish an automobile idling control bylaw. Possibly the only surprise in the previous sentence is that Meaford doesn't already have such a bylaw.

After some highly unscientific polling of people I talked to over the past week, most of the people I raised the topic with assumed that Meaford already had such a bylaw, or assumed that it was a provincial offence to let your automobile idle. A few folks sighed, and complained that once again government would be telling them what to do, however the majority supported the establishment of an idling control bylaw.


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Failed Mayoral Candidate Wasting Municipal Time and Resources For a Process Lesson

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hOn, Tuesday July 14, a special meeting will be held in Meaford's council chamber, when a Joint Compliance Audit Committee (JCAC) will meet in order to determine if a request for the audits of campaign expenses of two mayoral candidates who sought election in the October 2014 municipal election should move ahead.


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