Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Editorial

New Meeting Structure Just Isn't Working

MeBWmediaBack in December I raised some concerns about the proposed revisions to the Procedural Bylaw which outlined how Meaford council meetings would be conducted for the coming term.

 

My feeling was that overall the document was a very good one that was filled with some positive changes, however my concerns at the time focused on the new 3 o'clock start time for the monthly Committee of the Whole meetings, and the elimination of public question period from the council agenda.

 

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There Should at Least Be Discussion About Potential Budget Cuts

MeBWmediaThe proposed 2011 municipal budget will be presented to the public at a special meeting on Wednesday March 9 at 7 pm at Woodford Hall.

 

After experiencing multiple years of budget deficits, the municipality has been working to dig itself out from beneath the crippling effects of carrying that financial burden.

 

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What Should Really Be Asked About Blogger Issue

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My poor computer was practically smoking today with the sudden burst of email that arrived after an article in the Sun Times informed readers that the municipality has backed off on its pledge to name the anonymous blogger who authored a website that was highly critical of Meaford Mayor Francis Richardson and some members of staff during the recent municipal election campaign.

 

Many of the comments from readers suggested that residents should band together and demand that the municipality reveal the name of the blogger now that they have confirmed the identity.

 

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Meaford Embracing The Digital Age, And That's a Good Thing

MeBWmediaThe Municipality of Meaford has moved into the social media age with the launching of their own Facebook page two weeks ago.

 

In addition to the municipal Facebook page, Meaford Hall, the Meaford Museum, and the Meaford Public Library have all created pages on the popular social networking site.

 

Initially popular for personal social networking, sites like Facebook are becoming increasingly valuable for businesses, organizations, and government agencies for the promotion of their websites, and to provide an environment to engage with users by allowing interactive discussion and commentary.

 

For Meaford, this a progressive step in the right direction.

 

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