Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Meaford Council News

Library Update Results in 'Sticker Shock' For Some Councillors

library foodland exterior concept270A staff update on the plans for a new library located at the former Foodland grocery store location was cause for some 'sticker shock' around the council table on October 30.

Earlier this month, Meaford's council gave unanimous final approval to proceed with a plan to purchase the former Foodland building at 11 Sykes Street in order to convert the property into a new public library. The cost would be $4.4 million, which would include the purchase price of the property at $1.525 million and renovation costs of $2.9 million.

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Councillor Wants Section of Story Book Park Road Returned to Hard-Top

story book park rd lead photo270Councillor Steven Bartley is frustrated that two dozen property owners on Story Book Park Road, east of Grey Road 11, saw their tar and chip hard surface road pulverized and returned to gravel with little warning, and he wants to know what can be done to fix the situation that has angered residents of the road.

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Former Foodland Building Could Become Location For New Library

library foodland exterior concept270When it comes to a location for a new library Meaford residents have been vocal in their desire to have the municipality purchase the former Foodland building at 11 Sykes Street at the intersection with Trowbridge Street, and after a presentation to council on September 25, they just might get their way, though it will cost significantly more than some options already explored by council.

At their September 25 meeting, Meaford councillors were presented with the findings of a feasibility study undertaken at the request of council, aimed at determining if the building was a suitable candidate for the municipality to consider for a new library, and the associated costs.

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