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Reader Offers Thoughts on Parks Use Bylaw


I hope that Meaford can take a deep breath.

I understand that it's very easy to get emotional about an issue like the park bylaw. Personally, I don't know if there is a better approach than the existing bylaw, and I'd like to hear more about the thinking behind it. But I understand that the entire process arose in response to complaints from Meaford residents.

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Mayoral Candidate Jim McPherson Challenges Clumpus on Parks Bylaw Interpretation


It was written online in the Meaford Independent that Mayor Barb Clumpus believes By-law 2018-68 is being "deliberately misinterpreted by some candidates."

In response, I say it is impossible to misinterpret the intent of the Parks use bylaw as it is clearly stated in the recommendation: "It should be clear that the intent of the by-law is to prohibit use of all parks from November 1 to April 30."  There are a lot of issues with the new parks bylaw beyond closing the parks.  Please read the bylaw, By-law 2018-68.  It can be found on the site under the Council Portal, Agenda for Sept 24th.   Make up your own mind. 

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A Reader's Thoughts on the Upcoming Municipal Election


Congratulations and thank you to the citizens of our community who put their names forward to potentially serve as municipal politicians. As tax-paying citizens, we expect our democratically elected officials to represent our interests and dig deep for the personal courage and commitment to move our community ahead to where we agree it needs to go. Building a genuine, efficiently managed community is a significant public responsibility and not an easy task with the ever-changing nature of societal and economic needs.

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