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Frustration Over Bridges 021 & 022


It is unbelievable to me that, being on the town-line, it is only now coming to the council's attention that these bridges are equally owned by Meaford and Chatsworth municipalities.

Two years ago when I called the Chatsworth office to enquire on the status of this bridge repair I was told that they hadn't yet addressed it, but in any event, the costs would have to be shared with Meaford and that they had not heard from Meaford on the matter. Naturally I thought the Meaford town council would be better informed than a new resident to the area, especially before undertaking the huge expense they have made for the feasibility study.

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The Future Of Meaford Is Yours To Change


Meaford has become unaffordable to the majority of its taxpayers.

Yearly increasing taxes caused by the present management of the community are failing to provide a solution.

It is a sad situation when a town’s municipal staff is the biggest employer in the community.

Taxpayers and elected council must realize they are operating a multi-million-dollar corporation and have to represent the majority of taxpayers.

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It Would be Prudent to Not Hire Another CAO


Your recent article questioning whether Meaford should fill the position of CAO was excellent. It was balanced, factual, and provided a lot of good points.

Over the last few years municipalities have had many costs downloaded to them by various government sources and for smaller communities, like Meaford, this has proven very costly. Salaries (and benefits) are a huge portion of the budget, so perhaps Council could consider the alternatives to hiring a replacement Chief Administrative Officer. With the anticipated future costs of infrastructure replacements and the constant increase in consumption of energy I believe it would be prudent to NOT to hire another CAO.

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