- Published: Friday, 19 January 2018 14:32
- Written by Letter to the Editor
At the December 11/17 Council meeting, By-Law 2017-69 was passed unanimously by Council. This By-Law permits Meaford to place load limit warning signs on thirteen crucial bridges in rural Meaford. Treasurer Mr. Chapman told Council that no consultation had occurred with any of the hundreds of regular users of these bridges but the latest inspection reports of these bridges was so bad that Meaford must unilaterally post these weight restrictions immediately!
These limits vary from bridge to bridge with a low of 5 tons and highs of 15 tons. If you use these bridges and exceed the weight limit you are breaking the law. There will be no advanced warning and no provision for turning around. There is no explanation given on how this by-law would be enforced by the OPP or MOT.