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Reader Fuming Over 2013 Surplus

Dear Editor,

There was a Meaford surplus in 2012 of about $500,000 if I remember correctly, and now nearly one million dollars from 2013!!!  

Which staff member is supposed to foresee these surpluses and create a proper and accurate budget.  Isn't that what we pay them to do?

This is outrageous.  Council raised the taxes by nearly 2% yet again this year (while congratulating themselves in the media no less), and there our money sits from last year, money that could have been used to keep our taxes unchanged.

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Electoral Legislation Concerns Reader

Dear Meaford Independent Editor, 

MP Miller is attempting to defend an indefensible piece of electoral legislation.

In the last election, 0ver 120,000 people used the vouching process. 

Apparently, 40-50,000 of them experienced administrative staff errors that did not track who vouched and who voted, however, all of them did explain their case and convince official electoral officers that they did meet residency and voting requirements! This is not a trivial effort, the officials are most careful to prevent fraud.  

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Reader: Meaford Ain't no New York Baby


It is interesting how the apple branding issue is warming up the presses and some peoples’ minds.

I’ve always thought of Meaford as apple country through the seventies and eighties when I came here to visit. I remember hearing the gospel or blues like singing of the apple pickers in the orchards back then and that kind of made it romantic like how we think of tobacco, grape, sugar cane or cotton fields of the past. Not always romantic as there is a lot of work going on there.

I see the family apple businesses before I come into the town and it seems they have evolved over the years and lost the apple identity with the town. I hope the apples and some of the apple products are from Meaford orchards (correct me if I’m wrong). In the grocery stores or restaurants, are local apples to be seen?

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