Meaford Council News

Council Approves 2020 Budgets

council feb 10 2020 270At their February 10, meeting, Meaford's council approved the 2020 municipal tax supported and user pay budgets.

As a result, ratepayers will see a blended rate increase of 2.2 percent on their property tax bills this year, and users of Meaford's water service will see their rates increase by 6.5 percent for water and 5.5 percent for sewer.

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Council Shares Thoughts on Proposed Pumped Storage Facility

council jan 27 270A number of residents participated in the public questions portion of Monday's council meeting in order to express their opinions about a proposed energy storage facility on the Meaford Tank Range.

After listening to the residents, councillors themselves opened up about their thoughts on the proposal which is currently undergoing feasibility studies.

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Council Receives Update on Shoreline Erosion

shoreline002 270At their January 13 meeting, Meaford's council was provided with an update on the shoreline erosion the municipality has been experiencing in recent months due to elevated water levels in Nottawasaga Bay.

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Friction Between Council & Staff During Budget Talks

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Tensions were running high in the council chamber on Monday, December 16, as councillors revisited the draft budget in hopes of finding further savings in order to minimize the required increase for ratepayers once the 2020 budgets are approved.

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