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Meaford Council News

Before You Have That Backyard Fire, Check the Municipal Bylaw

fireThose planning on having fires on their residential properties this summer should familiarize themselves with Meaford's recently updated Open Air Burning Bylaw.

The bylaw, originally established in 2007, was approved for an update by Meaford's council at their May 12 meeting.

The bylaw regulates open air burns to ensure public safety while also addressing nuisance concerns.


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Council Asks Staff to Act Quickly on Pot Study

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At their April 28 meeting, Meaford councillors gave final approval to a resolution directing staff to undertake a study regarding land use planning policies for medical marijuana production facilities within the municipality – an action that necessitates an interim control bylaw that would temporarily prohibit the establishment of a medical marijuana production facility until the study is complete.


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Meaford Enlists Cell Tower Policy Help

cell tower David Burbach225Just days after it was revealed in a letter to council that Rogers Communications had proposed an alternate location for a microwave cell tower, away from Meaford's high school, which was of particular concern to some residents, Meaford's council has voted in favour of enlisting the help of the Canadian Radio-communications and Notification Service (CRINS) for handling policy and process for cell towers and their locations within the municipality.


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