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Meaford Council News

Owen Sound Police Service Makes Pitch to Council

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The Owen Sound Police Service presented their proposal for assuming policing services in the Municipality of Meaford, and while some minor savings could be realized by switching service providers, are the savings enough to warrant a transition away from the OPP?


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Mayor Won't Seek Re-Election

richardson 225Meaford will have a new mayor after the October municipal election. Mayor Francis Richardson advised his fellow councillors during the first council meeting of the year on January 13 that he would not seek re-election.

After the meeting Mayor Richardson told The Independent that he felt it was time to step aside after helping to fix the financial woes in Meaford which the Mayor conceded were partly his responsibility.


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Council Votes to End Chamber Contract

Chambersign225After several years of providing tourism services for the municipality, Meaford's Chamber of Commerce will be given 90 days notice of the termination of their contract after a narrow vote of 4-3 in favour of a resolution put forward by Councillor Lynda Stephens at the December 9 meeting of council.


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2014 Municipal Budget Approved

council chamber333Meaford's council has given final approval for the 2014 municipal budget, and ratepayers will see an overall blended rate increase on their property tax bills of 1.28 percent.


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