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Meaford Council Motion Recommends Alternatives to Consolidation be Explored

Meaford, Ontario – April 11, 2017 – At the Municipality of Meaford Council meeting on April 10, 2017, Meaford Council passed a motion favouring the continuation of elective day surgery services at the Meaford Hospital.

The motion notes that there is only a limited cost savings of approximately $81,000 between the recommended option to consolidate all day surgeries in Owen Sound, and the option to consolidate all elective day surgeries in Meaford with alternating weeks of endoscopies with Southampton.

The motion suggests the recommendation of GBHS to consolidate all elective surgeries to the Owen Sound site lacks transparency and accountability, and urges the Grey Bruce Health Services Board to delay any decision on the matter to allow for further discussion with key community partners.

The motion also requests that the GBHS Board release full details of all of the options considered in the development of the “Journey Back to Balance” strategy, including the economic and social cost-benefit analysis completed for each option.

“This recommendation by GBHS will impede our ability to attract new physicians in our “high-needs” municipality which will have an ever-increasing negative impact on health care services, the well-being of our residents and on our economy in Meaford as well.” said Mayor Clumpus. “Council does not support the recommendation to consolidate surgeries”.

Mayor Clumpus will be making a delegation to the South West Local Health Integration Network at their next Board meeting on May 16, 2017 to address the changes to the funding formula that resulted in anticipated deficits for GBHS. Mayor Clumpus says “Council will seek a delegation to the Minister at every opportunity - until there is an equitable balance of funding between large urban and smaller rural hospitals”.

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Barb Clumpus
Mayor
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 ext. 1103 | bclumpus@meaford.ca

Changes Coming to Meaford Transit

Meaford, Ontario – March 28, 2017 – The Municipality of Meaford has received a grant under the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) agreement for transit services, and will also be making some changes to Meaford Transit’s fares and route.

At the Council meeting on March 27, 2017 Meaford Council approved a reduction in the fare for Meaford transit from $4 to $2 for the duration of the pilot project. Council also approved an adjustment to the route to a new 14 stop schedule (see attached map). These changes were made based on feedback from transit users and the community, and will be in effect as of April 3, 2017.  

It was also announced that through the PTIF agreement, the Municipality of Meaford will be receiving $20,352 in May for the establishment of 10 Bus Stops, as well as $35,616 in July for the purchase of an Accessible Transit Vehicle.

“These funds will allow us to keep the conventional transit route running all day long, as well as operate the accessible door-to-door transit service.” said Darcy Chapman, Treasurer and Director of Financial Services and Infrastructure Management.

“What a great opportunity to improve access for all Meaford residents to everything our community has to offer” said Mayor Barb Clumpus.

For more information or to provide feedback on Meaford Transit, visit www.meaford.ca/transit or email transit@meaford.ca.

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Darcy Chapman
Treasurer/Director of Financial Services and Infrastructure Management
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 ext. 1111 |
dchapman@meaford.ca

Municipality of Meaford Launches Waste App

Meaford, Ontario – March 27, 2017 – The Municipality of Meaford has launched a new app and online tool where residents can find their garbage schedule, sign up for reminders, or search items to find out if they should be placed in the blue bin, green bin, or garbage.

Visit our website at www.meaford.ca/waste and search for your address in the new tool. You can then:

  • Sign up for waste collection reminders by email, phone call, or text message
  • Download your collections schedule into iCal, Google Calendar, or Outlook
  • Print your schedule

Not sure where something goes? Type the item’s name into the “What Goes Where” search tool, and it will tell you whether it can be recycled, composted, or disposed of in your garbage.

You can also download our mobile app, Meaford Waste Days, to your apple or Android smartphone. Search “Meaford” in your app store to download.

“Our community is working hard and doing such a great job already of diverting waste away from the landfill.” said mayor Barb Clumpus. “I hope many people take advantage of this app so they never forget to put out the recycling again!”

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Contact Us

Rob Armstrong
Director, Development and Environmental Services
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 ext. 1121 |
rarmstrong@meaford.ca

Downtown & Economic Community Improvement Plans Intake Open

Meaford, Ontario – March 22nd, 2017 - The Municipality is pleased to announce that the 2017 application intake for grant & loan incentives under the Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and new Economic CIP will be opening on April 1st, 2017. Applications will be accepted through May 19th, 2017, with deliberation and award occurring shortly thereafter.

In addition to the downtown incentive program which has been available since 2013, this year we are pleased to offer programs applicable to commercial, industrial, agricultural, value-added and non-residential heritage lands/buildings outside of the Downtown CIP area.

Additionally, under the Economic CIP, a new Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Grant/Loan Program is now available to commercial, industrial, agricultural/value-added landowners – including those within the existing Downtown CIP area – to support improvements to energy efficiency, installation of appropriate small-scale renewable energy systems, and the purchase and installation of EnergySTAR certified heating/cooling/ventilation products and energy efficient lighting and controls.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the municipal website at www.meaford.ca/CIP to review the details, terms and conditions for each program. Application forms are available on-line or at the Municipal Administration Office during regular business hours. Pre-submission consultation with staff is recommended.

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Contact Us

Rob Armstrong
Director of Development & Environmental Services
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 ext. 1121 |
rarmstrong@meaford.ca

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