Council

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The role of Council is to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the Municipality. Council is responsible for developing and evaluating policies and programs for the Municipality, evaluating the services which the Municipality provides and maintaining the financial integrity of the Municipality. Council's role is to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council, and to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the Municipality.


Mayor's Corner

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Municipality of Meaford, nestled in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment.

Council's Strategic Priorities

The Municipality of Meaford is in the process of developing the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan to provide direction to Council. 

Members of Council

Your Council is elected to represent you. Find out more about your council members, and how to contact them on municipal matters.

Service Delivery Review 2016-2017

Get Involved! A Service delivery review is an evaluation process in which a specific municipal service is systematically reviewed to determine the most appropriate way to provide it.

Council Highlights

Missed a Council Meeting? Check out the Council Highlights - a quick summary of items discussed at recent Council meetings.

Council Minutes and Agendas

Here you will find downloadable copies of all available Council meeting Agendas and Minutes, including Reports. 

Boards and Committees

The Boards and Committees make recommendations to Council. Find more information on Boards and Committees, including meeting agendas and minutes. 

Council Meeting Schedule

Interested in getting involved? Attend an upcoming council meeting! See Dates and locations for Council meetings here.

Council Meeting Livestream

You can now watch Council meetings online! Meetings are live streamed from the Council Chambers. Please note that the livestream only runs during meetings.

By-Laws

Here you will find more information on the Municipal By-Laws passed by Meaford Council.

Legislation

Search e-Laws to see the legislation that informs all activities undertaken by Meaford Council and staff.

Elections

Find information on Council elections.

Council Education Sessions

See the presentation slides that have been presented to council through a series of education sessions.

Appointments

Find information on appointments to boards and committees.

 Closed Meetings

Find out why Council sometimes holds closed meetings, and how oversight is provided.

Community Grant Program

Find information on the Community Grant Program, including 2016 deadlines and application form.

Message From the Mayor

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Municipality of Meaford. We are nestled in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment, at the southern tip of Georgian Bay. A rural community of unique agricultural achievement, arts and cultural accomplishments, and recreational delights. We also boast the prettiest harbour in the area which attracts boaters, fishers and sunset gazers alike.

We celebrate our history here. The charming Leith Church cemetery is the final resting place for Tom Thomson. Trout Hollow was once home to John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club. The book by Margaret Marshall Saunders of Beautiful Joe, the mistreated dog, is still celebrated where the story began in Beautiful Joe Park. A heritage ambiance is prevalent through both the picturesque small urban centre of Meaford, and the well-preserved Victorian architecture of homes and farms. Our iconic, beautifully restored and accessible Meaford Hall and Opera House is home to art galleries, amateur theatre, professional entertainments, and cultural and community activities. Eclectic music festivals, Canada Day celebrations, and fall fairs abound in the summer. The highly successful Meaford International Film Festival occurs annually on Labour Day weekend. Our celebrated Scarecrow Invasion leads up to a family festival. That event and the Apple Harvest Craft Show welcome visitors annually the weekend before Thanksgiving. However, even with one foot in the past, our sights are firmly focused on the future.

With an emphasis on the environment, we have one of, if not the highest waste diversion rate in the province. We encourage new business development through the Chamber of Commerce produced “made in Meaford” version of Dragon’s Den. Parks, trails and beaches; a hospital and great schools; farmers’ markets, local food, restaurants and shopping initiatives; ecological home builders; these all contribute to a healthy, comfortable lifestyle for all ages. I am so excited about the opportunities for investment and growth here. I welcome you to visit our vibrant municipality with a warm, friendly, small town Ontario feel. I know, because it happened to me, that you will fall in love all over again.

- Mayor Barb Clumpus

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