Municipal services

City Services COVID-19 Update – What You Need to Know

Effective Monday, January 31, the Province of Ontario is easing public health measures. The Municipality will once again offer some in-person services with modifications to comply with provincial legislation. Here is an updated list of municipal services and offers.

  • Municipal Administration Office at 21 Trowbridge Street West will be open to the public on January 31stduring normal business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The front desk will facilitate quick transactions and requests such as: property tax payments, utilities, 2022 ID plates, garbage ID plates, parking tickets and enforcement fines , burning permits and other fees, and filing of planning and construction applications. For longer interactions with staff, please call 519-538-1060 or email [email protected] TA make an appointment. For after-hours assistance, call 1-888-525-7024.

  • Additional options for paying bills and filing documents:
    • You can send mail documents and checks to: 21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford ON N4L 1A1 or use the drop box located next to the front door at the municipal administration office.
    • Property tax and utility payments can be done through online banking, at your financial institution, by mailing a check or by depositing a check in the drop box at the municipal government office. Payments are processed weekly. For more information click on pay taxes and Pay utility bills.
    • Identity plates 2022 with the early bird rate (until March 31st) can be purchased online by completing a Dog Tag Application Form and by making a payment or dropping a completed application and payment in the drop box at the municipal administration office. For more information Click here https://www.meaford.ca/en/living-here/animal-services.aspx?_mid_=24246
    • Waste tags can be purchased at a number of shops and vendors throughout the municipality. To find a supplier near you, please Click here (https://www.meaford.ca/en/living-here/garbage-and-recycling.aspx)
    • Parking tickets and enforcement fines can be paid by mailing a check or placing a check in the drop box at the municipal administration office.
  • burning permit are available, please complete a Open Burning Permit Application Form and submit it to [email protected], mail it or drop it in the drop box at the municipal administration office. For more information Click here (https://www.meaford.ca/en/living-here/burn-permits.aspx)
  • Planning and Development requests can be directed to [email protected] or by dialing 519-538-1060 ext. 1127.
  • Building inquiries can be directed to [email protected] or by calling 519-538-1060 ext. 1127.
  • Meaford Hall will be open to the public on January 31st, during regular business hours Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and maintaining a 50% capacity limit. Meeting rooms, an art gallery and restrooms are available to the public.
  • Meaford Museum will open to the public on Thursday, February 3rdduring normal business hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Community Center and Arena Meaford and St. Vincent will be open to the public at 50% capacity from Monday, January 31st, with in-person recreation programs, public skating, regular hockey games, sticks and pucks, and ice rentals. Capacity levels have been capped at 500 people until February 21st. To access the facility, proof of vaccination with QR code is required as per provincial regulations. There will be no food or drink allowed in the property at this time. Masks must be worn at all times throughout the facility, except when attending a sporting event. Public skating will be available with a maximum of 40 people. For more information on public skating hours, please Click here (https://www.meaford.ca/en/explore-play/arena-and-community-centre.aspx)
  • Community halls will be open to the public at 50% capacity from Monday, January 31st.
  • Leisure programs resumed on January 31st. For a full list of events or to register, please Click here (https://www.meaford.ca/en/explore-play/recreationprograms2.aspx)
  • Operations Center and Board Room Office at 157859 7and The line will remain closed with in-person services available at the City Administration office at 21 Trowbridge Street West.
  • Meaford Public Library is open during regular operating hours with a 50 percent visitor capacity. At this time, internal programming, meeting room reservations, and the Tech Center are not available to the public.
  • February 14thand council meeting will be held virtually. From February 21st, Board meetings are scheduled in person. Meetings of Board Committees and Advisory Councils will be held virtually during the month of February. Members of the public can attend all meetings virtually. Meetings are streamed live on the Municipality of Meaford YouTube channel at www.meaford.ca/youtube. For more information, please contact the Legislative Services Department at assistant [email protected] or 519-538-1060 ext. 1100. You can find the minutes, agendas and videos of all meetings on the Meaford Council Portal. You can also watch board, committee and council meetings live online via the Council Live Stream.

All essential services continue under normal requirements, such as emergency services, regulations and enforcement, water and wastewater services, road maintenance, garbage, recycling, electronics recycling and polystyrene recycling with safety protocols in place.

COVID safety measures are in place when visiting one of the municipal buildings for the safety of the public and municipal staff. You must adhere to the following protocols:

  • The capacity is reduced to only 1 person or 1 family unit that can enter the front area of ​​the municipal administration office at a time. Line up outside using sidewalk markers to ensure physical distancing.
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided upon entering and exiting the building.
  • Wear a mask (exclusions accepted according to provincial and public health requirements).
  • Pay with a credit or debit card.
  • Proof of vaccination with QR code is required per provincial regulations when entering to attend any performance, recreational or sporting event (exclusions accepted based on provincial and public health requirements).

This is an ever-evolving situation and decisions are being made. To stay informed of disruptions to municipal facilities and services, please visit the municipality’s website. COVID-19 Open and Closed (https://www.meaford.ca/en/living-here/affected-services.aspx) page. Any changes in operations will be communicated by press release and posted on the municipal website. COVID-19 Open and Closed page and on our social networks: Facebook, Twitter and instagram.