Ensuring Sustainability:
Municipal Environmental Regulation for Development Projects

This project will review current municipal by-laws and agreements, as well as Provincial and Federal regulations related to the control of noise, light, and pollutants, such as dust, resulting from development, and make recommendations to Council about potential modifications to changes to municipal by-laws and agreements to change the level of regulation, together with the requirements to provide enforcement.

Project Scope
This project will involve: 
  • An initial report (Phase 1) will be prepared and presented to Council to provide background on current By-laws, Agreements and Regulations. A further report (Phase 2) may be prepared if requested by Council that will consider updates to Municipal By-laws and further outline Municipal capacity to technically enforce any By-laws considered by the Municipality.  The Municipality will obtain legal input into both phases to confirm responsibilities. 
  • Review and assessment of environmental regulations including existing Municipal policies and current enforcement in relation to air quality, noise, erosion control applicable to new construction activities in Meaford.
  • Determining and implementing appropriate actions to refine and/or adopt and enforce Municipal regulations and processes to address these potential environmental health impacts.  
 November 2024
  • Research existing By-laws, Agreements and Regulations

January - June 2025

  • Options review with staff and legal Counsel

September 2025

  • Report to Council with implementation
Project Updates
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Matt Smith

Interim CAO
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West
519-538-1060 extension 1115 | msmith@meaford.ca 

Project Charter - Municipal Environmental Regulation for Development Projects 

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