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'Hours of operation have actually increased not decreased'to the editor,
Posted September 11, 2017
On June 11, community members took time and effort to make presentations to council with their concerns regarding the Nelson Aggregate Agreement.
Their important suggestions were not even considered in the document to be presented this evening. In fact, this new and improved version is even more egregious.
The linear trail at the Boyne River would be a joke, if it was not such a tragedy. Can you just imagine walking along a trail with your family, picnic in hand, to overlook noisy, operating machinery six days a week, breathe in spewing toxins with nary a bird in sight?
Wait just a minute, who owns this property now? Not Nelson Aggregate.
The Boyne is a meandering cold water fishery which actually changes it banks and floods. Who will be bear the cost of managing this ridiculous trail financially? We the taxpayers.
The $100,000 in-kind from Nelson? Please. Paying for a
bulldozer, truck and manpower should cost closer to perhaps $10,000 for
something this community does not want or need. We have our beautiful
places to enjoy.
The haul route on the 5th Sideroad will almost exclusively be utilized by approximately 480 gravel trucks per day and, we the taxpayers are expected to create this haul route and maintain it at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Why? And, not to mention the millions of dollars for Cty Rd 13 and Cty Rd 50 roads and bridges, a cost shared by 16 communities in Simcoe County.
There are numerous other errors or omissions in this
irresponsible agreement created for Nelson Aggregates Co.
Passing this motion prior to the OMB Hearing, when this council is
actually one of the accused in this matter, will definitely create more
questions as to individual involvement in this debacle.
Only a chosen few will be financially rewarded for the devastation caused to those in our entire community.