Peer Review of Greer’s Application

In November 2019, I filed a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act to receive a copy of the following records: Records pertaining to the Peer Review of Mr. Paul Greer’s Application for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment, further to his application for a license to operate a pit […]

CAMQ Presentation to SCGG – 20191122

STANDING COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT Friday 22 November 2019 Citizens Against Melrose Quarry The committee met at 0900 in the Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront, Peterborough. Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 Consideration of the following bill: Bill 132, An Act to reduce burdens on people and businesses by enacting, amending and repealing various Acts […]

Bill 132 & the Aggregate Resources Act

We begin with information contained within the Notice of Proposed amendments to the Aggregate Resources Act. Proposal summary Changes are proposed to the Aggregate Resources Act to reduce burdens for business while maintaining strong protection for the environment and managing impacts to communities. Proposal details Aggregate Resources Act The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is […]

A friend drew our attention to an online article about proposed changes to the Aggregate Resources Act in Ontario that will have major implications for Prince Edward County – including the municipality’s recent approval of amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to make way for the licensing of a new pit on Ridge […]

WCIA also has distinguished legacy in Prince Edward County

Letter to the Editor, The Picton Gazette, September 19, 2019. Fair and democratic process took a hit at the September 10th council meeting when the Greer Pit application was approved. Council was clearly struggling with the lack of testing and content with the Greer pit application. Local residents and our Association are rightly concerned that […]

Background Document – August 27, 2019

[PDF] Application for Official Plan and Zoning By-Law AmendmentsPaul and Sandi Greer, Greenridge Asparagus Farm1002 Ridge Road, Picton Background In 2016, Paul and Sandi Greer purchased Greenridge Asparagus Farm at 1002 Ridge Road. It has been a well- known asparagus farm for many years. The farm is located in a rural area 7 km south […]

Protecting Water vs Extracting Aggregate (in the Press)

Some excellent coverage on protecting water vs extracting aggregate in the local countryside has appeared in the press, including: Ridge Road doesn’t need another aggregate pit – Ilona Anderson, Letter to the Editor, The Picton Gazette, December 13, 2017. Picton watershed saved – Federation of Ontario Naturalists – Seasons Fall 1999.