To The Editor
Sir or Madam,
The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing of the Rockwood “Hidden Quarry” case has been adjourned indefinitely. It is expected that the proponent will be making a fresh application to Guelph Eramosa Township (GET) Council for a zoning amendment under the new Zoning Bylaw that became effective on Sept. 1.
This pause seems to me to provide an excellent opportunity for the expression of gratitude to the mayors, councillors, regional officials and residents of GET, Halton Hills, Milton and Halton Region who have been so supportive of Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC)’s efforts to ensure a proper, science-based assessment of the potential impact of the proposed quarry on the environment and its local inhabitants, reflecting the environmental, community and planning criteria detailed in both provincial and regional legislation and policies.
CRC now speaks for over 1,100 concerned residents of the towns and countryside involved and the funding which has been forthcoming from so many sources has served to provide us with the very best legal and scientific expert assistance in reviewing the proponent’s claims and making our case to the OMB.
Alex D. Kanarek, PhD BSc ARCS MRCIM.
Board Co-Chair, CRC Rockwood Inc.
Jolliffe Avenue, Rockwood ON