July 10th, 2015
Dear Friends and Supporters of C.A.M.P.,
On Monday, July 13th, the Ontario Municipal Board will begin to hear our appeal, opposing the rezoning decision of the Town of Caledon to allow Olympia Sand and Gravel Inc. to operate a gravel extraction operation on 293 acres of agricultural land, located between Porterfield and Willoughby Roads in Caledon, just south of Orangeville.
Getting to the OMB has been a challenge for us as a group of citizens. The financial cost and strategic debate has been on-going now for 2 years within our relatively small community. But I am confident that the struggle has been well worth it. I am confident that, as we begin our case on Monday, we have streamlined it to the main issue, WATER, and we have formed an expert and legal team worthy of the challenge before them.
And so, I want to say “THANK YOU!” for making this happen.
Without your support, your questions, your interest, and your actions, all of this would not have been possible. By going to the OMB, we know we have acted to stop the Melville Pit: an action worthy of our community, our healthy lifestyle, our rich environment and our long heritage. We know that we have done what we had to do to protect it.
I hope to see you at the OMB Hearing, beginning on Monday, July 13th at 10 a.m. It will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Parish Hall, located on the south side of Old Church Road, just east of Airport Road in Caledon East. Parking is at the rear of the church. Handicapped parking is located on Old Church Road at the front of the church. The Hearing will begin at 10 a.m. each day from Monday, July 13th to Friday, July 24th. I will post regular updates throughout the Hearing should dates, times etc. change.
Again, Thank You! Thank you for taking a stand and taking action to make this OMB appeal possible.
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