We have an individual who wants to erect a 6,000 sq foot industrial operation on farmland that would employ two people with about about 2 trucks a day. The remaining farmland would remain in farmland.
This operation would be sustainable-meaning the jobs would always be there. NOT gone when a hole has been dug and the resources depleted.
The Mayor made the following statement (verbatum) at the January 6 meeting of Council: "We have to be equitable and fair to those wanting to expand on farm uses while not impacting neighbours."
Hm, tell that to to the people living on the 4th line who will soon be dealing with UP TO one truck a minute (according to the municipal solicitor) from Strada's INDUSTRIAL operation.
Is that equitable and fair?
And did Council put an interim control bylaw on aggregate operations until their new OP is in place as suggested by a ratepayer at the January 6 meeting- NO
Did they halt all industrial applications on farmland until they can get a bylaw in place to regulate it?
You tell me.
Or better still, ask your Council.