You know who has been MIA?
Our esteemed contract planner, Jerry Jorden.
So lets see, in the past 6 years he has been doing an update of the Official Plan and there appears to be no end to that. These plans are to be reviewed/updated every 5 years and we are still working under the 1977 plan, but why rush when you are getting paid by the contract hour to "update it".
BUT in the past 2 months an Official Plan amendment (OPA) was filed by and at the expense of a private organization, not under the leadership of our newly elected Council, for a specialty crop designation.
THEN another OPA was filed by and at the expense of a private organization, not under the (blah, blah blah).....to strengthen the aggregate policies under Melancthon's more than 30 year old OP.
THEN a corporation intent on crushing and destroying Melancthon filed for an aggregate license for a 2,400 acre, 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine. Oh yeah and the OPA and ZBA as well.
And Jorden? Pretty quiet and pretty absent, although someone did manage to get a picture of him one day.