Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Some of you might remember a little kerfluffle at the County level over Highlands levelling forests in Melancthon. (you can search this site with the word tree and find out more than you ever would want to know about the shenanigans)

The County of Dufferin had a little something called a tree bylaw.

Some citizens didn't know about it, like the local Landowner Association and Highlands.

Some other citizens knew about it and starting calling and emailing in 2009 asking then demanding the County ENFORCE the bylaw that they all collected salaries in researching, drafting and enacting.

Melancthon citizens were stymed at all turns with their pleas to County staff until they went the political route.

And then the leaves hit the fan.

Long and short of it is, the County has been grappling since 2009 to develop a new bylaw.  Paying their expert staff to research, draft, research, draft, etc. etc. etc.

In the end, they came to the conclusion that Melancthon residents asked for in the first place-just enforce the bylaw you have in place.

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