PARIS - Dufferin Aggregates says it is willing to pay the estimated $1.9-million cost to upgrade the road past its contentious gravel pit north of Paris.
But Andrea Bourrie, director of planning and regulatory affairs for Holcim Canada, Dufferin's parent firm, made clear Tuesday to Brant county councillors that the municipality must be responsibility for any upgrades to roads anywhere else in the proposed routes of heavy trucks moving between the pit and customer locations.
Brant Mayor Ron Eddy brought up concerns about other roads the company's trucks will take, but Bourrie interjected.
"We run a business, Mr. Mayor," she said. "There is $1.9 million coming out of my right pocket. There needs to be something coming into my left pocket."
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