An Amaranth property owner was fined $3,240 because he took out a burn permit, but inadvertently failed to contact the fire department before he lit the fire.
In his words : We’re trying to keep the property nice and you want to penalize me for it,” Holmes said. “That is the sad part. That council seems to be more focused on the right and wrong, instead of what is maybe fair in this situation.”
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The Mayor of Amaranth, Don McIver sat on County Council in 2009 and 2010 while Highland Companies gutted, razed, bulldozed and burned hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of trees in Melancthon, but wouldn’t vote to fine Highlands, even though it was proven they were in contravention of the County tree cutting bylaw.
Strange, very strange.