VALLEY NEWSLETTER # 52 January 17, 2007
Now that the dust from the OMB has settled (for awhile, at least) it's appropriate to put the decision in perspective.
This is how things stand.
The MNR has not yet granted a pit licence to SVA.
When SVA gets their licence, before extraction can begin the following must occur:
1. SVA must remove the DDT from the site under MOE guidelines and get an MOE certificate of satisfaction.
2. SVA must apply for, and get, a satisfactory Environmental Assessment of the Turk Road extension haul route.
3. SVA must build an internal haul route under guidelines from the Lower Trent Conservation Authority.
4. SVA must build the appropriate berms and fencing.
5. SVA must, at considerable expense, build the Turk Road extension haul route.
So, we are talking a long time...maybe years.
General Meeting (GM) : When we hear from the MNR we will hold a GM at the Vernonville Hall for all members and interested citizens to:
a) pass on info re the licence,
b) hear the Board's Summary of Expenses outlining how your financial support was spent, and,
c) discuss the Citizens' Committee. (CC)
Citizens' Committee (CC) : We have 6 members interested in being on the CC. Contact any member of the Board if you are interested.
Peeping Toms Wanted: If you notice any untoward or premature work being done on the haul route/pit site, please notify any member of The Board. If SVA proceeds with work before being permitted, we'd like to be able to tell the MNR all the details.
YOUR BOARD MEMBERS ARE:
Carol Hanley 905.344.5947
John Webster 905.344.7160
Margaret Jansen 905.344-7304; FAX 344.7509
Mark Towers 905.344.7881
Bob Garthson 905.349.3807
Richard Homme 905.373.9219
Roger Nainby 905.844.6924