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Webers OMB pre-hearing set for Wednesday

In Oro-Medonte
Feb 11th, 2013
UPDATE Re: Weber’s Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Hearing
Letter from Concerned Medonte Residents Group February 11 2013 
Dear Residents of Oro-Medonte and Simcoe County,
Wednesday February 13 at 10am is now a pre-hearing to deal with preliminary and procedural matters (mainly identifying parties and participants for the hearing, start date for hearing and duration of hearing).  Nonetheless, we still feel that a large public presence at the opening of these proceedings will speak volumes, impressing upon the OMB that there is a significant level of grassroots opposition to this proposal as they prepare to organize the hearing.
At the prehearing, several members of the Concerned Medonte Residents Group will ask permission to present/submit information at the hearing in order to ensure that the public’s concerns, outlined in the petition, are heard.
As previously stated, the owner of Webers (Fast Food Hamburgers) has purchased property in Rural Oro-Medonte at 99 Mount Saint Louis Road East.  The property is currently Agricultural/Rural and Environmentally Protected land and the application has requested for it to be converted to commercial land for the development of a Webers Fast Food Hamburger Restaurant.  We are not opposed to Weber’s, however we feel that this is the wrong parcel of land for such a development.
A public meeting was held last February 2012 where not one member of a large public turnout spoke in favour of this development at this location and nearly 600 petitions were signed in just one week in order to meet the Township’s public input deadline. 

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