From Jack Gibbons, Chair, North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance
More than nine months ago, the DG Group submitted an application to the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) seeking permission to build a 1,073 unit subdivision in the Paradise Beach-Island Grove Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) in the North Gwillimbury Forest.
Nine long months later, the LSRCA has still not rejected the DG Group’s application despite the fact that its Watershed Development Guidelines:
-Prohibit residential developments on PSWs; and
-Require it to complete its review of applications within 30 to 90 days.
What is going on? Why are we still waiting for the LSRCA to protect Lake Simcoe’s watershed?
Mayor Margaret Quirk and Deputy Mayor Naomi Davison are the Town of Georgina’s representatives on the LSRCA’s board. At the LSRCA’s February 23rd meeting they should move a motion to request the LSRCA to reject the DG Group’s wetland destruction application.
Please contact Mayor Quirk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Deputy Mayor Davison (email@example.com) and ask them to do so.
Please pass this message on to your friends. Thank you.
AWARE Simcoe note: the following are LSRCA board members from Simcoe County – let your representative know how you feel:
City of Barrie Councillor Peter Silveira
City of Barrie (Citizen Representative) Mr. Jay Dolan
City of Orillia (Ex-Officio) Councillor Sara Valiquette-Thompson
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Councillor Peter Ferragine
Town of Innisfil Councillor Richard Simpson (Vice-Chair)
Town of New Tecumseth Councillor Shira Harrison-McIntyre
Township of Oro-Medonte Councillor Scott Macpherson
Township of Ramara No representative for 2017