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Georgina mayor, chairperson of LSRCA faces Ministry charges

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Oct 25th, 2013
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Rob Grossi violated Public Lands Act, Ministry says
By Heidi Riedner YorkRegion.com October 25 2013
Georgina Mayor Robert Grossi, who is also chairperson of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, has been charged by the Ministry of Natural Resources with violating the Public Lands Act.
Through his executive assistant, Tammi Roberts, the mayor — who was in a conference and unable to speak to media when contacted — said he has permits from both the conservation authority and the Ministry for work that was done on his Lake Drive property.
The matter will be before the courts this morning.
Two counts were laid under Ministry legislation for allegedly dumping material on Crown land without written consent and unlawfully filling shore lands.
The offence date for both counts is July, 25, 2013. Mr. Grossi was elected as chairperson of the LSRCA in Jan. 25, 2013 during its annual general meeting.
A spokesperson for the Ministry said official comment will be released only after convictions in cases have been made.
The LSRCA confirmed board members are aware of charges relating to its chairperson and will closely examine the matter as it unfolds.

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