Illegal dumping charges against LSRCA chairperson, Georgina mayor before courts
By Heidi Riedner YorkRegion.com Oct 28, 2013
Two counts of illegal dumping against the chairperson of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and Georgina Mayor Robert Grossi on his private property remain before the courts, according to the Natural Resources Ministry.
The Ministry confirmed Monday the matter has been carried over from Friday.
Two counts of violating the Public Lands Act were laid by the Ministry involving alleged dumping of material on Crown land without written consent and unlawfully filling shore lands.
The offence date for both counts is July, 25, 2013.
Some in the neighbourhood of the mayor’s Lake Drive residence report seeing three loads, at least dump-truck size, of rock and dirt being delivered to the property around the time of the alleged violations.
“It looked like a steam shovel threw a bunch of crap in the truck,” said one source, who did not want to be identified.
Concerns have also been raised over the source of the material, its quantity and the fact work was done on crown land.
The mayor said Friday he was issued appropriate approvals from both the Ministry and the Authority for the work he has done.