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Walker Aggregates looking to dig further down at Duntroon quarry

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Aug 17th, 2023
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From Simcoe.com, August 3, 2023
By Ian Adams 

Walker Aggregates will apply to dig a further 10 metres down into its quarry west of Duntroon, according to an agreement between the company and Clearview Township.

The township published the minutes of settlement between itself and the aggregate company, Aug. 3, a revision of a 2010 agreement — that also included the County of Simcoe as a party — that saw Walker pay the township $7.5 million for area road improvements in exchange for ownership of the portion of former County Road 91 between the 10th Line and Grey Road 31.

The agreement became part of the approval of the Joint Consolidated Board in 2013 to allow Walker to expand its quarry operations to the north side of the road.

That 2010 agreement contemplated upgrading the 26/27 Sideroad for year-round use, a project the township abandoned earlier this year after it determined the requirement of the province to undertake a higher standard of environmental assessment would result in “significant delay and increase in costs.”

Township council, in July, approved its side of the agreement following an in camera session. The company recently signed off on its approval.

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