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The $10 Million Waterfront Gamble: Part 4 – That’s Not My Letter!

Well, it’s been about 10 months since the last look at the waterfront Greenbelt land and future development of 502 Winston Road. Needless to say, quite a bit has transpired since. The conclusion in that December 2022 post was that an Auditor General’s report, IC investigation and/or more formal investigative process (RCMP) was needed over the whole Greenbelt process. That suggestion has now come to bear fruit.

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Steve Clark Resigns Over Growing Greenbelt Scandal, Mr. X Unmasked

Photo Credit: The Narwhal/Fair Dealing

With the developments (no pun intended) of the last few days, it seems the whole big Greenbelt heist is starting to become unraveled. Today’s announcement that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, has decided to step down from his position came somewhat as a surprise after his initial refusals, although the writing was clearly on the wall. He will remain on as an MPP.

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The $10 Million Waterfront Gamble: 502 Winston, Part 1 – The Art of the Deal

Image Credit: Google Inc. via Google Earth

If you didn’t catch the Public Notice in the local papers, you might have missed a notice from the Region regarding a Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) application for the lands known as 502 Winston Road. The purpose of the application is to “refine the agricultural significance of the property from Unique Agricultural Area to Rural designation”. The lands are currently “Specialty Crop – Tender Fruit & Grape Lands” under the Greenbelt plan. But why re-designate you ask?

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Notice: OLT Hearing 141-149 Main Street East (Coles) – July 4, 2022

Photo Credit: Homes by Losani/Fair Dealing

The OLT hearing for the property municipally known as 141-149 Main Street East, the Cole’s property, will commence this coming Monday (July 4, 2022) at 10:00 AM. The hearing is scheduled for ten days, although it is not known whether the full allotment of time will be required.

You can read more about the development at the following links:

Let’s Talk Grimsby – Town Engagement Site
OLT Memo from Case Management Conference
SaveMainStreet Site – Posts & Opinions

As this OLT hearing is being conducted electronically, members of the public are invited and encouraged to watch the proceedings using the following information:

Time/Date: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM, please login before 9:45 AM
Login link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/153517965
Access code: 153-517-965

If you or a loved one does not have access to a tablet, smartphone or computer, and wishes to listen in on the hearing, they can do so by calling the following numbers:

Audio-only line: +1 (647) 497-9391 or (Toll Free) 1 (888) 455-1389
Audio-only access code: 153-517-965

How They Voted: Irish Woodlot / Livingston Ave. Extension

With fall in the air, our local enclaves of forests (well, we don’t really have many left below the escarpment) are starting to turn into beautiful hues and the much loved Irish Woodlot in Grimsby is no exception.  As such, we thought it would be apt to turn our “How They Voted” eyes onto the Irish Woodlot and the proposed “Livingston Avenue Extension” through it.

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