Unlike the past two meetings where Council has seen a “lite” version of an Agenda, this Monday’s proceedings looks like it’s going to be a long night, given it’s 5:30 PM start. If variety is your thing, then this Agenda is just for you.Continue reading
The Region will be presenting as a delegation at tonight’s Council meeting on the proposed Livingston Avenue Extension, as part of the Regional Official Plan Amendment 13 (ROPA 13).Continue reading
Just a quick reminder that the Public Information Centre/Meeting/Workshop on the Environmental Assessment for the Livingston Avenue Extension will be held on Tuesday (May 28th), starting at 6:15PM at the Casablanca Winery Inn.Continue reading
Well, thanks to a tip from a reader we now know that the Region will be hosting their Public Information Centre #2 for the Livingston Avenue Extension EA on Tuesday May 28th. It should be interesting to see what plans they have for the Irish Grove Woodlot.Continue reading
The Region has just sent out a update notice in regards to the two Environment Assessments (EA) it is undertaking in Grimsby. While the first Public Information Centre (PIC) was held last year and covered both EAs, they have now been split.
The Region sent out a letter to residents along Casablanca announcing a “Stakeholder Workshop” will be held on September 27, 2018 at Southward Park Community Centre in regards to the Casablanca Environmental Assessment (EA). While the letter was sent to those on Casablanca Boulveard, if you have an interest or simply live in the West End of Grimsby, you should attend.
We are going to hand over the reins of this post to Bruce Mackenzie, a local and noted naturalist who has championed conservation of natural resources both here in Grimsby and around the province. You might recognize his name as part of Hawkwatch, saving the Biggar Lagoons bird habitat or his dedication to preserving the woodlot.
The PIC will be open tonight (June 20th) from 5PM to 8PM at the Casablanca Winery Inn with a presentation at 6PM.
The EA on the Livingston Avenue Extension has been a controversial topic as it will examine whether to plow through the Greenbelt and Irish Woodlot with a road that most see as unnecessary.
Council is back for another summer session on Monday August 21st, 2017 at 6:30 PM (summer start time). There is a couple interesting delegations on the Agenda including one to speak about the dumping that is occurring on Kemp and another landowner family *supporting* the idea of a Livingston Avenue Extension.
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With the Public Works Committee meeting discussing the future of the Irish Woodlot coming up on August 16th, we thought we would bring back a couple articles that give a little history on the beginnings and battle to protect these precious lands.