For Immediate Release
Thursday March 22, 2018
Georgina Council does not support LSRCA report regarding Maple Lake Estates Development
Georgina, ON – Thursday evening, Georgina Council held a Special Meeting to discuss the LSRCA report ‘Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Report No. 10-18-BOD, Maple Lake Estates (DG Group) Permit Application and Proposed Land Transfer,’ that will be tabled at the LSRCA Board of Directors Meeting on March 23, 2018.
Following Council discussion on the LSRCA report and receiving comments from the public, Georgina Council unanimously passed the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. C-2018-0116
WHEREAS 80 percent of the Paradise Beach – Island Grove lands are a Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW);
AND WHEREAS the development of a 1,073 unit subdivision on the Paradise Beach – Island Grove PSW would undermine the environmental sustainability of Georgina and the Lake Simcoe community;
AND WHEREAS the development of a 1,073 unit subdivision threatens the current and long-term health of Lake Simcoe;
AND WHEREAS the residents of Ward 3 and the broader community of the Town of Georgina have not been allowed to fully participate in the decision making process that will directly impact the health and quality of life in their community;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of Georgina requests;
· The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority exercise its mandate to conserve and protect the environmentally significant Paradise Beach – Island Grove lands for the future health of Lake Simcoe and its surrounding communities.
· The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority decline to issue a section 28 permit on the Maple Lake Estates Property.
· And further, that the Council of the Town of Georgina hereby declares that should the Board of Directors of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority issue a section 28 permit for the Maple Lake Estates lands, that the Town of Georgina will consider all of the options at its disposal which may include taking legal action.
Mayor Margaret Quirk and Regional Councillor Naomi Davison sit on the LSRCA Board and will be presenting the resolution at the LSRCA meeting tomorrow.
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