Brockville – Mayor Jason Baker and CPH Chair, Garth McGill jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on January 9, 2019, concerning the proposed North West Industrial Park.
Following 2017 Brockville Council approval of the new Industrial Park By-law and Official Plan amendments, the Citizens group filed an appeal with the OMB now called Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). The appeal has been withdrawn.
Prior to the October municipal election, Garth McGill contacted all candidates suggesting the possibility of getting together for talks. Following the election, contact continued with Mayor BAker elect resulting ni a negoatiating meeting on January 3, 2019, This Memorandum of Understanding is the result of this meeting. Subsequently, the CPH withdrew the LPAT appeal.
The CPH is appreciative of Mayor Jason Baker’s leadership in organizing the recent opportunity to engage positive conversation with the Mayor and City staff on the issues related to industrial development in the north/west quadrant of Brockville. This MOU is the result. The CPU is looking forward to future opportunities to continue positive and respectful conversations with the City around supporting economic development while at the same time, considering residential property interests, natural resources, the environment and taxpayer interests. Garth McGill, CPH Chair.
On behalf of the City of Brockville, Mayor Baker would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the CPH for being true to their group name; Citizens for Progess without Hardship. City Council recognizes there is a balance between required development and the responsibilty to represent the needs of existing residents. This memorandum of understanding is the result of fruitful and honest dialogue and once again is evidence that when we work together towards a cmomon goal much can be achieved.
For more information, contact; Jason Baker, Mayor City of Brockville firstname.lastname@example.org
or Garth McGill, CPH Chair email@example.com