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Attend Public Meeting to support Burnt Lands Alvar

At approximately 6:30 pm, April 21, 2015 in Town of Mississippi Mills Council Chambers, 3131 Old Perth Rd there will be a public meeting regarding the rezoning of lands designated “Rural” and identified as ANSI (Burnt Lands Alvar; Area of Natural and Scientific Interest). The intent by proponents of a cluster lot development within the alvar ANSI is to convince Council to allow for a rezoning of their land to “Rural, Special Exception” in order to remove a current restriction on the proposed building in the alvar.

At the meeting, council will hear and deal with the issue of a proposed development in the Burnt Lands Alvar, directly for the first time. The applicants are seeking approval for a Zoning Bylaw Amendment to allow them to go ahead with a development proposal in the Burnt Lands Alvar.   The result could be 100+ acres of provincially significant ANSI (alvar species, wetlands, threatened species) being degraded, and “a loss of connectivity and ecological function in this pivotal portion”. MVFN’s Burnt Lands Alvar Campaign committee opposes this and believes that the alvar area should be protected with better municipal development guidelines.

There will be a sign up sheet for the Public to receive further information on the issue. However, those wishing to have their input registered should either speak at the meeting or forward their comments and opinions to the appropriate contacts.

Details: Please attend this public meeting. For further information, follow this link to the agenda package documents: http://www.mississippimills.ca/uploads/12/Doc_635647910377718231.pdf

The order of items in the agenda in the Committee of the Whole Meeting (immediately following Council meeting which starts at 6 pm):
A. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
B. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST
C. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/PUBLIC MEETINGS
1. Public Meeting and Background Report for Zoning By-law Amendment
#Z-01-15 – 1463 Golden Line Road, Cluster lot Pages 1-6

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