The OMB has scheduled a first Pre-Hearing Conference on the Hidden Quarry Application by James Dick Construction Limited for Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10 am at the offices of Guelph Eramosa Township, 8348 Wellington Road 124, Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0.
At the Hearing the full and final list of Parties will be established. The Concerned Residents Coalition plans to be a Party…read more Hidden Quarry Media Release – OMB Pre-Hearing November 2, 2017
Details: OMB PL170688..- Notice of PHC November 2 2017
Come one! Come all! As we begin the new Hidden Quarry application adjudication at the OMB we need all hands on deck! Our attendance will show the high level of community concern.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Council Chamber, Guelph Eramosa Township
8348 Wellington Road 124
2016 Hearing Postponed: Just a year ago we were preparing for the OMB Hearing on September 27 on the Hidden Quarry application. That Hearing was postponed indefinitely, almost immediately after the Hearing started, because the JDCL application was made in 2012 under a GET zoning bylaw which had been repealed and replaced in 2016.
JDCL’s new application: Three months later, in December 2016, JDCL re-applied to GET and to Wellington County under the County’s new official plan and Township’s new zoning bylaw.
JDCL’s new appeal to the OMB: By the end of June 2017, JDCL once again appealed to the OMB based on ‘non-decisions’ by both County and Township when a minimum regulation deadlines (120 and 180 days respectively) had passed.
Now, with this first Pre-Hearing Conference date set the OMB is once more gearing up to hear the case. Last time round there were three pre-hearing conferences. We don’t know how many there will be this time, nor do we know when the Hearing itself will take place.
The November 2 Pre-Hearing Conference will last no more than a day, perhaps even just a few hours. As those who attended will remember, it will address:
- identification of the Parties to the Hearing, of which CRC plans to be one;
- identification of participants;
- identification of issues;
- possibility of settlement of any or all of the issues;
- start date of Hearing;
- duration of Hearing; and
- a few other practical considerations.
An ‘op-ed’ by Angela Tyler in the New Acton Tanner raised questions about the place of quarries in our communities. CRC Board member Linda Sword responded in a letter to the editor.
April-27-2017 – The outreach for the public forum noted, “In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Wastewise has invited Maude Barlow to speak. She is a political activist, author, policy critic and outspoken crusader for Canada and a long-time defender of Canada’s water. Wastewise is a vibrant community organization known throughout the region for its busy Georgetown store featuring recycled and re-usable items. Maude Barlow speaks at Wastewise public forum challenges Hidden Quarry in Rockwood – The Council of Canadians