​​Where does the quarry application stand, and how will a decision be made on whether or not it will proceed?

​​There are two parallel matters in process: the re-zoning of the site from agricultural to industrial-extractive, which falls within the jurisdiction of Guelph-Eramosa Township, and an aggregate extraction licence, which must be issued by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The applicant applied to have the re-zoning application referred to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for the reason that GET had not rendered a decision on the application by a certain deadline. The re-zoning application and the licence application were then combined into the one OMB case. The case came before the OMB in September 2016, but was adjourned indefinitely because of a legal technicality.  Since then the applicant has had to re-apply to both Township and Wellington County for re-zoning.  It is highly likely that the application will once again be appealed to the OMB which will make the decision on both applications after hearing submissions and evidence by the applicant and other parties, including CRC. It is not yet known when the next OMB Hearing will take place.