Timeline

May 2016

  • Ian Sinclair saw The Sign - Application to Change the Official Plan to Re-Zone for Aggregate Extraction
  • He is Opposed to the Application

July 2016

  • The Friends of the Pretty River Valley - Formed an Association Web Site Created

October 24, 2016

  • 1085 Petition Signatures Achieved in 2 1/2 Months Submitted to the Town of the Blue Mountains

November 14, 2016

  • Ian Sinclair Deputation - Focus: Preservation Not Devastation

April 4, 2018

  • Committee of the Whole Deputations made by Ian Sinclair, Don Avery, Dave Loopstra
  • Council Vote - 5 of 5 Councillors Rejected the Staff Report and Application

April 16, 2018

  • Council Meeting
  • April 4, 2018 5 of 5 Councillors Decision Not Ratified
  • Motion Passed
  • Staff Report
    • Further Review
    • Present Additional Options

May 2018

  • The Friends of the Pretty River Hires a Lawyer To Appeal Grey County Decision to Accept the Application to Change "The Official Plan" to Re Zone - March 22, 2018
    -The Friends were not Aware of the Meeting

No Representation

  • Town of the Blue Mountains Appeal - Grey County
  • Grey County Should Not Have Made the Decision Before the Town of the Blue Mountains
  • Friends Appeal to the Town of the Blue Mountains - Request a Seat at the Town Planning Table
    - Relationship - Town Planner and Applicant's Planner Should Not Be Aligned
  • The Friends have Incorporated Their Association

August 27, 2018

  • Committee of the Whole Meeting - Staff Report - Removed from the Agenda
  • New Date - September 10, 2018
  • The Town has Changed the Planners on the File

September 10, 2018

  • Committee of the Whole Meeting
  • 6 Deputations Presented
  • Result - Motion Passed to "vigorously" oppose the application
  • Town Lawyer Direct to prepare for LPAT Meeting November 20, 2018

September 24, 2018

  • Council Meeting
  • Optimistically the motion will pass

November 20, 2018

  • Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Meeting Date
  • Town Layer - Leo Longo Preparing for the Meeting
  • The Friends of the Pretty River Valley - preparing for the next steps

Next Steps

  • Update...Please see under "News and Events" August 28, 2018

Contact Us

Email: info@noprettyriverpit.ca

Resources

Ian Sinclair - August 27 Presentation to Blue Mountains Council
Purpose: To encourage Council to NOT allow a change to the Official Plan to Re-zone for Aggregate Extraction bordering The Pretty River Valley Provincial Park; and to encourage Council to NOT allow extraction below the water table

Letter of Support from Blue Mountain Watershed Trust
The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is supporting the goals of the Friends of the Pretty River Valley in its efforts to stop the Gibraltar Sand and Gravel Pit!

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to take place November 20, 2018

April 4 2018 Presentation
Ian Sinclair's Presentation to the Committee of the Whole

Letter To Town Council
Letter from Ian Sinclair to Town Council to Not accept the proposed Official Plan Amendment proposed by municipal staff. The vote will take place on April 4, 2018. Please show your opposition to this proposed rezoning by attending the meeting.

Presentation to Council
Deputation made to Council by Ian Sinclair Nov 2016

Council Approves Changes
County and Town are Poised to Move Forward

Quarry Proposal Blue Prints
Full Set of Pretty River Quarry Drawings

Quarry Proposal Blue Prints Page 1
Page 1 of 3 of detailed drawings

Quarry Proposal Blue Prints Page 2
Page 2 of 3 of detailed drawings

Quarry Proposal Blue Prints Page 3
Page 3 of 3 of detailed drawings