future Big-city Midhurst? = future Big-Township taxes for everyone

Don’t blame all former township leaders.

Cheryl Browne from today’s Barrie Examiner:

SPRINGWATER TWP. — The hamlet of Midhurst has been shaken to its very foundations after hearing its growing by 30,000 new neighbours.

The new math local homeowners are grappling with shows a sharp increase in population from about 3,500 to 33,000 people, if plans to build 10,000 new homes are given the go ahead by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

How Credible is the citizen leadership?

“It’s a mystification to me how council can go from (a plan of) 6,500 homes to 28,000 (people) for just this area,” said Dr. Paul Fleming, a current resident and former council member from 1994 to 2000. [prior article]

What about taxes for all Springwater citizens?

“Midhurst would have to develop big-city services, such as transit, emergency personnel and police,”…

To Do for Springwater citizens next Week?

The Midhurst Ratepayers Association will host a petition-signing forum at the Midhurst Community Hall on Doran Road on Jan. 26 and 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Their objective is to gather as many names of residents opposed to the plan, and have stated those who sign do not have to be residents of Midhurst, but of Simcoe County who are concerned about proposed developments across the county.

Full article: TheBarrieExaminer.com, Word pdf


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