The smell of this proposed development keeps getting stronger.

A concerned Midhurst resident reaches out by writing an anonymous letter rather than talking to his Township officials

The Springwater News and Michael Jacobs seems to be trusted.

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

Every time I go out socially or to the Coffee Shop lately, the subject usually turns to the Midhurst Secondary Plan and always there are more questions than answers. Maybe you can get the answers.

Some are as follows:

  • Who prepared the MS Plan – the township or the property owners?
  • Did the township pay for it or the property owner, whose property was recommended for development?
  • Were any of the property owners members of council?
  • If so was a conflict of interest declared?
  • Who was the professional planner who prepared and OK’d the Plan?
  • Did he work for the township or the property owners?
  • Did the Plan consider the best use of the land involved?
  • Is some of the best farmland in or designated for development?
  • Can the Willow Creek handle the run off?
  • Where was the Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture and the NVCA [Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority]?
  • Did they approve the Plan?
  • Are any of the current employees knowledgeable about how the MS Plan was developed and approved?
  • Have the property owners sold their property to developers?
  • Why is the County of Simcoe all of a sudden supporting the Plan while awaiting approval of other growth designated areas?
  • Does a former Simcoe County warden work for one of the developers?
  • Will the present council take the hit and fall because of previous council’s actions?

The smell of this proposed development keeps getting stronger.

A concerned Midhurst resident

Please don’t lie to me, unless you’re absolutely sure I’ll never find out the truth.  Ashleigh Brilliant (b. 1933)


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