Mayor Linda Collins appears a very sincere and nice individual.
But that fact does not prevent her from likely being naively reckless in her legal duties.
To suggest that a “if you build it they will come” is a responsible way for a Chief Magistrate to fulfill her fiduciary duties as the executive of the Corporation of the Township of Springwater as she does in yesterday’s national Global TV news coverage is, frankly, embarrassing.
Mayor Collins seems to be unwavering in her faith. It seem odd, though, that the sprawl developers are acting in such a high risk, desperate way recently:
- an open revolt at township Council against the development-friendly 2014 operating and capital budget,
- a new newsletter mailed out on March 20, 2014,
- another public meeting on March 25th at the Simcoe County Museum (see below), and
- now the Midhurst Ratepayers’ report:
We have recently learned that the developers are now taking our local municipal governments to the Ontario Municipal Board to force them to re-zone all of the targeted farmland into residential space. This is well before the proper environmental studies have been completed! We feel that this is a push to rush the destruction of prime farmland and is unnecessary. That means more than ever we need to send a message that citizens will not tolerate such an abuse of process.
But who will pay for the Mayor’s folly: (A) her, (B) the developers or (C) all current and future township taxpayers?
Please sign the Margaret Atwood petition.
Posted on SpringwaterParkcc.org.