May 24, 2017
This is likely one of the hidden reasons for the Midhurst Secondary Plan.
A regional, county-wide wastewater and water system that provides uber profits to the few; paid by the many through their utility bills and forced hook-ups.
a person who is used by another, typically to carry out an unpleasant or dangerous task.
There are very, very few more lucrative financial investments than a monopoly control of a necessity of life.
May 22, 2017
Was that 10-million litres of treated sewage a day?
Piped from either side of Midhurst to Barrie’s grid, treated ($) and then pumped into the deepest part of Lake Simcoe.
Is it an environmental win by NOT dumping the treated poo into Willow Creek — Minesing Wetlands — Nottawasaga River — Wasaga Beach (world’s longest freshwater beach)?
The start of a county-wide wastewater system?
Who will be selling this hard as a “win” for the environment?
May 19, 2017
The purest water in the world.
Do not be alarmed by simplification, complexity is often a device for claiming sophistication, or for evading simple truths.
― John Kenneth Galbraith
May 15, 2017
To rule over wendake (Simcoe County) in all things involving public funds.
Massive, massive water taking for international sales.
November 7, 2015
No 10,000 sprawl homes plunked down on Class 1 and 2 agricultural land.
No threat to Minesing Wetlands–Nottawasaga River–Wasaga Beach (Nottawasaga Valley version) or Lake Simcoe (Lake Simcoe watershed alternative).
The real money was always in buying Barrie’s waste water and water supply (privatizing a public asset).
Public (non-native and native) revulsion to that plan changes the internal rate of return on this utility bill (NOT housing) project.
They’ll walk away using one of +100 environmental pretenses to save face.
October 22, 2014
Is it “For the Greater Good”: to maximize the value of natural monopoly services to the the current 446,063 current residents as is the case for solid waste, ambulance, forests, long term care?
Or is it to set into place effective corporate control over the water and sewer revenue of one of the fastest growing areas in Canada?
Each mayor and deputy mayor in Simcoe County’s 16 municipalities automatically sits on county council when they’re elected.
Question: Is there an undisclosed, personal, pecuniary interest in everyone running for mayor or deputy mayor in the October 27th election because economic theory indicates profit-maximizing control of monopolies leads to avoidable, inefficient economic rents? These over-and-above market-justified cash flows can create a series of perceived and real conflicts of interest (ie. opportunistically increase the net present value of the lifetime earnings of new and former county politicians and county senior staff).
Pecuniary Interest Disclosure: Since January 2, 2014, I have been a registered candidate for Deputy Mayor of Springwater Township. My only pecuniary interest is part ownership of a residential property in Midhurst which has used well water and septic system for the last 54 years. The perceived forced, future hookup to water and sewers that would come with the Midhurst Secondary Plan, MSP has decreased the market value of this family asset. I restrict my business consulting to individual and groups of franchisees in the North American business format franchise industry.
As a candidate for deputy mayor, I would oppose the privatization of water management in Springwater Township and the county if elected.
There are three of us vying for this position: the incumbent is an uber-staunch MSP supporter and the other one became a Midhurst resident in 2014, appears to be using robo calls, and filed his papers two or three days before the September 12th election deadline. David Donnelly estimates the market value of an approved Midhurst Secondary Plan at $40-billion.
October 15, 2014
In January 2009, the city’s electrical utility (Barrie Hydro) merged with PowerStream Inc.
Jeff Lehman, PowerStream Board member and Mayor of the City of Barrie, along with Brian Bentz, PowerStream President and CEO, present cheque for $250,000, in support of Georgian College’s solar power-assisted electric vehicle charging station project, to MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian College President and CEO and Gwen Strachan, Georgian College Board Chair.
The current 2 Barrie members of the 13 member board are Mayor Jeff Lehman and Councillor Lynn Strachan. Collingwood was added in August 2012.
Done deal: Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman shake hands to formally announce the creation of Collus Powerstream.
Many Barrie residents have found that their monthly bills have doubled since that time.
- Will Barrie sell off their water utilities too?
And does this have anything to do with the Midhurst Secondary Plan’s potential to start a trans-watershed, county-wide water supply and wastewater treatment network of pipes?