With a packed gallery and standing room only, everything went exactly as predicted at North Kawartha Council meeting today with Developer Ron Dick urging Council:
!) to prepare a draft zoning by-law;
2) to grant the go-ahead on the lots given the OK by the provincial archeological stage I & II report; and
3) to ask for the statutory public meeting to be held Saturday August 23rd 1pm at the Wilson Park Community Centre.
Led to believe by the Developer and his consultants that most everything was “in order”, Council failed to ask the difficult questions or delay their response to the requests until staff could pursue more information. It was like a well-rehearsed dance that went as planned.
The job of the FRIENDS was to observe and witness. That was our goal and we achieved it!
Thanks to the “Friends” and the friends of the “Friends” that came to implement this second public step in our strategy. Kudos to all!