Young’s Quarry Permit #601221 on Bass Lane Rd Trent Lakes

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Jan 232017
 

Dear Mr. Simmons,

I have received your correspondence over the past couple of weeks.  Thank you.

I appreciate the effort taken to track me down as Canada Post had changed my address from the one I gave at the public meeting Friday Jan 16, 2015.  You even emailed me the Return to Sender envelope.  It speaks volumes that you took the time and are taking concerns of citizens seriously and you take communication with local citizens seriously.  The more that people are aware by direct correspondence, the more residents can be proactive rather than reactive.  There is a respect element also of you contacting us all directly rather than putting all of the onus on the citizens, to keep abreast of all information regarding pits and quarries in Trent Lakes.   Thank you again.   I am President of North Pigeon Lake Association (NPLA) and our area of membership has expanded to include the watershed.  We have members who live on Bass Lake.  I am also a resident on Bass Lake Rd.

It is difficult and upsetting for many of us who moved up to this area for peace, quiet and tranquil sounds of nature to now be experiencing noise caused by aggregate extraction.  Hmm I wonder how many quarry/pit owners actually live near their businesses.   That would be an interesting statistic but I digress………

After reading your correspondence I have questions for Shawn Trimper from Eastern Region.  I wonder if I can have a copy of the Addendum to the Hydrogeological Assessment to support the Site Plan Amendment.  I am not sure it will answer my questions but I am wanting to know about the monitoring program of the test wells.  What are the parameters and objectives.  Who will be looking at the results and doing the analysis?  I would hope they would  be made public.

Also when you say that the monitoring needs to be done two years prior to any dewatering of the quarry site …… does this mean that quarrying can be done until the water table is involved and then the two years of monitoring starts?

Could I also have a copy of the Noise Feasibility Study please.  Where I live I hear the quarrying now and I am approx 4 km away.  I know that friends and NPLA members on Bass Lake and Silver Lake experience more noise and dust then we do down here on Bass Lake Rd.

I respect the time you have taken to work with local clubs.

Please let me know when the Citizens’ Liaison Committee will be set up.

I am pleased that Trent Lakes has requested another information meeting this summer as our cottages will be here and people who leave for the winter will be back.  I am hoping there will be a representative from the MNRF there to answer questions.

Regards,

Janet Klein

President NPLA & resident on Bass Lake Rd.

DEWDNEY MOUNTAIN FARMS QUARRY PROPOSED HAUL ROUTE

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Aug 142015
 

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

A delegation will be received from Dewdney Mountain Farms regarding a proposed Haul Route for the Dewdney Mountain Farms Quarry.

This meeting is open to the public. Citizens are invited to observe the proceedings. Questions from the gallery will not be received. Continue reading »

BASS LANE QUARRY EXPANSION

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Jan 092015
 

At the recent council meeting this past Tuesday Jan 6th there was a lot of good information of which all can be accessed on the Trent Lakes web site but of particular interest was the information put forward on the expansion of the CDR Young quarry on Bass Lane Rd. on Crown Land. As expressed at the council meeting apparently, our Municipality does not have a lot of control over this proposed quarry expansion as it is on Crown Land.
It is located about 15 km North of Bobcaygeon on County Rd. 49.

CDR Young’s Aggregate has an application pending at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for an amendment to extract aggregate from below the water table, increase days and hours of operations, and increase max. annual tonnage from 300,000 to 850,000 tonnes.

Our municipality has until January 30th, 2015 to comment on the matter!!

Please find attached is a report from this proposed expansion from Trent Lakes and also a presentation of this expansion to the City of Kawartha Lakes.

There is an open house to be hosted by the MNR on:
Friday January 16, 2015. 6pm to 8 pm
Site Plan Amendment/ Public Info Meeting
CDR Young Aggregate, Bass Lane
Bobcaygeon Legion, Branch 239, King Street (corner of King and East St (36 road))

If you are in opposition and wish to object, write an OBJECTION and send it to Paul Cutmore,
MNR Peterborough District Area Office
300 Water St
PO Box 7000
Peterborough, On
K9J8M5

Our council can also be contacted through the Trent Lakes Web site.

A LONG MARCH AGAINST A QUARRY

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Jun 092014
 

“MEMBERS OF CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE AGGREGATE DEVELOPMENT WILL HIKE TO OMB HEARING ON TUESDAY

Opponents of a quarry near Buckhorn are planning to march from Bobcaygeon to Buckhorn on Tuesday, in protest of the project.

Members of Citizens for Responsible Aggregate Development will make the trek to mark the final day of the OMB hearing. They will begin at 8 a.m. at the ValuMart parking lot and walk to Trent Lakes Municipal Office for the hearing at 10 a.m.”

READ MORE

Meet at 7:45 AT Value Mart.

Quarry near Bobcaygeon has residents taking notice — MyKawartha.com

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Mar 312014
 
Proposed quarry

Proposed quarry and concrete plant near Bobcaygeon sparks controversy

“The possibility that dozens of gravel trucks could roll through Bobcaygeon if quarry opens has residents watching what’s going on next door

Proposed quarry and concrete plant near Bobcaygeon sparks controversy Becki Jory, who lives on Ledge Road near the proposed quarry in Galway-Cavendish-Harvey Township, says the operation will also impact Bobcaygeon’s roads and bridges. She submitted this aerial photo of the site. Kawartha Lakes This Week By Mary Riley BOBCAYGEON — The fact that 2014 is a municipal election year was not lost on the dozens of people who showed up in Bobcagyeon to learn more about a new quarry that, when licensed, will have a gravel truck running on Kawartha Lakes Road 36 every three minutes.

And, that is only in Phase 1 of its operation.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Help SAVE the Kawarthas (Video)

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Mar 312014
 

“We are concerned neighbors, living in The Kawarthas and there is a huge limestone development proposed in our area.

The Proposed 400+ acre quarry is a class A, Category 4, crushed stone and Dimensional stone

Our Township has approved this application…..9 of us are officially opposing it at the level of the Ontario Municipal Board on May 20, 2014

We want to ensure that our environment including water, land and sound are being protected against Limestone Industrial development & ancillary operations including

Our area is big, but our population is small as many of our residents are seasonal, so trying to bring awareness to this plight has been difficult.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV08RyhjCKM

Quarry near Bobcaygeon has residents taking notice — MyKawartha.com

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Mar 312014
 
Proposed quarry
Proposed quarry

Proposed quarry and concrete plant near Bobcaygeon sparks controversy

“The possibility that dozens of gravel trucks could roll through Bobcaygeon if quarry opens has residents watching what’s going on next door

Proposed quarry and concrete plant near Bobcaygeon sparks controversy Becki Jory, who lives on Ledge Road near the proposed quarry in Galway-Cavendish-Harvey Township, says the operation will also impact Bobcaygeon’s roads and bridges. She submitted this aerial photo of the site. Kawartha Lakes This Week By Mary Riley BOBCAYGEON — The fact that 2014 is a municipal election year was not lost on the dozens of people who showed up in Bobcagyeon to learn more about a new quarry that, when licensed, will have a gravel truck running on Kawartha Lakes Road 36 every three minutes.

And, that is only in Phase 1 of its operation.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

MyKawartha.com

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Quarry Impact Slideshow

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Nov 012013
 

A brief slideshow highlighting some of the impacts of the Dewdney Mountain Farms potential quarry.

This proposed quarry threatens the peace and quiet that many of us enjoy on a regular basis.

The proposed quarry will be 180m from Provincially Significant Wetland. It is not taken into consideration as it is 60 metres out of the assessment area.

Who is protecting our water, land, air, nature and our way of life?

Download the slideshow.


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