November 20, 2018
Re: November 26 Hearing re Proposed Lippa Pit and Quarry
A reminder that the 3rd OMB Pre-Hearing Conference (now called LPAT CMC) will take place at 10:00 am on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Municipal Office, 3 Bailey Street, Port Carling. It will be a Hearing of a Motion to Dismiss the Lippa Appeal, which Motion is being brought by Ross Earl and is being supported by SLCO. Grounds for the Motion are that the Lippa Appeal is frivolous because of a flaw in the original application. Specifically, Lambert’s Lake (where Mr. Earl owns property) and Mud Lake are less than one kilometre from the proposed rock-crushing operations on the Lippa site. Both lakes are designated “Waterfront” under the Township of Muskoka Lakes Official Plan; and that Plan forbids any new rock-crushing operations within two kilometres of property designated “Waterfront”. As a result, the Lippa proposal violates the Official Plan.
Given the important issue to be decided at Monday’s hearing, your attendance is especially important. We need to continue to demonstrate to the adjudicator that a large number of people remain strongly opposed to the proposed pit and quarry.
I am looking forward to seeing you on November 26 in Port Carling. As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Scott May, President
Skeleton Lake Cottagers Organization
c: 416 559 2839