The wind turbines are up and BSRA has been watching and listening to hear of what we expected would be a Vibrancy Fund offered to the Municipality, following the pattern observed in other areas. On Monday, January 9th a Draft Funding Agreement between the Municipality of Bluewater and Grand Bend Wind GP Inc was presented at the Committee of the Whole Meeting. It is proposed to pass at the Council Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017 beginning at 6 PM in the Council Chambers, Stanley Complex, 38594 Mill Road, Varna.
You may review the agreement at: Grand Bend Wind Farm (Northland) – Community Funding Agreement(Draft) Jan. 9, 2017
There is a web page that shows where the plows of the companies hired to maintain provincial highways are working – in real time. This means you can find and follow a plow when conditions are really bad.
The site also aggregates information from the Twitter feeds of the OPP and the MTO, weather radar, MTO cameras(i.e. Hwy 21 and the Dashwood Road) and Environment Canada Alerts for the displayed area. It would be nice if it also showed or linked to the MTO’s Road Conditions Report – Southwest
Through the Huron County Water Protection Steering Committee, we have permission to share a Legal Opinion they have received on Municipal Authority to Protect Natural Heritage Features. It may help to answer questions about Property Rights. Link to the Legal Opinion.
The ABCA have to consider how to move forward with the SMP update. A delegation of the BSRA Board presented observations and recommendations to the November 24th meeting of the ABCA Board of Directors. Click here to read the presentation.
Residents of Huron County are invited to an information session hosted by the Huron County Health Unit. The session is about the upcoming investigation related to reported human health concerns associated with residential proximity to industrial wind turbines. There will be information on the investigation survey and times for residents’ questions
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 7-8:30 PM
Huron County Health Unit
Health & Library Complex | 77722B London Road, Clinton, Ontario
Please let them know if you plan to attend at 519.482.3416 (Dial 0 to speak to a receptionist).
Information Session on Wind Turbine Investigation
At the special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority this morning the following motion was passed.
Be it resolved, that the ABCA Board of Directors declares that it will not implement the ABCA Shoreline Development Guidelines of Section 7.8 in the report (pages 113-117) and does not endorse the underlying principle of “managed retreat” and the outright prohibition of all shoreline protection works.
And be it further resolved that the Board of Directors continues to endorse the use of policies as contained in the 2000 Shoreline Management Plan and the Board of Directors directs staff to provide options to re-engage the public to update the 2000 Shoreline Management Plan.
Th Shoreline Management Plan will still be updated and we can expect this to take some time. BSRA will be monitoring the process that has yet to be determined.
Today, the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority has announced a special meeting of the Board of Directors to deal with the Consultants’ Recommendations.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 11AM
South Huron Recreation Centre
94 Victoria Street, Exeter
More details at:
Huron County is looking for public input on their Heritage County Natural Heritage Plan. The plan involves woodlots, wetlands, and meadows and there will be land use changes
There will be an information meeting,Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Zurich Arena 7 – 9 PM.
The County of Huron has drafted the Huron Natural Heritage Plan to conserve our environmental systems and features, which are valued by our residents.
The success of the plan depends on landowners, municipalities and agencies working together to conserve our collective natural heritage. The public is invited to this open house to learn about the plan and provide input.
A presentation will be offered at 7:30 PM
The Huron Natural Heritage Plan (HNHP) defines natural heritage systems within Huron County and identifies tools to enhance and protect features like woodlots, rivers, ponds and meadows. The plan consists of two documents:
- The HNHP Technical Document describes the methodology used to identify significant natural features and the natural heritage system in Huron County, and
- The HNHP Implementation Strategy defines the approach to protecting natural heritage features.
These plan documents can be viewed at huroncounty.ca/huron-natural-heritage-plan
There was a hearing aid found immediately at the ABCA office just following the ABCA Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, October 20th. Call the ABCA (519) 235-2610
The BSRA Board of Directors have major concerns about many aspects of the Consultant’s Report. Read the submission to ABCA’s board. Click here.