Friday, July 9, 2010

MAQ Aggregates

On June 1, 2010, GABP directors, Peggy Hutchison, Chris Kirby, Mike Kirby and Cathy Little attended an OMB pre-hearing to hear the appeal of M.A.Q. Aggregates Inc. Peggy requested and was granted party status for GABP.

Provincial Policy Statement Review

The Ontario government is conducting a review of the Provincial Policy Statement, 2005 (PPS). The PPS outlines policy direction for land use planning and development. Municipal planning decisions must be consistent with the PPS. The government is asking for input on how the PPS is working and whether any changes are needed.

GABP's primary mission statement - to promote good land-use planning policy at township, county and provincial levels of government, guarantees that we will be fully participating in this process.

Groups and individuals may comment. For more information and to access an online survey go to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mac Kirk Honoured

At our Annual General Meeting, Mac Kirk was feted for his contributions not only to GABP but to the wider community. Mac arrived fresh from a Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club dedication ceremony for him at the Clendenan dam. Members were thrilled that he was so willing and able to make the trip from Clarksburg to Shallow Lake. President Bill Celhoffer presented Mac with a hand-turned wooden bowl, bearing a plaque inscribed:
Malcolm (Mac) Kirk
In Appreciation for a Lifetime in
Conservation and Community Service
Grey Association for Better Planning
May 1, 2010