Our Ward 7 Councillor, Chris Emanuel, has posted on his Blog (http://chrisemanuel.com/blog) the Settlement Offer made by Marianneville Developments to the Town of Newmarket
Councillor Emanuel does a good job of providing a “simplified description” of the “Settlement Offer” but stops there. No comment is made as Newmarket’s Planning Staff is “still in the process” of reviewing the original (May 22, 2012) proposal and subsequent details at this point and need to understand the net differenece in this offer.
There are some obvious consequences and liabilities that face ALL residents in Newmarket if accepted as is. We are making our own initial statement in a separate post and email blast to our residents so please look for this.
From Gordon Prentice – Shrink Slessor Square
Glenway Settlement Offer
- Created on Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:56
- Written by Gordon Prentice
Mariannville Developments, the swashbuckling outfit that wants to build 730 dwellings on the fairways and putting greens of the former Glenway golf course, has published its “settlement offer”.
It is as toxic as a dose of anthrax and should be rejected.
Councillors should throw everything they’ve got, and more, into the marathon 8 week long OMB hearing scheduled for March 2014.
The settlement offer set out in the letter from Mariannville’s lawyer, Ira Kagan, could hardly be more disdainful or imperious in tone. (Ward 7 councillor, Chris Emanuel, who represents the Glenway neighbourhood, helpfully posts the details on his website.)
The blustering showman, Ira Kagan, who wants us to believe he has the whip hand, requires the Town to somersault at his command.
He insists Town staff present a report to councillors by November 2013 containing “recommendations” on whether or not to accept or reject the offer. A report without recommendations is not acceptable.
He stipulates that the Town must allocate sanitary sewer and water capacity for 730 units “forthwith” after approving this settlement.
A few more Public Responses posted to “Preserve Glenway” on Facebook
The Glenway Preservation Association has been inindated with reposnses to our website email and Facebook site. A growing number of Newmarket residents have posted the duplicate on our Facebook page. I am certain you will enjoy hearing from your neighbours living inside Glenway and one of the number of residents not living in Glenway that share our concerns on preserving open green space, defending our Town’s Official Plan as the vision and growth plan for Newmarket and protecting our taxpayer dollars on contrary and costly development that satisfies only Develoer’s interests.