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Port Stanley News RSS Feed  Letters Elgin County Woodlands Conservation By-Law

June 30th, 2016

We attended the meeting last night and left many comments.

Our Commendations on the objective: to stop erosion, stop self-centered or unaware individuals from cutting trees for a view of the Lake whilst putting other land owners in jeopardy of landslides etc...and the Municipality/Taxpayer having to bear the costs for repair of physical infrastructure.

But, this proposed Bylaw is using a sledge hammer to drive a tack. It’s a "One size fits all" policy !!!. Common sense was lost along the way.

Plant a tree and save the environment! Why? At a minimum cost of $700 to cut down a dead tree, dangerous tree etc.... Who will bother?

Why has this proposed bylaw come to the public for input after the second reading at Elgin County Council?

Government "by the people, for the people", might suggest a meeting before all this push by The Municipality of Central Elgin to Elgin County Council.

Recent panic to get this long outstanding required policy completed has now delayed it even further.

How did this sensible cause get so off the rails?

Looking forward to a sensible proposal in the future.

Terry Campbell & Arlene Wood
Port Stanley, ON

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them." Bill Vaughan

Last Updated: Thursday, 30 June 2016 17:10:35 PM EST

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