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Jessup’s Falls in “province’s hands” now

The battlemay not be over yet concerning whether or not the Jessup’s Falls Escarpment may become the site for an asphalt production plant, thanks to a provincial decision to override a section of the Official Plan as approved by the counties council.

Trespass fines Trespassers should pay more for their missteps, is the feeling of the United Counties of Prescott- Russell (UCPR) council. Council voted to support a resolution from Wellington North Township in favour of Bill 36, a private member’s bill, for increasing the fines for trespassing up to a maximum of $25,000. Private members bills have a difficult time getting approval but it has happened in the past. – Gregg Chamberlain collection effort. Counties council approved a finance department recommendation to write off 11 Provincial Offences accounts, totalling $25,149, after trying two different collec- tion agencies, without success, to recover the money. The finance department report stated that the write-off is an accounting housekeeping matter and does not mean those convicted of a ticket offence no longer have to pay their fines. Crown debts remain active debts on record until paid. from the escarpment area. MNR’s decision to let the designation continue could reopen a controversial sub- ject that carried through the past four years when the UCPR was doing a required OP review and revision. When counties council approved the updated OP last spring, it voted to remove the escarpment area from the plan as a designated aggregates resources site. That decision stopped a local develo- per’s proposal to site an asphalt plant in the escarpment area. During its own review of the revised OP, theministry decided to reinstate the escarp- ment as an approved aggregate resources site. Which means that Pierre Bernard, owner/operator of PB Paving & Landscaping in Plantagenet, may now be able to continue with his original plan for a proposed asphalt paving plant site there. Theministry does not give the final sign- off on the UCPR OP, including both the changes it and the counties council have approved, until the beginning of March. A 20-day appeal period follows afterwards. UCPR Planning Director Louis Prévost told

counties council during its Feb. 17 session that he remains in contact withMNR officials about the issue. “Theministry is still looking into themat- ter,” Prévost said. Counties council voted to send a letter to MNR asking for a meeting in L’Orignal between ministry officials and the council. A copy of the letter will also go toMPP Grant Crack.

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Whether there will be any kind of further action regarding the future of the Jessup’s Falls Escarpment, either for environmen- tal protection or as a possible site for an asphalt plant, is now in the hands of the province. “At this point, I think it’s up to the pro- vince,” saidMayor FernandDicaire of Alfred- Plantagenet Township, during an interview February 17, on the chance of there being an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) over the status of the escarpment area. Mayor Dicaire indicated that neither he nor his council have any plans at the moment to launch an appeal to the OMB about a recent decision of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).Theministry has countermanded a decision of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) council for a revision to its Official Plan, removing the “aggregateminerals source” designation There are a few provincial ticket debt ac- counts that the United Counties of Prescott- Russell (UCPR) will stop chasing after, but that does not mean the people or compa- nies owing the money can continue igno- ring their debts. Counties finance department officials presented a report for writing off some of the accounts receivable outstanding in the Provincial Offences file. People receiving tickets for traffic offences, like speeding and other provincial offences, are supposed to pay them at a designated site within the municipality where the offence occurred. There are guidelines to follow for how long a person has to pay a ticket fine or dis- pute it in court, and what deadline applies before it becomes a provincial offence debt in arrears and is then turned over to a collec- tions agency to handle. Local governments like the UCPR do regular reviews of their Provincial Offences accounts receivable file to determine which debts get marked as write-offs and so removed from active

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