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department recommended approval of the change, neighbouring residents were concer- ned there was no site plan and no watershed impact study done, and homeowners were afraid their property values would be impac- ted by having a car dealership in front of their homes. G&M was granted a temporary permit to park surplus vehicles on the lot for three years and ordered to erect a fence between the lot and the neighbouring houses. On August 7, 2021, council denied a request from G&M to rezone the lot as Rural-exception 5 (RU-5), citing residential concerns of visual impact and stormwater management. G&M appealed the decision with some changes to its plan, and council BQQSPWFEUIFSFWJTFESFRVFTUPO/PWFNCFS 1, 2021. /PX  GVSUIFSTUFQTIBWFCFFO UBLFO UP resolve the situation. During its regular meeting on February 7, Clarence-Rockland council approved a resolution to change UIF [POJOHPG UIF MPU UP3VSBM &YDFQUJPO 5-holding (RU-5-h). This means that G&M Auto Sales will be permitted to use the lot to store vehicles and equipment related to the business, as long as there are no toxic chemicals, and to erect storage structures for that purpose. Structures can be no taller than six meters and they must be 30 meters away from the property line facing the residential area. The holding provision will also be remo- ved once a site plan has been approved by council.

Le conflit entre G&M et les propriétaires locaux dure depuis près de quatre ans et maintenant il y a une résolution. -photo Christopher Smith


has reached a compromise. The City of Clarence-Rockland has mediated a solution between concerned homeowners and G&M Auto Sales on Ramage Rd along County Road 17.

In 2018, G&M purchased a lot across the street from the dealership and filed to rezone it from Rural Residential (RR) to Commercial (CU). Although Clarence-Rockland’s planning

An argument between an auto dealership and Clarence-Rockland homeowners



Un gros merci pour le dons offerts, encore cette année, par Food Basics de Rockland.

Nous tenons à remercier M. Jessy Pilon, le gérant de l’épicerie Food Basics à Rockland, et ses employés pour ce don au montant de 5 870,16 $. Ce montant inclut les cartes-cadeaux pour l’achat d’épicerie. Ils ont même préparé des sacs de denrées non périssables pendant la période de Noël. Comme vous le savez, Food Basic est le principal fournisseur de notre banque alimentaire depuis de nombreuses années, et surtout pendant la période difficile de la pandémie. We would like to thank our local Food Basics manager in Rockland, Mr. Jessy Pilon and his employees for this donation, in the amount of $5,870.16. This includes gift cards for purchasing groceries. They even prepared bags of non- perishable food items during the Christmas season. As you know, Food Basic has been the main supplier to our Foodbank for many years, and especially during this difficult pandemic period. Sur la photo de gauche a droite : M. André Perras, Président du Centre d’aide de Rockland / President of the Rockland Help Center M. Jessy Pilon, Gérant du Food Basic de Rockland / Manager at Rockland Food Basic M. Patrick Cowley, volontaire du Centre d’aide de Rockland / volunteer from the Rockland Help Center

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