Randall Hines, Shane Murray, Al Joly and Calvin Hartley were admitted to the Council Room at 11:30 a.m. to discuss their concerns with the Ashmont Lagoon Expansion Project.
The delegation advised that they have the following concerns:
- the proximity of the lagoon to their property
- odor issues from the increased size of the lagoon
- location of the lagoon in proximity to their property devaluing their property
- increase in the amount of traffic accessing the lagoon
- potential health concerns due to the proximity of the lagoon (the delegation handed out information relating to people getting sick when living close to facilities)
- possibility that there may be underground issues on their properties - will they be able to drill a water well in the future?
- future of the subdivision - who would want to buy and property and build there, when it is so close to a lagoon
The delegation then requested that the truck dumping station be moved to the east of the proposed location, that a berm be built north of the lagoon, that trees planted along the berm and that the access road to the lagoon be improved to accommodate increased traffic.
CAO Sheila Kitz, then read aloud information prepared by the County's engineers, to address the questions that the delegation had previously asked in a letter.
The delegation left the Council Room at 12:15 p.m.
Reeve Upham recessed the meeting at 12:15 p.m. and reconvened the meeting at 1:15 p.m. with all members present.