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Jun. 23, 2021 | Wednesday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter: Rand Estate hearings are not to be missed

Dear editor:

As a resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake, I have the opportunity with others to attend the electronic public meetings with town council where the new proposed  development application for the Rand Estate will now be examined with public input.

The public meetings are scheduled for June 15 and July 14.

However, it should be noted that both these meetings precede an important hearing by the Conservation Review Board to review in public the submission concerning the development proposal.

This hearing is not scheduled until July 19, even though the findings and recommendations of the board are extremely important and should be available to all so that they can be taken into account prior to any input into the public meetings.

I am given to believe that the dates are fixed and cannot be changed. However, their scheduled order makes absolutely no sense to me and this has the unfortunate appearance of a possible hidden agenda.

In this case then it should be accepted as logical that any public input into the earlier meetings can be revised subject to a review of the Conservation Review Board findings and what their recommendations may be.

Derek Collins