Time for smart and sustainable planning decisions

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Hearing on storage plan set for 2010, Sept. 4 The News.

We’d like to thank Hamilton Community News for covering last month’s Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) prehearing about the proposed self-storage facility which would be next to the Desjardins Canal.

There may have been some misunderstandings which we’d like to clarify:

• the correct name of our group is Protect Our Dundas (POD);

• at least three-quarters (more than a slight majority) of those present at the hearing last month were Dundas residents opposed to the self-storage facility proposal;

• the venue for next prehearing has now been changed: it will be at the Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Room 202, beginning at 10am on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Last fall and early winter 1,500 residents signed letters and many more wrote additional correspondence expressing their concern over this proposal, as did the Dundas Community Council, the Hamilton Conservation Authority, the City of Hamilton, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club and several other environmental groups in our city.

Founded by residents

Protect Our Dundas (POD) was founded by residents who feel that there has never been a more important time for smart and sustainable planning decisions.

We suggest a more appropriate site for this proposed self-storage facility would be one of the city’s many brown-field sites –not at the gateway to our town, surrounded by sensitive wildlife habitat.

Julia Kollek, Chair, Protect Our Dundas (POD)

Time for smart and sustainable planning decisions

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Hearing on storage plan set for 2010, Sept. 4 The News.

We’d like to thank Hamilton Community News for covering last month’s Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) prehearing about the proposed self-storage facility which would be next to the Desjardins Canal.

There may have been some misunderstandings which we’d like to clarify:

• the correct name of our group is Protect Our Dundas (POD);

• at least three-quarters (more than a slight majority) of those present at the hearing last month were Dundas residents opposed to the self-storage facility proposal;

• the venue for next prehearing has now been changed: it will be at the Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Room 202, beginning at 10am on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Last fall and early winter 1,500 residents signed letters and many more wrote additional correspondence expressing their concern over this proposal, as did the Dundas Community Council, the Hamilton Conservation Authority, the City of Hamilton, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club and several other environmental groups in our city.

Founded by residents

Protect Our Dundas (POD) was founded by residents who feel that there has never been a more important time for smart and sustainable planning decisions.

We suggest a more appropriate site for this proposed self-storage facility would be one of the city’s many brown-field sites –not at the gateway to our town, surrounded by sensitive wildlife habitat.

Julia Kollek, Chair, Protect Our Dundas (POD)

Time for smart and sustainable planning decisions

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Hearing on storage plan set for 2010, Sept. 4 The News.

We’d like to thank Hamilton Community News for covering last month’s Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) prehearing about the proposed self-storage facility which would be next to the Desjardins Canal.

There may have been some misunderstandings which we’d like to clarify:

• the correct name of our group is Protect Our Dundas (POD);

• at least three-quarters (more than a slight majority) of those present at the hearing last month were Dundas residents opposed to the self-storage facility proposal;

• the venue for next prehearing has now been changed: it will be at the Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Room 202, beginning at 10am on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Last fall and early winter 1,500 residents signed letters and many more wrote additional correspondence expressing their concern over this proposal, as did the Dundas Community Council, the Hamilton Conservation Authority, the City of Hamilton, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club and several other environmental groups in our city.

Founded by residents

Protect Our Dundas (POD) was founded by residents who feel that there has never been a more important time for smart and sustainable planning decisions.

We suggest a more appropriate site for this proposed self-storage facility would be one of the city’s many brown-field sites –not at the gateway to our town, surrounded by sensitive wildlife habitat.

Julia Kollek, Chair, Protect Our Dundas (POD)