THE NEW NORFOLK COUNTY DRAIN
This was installed when St. Andrew Street was redone. This along with about a dozen other drains coming in from Main, St. Andrew and St. Patrick have helped fill the lake a bit. Picture compliments of Helen Bingleman.
To our Community:
A Town Hall meeting is called for Thursday, May 9, 7 pm, Port Dover Lions Community Centre, to allow our citizens to hear and discuss with our elected representatives
a) just where we are with repair of Misner Dam and
b) what next steps may be.
The recent findings that the Dam needs to withstand a flood of major proportions, with cost implications in the ten or twenty million dollars range has caused Council to adopt a resolution as per
March 26, 2013, Resolution Number 8: Moved by Councillor Wells, Seconded by Councillor Oliver
That Staff Report P.W. 13-24 Misner’s Dam, MNR Response, be received as information;
AND THAT fully recognizing that Norfolk County is not the “owner” as defined in the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act and this fact has been communicated to the officials of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) from the outset of this matter;
AND FURTHER THAT Norfolk County Council direct staff to cease all work on the application to repair the Misner’s Dam;
AND FURTHER THAT the existing Misner Dam Council Committee (Councillors Wells, Oliver, Geysens, Mayor Travale and staff) continue discussion with Federal and Provincial Government Authorities and the community with the interest to resolve the Misner’s Dam issue and ensure that the life and property of those below the dam be protected from any catastrophic event as documented in the IDF study.
The Mayor and Councillors are looking forward to an opportunity to discuss all this with the Community. Hopefully MNR, our MP, and our MPP will also be in attendance to participate in and add to the discussion.
All of us concerned with repair of Misner Dam and restoration of Silver Lake are urged to turn out and participate.
Share this message with your friends and neighbours who may not receive email communications, and persuade them to come out with you.
May 9, 7 pm Community Centre!