PUBLIC CONCERN: People packed the Gravenhurst Council chambers last night to hear about a controversial asphalt and concrete plants proposal. (Photo by Carly Verhoeven)

Gravenhurst council has some thinking to do after a public meeting was held for two asphalt and concrete plants west of highway 11.

Miller Paving Ltd. is behind the plan. Nearly 60 people showed up to Gravenhurst council to oppose the plans. One man said he’s concerned that noise and traffic will be a real nightmare. According to a Miller representative, noise and air emissions requirements must be met and approved by the ministry of environment, which they believe will be easily attained.

However, many public members didn’t seem too enthused.  One woman says, her neighbour had a beautiful home that was three years old and after trying to sell it for one year he was forced to drop the price by $80,000. The proposed location is west of Highway 11 between Kilworthy and Severn Bridge. Council is yet to make a decision and has deferred the issue until a satisfactory traffic report’s been established.