OMB to review details of rejected Muskoka Lakes Lippa Quarry project in 2018
Protest sign against the proposed Lippa Quarry sits in the back of a pickup truck outside the Muskoka Lakes Town Hall. Photo submitted by James Bowler 99.5 Moose FM/Vista Radio
A rejected quarry project in Muskoka Lakes is being revisited in the New Year.
The Ontario Municipal Board will be holding a prehearing in February to review the vetoed Lippa Quarry. The project was rejected by Muskoka Lakes council in June following an outpouring of negative responses from the community. Many were concerned the quarry could leak mercury into the nearby Skeleton Lake and the construction would drive down nearby property values.
Quarry project applicants Frank and Elizabeth Lippa immediately filed an appeal to the OMB to have the project reviewed by a tribunal. The OMB would have the ability to overrule the decision made by the town. This prehearing will give OMB officials a chance to review the details of this project with township officials and the applicants before a tribunal date is set.
The meeting will be held on February 21st at 10am at the Muskoka Lakes Township office in Port Carling.
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