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Important Public Meeting Thursday July 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m
re: zoning amendment application by Entech-Rem.

Thursday JULY 24th 2014 at 6:00 pm at:
Port Hope Town Rec. Centre
62 McCaul St.


Municipality of Port Hope
Notice of Statutory Public Meeting
Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 6 (OP01-2013) and
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (ZB03-2013)

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Port Hope in accordance with Sections 17 and 34 of the Planning Act will hold a Public Meeting on Thursday July 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Park Recreation Centre (62 McCaul St., Port Hope) to consider a proposed application submitted by ENTECH-REM Canada Inc. on behalf of 1804837 Ontario Inc., for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment for lands municipally known as 1516 Wesleyville Road in the Municipality of Port Hope. The subject lands are located on the west side of Wesleyville Road and south of CN rail tracks (see Subject Lands Map).

The project is also subject to an Environmental Screening Report as well as subsequent Environmental Compliance Approvals through the Ministry of the Environment in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Act.

THE PURPOSE of the public meeting is to formally present the draft Official Plan Amendment and proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to members of Municipality of Port Hope Council and the public, and to provide an opportunity for public comments to be made to Council on the proposed amendments.

THE EFFECT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS would be to re-designate the subject lands from “Employment – General” to “Employment – Power Generation” in the Port Hope Official Plan; additionally, the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment seeks to change the subject lands from General Employment, Holding Provision One ‘EMP1(H1)’ Zone to a Power Generation Exception No. 101, Holding Provision One ‘EMPG(101)(H1)’ Zone, in order to permit a proposed Power Generation Facility (with accessory Waste Management and Recycling Facility components).

ANY PERSON may attend the Public Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of, or in opposition to the proposed amendments. Should you be unable to attend the Public Meeting, your written submission will be received at the address given below up until the time of the Public Meeting.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipality of Port Hope before the proposed amendments are approved, the person or public body:
i) is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Municipality of Port Hope to the Ontario Municipal Board; and
ii) may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

INFORMATION relating to the proposed amendments (including the proposed wording for the amendments) is available for review between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Municipal Development Team Office at 5 Mill Street South, Port Hope. subject-lands-map


Ron Warne, M.A., MCIP, RPP
Director of Planning & Development Services
Municipal Development Team
56 Queen Street, Port Hope, L1A 3Z9

Tel: 905-885-2431
Toll Free: 1-855-238-0948
Fax: 905-885-0507
Email: rwarne@porthope.ca


Northumberland County will be hosting a community wide appreciation barbeque and Open House on
Saturday April 26, 2014,
From 11:00am until 3:00pm


Please attend the open house at the Material Recovery Facility in Grafton. This event will include guided tours of the facility, door prizes and other activities.
The MRF is on 
Edwardson Road, 
just north of 401 Lyle Street exit, Grafton

Here is the county’s announcement.


Hello Friends,

We know that we have sent emails about a number of events happening, but feel many may not know about the following meetings, so sorry about the short notice.

This Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the Municipality will hold two open house to discuss the Official Plan Review; one at the Canton Municipal Office from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and one at the Port Hope library on Queen Street from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

We had hoped that the initial meeting would be the one involving public participation in the workshop, with the consultants listening to our ideas. However, the first of the meetings (April 9) will be of the consultant’s presentation of their ideas of what we ‘the public’ want. Fortunately, as well as questions on their presentation, there will be an opportunity for us to present our ideas and concerns. Comment sheets can be filled out at the meeting.

Much of our focus to date has been on the Wesleyville / OPG lands, currently designated as employment lands. There seems to be a position taken by some that we need to preserve this designation for all the big factories and other industrial employers that will be coming to town. We feel that this is inappropriate for a number of reasons:

Much of the land is environmentally sensitive, with designated wetlands and woodlots, flood planes, ANSI’s (Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest), areas of habitat for Species at Risk.

Some of the land is archaeologically sensitive. A major Iroquois settlement and burial grounds have been uncovered in the area.

The land north of Lakeshore Road have always been in agricultural use, not employment. The employment designation is a historical mistake, based on the existence of a major generation station which never happened.

And it’s not just about Wesleyville.

The new County Official Plan wants to designate a large parcel of land north of 401 for even more of those big factories.
How do we feel about that?

The hamlets of Port Hope (Welcome, Canton, Garden Hill, etc.) are vulnerable to development pressure.
Which should be permitted to grow?
Which should be limited to existing development?
What areas should be restricted due to environmental constraints?

These are Official Plan issues.
What’s going to happen to our waterfront?

Whether you want to address these or any other issues; whether you just want to listen and learn what’s going on in our community, please attend either or both of the open house sessions. This could be our one opportunity to tell the consultants what we want to see, before their report is cast in stone.

Please see attachments for the notices from the Municipality of Port Hope about the meetings. Attachment 1 Attachment 2


Next week on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1 PM, Entech-REM will be doing a presentation to the Hamilton Township Council.

This is the same council that Dr. Stan Blecher spoke to a few weeks ago.

We will not be able to direct any questions to the presenters.

Please come and join the many citizens that will be in attendance to express opposition to their position.
We look forward to seeing you there!

At 8285 Majestic Hills Drive
south of the village of Camborne.
north of Port Hope on County Rd 28 to Dale Road
turn right (east) onto County Rd 74 Dale Rd,
turn north at the intersection of Dale Rd and Burnham St (County Rd 18)
Municipal building is on the right hand side.
There is a large LED sign in front of our office.

OR if you take 401 east to Cobourg, exit at Burnham Street
go north approx 5 km to our office.

Excellent Turnout of Residents

We had an excellent turnout of residents at the
Northumberland County Council meeting on March 19th, 2014.
Once again, we ask that you attend the following Council meetings where
Colm Maher (President, Northumberland Chapter of the Council of Canadians)
and Dr. Stan Blecher will be making presentations about our concerns
with the proposal to burn garbage in our County.

Upcoming Presentations:

Tuesday April 1, 2014
7:00 pm
Trent Hills Council,
Cultural Centre,
36 Front St. South

Monday April 14, 2014
7:00 pm
Cobourg Town Council,
Victoria Hall
55 King St. West

Tuesday April 15, 2014
7:00 pm
Township of Cramahe,
1 Toronto Rd,

Once again, we ask that you attend the following Council meetings where
Colm Maher (President, Northumberland Chapter of the Council of Canadians)
and Dr. Stan Blecher will be making presentations about our concerns
with the proposal to burn garbage in our County.

Upcoming Presentations:

Tuesday April 1, 2014
7:00 pm
Trent Hills Council,
Cultural Centre,
36 Front St. South

Monday April 14, 2014
7:00 pm
Cobourg Town Council,
Victoria Hall
55 King St. West

Tuesday April 15, 2014
7:00 pm
Township of Cramahe,
1 Toronto Rd,

Alnwick-Haldimand Township Invites Dr. Stan Blecher

Dr. Stan Blecher has been invited by another local Council to make a presentation regarding opposition to the Entech-REM incinerator proposal.

This invitation is in stark contrast to the Municipality of Port Hope, who initially confirmed dates for 2 presentations, but then revoked them, and told local residents that they needed to wait for a public meeting in order to make a presentation about their concerns.

Once again, it would be a great show of support to have a big turnout and use the opportunity to make the best of this platform. Members of the press will be present, and hopefully will continue to report on these important presentations.

Thursday March 6, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
Alnwick-Haldimand Township Municipal Council
Council Chambers
10836 County Road 2

Hamilton Township Invites Dr. Stan Blecher

Hamilton Township has passed a motion inviting Dr. Stan Blecher to make a presentation to their Committee of the Whole meeting next week on Tuesday February 11 at 1pm.

MARK JANUARY 29, 2014 on your calendars!

Many residents will be attending the next Town Hall Meeting
to ask our Mayor and Councillors about ongoing and new concerns
about the proposed incinerator.
Please join us and voice your concerns about this and other issues.

The meeting will be held at the
Town Park Recreation Centre
62 McCaul St. in Port Hope on
Wednesday January 29th, 2014
7pm – 9pm


October 29th at 7:00p.m.
Council Chambers
Port Hope Town Hall
56 Queen St.

Hardy Stevenson will be presenting its peer review of
ENTECH-REM’s Environmental Screening Report (ESR).
ENTECH-REM hopes to have the ESR approved by the
Ministry of Environment so that it can continue with
plan to build a mega-incinerator in Port Hope.

We need to know where the ESR is erroneous and
misleading so that we may ask the Ministry of Environment
to request a more detailed study; an Environmental Assessment Report.

Although we will not be able to question Hardy Stevenson
directly, we may ask questions of council.

We will also have an opportunity to question council at the
Town Hall meeting in Canton on the following evening.


October 30th at 7:00 p.m.
Canton Municipal Office
5325 County Rd. #10

We encourage you to attend both meetings
as they will have an effect on our future.

Please visit us at The Port Hope Fall Fair  September 13,14 &15, 2013


Illustration by Barry King  www.northumberlandstudiotour.com

Encore screening of the film “Trashed – No place for Waste”

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7pm at Bowmanville High School
Download “Trashed” poster

“Trashed” sees the renowned British actor/Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons on a mission to investigate the true extent and effects of our global waste problem. Jeremy Irons narrates and Vangelis (Chariots of Fire!) wrote the score. Admission is free and refreshments available.

As you well know, waste management is an important issue locally, but it is also a global issue. We invite you to attend a FREE screening of “Trashed: No Place For Waste” (2012), an award-winning documentary on global waste issues featuring actor Jeremy Irons that presents up-to-date independent research on the impacts of landfills and incinerators.

This film makes a compelling case for why citizens everywhere should continue to press their decision-makers at all levels to move towards Zero Waste strategies. Globally, many municipalities are taking advantage of increased opportunities to make strong progress on waste reduction, product re-use and recycling.

WHAT: Trashed, a film on waste issues featuring Jeremy Irons
See film trailer at: http://www.trashedfilm.com/

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7pm

WHERE: Bowmanville High School

Children welcome, accompanied by an adult.

The film is brought to you through the generous support of: The CAW Durham Regional Environment Council, CAW Local 222, DurhamCLEAR, Durham Environment Watch, Zero Waste for Zero Burning, and concerned Durham Citizens

Port Hope Residents For Managing Waste Responsibly (PHR4MWR) wants to thank all who joined us on April 24th for an evening Dr. Paul Connett and helped make the evening such a success

If you missed the event, you can watch a video of the entire presentation at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd_f1mBH83g


Dr. Connett
Over 57 countries have benefited from 28 years of research and recommendations on responsible waste management. A professor of Chemistry; he received his first degree from Cambridge University and his PHD from Dartmouth University. Dr. Connett is world renowned for his pro-bono presentations on the subject of incineration.

Entech-REM…Renewable Energy Management (REM) is proposing to process 600,000 metric tonnes of garbage per year.
Approximately 180 trucks per day in and out, with few jobs created while taking away other jobs from our community.

This is not just a Port Hope issue.
This will affect all of Northumberland County.

Why? Because your health, your community, your children and your property values will be affected.

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