Jeff Green | Sep 13, 2007
Feature Article - September 13, 2007
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Portable Concrete is Coming to Central Frontenacby Jeff Green
A beleaguered Robert Castle, the owner of Thousand Islands Concrete of Brockville, appeared once again before a meeting of Central Frontenac Council this week, seeking a zoning amendment in order to open a satellite location for his ready-mix concrete business on Highway 7 near Arden.
This time he went away happy, after the bylaw approving the zoning received third reading. Concerns about the operation from a property owner living across the highway, 1.8 km from the site where the portable operation will be based, and from the Kennebec Lake Association, led council to ask for a stringent site plan agreement to be developed.
The site plan agreement is yet to be signed, but Thousand Islands presented council with a detailed sketch of the operation that will form the basis of the agreement. One of the key elements to the planned operation is that all water used will be kept on site.
“It will be a closed water system,” Castle told council.
“Mr. Castle, I think this is a Cadillac of a site plan you have provided here,” said Mayor Janet Gutowski after council unanimously approved the zoning bylaw amendment.