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Update On The Proposed Development At Ardagh Road And Ferndale Drive – URGENT

https://www.barrie.ca/City%20Hall/Planning-and-Development/Proposed-Developments/Ward6/Pages/224-Ardagh-Road.aspx

Hello,

Last night during City Council, I was finally able to vote on the proposed development at Ardagh Rd and Ferndale Dr. because I no longer live on Ardagh Rd.

I voted NO.

However, the overall vote was a yes. BUT WE CAN STILL APPEAL THIS DECISION.

This is a quote from the Integrity Commissioner, Suzanne Craig, as to why I could not voice my opinion/vote prior to last night:

It is my position that generally on planning issues, if a Member lives on the street affected by the application, the rules of the MCIA are triggered as the Member has a potential pecuniary interest in the matter. Further, even if the pecuniary interest is viewed as ” an interest in common with other electors generally” and covered by the exemption to the requirement to declare an interest, not influence the vote and not vote, there may still be a Code personal interest for which the Member should not vote.

NEXT STEPS:

If you would like to appeal this decision, please contact Director of Development Services, Michelle Banfield, as soon as possible. 705 726-4242 x 5466

I will be filing an appeal as well.