Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the Editor...Mayor asked to help in fight against hydro
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 4 Apr 2007, p. 6

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(This letter was originally sent to Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette. A copy was made available for publication). Dear Mayor Rick Bonnette, After having read your response to the "Town wants $$ for hydro corridor twinning" in the March 14 Independent & Free Press, I was deeply concerned and disappointed. Every individual who is involved in the decision of whether this project goes ahead-- both provincially and municipally-- is paid by tax dollars from families and businesses impacted by the new hydro corridor, and yet these same taxpayers have no input into the decision. We are one of those families-- not just a piece of property for you to collect taxes, but homes that will be impacted by the new hydro corridor. Our home is where we are raising our three children and we chose this neighbourhood based on the school and community spirit. I hope the industrial/commercial land, although important, does not take priority over homes and families. Have you visited or even driven by the area that will be impacted? Have you put a human face to the "numbers impacted"? Would you like to have hydro wires as your neighbours? I hope you have answered "yes" to all these questions before sending your response letter to Hydro One. Being passionate about my neighbourhood and my home is what I believe helps build a community. I hope that our mayor has this same commitment to the families in his community and this will be demonstrated by your actions in this matter. I would like to know what avenues and options are available to the voting families in our community that are affected (as it is much greater than the 63 homes indicated in the reporting) to oppose and stall this project. I would also like to know, as our mayor, what action you intend to take as our representative to act on our behalf. We will be contacting the Ontario Power Authority and our provincial member of parliament as well.

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Letters to the Editor...Mayor asked to help in fight against hydro