Growth Plan Consultation Period June 16, 2020
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released ERO # 019-1680 that opens a consultation period for changes to the Growth Plan. Most of these changes relate to the building and development industry, but there was also an amendment with respect to aggregate. The posting provides a 45-day comment period.

Uxbridge Council Calls for Stronger Action on Gravel Pit Fees

April 13, 2017 at 11:13 AM

This article was originally published in the Uxbridge Times Journal

Uxbridge council is forming a united front to tell the province that proposed legislation to raise fees paid to municipalities by gravel producers doesn’t go far enough.

“I would like to see a letter from Uxbridge Council to the Ministry of Natural Resources stating the proposed aggregate levy is a step in the right direction but comes nowhere near meeting the costs of maintaining our roads,” said Mayor Gerri-Lynn O’Connor.

Uxbridge, one of the top aggregate-producing municipalities in the province, is home to 46 gravel pits. They currently receive a royalty fee of about 6 cents per tonne, which would increase to roughly 12 cents a tonne should the proposed legislation go through.

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