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    12 comments  ·  Storm - July 19th, 2013  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    As a past resident and now a nearby cottager, I would hate to see this currently respected local business turn into something negative. The scope of the business would change dramatically from being barely noticeable to becoming a source of contaminants to the air, soil, and water table; smell; visual impact; and completely out of character with the surrounding natural amenity which is the foundation of the economy. With all the changes around highway 11 south of the townsite, this is an opportunity to change the character of our community there. As the gateway to the Muskokas, we should strive for natural vistas not run-down/vacant business and industries. Services on the highway should be discouraged and concentrated in small areas, leaving the rest to nature and business to the townsite. Where is there currently zoning for this type of industry? Are the products of this proposed industry needed locally? Where is the demand? What will the impact be on nearby property values based on current zoning? This is the wrong place for such an industry and zoning should not be changed to accommodate it.

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