Update July 28: The ESR from the Region of Peel is posted on this pageÂ http://www.belfountain.ca/?page_id=15810
We welcome your comments!
Hello all lovers ofÂ our beautiful, smallÂ Belfountain hamlet landscape.
The Region of Peel plans to completely change the rural charm of the village byÂ installing unnecessary sidewalks, culverts, streetlights, and parking. Despite communityÂ feedback to “leave the roads as they are,” the Region plans to go ahead with these expensiveÂ and unwanted “improvements.”
Contrary to the Regionâs claims that the roads are unsafe to pedestrians and a hazard toÂ drivers, the truth is that over the last 5 years there have been NO accidents involving pedestrians.Â While a few mainly non-fatal vehicular collisions have occurred, these have been due toÂ irresponsible driving, poor judgment when passing, and collisions with wildlife – mostly deer; NOTÂ the design of the roads as they are now.
We believe this unnecessary âimprovementâ project will further endanger species already at riskÂ and ruin the beauty of the hamlet. It will cost you, the taxpayer, $31.5 million dollars, when ourÂ government is already $12.5 billion in debt. Further, this plan was defeated in 2003, so why is this being raised again, against the wishes of the tax paying residents of our hamlet?
Please sign the petition attached below if you would like to keep the historical and beautiful character ofÂ Belfountain the way it is, while also protecting the wildlife and fragile ecosystem in and aroundÂ this hamlet.
To return it to us, either drop it off at Higher Ground this weekend or post it to PO Box 15 Erin, ON, N0B 1T0
->Â PetitionÂ <-
Thank you from your BCO Board
Small is Beautiful