Mayor

Mississippi Mills

3131 Old Perth Road,

RR2, P.O. Box 400

Almonte, Ontario

K0A 1A0

Dear Mr Levi,

I am very concerned with what I have learned about the Enerdu Generating Station Project.  Expanded power facilities will further jeopardize valuable wetlands which are already dying because of the existing weir. It appears that the Ministry of Natural Resources has not yet taken responsibility, and Enerdu is exploiting this apathy. As a voter and resident of Almonte, I feel strongly that the town council should be lobbying to guard these interests for our citizens as well as for future generations. This includes pursuing the Part II order request to the Ministry to conduct an unbiased environmental assessment.

It would be a terrible aesthetic loss if our picture postcard town lost a prized jewel, the waterfalls.

But has the council considered the small businesses on Mill Street and how lengthy construction will impair traffic and deter both visitors and locals? We are all connected. Has the council considered the potential damage from blasting or hoe-ramming to all the adjacent heritage structures, including the old town hall, on which large sums of money have been spent in renovation? Has the council considered potential flooding that might result from further restrictions to the river from an expanded power facility?

Citizens expect the mayor and town council to guard the community interests in a responsible manner. I would certainly hope that your ownership of the local Home Hardware store (which supplies building materials) is not influencing your stance on this issue.

I would appreciate a response from you which clearly states your position on this matter. Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

 

Laurie Sattler

 

cc. Steve Stirling (Town Planner)