by Ian MacLean

I would like to submit the following:

1.0   Please refer to Appendix A to the 2012 Final Environmental Report.  It is entitled Appendix A: Project Description.

a)       Please refer to page 11, and, in particular, the paragraph for the Access Road.  Sentence one reads “Upgrades to the private access road and a temporary access road on the subject property (11 Main Street) would be required during construction.”  It is to be noted that there is no mention of using the public property of the Almonte Old Town Hall for access.  All access is on Enerdu lands.

b)      Please refer to page 19, and, in particular, Access Road Location.  Sentence two reads “Temporary construction access will be undertaken from Main Street to the property to the riverbed”.  It is to be noted that there is no mention of using the public property of the Almonte Old Town Hall for access.  All access is on Enerdu lands.

Therefore, I recommend that the Town of Mississippi Mills,  Councillors and Staff terminate any and all discussions with Enerdu with respect to construction access from the Almonte Old Town Hall property.  In Enerdu’s words, it is not required.

 

2.0   Please refer to page 19 of Appendix A to the Final Environmental Report and, in particular, Construction Phase 2. Enerdu powerhouse construction.

I have heard a comment that indicated that the Town of Mississippi Mills would rely on Enerdu and its Contractors and Consultants to monitor the effects of blasting and/or hoe ramming the riverbed adjacent to the Almonte Old Town Hall property.

It is my considered opinion that the Town of Mississippi Mills, as a prudent property Owner should not rely on Enerdu and its Contractors and Consultants to monitor the effects of blasting and/or hoe ramming the riverbed adjacent to the Almonte Old Town Hall property.

It is incumbent on the municipality, as Stewards of the Almonte Old Town Hall Heritage property, to directly engage a Structural Engineer to represent the public interest should Enerdu proceed with the project.