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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