TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications Are Now Available! February 1, 2019
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association are now available. Visit ossga.com/why_join_ossga to apply!
Securing Access to Stone, Sand & Gravel: OSSGA's Recommendations for Securing Close-to-Market Aggregate January 30, 2019
Ensuring Economic Growth and Future Greenspace in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

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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