No Place for a Quarry

Reports & Documents

This is the second time that Freymond Lumber has proposed this quarry. If you would like to compare the current 2017 reports with the 2015 proposal reports, the 2015 documents are included below. It is worth noting that peer review of the hydrogeological survey put forward in 2015 found it to contain inconsistencies, mischaracterizations, and a lack of proper consideration. The 2017 revision hasn’t been peer reviewed yet.

Keep in mind that the documents below are prepared by outside businesses that are financially motivated to make their customer happy. They are asked to answer very specific questions in these reports, but those questions may not address obvious relevant issues. For example:

  • Archaeologist looks for ancient remains, but excludes the bodies known to have been buried outside the cemetery fence during the 1900s.
  • Traffic analyst gives a rosy picture of the intersection of Bay Lake Road and Highway 62, but excludes the obvious problem at Highways 62 and 28 (Bridge Street West). Heavy trucks waiting to turn left will cause traffic to back up to the curve, where the river and hillside prevent properly pulling over to allow emergency vehicles to pass, and the sharp curve impedes visibility for oncoming traffic.
  • Reports may mention the existence of a cemetery immediately adjoining the property, but none address key points of concern specific to gravesites, such as shockwave damage to buried remains, the effects of dust and noise during interment ceremonies, and the social/cultural implications.

Read. Use your unique knowledge and skillset to find the gaps. Ask the authors tough questions. Most importantly, include your problem findings when you file your objection.

2017 DOCUMENTS

2017 02 08Cover Letter to Township (ZBA) – Freymond – 8 Feb 2017
by Brian Zeman, MHBC Planning
2 pages, 423 KB

2017 02 08Cover Letter to County (OPA) – Freymond – 8 Feb 2017
by Brian Zeman, MHBC Planning
2 pages, 390 KB

2017 02 08Cover Letter to Agencies (ARA) – Freymond – 8 Feb 2017
by Brian Zeman, MHBC Planning
3 pages, 446 KB

2016 12 xxMHBC Planning Justification Report & Aggregate Resources Act Summary Statement December 2016
by Brian Zeman, MHBC Planning
75 pages, 24.3 MB

2016 12 xx – SITE PLANS – MHBC ARA Site Plans December 2016
by Brian Zeman, MHBC Planning
3 pages, 5.9 MB

2016 12 15 – ACOUSTIC – HWA Acoustic Assessment Dec 15 2016
by Hugh Williamson Associates Inc.
65 pages, 5.5 MB

2016 11 08 – ARCHAEOLOGICAL – Golder Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessment Nov 8 2016
by Carla A. Parslow, Golder Associates Ltd.
59 pages, 6.1 MB

2016 12 13 – BLASTINC IMPACT – Explotech – Blasting Impact Analysis Report December 13 2016
by Explotech Engineering Ltd.
34 pages, 2.1 MB

2016 12 01 – HYDROGEOLOGICAL – MTE Hydrogeological Report December 1 2016
by MTE Consultants Inc
233 pages, 44.3 MB

2016 11 xx – NATURAL ENVIRONMENT – Robin Craig – Natural Environment Report November 2016
by Robin E. Craig, Environmental Consultant
57 pages, 2.2 MB

2016 11 xx – TRAFFIC –  Tranplan – Traffic Assessment Nov 2016
by Tranplan Associates
60 pages, 2.8 MB

2016 12 xx – VISUAL IMPACT –  MHBC Visual Impact Analysis December 2016
by Brian Zeman, MHBC Planning
52 pages, 39.5 MB

 

2015 PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS

2015 06 25Open House FAQ Handout (provided to attendees of June 25/15 public information session)
by Author Unspecified, EcoVue Consulting Services Inc.
5 pages, 1.74 MB

2015 06 25Open House Comment Sheet (provided to attendees of June 25/15 public information session)
by Author Unspecified, EcoVue Consulting Services Inc.
1 page, 273 KB

2015 06 12Planning Justification Report – In Support of Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments Freymond Quarry
by J. Kent Randall, EcoVue Consulting Services Inc.
28 pages, 4.88 MB

2015 05 28Official Plan Amendment Approval Process for Proposed Quarry
by Paul Walsh, Hastings County Planning & Development
3 pages, 917 KB

2015 03 30(page 1 of 4) Freymond Aggregates Existing Features
by EcoVue Consulting Services Inc. and MTE Consultants Inc.
1 page, 1.39 MB

2015 03 30(page 2 of 4) Freymond Aggregates Operation Plan
by EcoVue Consulting Services Inc. and MTE Consultants Inc.
1 page, 2.44 MB

2015 03 30(page 3 of 4) Freymond Aggregates Rehabilitation Plan
by EcoVue Consulting Services Inc. and MTE Consultants Inc.
1 page, 1.82 MB

2015 03 30(page 4 of 4) Freymond Aggregates Typical Recommendations and Cross Sections
by EcoVue Consulting Services Inc. and MTE Consultants Inc.
1 page, 686.11 KB

2015 03 27Level 1/2 Hydrogeological Investigation (revision of 2013 06 03 document)
by Mike Ellenor, Jay Flanagan, and Peter A. Gray, MTE Consultants Inc.
108 pages, 7.02 MB

2014 02 18Blast Impact Analysis
by René A. (Moose) Morin, Explotech Engineering Ltd.
33 pages, 2.57 MB

2013 07 xxapplication form for approval of an official plan amendment
by J. Kent Randall, EcoVue Consulting Services Inc.
10 pages, 1.88 MB

2013 06 03Level 2 Hydrogeological Investigation v1 (newer 215 version available above)
by Mike Ellenor, Bill Lawlor, and Peter A. Gray, MTE Consultants Inc.
110 pages, 19.7 MB

2013 05 15Acoustic Assessment Report – Freymond Quarry, Township of Faraday, Hastings County
By Hugh Williamson and Michael Wells, Hugh Williams Associates Inc.
46 pages, 3.55 MB

2012 09 04Archaeological assessment report confirmed reviewed by Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
By Jim Sherratt, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
2 pages, 35.38 KB

2012 07 17Traffic Brief, South Site Entrance
by William Copeland, TranPlan Associates
7 pages, 1.97 MB

2012 07 03Planning Justification Report Complete Freymond Quarry
by J. Kent Randall, EcoVue Consulting Services Inc.
313 pages, 41.7 MB

Includes copies of the following reports as appendices:

  • Appendix A – Natural Environment Levels 1 & 2 Report and Environmental Impact Statement
  • Appendix B – Level 2 Hydrogeological Investigation
  • Appendix C – Traffic Impact Study and Traffic Brief, South Site Entrance
  • Appendix D – Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment (incorrectly labeled by EcoVue as stage 1 & 2) plus confirmation letter from Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport
  • Appendix E – Acoustic Assessment Report

2012 05 22Traffic Impact Study
by William Copeland, TranPlan Associates
59 pages, 3.45 MB

2011 10 17Natural Environmental Levels 1 and 2 Report and Environmental Impact Statement
by Robin Craig, Environmental Consultant
244 pages, 10.83 MB

2011 02 xxStage 1 Archaeological Assessment of Freymond Quarry
by Ken Swayze, Kinickinick Heritage Consulting
22 pages, 4.59 MB