Activity at Aurora Rd and Ninth Line
General concern regarding recent activity at Aurora Rd and Ninth Line.
The current illegal activity started shortly after the new owner purchased the property. He supposedly purchased it because someone (not town staff) informed him that outside storage was allowed. Of course that was completely false information as the property is zoned Oak Ridges Moraine – Countryside (ORM-C). A contractor’s yard is not a permitted use.
When the new owner started to import stone, I requested a By-law Officer attend at the site to inform him of the illegal use. Further, during the visit the officer requested that they cease operation and investigate the zoning matter. The officer was assured this would happen.
Last Friday I noticed that this had not happened and in fact, they were continuing to operate. I therefore had the officer make another visit. While there, he noted the ongoing activity and turned away arriving trucks. He also issued a Discontinue Order, dated Friday April 23, 2021.
The officer will now visit the site each day to ensure compliance of the Friday agreement.
Be assured town council and staff are doing everything in their power to put a stop to this illegal use.
Councillor Ward 2
Town of Whitchurch – Stouffville
905-640-1910 Ex 2102