Respect Lives Here - Show Some Now
Respect Lives Here - Show Some Now
...the size of the project in a community of just 2,800 is “unprecedented” in all of Canada, with other similar projects located in communities 10 times the size of their town and offering half the number of modular units.
Council unanimously passed motion by all present to request Durham Region to PAUSE the Expedited Housing Complex as requested by nearly 2,000 citizens in Beaverton Ontario...see letter of acknowledgement.
Please join in/on a Township of Brock virtual meeting at
6:30 pm on Monday September 28.
Beaverton Ontario residents will be speaking and delivering Deputations to the Council regarding the proposed supportive housing complex.
The Community Petition is also being formally presented to council - see agenda from link below or download full version from INFO AND REPORTS section of this site.
Expedited is another term for heading for failure. Or deception. Or waste.
Wrapping the panic of a pandemic around it to avoid proper review and engagement of Beaverton Ontario residents is unacceptable.
Confronted by lack of information and poor representation from Local and Regional Officials, the community of Beaverton Ontario is actively seeking answers in support of satisfactory solutions for all. 80% of the Beaverton community signed a Petition asking to be treated like citizens of Durham Region rather than being dismissed by Oshawa administrators.
We are focused on making the maximum positive impact for the Beaverton Ontario community. We've been astounded by the support for this effort as over 80% of the Beaverton community endorsed the petition to plead that elected representatives get answers and commitments! . We want transparent, open, data driven models to inform solutions that make a long-lasting and positive difference.
Petition to further study Supportive Housing Project in Beaverton Ontario
...signed by 1877 concerned citizens since August 25, 2020 and presented to Brock Township Council September 28, 2020
The Region of Durham has approved an expedited Supportive Housing Project for unsheltered people with addictions and/or mental health concerns to be built at 133 Main Street Beaverton on the lands adjacent to Lakeview Manor and Gillespie Gardens. The project proposes 50 Modular Units plus a 5000 square foot common building.
At this time, the project should be put on hold until the following concerns are addressed:
✔ Medical Services
Nearly 2,000 Residents have signed this petition to show the support for the following motion that was presented at Brock Council with the request that our Regional representation, Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden and Regional Councillor Ted Smith, take our concerns, as outlined above, to the Region of Durham.
“That the Township of Brock oppose the location at 133 Main Street for Modular housing until the Region of Durham seeks formal public consultation, input and feedback. Further, that formal studies and research be completed to support this location as being the optimal location for supportive housing. Further that this resolution be sent to the Region of Durham, Municipal affairs and housing and MPP Laurie Scott.”
...a 7 minute read...
TO ALL; as we watch, read and listen to the offered information and feedback surrounding the proposed Supportive Housing Project in Beaverton; I would like to offer my summary comments for your consideration, and hoped-for remedial steps, before it's too late to more wisely apply 14 Million ($14,000,000). of our hard earned tax dollars, as well as larger than necessary go-forward costs if in fact Bvtn remains the Region's chosen site.
I've always believed in; participated in; supported; and encouraged others to be involved in; our democratic process at all governance levels; and believed that what's right will eventually prevail if we all participate. Now I have never felt more unrepresented or unlistened too. Where did the democratic system go ???
In closing; I am STILL asking all of the above questions of our elected officials and senior Regional staff, and wonder who will join the 4 Brock Councillors who DID speak up for us in an effort to bring some common sense to this issue before $14,000.000. is wasted on the Bvtn or any other inappropriate site, And more importantly, before the democratic system we all cherish AND believe in, is trampled into the mud in such a blatant manner !!
I urge each and every one of you to step up and do the right thing in any/all manner possible. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING !!
Paul Nelson, Beaverton
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