Month: May 2013

The West Credit River Will Dictate Potential Growth for Erin…

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“He who controls the river, controls the growth of Erin.”  Bad news, good news.

The SSMP succeeded in misleading the citizens of Erin into thinking that a gravity-fed central sewage treatment plant priced at $65 million with some $32,000 for hook-up per household is the only treatment option available to us.  Strategically speaking, it is in the best interest of the developers to have the existing population continue with their septic systems intact. Why you say?  Easy.  The ability of the West Credit to accept our waste stream from a treatment plant is limited to a specific number of residents serviced. This number is determined by the CVC and the Ministry of Environment in what is called the Assimilative Capacity Study (ACS).  If our community rejects a treatment plant and remains on septic systems, developers will construct their own treatment plant(s) and will monopolize our river’s total capacity to absorb their new development(s).  Remember every septic system remaining in our village, means an extra new home in their development!   It’s been an easy sell up to now for developers to convince residents to keep their septic systems; who can afford the prices quoted for the treatment facilities described in the SSMP?  If we do not lay claim now to our river by utilizing its ability to absorb our own population first, we will forego our native rights to the river, forever.

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Erin’s Financial Burden on Residents and Businesses – Property Tax and Water Rates Analysis

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Erin Township is fiscally in very poor shape both from a Town balance sheet perspective which translates into extremely high costs to it’s residents.  Here is a competitive analysis of residential, industrial and commercial property taxes as well as our water rates:
Residential Property Tax Rates 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Location:
Rate
Erin’s Rate Is:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erin
1.1437413
 
 
 
 
Toronto
0.7711981
48%
 
 
 
Caledon
0.941087
22%
 
 
 
Brampton
1.161747
-2%
 
 
 
Mississauga
0.943698
21%
 
 
 
Guelph
1.263213
-9%
 
 
 
Halton Hills
0.954123
20%
 
 
 
Orangeville
1.422188
-20%
 
 
 
King
1.008292
13%
 
 
 
Burlington
0.964356
19%
 Con’t
 
 
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