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Seriously though, we are ecstatic in our new home and have only the utmost thanks to offer the WDC and all their team who facilitated us getting in last Friday. While there were myriad issues, we finally received our keys and are settling in. Thank you to all who made that possible, and a special little thanks to all our friends who helped us get moved, settled and cleaned.
This letter was addressed to mayor and council. A copy was forwarded to Pique for publication.
With regard to the upcoming public hearing (Sept. 7, 2010) for Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1930, 2009 and Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1931, 2009, I would like to request copies of all written legal opinions the municipality has received to date regarding permitted uses in IP1 zones, a copy of the agreement between the RMOW and Alpine Paving/Whistler Aggregates concerning moving the asphalt plant and expansion of the quarry and the entire contents of the municipal file(s) regarding IP1 zoning in Function and the asphalt plant and quarry operations there.
This information is absolutely critical if I am to fully educate myself and make informed comments at the public hearing. I am sure you can appreciate the urgency of this situation.
I noted in the August 26, 2010 edition of the Whistler Question newspaper, that Whistler Mayor Ken Melamed, in discussing a public hearing for the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District stated that: "part of our job is to get as much info as possible to the public... I think we need to require these things before the public hearing." While I understand that Mr. Melamed was not referring to the above-mentioned public hearing, I do feel that his sentiments regarding the process should apply in this case as well. I would trust that you could appreciate the need to provide the information requested in order to ensure the most informed comments can be made.
Sketchy highway for cyclists
It's dangerous, disintegrating and dirty! The stretch of Highway 99 between Whistler and Pemberton is extremely dangerous for road cyclists. It has not seen any major maintenance except for some seal coating and new paint for many years. If you have ridden this route lately, you will have noticed that it is almost impossible to stay on the shoulder because in lots of locations, there is no shoulder and in other places it's complete tar, which on a hot day is a death sentence for small road tires.