In a 4-1 vote on Monday night, Councillors upheld a bylaw that effectively refuses Xinyi Glass’ application to build its facility near Highway 124 and Wellington Road 32 since it does not meet the zoning bylaw definition of “dry use.” (See CTV news article here).
This victory was won by the tireless organizing of the leaders of GET Concerned community group and the community they mobilized in opposition to this proposal. Last night’s meeting was standing room only and you can see in this CTV news clip the jubilant reaction of the people crowding the room when the vote was announced.
You are one of more than 1500 people who signed the petition to oppose the Xinyi proposal and who helped to make this victory possible.
We will provide further details soon of how this fight was won as well as an update on whether or not Xinyi plans to appeal the decision.
Congratulations and onward in the fight to protect water with the Wellington Water Watchers and allies like GET Concerned.