A Brighton employer hopes real action will be taken soon on cleaning up a long derelict and polluted property near downtown Brighton.
Jake Degroot, owner of Premier Tech Biotechnologies will speak to Brighton council tonight (Monday) about pollution spreading beyond the property of the former Cooey Metals plant on Prince Edward Street.
Degroot is concerned that the polluted land will stop industry from expanding or moving into the part of Brighton’s industrial park that is next door to the Cooey property.
2 neighboring properties are already contaminated.
Meanwhile, some residents and business owners in Brighton are concerned about traffic on Main Street through the downtown.
At tonight’s council meeting, a delegation will suggest ways vehicles might be slowed down on Main Street.
The delegation is suggesting people are “having to dodge traffic” while downtown and that vehicles often travel well above the speed limit.
There will be more talk about a so called “integrity commissioner” at Brighton councils meeting tonight.
Staff is suggesting an integrity commissioner be hired, and is suggesting a particular firm for the job.
Brighton has had an integrity commissioner previously, but has also enlisted the services of the Ontario Ombudsman when the actions of members of council are called into question.
Brighton council meets this evening at 6:30 in council chambers.