The lawyer for the Lakeside Landing development in Brighton says the reason for taking the municipality to the Ontario Municipal Board is a “small technical issue” that should be sorted out by a short hearing.
Patrick Harrington spoke to Quinte News on behalf of the developer, Brighton Mayor Mark Walas, who isn’t commenting on the situation due to conflict of interest rules.
Harrington says Walas and his engineering consultants have presented a strong argument for low-pressure sanitary systems in the subdivision and the mayor isn’t sure why the request is being refused.
Since the appeal was just recently filed, Harrington says a hearing date has yet to be set, but he expects it to come within a couple of months.
Municipal staff have pegged the price of defending the municipality at about $50,000.