The show/full interview:
On February 15, Port Hope council will debate one of the most significant land acquisitions in the recent history of Northumberland County. The town is looking to purchase more than 1,300 acres for around $20 million. About half the land is environmentally sensitive, while the remainder can be developed for residential, commercial, and industrial uses. Ontario Power Generation currently owns the land in Wesleyville.
Mayor Bob Sanderson and town staff have toiled away on the deal for the past two years. Earlier this month, the proposal was made public. If the council gives its blessing at its next meeting, the acquisition will be finalized on March 31.
The public has yet to have any input. And, there are many questions.
In this interview, Mayor Bob Sanderson walks through the process of getting this massive land deal in place. He will go over the background. And, he will address questions about growth, the environment, and financing.
Originally aired: February 11, 2022