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Whistler Aggregates plant to stay…for now


March 4, 2012
By Scott Jamieson

Mar. 4, 2012, Whistler, BC – Whistler council has decided not to
appeal last month’s ruling that the Whistler Aggregates asphalt plant in
Cheakamus Crossing is permitted to stay. Instead, council voted to work
with plant owner Frank Silveri in finding an agreeable solution for all
involved.

According to a report in the Whistler Question, The news came two days before the
30-day deadline for appeal following the ruling by Justice Kloegman of
the Supreme Court on Jan. 31, and two weeks after it was revealed that
the asphalt plant issue has cost the RMOW close to $600,000 over the
past three years.


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“We recognized that litigation wasn’t
going to achieve what the end goal is, and that is, and continues to be,
moving the asphalt plant out of the neighbourhood and ending the quarry
operations as well,” explained Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden on
Monday (Feb. 27). “So we obviously need Mr. Silveri’s cooperation to do
those things.”

Moving forward, Wilhelm-Morden said she
hopes to work with Silveri to improve the quality of life for the
residents. He has already agreed to install a “state-of-the-art” mobile
plant operation just in time for 2012 production.


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