Anonymous on February 18, 2020
1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.
Yes I support the plan to reduce this number and more.
2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?
Yes I support the plan
3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.
Development charges need to be levied. I think of (Black) Friday Harbour. Do you know the Harbour does not pay school taxes or other taxes because it qualifies as a resort community. This is not fair. There are many wealthy people that seem to not pay their share of taxes. Slow down shore development. The developers seem to avoid paying taxes. This is not fair. Do not allow special designations for developments like Friday Harbour.
4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.