Statement by John Moroz, Vice President and General Manager of St Marys Cement
I can confirm that St Marys has reached a settlement with the Province of Ontario, under which we will withdraw all applications to operate a quarry in the Flamborough area.
Given that there was no possibility of a resolution in the near term, we concluded it’s now time to put this behind us, and focus on managing and growing our employment, investment and operations in other parts of Ontario.
As a result of the agreement, the parties have agreed to withdraw any current litigation and the province has also agreed to pay St. Marys $15 million toward the $22 million cost the company has spent on the project.
We wish the people of Flamborough and its representatives well, and our longstanding relationships with all levels of government continue to be a priority for us.
We will not be elaborating on this statement at this time, so we can give our full attention to executing the agreement and managing our other operations.
About St Marys Cement St Marys Cement is a leading manufacturer of cement and related construction products in Canada and the United States. The company operates two cement plants in Ontario, one in St. Marys, where the company was founded in 1912, and one in Bowmanville. Through its division Canada Building Materials (CBM), it is a major supplier of concrete and aggregates across the Province of Ontario from Ottawa to Windsor, operating over 40 ready-mix concrete plants and 22 aggregate pits and quarries. St Marys Cement Inc. (Canada) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of St Marys VCNA, LLC and is a part of Votorantim Cimentos, an international cement manufacturer based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Jan 22, 2009
Toronto, ON, January 22, 2009- St Marys has formally responded to the Ministry of the Environment’s October 30th, 2008 letter. A copy of the company’s response can be found here. St Marys’ is confident that any outstanding concerns can be addressed through the ARA process and ultimately the Permit to Take Water application that will be required to operate the site.
Dec. 2, 2008
St Marys has made an addition to the previously filed application to
amend the Township of Flamborough Official Plan and Zoning By-law
90-145-Z to include the use of the land located at 1869 Millborough Line
for access (a driveway) to the proposed quarry site. The original
application filed by Lowndes Holdings did not include this piece of
land; however, it has always been St Marys' proposed driveway for the
Members of the community are being given the opportunity to comment on
this official addition and can do so by forwarding their comments,
quoting File No: OPA-08-014 & ZAC-08-067 to:
Chris Bell, City of Hamilton
Planning and Economic Development Department
Planning Division - Legislative Approvals
77 James Street North, Suite 400, Hamilton ON L8R 2K3
St Marys Cement Public Information Centre #4 - June 23, 2008
Proposed Flamborough Quarry Haul Route Study
St Marys Cement is conducting a Haul Route Study for the proposed Flamborough quarry located on 11th Concession Road East at Milburough Line. This study is being carried out in accordance with the Terms of Reference prepared and required by the City of Hamilton, April 2006.
Members of the public are invited to attend the fourth and final Public Information Centre (PIC) related to the Haul Route Study. The purpose of PIC #4 is to present the preliminary findings of the haul route study – specifically, the evaluation of the alternative haul routes and recommendations for the preferred haul route – and to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the preliminary findings before the haul route study results are finalized.
At the completion of the study, a preferred haul route will be selected and added to our application for review by the Municipality.
Public Information Centre #4
Monday, June 23, 2008
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Carlisle Arena at the Carlisle Community Centre
1496 Centre Road
St Marys held a public meeting dedicated to our application for the Permit to Take Water at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School on April 16, 2008. We want to thank the community members who joined us at the meeting. We appreciate all of your comments and concerns.
At the meeting, there were formal presentations from:
Steve Hollingshead, Senior Geological Engineer/Hydrogeologist, Gartner Lee Limited (Consultant to St. Mary’s) - view presentation
Bill Bardswick, Director, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, West Central Region
Ian Smith, Director of the Source Water Protection Programs Branch-MOE Keith Willson – Manager, Source Protection Approvals view presentation
Graham Flint, Chair and Spokesperson, Friends of Rural Communities and the Environment (FORCE) - view presentation
Councillor Margaret McCarthy, City of Hamilton
We have included the PowerPoint presentations from Gartner Lee Limited, the Ministry of Environment, Hamilton Public Health and Friends of Rural Communities and the Environment (FORCE).
St Marys is committed to being a good neighbour and working cooperatively with local residents through open communication and consultation. We encourage residents to continue to provide your questions and comments.
Public Information Meeting
St Marys is holding a public meeting dedicated to our application for the Permit to Take Water at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School on April 16, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. At the meeting you will have an opportunity to get more information regarding the Permit to Take Water, the pumping test and our well monitoring measures. A formal presentation will include representatives from St Marys, the Ministry of the Environment and other invited stakeholders. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School
1624 Centre Road, Carlisle, ON
7:30 p.m. Formal Presentation
Question and Answer session to follow