Neighbours: “No way” to house for developmentally-delayed young men
Malahide councillors, in deference to neighbours who oppose a rezoning to allow Arnold Groeneweg of Kingsmill to build a second home on his property so his two developmentally-delayed sons, now 17 and 18, can someday live a semblance of an independent life, have postponed their decision on the matter until December.
That postponement comes despite Community and Corporate Services Director Gene DiMeo pointing out at a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 6, that the application met all township and provincial criteria to be accepted.
Councillors called for a delay to see if Mr. Groeneweg could find a way to accommodate the concerns of his neighbours. Though what the concerns had to do with planning wasn’t clear.
College Line neighbours complained about a house being built behind their homes, but Jane Willey of 47784 College Line said emphatically that the neighbourhood would in “no way” support the two men living on their own.
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