Key Players: Who is responsible for the proposed HCBP
Disclaimer: This information is provided in the spirit of democracy and transparency. All of this information was found freely available from the internet.
The City of Guelph
Owns the majority of lands proposed for the HCBP. Co-Plaintiffs along with Belmont Equity in the Injunction and the SLAPP suit.
Karen Farbridge – Mayor:
Phone: 519-837-5643, 519-766-0381
Peter Cartwright – General Manager of Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: 519-837-5600 x2820
On the board for GPI – Guelph Partnership for Innovation
“ Together the Leader in Agritechnology”
Rajan Philips – Manager of Transportation Planning & Development Engineering
Community Design and Development Services
T 519-822-1260 x 2369
Own land north of Laird, bordering the Hanlon. Co-Plaintiffs along with the City in the Injunction and the SLAPP suit. Part of BCC Group of Companies.
BCC Group of Companies
Consists of three companies: Interiors, Constructors, and Properties.
“ ‘BCC Properties’ core business objective, through its ownership in Belmont Equity, is to acquire various office, industrial and retail properties that can be built on and sold to user, developer and landlord clients.” From website: http://www.bccgroup.ca
BCC Group of Companies
1301 Fewster Drive
Phone: 905 602 4200
Fax: 905 602 4201
President & CEO – Scott Prokosch
175 Hammersmith Ave,
Phone: (416) 691-3149
Owns land South of Laird, bordering the Hanlon
2381 Bristol Circle
Phone: (905) 829-0444
Person Responsible for the HCBP:
Bill Cooper Jr:
Phone: 905.829.0444, ext. 222
Cooper is also involved in the Hanlon Business Park on the other side of the Hanlon.
There is also 1.38 acres of Residential proposed for the HCBP, which is to be sold and conveyed to Carson Reid. Carson Reid has a townhouse block abutting this parcel to the north in the Kortright Hills IV subdivision. (from Ward 2 Blog: http://ward2guelph.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/hcbp-info/)
Carson Reid Head Office
183 Dufferin Street.
Canada. N1H 4B3
Phone: 519 822-3682
Other concerns and projects:
The DoLime Quarry is owned by River Valley Developments, a subsidiary of Carson Reid Homes. They removed over 400,000 tons of gravel in 2009, mainly by mining the aquitard: a critical layer of rock that protects the aquifer from which Guelph draws a majority of its drinking water. Many people are concerned that Carson Reid’s company has now broken through the aquitard.The quarry is now pumping thousands of litres per day out of the ground and discharging it into the Speed River to prevent flooding of the quarry. (From Wellington Water Watchers: http://www.wellingtonwaterwatchers.ca)
Clear-cutting on Victoria Rd: In June 2009, approx. 61 acres of trees were illegally clear-cut on land owned by Carson Reid, near Victoria and Maltby roads.
Drexler was awarded the contract for the culvert last summer, the project that was stopped by the occupation. They are continuing to bid on HCBP contracts. Most of the construction contracts in the City of Guelph are awarded to Drexler.
Drexler Construction Limited
5274 Wellington County Road 27
RR #1, Rockwood, Ontario
Owner – Alfred Drexler
X-Terra was recently hired by the City of Guelph to install a watermain and other infrastructure at the south end of the lands proposed for the HCBP, by Forestell and Phelan. This work took place from Fall 2009 – Winter 2010
934 Guelph Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 5Z6
The City has recently put up a tender for a new contract of development. You can visit this tender at: http://www.guelph.cabusiness and click on “bids and tendors”
This contract includes creating storm water management ponds, as well as creating roads and a culvert, on the land bordering downey road, including where the occupation was last summer.
Bidding for the contact ends on April 30th.
Important note: There is generally not a tender process for land that is not owned by the City, so there is not always prior notice to development.
Who has bid you ask?
26 companies as of April 27th: Cox Construction Limited, Twin-City Interloc Inc, Capital Paving Inc, Marshall Finamore Construction Ltd, VanRooyen Earthmoving Ltd, PCN Construction Group Inc, CoCo Paving Inc, E&E Seegmiller Limited, Network Site Services Ltd, Deltalok Inc, Drexler Construction Limited, Moorefield Excavating, Forestell Designed Landscapes, Nellis Construction Ltd, Ontario Greens, Nilex Civil Environmental Group, Regional Sewer and Watermain Ltd, DAVAN Landscape Desige Build Inc, Altech Drilling & Investigative Services, AMICO Infrasructures (Oxford) Inc, Automated Engineering Technologies Ltd, Habitech Restoration Inc, Alcam Excavating Limited, A J Braun Mfg. Limited, H. Kerr Construction Limited, Prior Construction Corporation.