County residents rally to kill land transfer deal

Posted: May 6, 2007 in Headlines

A group of angry county residents is mobilizing to kill the proposed Brant/Brantford land transfer deal. The residents say the plan to transfer 6,000 acres of county land to Brantford makes no sense, and their concerns are not being heard by either the county or the city. “This deal doesn’t have to happen. If there is a public outcry the province won’t pass it,” local planner Catherine Cooper told a group of about 30 people who gathered for an organizational meeting Monday night.

The threat of rising taxes seemed to be one of the chief concerns at the meeting Monday night, but even that was superseded by a sense of confusion.

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