Norfolk’s Mayor says he’s satisfied with the explanation of the “Hold” on development of provincially owned land. The recent announcement of a hold on development of land in Norfolk due to negotiations between the province, federal government, and the First Nations has caused some confusion in the county offices.
There are three areas in Norfolk which the hold affects, those are The Simcoe Agriculture Research Station, the Old OPP station on highway 3, and the Sprucedale correctional facility. In a media release Travale says “this hold does not affect any plans Norfolk might have relative to the development of county property” and that he “has been assured that the…properties will not be turned over to the First Nations”.
Travale also said that in the future he would be informed and briefed on any issue affecting Norfolk County.