Negotiations underway between Infrastructure Ontario and County Officials Save the Maynooth Station Action Group Committee members are pleased to have had the opportunity to speak with Hastings County Administration official, Mr. Jim Duffin, regarding an update on the status of the Station. Mr. Duffin informed that following up on a letter from Infrastructure Ontario Senior Project Manager, Mr. Justin Wallbott, of September 15, 2017 to MPP Todd Smith, "Given the specific interest in this Train Station...", Infrastructure Ontario is finally negotiating with the County, offering the possibility of severing the train station property from the Heritage trail, as a possible solution to this longstanding dilemma.
As part of the owners' due diligence process, according to the recent letter from IO "...if a potential to sever the Train Station property from the overall 816-acre Maynooth property line..." is to occur, this would necessitate a survey (underway) in order to determine the feasibility of such a strategy. Secondly, Mr. Duffin informed that once this survey is completed, and a severance of the property is determined to be feasible, the next step for the county administration as a whole, is to approve this plan in order for Hastings County to gain sole ownership of the Train Station. Furthermore, we are of the understanding that these steps are being taken in direct response to Prince Edward - Hastings MPP Todd Smith pleas to IO, representing the Action Group Committee, on behalf of diligent efforts made by the many individuals in Hastings Highlands, including those from surrounding communities. According to Jennifer Kyte, mediator, and Constituency Manager for MPP Todd Smith office: "This is quite the change from previous dealings and shows promise." ... See MoreSee Less