Scott Island Zoning Delays Send Wrong Message

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 08:49 AM

Mayor Canfield is frustrated with a prospective development.

Scott Island is within the Kenora city limits and there is a plan to section the island into five lots for development.

At the latest Committee of the Whole, Canfield got a little heated because of how long and complicated the process had become.

He says all the hoops developers had to jump through gives the wrong message to new developers.

"We have to send a message that we're open for business and with something like Scott Island that was so simple and so straightforward it sends a message we're not open for business and that's not the message we want to send," he says

He says the 11-acre island will be split into five lots but could easily accommodate more.



(Photo: City of Kenora)