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Monday, March 26, 2012

Fertilizer Plebiscite

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Lake Residents in Brockton have only a few more hours to vote on fertilizer bylaw.

Time is running out on a plebiscite on the use of lawn fertilizers at Marl Lake and Lake Rosalind.

Tuesday is the last day for residents at the lakes to vote on whether lawn fertilizers should be allowed.

Each household is allowed one vote through the telephone or internet.

Brockton Councillor Chris Peabody says the results of this vote will determine how Council will vote on the issue.

The issue dates back to the problem of blue green algae that has been found in the lakes during the summer.

Run off from lawn fertilizers has been linked to the problem.

Peabody notes a green lake lowers property values -- so he expects the majority of residents want some sort of controlled bylaw.

The results will be released on April 10th.


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