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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fertilizer Ban Approved

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Brockton Council approves ban on fertilizer use near Lake Rosalind, Marl Lake.

The lawns at Lake Rosalind and Marl Lake may not be as green this summer -- but neither will the lakes.

Brockton has approved a fertilizer ban within 100 meters of the inland lakes.

Anne Louise Gibbons was the lone councillor to oppose the bylaw because she fears the bylaw is unenforceable.

Councillor Chris Peabody disagrees.

He says just like Brockton's noise and burn bylaws -- residents will be given a grace period to meet the new rules and then fines will be levied.

Peabody notes fines will not go out until next year.

First time offenders will be fined 200 dollars, second time offenders 300 dollars and third time offenders 400 dollars.

In the meantime inland lake residents will receive pamphlets from Brockton about the fertilizer ban bylaws and the reason behind it.

Fertilizer run off into the inland lakes has been directly linked to past blue green algae problems in Lake Rosalind.


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