GM needs a place to park trucks due to a loss of parking facilities in Oshawa
Article by Valerie MacDonald
Officials in Alnwick/Haldimand are “seeking legal advice” as it pertains to “zoning issues” with regards to the hundreds of new GM trucks parked near Highway 401 north of Grafton, says Mayor John Logel.
Former municipal planner, Jennifer Current, recommended pursuing “legal assistance,” the mayor said in an interview with the News Now Network.
He did not know how many months the new vehicles have been parked on the north east side of the Lyle Street exit at Grafton but “guessed” it was about six months.
The municipality is looking into the use of the land after it was “challenged.” The mayor did not say if the inquiry is the direct result of a complaint being filed with the township.
Transport trailers with new GM trucks were seen dropping off trucks on the property earlier this month.
At the time GM provided this explanation for the use of this property: “We recently sold our former headquarters building, which required moving some vehicles to a new location,” said Monte Doran GM Canada’s director of corporate and internal communications. “These trucks are ready to ship.”
According to the company, they are going to dealerships across Canada and the U.S. GM makes light and heavy duty, full-sized truck at its Oshawa facility.
“However,” Doran also said, “we are facing ongoing rail car shortages, and are working with our logistics partners to deliver vehicles to our dealers as quickly as possible.”