Caledon shuts down illegal trucking depot, company hit with $30,000 fine

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Published November 18, 2022 at 12:39 pm

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After more than two years of investigations, an illegal trucking company out of Caledon has been shut down and is facing down a $30,000 fine.

Back in June of 2020, the Town of Caledon says it received complaints about noise, debris and property alterations in the Tullamore area related to a trucking operation directly across from a residential community.

The company known as 6230 Mayfield Inc. was charged for illegal land use by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice earlier this month, the Town said, and has pleaded guilty to charges under the Provincial Offences Act.

A $30,000 fine was handed down to the company, which has been banned from using its property as a trucking depot. The company has also been ordered to remove all illegal trucking equipment and imported fill by an agreed upon date.

“This is yet another victory against the illegal trucking operations that continue to negatively impact our Town,” said Mark Sraga, Director of Building and Municipal Law Enforcement with the Town. “We share this win with owners and operators of legal trucking businesses in Caledon. We will continue to take legal action against those who defy the Town’s bylaws to ensure Caledon remains a fair and sustainable location for businesses.”

Illegal trucking operations have been a problem for the Town and residents, with Caledon Town Council hearing last year that there were nearly 200 illegal trucking yards operating in and around Caledon.

Last December, another illegal trucking and contracting facility in Caledon was fined $1 million for breaking town zoning bylaws.

Under Caledon bylaws, a corporation can be liable to fines of up to $50,000 on a first conviction and $25,000 for additional each day, while individuals can face fines of $25,000 on a first strike and another $10,000 for every additional day.

The Town is encouraging residents to report suspected illegal trucking facilities. If you see a property that you believe is illegally, improperly, or unsafely storing trucks, you can contact Service Caledon by dialling 311 or by sending an email to [email protected]

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