Opened on July 17, 2012
Petition to address the Fly Infestation of Beamsville
We the undersigned call on our municipal, regional, provincial and federal representatives to recognize the severity of the fly infestation plaguing the community of Beamsville. This represents the third year that this plague has been visited on the community and it is site specific.
We call on these representatives to implement emergency measures to contain this outbreak immediately, to undertake an independent scientific study to identify the primary and secondary sources of this outbreak and to put in place a long term strategy and timetable to address what has become an annual plague.
This situation denies citizens their fundamental rights as property owners, puts the health of every citizen in the affected areas at risk, compromises the reputation and activity of local businesses, jeopardizes jobs, lowers property values, damages the Twenty Valley tourism brand and has an overall negative economic impact on our community.
We demand that our elected officials and government treat this issue with the gravitas it warrants.