All of our plans involve working around making sure people have access and will continue to have access (to the Bruce Trail).
Notice that was not a yes. They will blubber about the first picket using the access to the Bruce Trail, rant about "Anonymous = terrorism," and say they are temporarily blocking access "for public safety."
Niagara Escarpment, don't allow any variances. Scientology can manage without a monster complex. Protect your watershed.
Local officials, get everything in writing while you still have leverage. One possibility is to grant permission for a third of the buildings, with further permission dependent upon respect for the community, and keeping the following promises:
The workers at the National Retreat will be covered by Canadian labor laws including minimum wage and overtime, so that they do not become a burden on the community. Their hours will be recorded using timesheets, timeclocks, or other devices, and signed by the worker and supervisor. Their paystubs will record all taxes properly. The paycheck-paying employer will be a Canadian entity so that tax laws are fully enforceable. If CoS insists on a "ministerial exception" this iburden on this community means the entire project is disallowed. Worker's paychecks will be under their own control and not "on account" or under any employer control, or required to be donated back to the employer for any religious, educational, or other reason.
Guests or visitors are not allowed to "volunteer" to do jobs that will take paid work away from the Retreat workers, or from local construction workers. If they wish to work, they must sign up as an employee and follow all labor laws.
Retreat workers must be housed at all times in accordance with employee housing standards.
There will be no punishment to workers except for warning letters, demotions, and firing. Workers cannot be forced into a Rehabilitation Project Force with below-minimum-wage-pay and reduced freedom, even if they sign some document supposedly agreeing to this. All wage laws will protect all workers at all times. Workers cannot be ordered to have an abortion, or to divorce their spouse, or to break Canadian or local law.
Workers from the United States and other foreign countries must comply with and be protected by all foreign worker regulations. Passports, drivers licenses, and cell phones are to be available to workers and guests without delay or interrogation. The workers or guests can quit, get their belongings, call for a ride and walk out the gate at any time without being pursued or punished.
There will be no blockage of emergency phone calls to fire, ambulance or police from anywhere in the compound. All physical crimes under Canadian law, such as assault and battery or rape must be reported to the police immediately.
Unionized Canadian construction workers ONLY will fell trees, bulldoze and build the exterior structures, sidewalks, irrigation, driveways and parking areas. Unionized Canadian workers will do all plumbing, heating, ventilation, cooling, electrical work, Internet, video & cable wiring, heavy & light carpentry, lighting, ceilings, walls, floors, kitchen, baths and laundry. The retreat must follow all local building permit requirements for renovations, and fulfilling those building permits will also require local unionized workers. The Scientologist workers may clean, paint, and maintain surfaces, buildings and landscaping, but may not take construction jobs from local Canadian union workers.
There will be no unathorized dumping on the premises of solids or liquids except through sewage and regular waste removal services.
Access to the Bruce Trail will be open to all, and the National Retreat will not block access without approval from the Mono Council.
The Retreat must allow wildlife movement, fire safety, and scenic views, and thus never erect earthen berms, trenches, fences, walls, impenetrable hedges, or any other visual or physical barrier around the property, or around parts of the property, except for small fences to surround garbage bins.
The Retreat must recognize a public right-of-way next to the highway, and not call police and waste their time if picketers are on it peacefully protesting. If police are called even once, the Retreat must at its own expense mark its property line to prevent futher waste of police time.
The Retreat must understand there will be surprise fire department inspections at the Retreat and at staff housing. All emergency exits must be kept unlocked at all times.
Any breaking of these promises will be adversely affect approval of the next round of building at the Retreat.
If Scientologists clutch their pearls and say they are being insulted, say that you are only being precise about the Canadian laws they must obey, and how to respect the Niagara Escarpment, since they are used to more lenient and corrupt cities, counties, and country (I am sorry to admit the corrupt country is the United States, my own beloved nation).