Haldimand County Council has met with the public on the sale of a local utility. Hydro One recently fronted a proposal to buy Haldimand Hydro, offering a number of incentives. Rick Stevens from Hydro One spoke in front of council yesterday, saying his company plans to freeze local electricity rates then freeze them for five years. Stevens also says the sale would bring jobs to the local economy. The deal still needs approval from Ontario’s Energy board, and would be closed late next year. Council also met with Caledonia residents to discuss possible development. Recently it was announced there may be 35,000 homes, a school and community park near McClung road. Counselor Lorne Boyko reminded everyone present that it’s a long process and many more public forums will take place in the future. The next meetings on both the Haldimand Hydro and Caledonia development take place on Monday the 16th. Anyone who wants to speak on either issue must get in touch with the county clerk in writing before noon that day.