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by Doug Harvey
Planning Meeting Of Council On Monday, June 20th, 2016

Planning Meeting Of Council On Monday, June 20th, 2016

Roll Call

A Motion moved by Fiona Roberts, and seconded by Stephen Carr that Council approve the addendum to the agenda for Monday June 20th being a delegation from Donwest construction respecting graphic design of trailer advertising for Port Stanley BIA Program. - the Motion was Carried.

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof - David Marr had a Pecuniary Interest in CAO 38-16 a Lease for Lions Landing Marina Park as he is a member of the Lions Club.

Delegation(s)

1. Proposed Severance
Dan Dale, will be in attendance to represent Gloria Wright, 345 First Street and Stephen Bahm and Shannon O'Mara, 346 Erie Street respecting a proposed severance.

Dan Dale presented to council a proposal for a severance from the rear of property known municipally as 345 First Street, Port Stanley owned by Mrs. Gloria Wright. The subject severed lands are proposed to be added to the rear of property known municipally as 346 Erie Street, Port Stanley owned by Stephen Bahm and Shannon O,Mara and to the rear of the vacant lot east of 346 Erie Street owned by Stephen Bahm.

David Marr asked Mr. McCoomb if the proposed severance would leave enough square footage with each property. Mr. McCoomb replied saying that everything seems to be okay, but still would be subject to a more full and detailed consultation would be required in advance of a formal application. This would be a worth while endeavour to try to eliminate an existing encroachment issue, plus a slope ability issue.

David Marr said that this was a win win for everyone when neighbours work together to solve these types of issues. Dan McNeil asked if Kettle Creek Conservation would be involved with this issue. Dan Dale replied that they would. Dan McNeil concluded that he would agree, that it would be good to clean it up. The consensus from council was to move forward with this proposed severance.

2. 45055 Truman Line
Deb Kostyria, 45055 Truman Line, will be in attendance to discuss planning proposal on their property. - I was raised on the property in question and have inherited it from my father. It is my wish, and the wish of my Husband Dave, to pass on the property to our oldest son, Kevin, upon our deaths. But, it is also our intention to remain on the property as long as we are able, in our current residence, enjoying the rural life that we live there. As part of our Succession plan, we understand that it is important to have Kevin and his family, build a new home, move to the farm and build a life in this neighbourhood. We would hope that the Municipality would consider entering into a plan with us in which, we could keep the modest home we live in on the property for 20 years, depending on our health etc. The house would be demolished after the contracted period of time and Kevin and his family would continue to live on the farm.

David Marr started by saying that he was aware of something similar in the past in Central Elgin and asked Mr. McCoomb what he knew. Mr. McCoomb replied saying that Central Elgin has had similar situations and in this case a Garden Suite is by definition of the Planning Act is a building that is designed to be portable. In this case the proponent is requesting that Council consider the existing house, older and to be demolished when no longer needed, as the Garden Suite. If approved as a Garden Suite would enable Council to have finances you can have in the agreement as a condition for temporary zoning. The temporary zoning could be for as long a period as Council feels is necessary and could be extended, should they require an extended period past the original approval period. The agreement could be put in place by which it would require that the existing house be demolished once the house is no longer required, and then the new house would be the only house on the lot. David Marr concluded by saying that he knew of a similar situation on Hill Street in Port Stanley, and asked Council if they were in agreement to move forward on this. A consensus was reached for Council's support to move forward on this planning proposal.

3. Donwest Construction
A Donwest Construction representative was on hand to update Council on the progress made on the graphic designs for the upcoming advertising campaign. He said the good news was that the pricing is better with another truck getting the graphic's, that makes eight trucks that will have the graphics installed for the same price. The bad news is that the images on the draft are not high enough resolution, and the trucks are 53 feet long and 110 inches high which need good high quality images, when going down the road. Discussion continued on who, what, when, and where some good high quality images could be found.

Harold Winkworth commented on how he was not in support of this advertising campaign because Council would be using taxpayers money to assist in advertising for Donwest, with Donwest, at the same time advertise Port Stanley. Are all the trucks to have Donwest on them, or other builders that might want to be part of this. I just don't want to put a slant on this because we have to respond to the public on how we spend public money to join in with Donwest. Dan McNeil commented that he had to disagree with Harold on this issue, "We have a dog in this fight, an economic development dog, it's called Port Stanley Harbour and hectares of land that belong to the taxpayers, and I don't see any difficulty with this kind of investment that we are going to require for the future, it's called economic development and it's important for the future of Central Elgin, and Port Stanley. I don't think that there is an issue here!

Dennis Crevits said that he agreed with Dan McNeil, and that Port Stanley would be getting 50% of the graphic coverage on the trucks and that the value for money put in by Central Elgin would be justifiable. David Marr commented that as far as the costs go for this project, the money will come from the interest from the Harbour lands, not from the tax base. Council, with the exception of Harold Winkworth, agreed to move forward with this plan.

Correspondence (Action)

1. Port Stanley Outdoor Seasonal Vendor Application
Port Stanley Outdoor Seasonal Vendor Application received from Sheryl Stafford, Danshers. - Moved by Sally Martyn and Seconded by Steven Carr that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Port Stanley Outdoor Seasonal Vendor Application received from Sheryl Stafford, Danshers, subject to the Municipalities recommended conditions. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

Correspondence (for Council's Information) - The Motion that Correspondence for Council's Information Items #1 - #2 inclusive be received as information and filed was put forward by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Sally Martyn, with no discussion on any Item, the Motion was Carried.

1. Township of Southwold - Zoning By-law Amendment
Notice of Public Meeting from the Township of Southwold respecting a Zoning By-law Amendment, 6843 Mellor Road

2. Siting of Wind Power Projects
Copy of correspondence received from the City of Ottawa respecting Siting of Wind Power Projects.

Reports

Central Elgin Planning Office

CEP 41-16 Communication from Carol Parafenko - Moved by Steven Carr and seconded by Harold Winkworth that Report CEP.41.16, Communication from Carol Parafenko, be received as information. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

CEP 46-16 Application for a Consent No. E38_16 - Edward Lucien & Pamela Anne Pietrzak, 47119 Dexter Line - Moved by Dennis Crevits and seconded by Dan McNeil that the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections to consent application No. E38_16 Edward Lucien & Pamela Anne Pietrzak, 47119 Dexter Line subject to the following conditions that a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

CEP 47-16 Application for a Consent No. E39_16 - Wayne Clifton Young, 43789 Southdale Line - Moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Fiona Roberts that the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections consent application No. E39_16 Wayne Clifton Young, 43789 Southdale Line subject to the following conditions: approval of a zoning by-law amendment to prohibit any new residential dwellings on the retained lot, and bring the existing development on the severed lands into conformity with the Zoning By-Law; the payment of cash-in-lieu of the dedication of 5% of the land for parkland purposes; and a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin; and a drainage reassessment be done if necessary at the legal representative expense. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

CEP 48-16 Application for a Consent No. E45_16 - Prespa Construction Limited, 122 Centennial Avenue - Moved by Harold Winkworth and seconded by Dennis Crevits that the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections consent application No. E45_16 - Prespa Construction Limited, 122 Centennial Avenue subject to the following conditions: approval of a minor variance to bring the lot area for the retained lands Into conformity with the Zoning By-Law; the payment of cash-in-lieu of the dedication of 5% of the land for parkland purposes; the proponent enter into a development agreement with the Municipality of Central Elgin to address administrative, technical and financial matters related to the development of the lots; and a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin; and a drainage reassessment be done if necessary at the legal representative expense. Lloyd Perrin commented that one of the lots is not serviced with sanitary sewers, and that he believed the proponent is aware of this. He also said that staff would be bringing back a report at next week's meeting seeking direction on future servicing in this area. The Motion was Carried.

CEP 49-16 Application for a Consent No. E46-16 - Prespa Construction Limited, 122 Centennial Avenue - Moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Dan McNeil that the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections consent application No. E46_16 - Prespa Construction Limited, 122 Centennial Avenue subject to the following conditions: approval of a minor variance to bring the lot area for the retained lands Into conformity with the Zoning By-Law; the payment of cash-in-lieu of the dedication of 5% of the land for parkland purposes; the proponent enter into a development agreement with the Municipality of Central Elgin to address administrative, technical and financial matters related to the development of the lots; and a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin; and a drainage reassessment be done if necessary at the legal representative expense. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

CEP 50-16 Application for a Consent No. E43_16 - Paul Mitchell Hepburn, 43337 Fruit Ridge Line - Moved by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Dennis Crevits that the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections consent application No. E43_16 - Paul Mitchell Hepburn, 43337 Fruit Ridge Line subject to the following conditions: the payment of cash-in-lieu of the dedication of 5% of the land for parkland purposes; a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin; and a drainage reassessment be done if necessary at the owners expense. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

CEP 51-16 Application for a Consent No. E47_16 - Aldo Strucuzzi and Mary Annette McNeil, Part Lots 17 & 21, Registered Plan 292 - Moved by Steven Carr and seconded by Sally Martyn that the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections consent application No. E47_16 Aldo Strucuzzi and Mary Annette McNeil, Part Lots 17 & 21, Registered Plan 292 subject to the following conditions: that a copy of the reference plan be provided to the Municipality of Central Elgin. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

CEP 52-16 Port Stanley Harbour Secondary Plan - Moved by Harold Winkworth and seconded by Sally Martyn that Report CEP.52.16 be received as information; that Council receive the draft final Term of Reference for the proposed Secondary Plan for the Port Stanley Harbour; that Council authorize staff to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) based on the final Terms of Reference; and that Council authorize staff to seek nominations for representation from the Port Stanley BIA, one representative, Heritage Central Elgin, one representative, and the general public on the project steering committee, and that Council appoint the following two members of Council to sit on the steering committee, Dan McNeil and Steven Carr.

Dan McNeil commented that he was very pleased to see that they were getting on with this, and this is the right thing to do. I would just mention that perhaps one of the citizens at large should be identified as somebody nominated by the village association, they certainly have a lot of qualified people to look at the respective development...... I don't think that we have to formally do it in a resolution, but I think that when we look at citizens at large we should talk to the village association. The Motion was Carried.

Chief Administrative Officer

CAO 38-16 Lease for Lions Landing Marina Park - As the Motion came up David Marr proceded to Council's main door and waited until the Vote on the Motion was concluded. Moved by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Dennis Crevits that Council appoint the following two members, being Dan McNeil and Harold Winkworth, along with staff, to meet with members of the Port Stanley Lions Club to discuss the principles of a new lease should Council be agreeable in principle to extend the term of the existing lease with the Club for Lions Landing Marina Park. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

CAO 39-16 Operation of Central Elgin Sanitary Sewage Collections Systems - Eastwood Subdivision Area, Lynhurst and Norman-Lyndale - Moved by Dennis Crevits and seconded by Steven Carr that the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin receive CAO 39-16 Operation of Central Elgin Sanitary Sewage Collections Systems in the Eastwood Subdivision Area's of Lynhurst and Norman-Lyndale as information. With no discussion, the Motion was Carried.

Director of Physical Services

By-law(s) - Moved by Steven Carr and seconded by Fiona Roberts that By-law 2032 and By-law 2033 be taken collectively. No discussion followed, the Motions were read 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time and passed collectively.

By-law 2032 Being a By-law to Execute an Agreement with Dufferin Construction Company respecting Hot Mix Paving Contract

By-law 2033 Confirmatory By-law

Public Notice

Resolutions

New Business - David Marr mentioned that he was at a meeting at the Belmont Arena concerning the closing of the Bank of Nova Scotia, the only Bank in town there. He said that he was disappointed with the firm decision to close the Bank's branch. He also mentioned that Council should write some letters to any of the major bank's or Credit Union's in the area to see if any would be interested in setting up shop in Belmont or Port Stanley.

Unfinished Business

1. Public Garbage Can Policy

Closed Session

Adjournment - Council adjourned at 8:10 PM


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