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by Doug Harvey

The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin

Planning Meeting Of Council On Monday, March 20th, 2017

Roll Call - All Present.

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof - None reported.

Delegation(s) - No Delegations.

Correspondence (Action) - No Correspondence Action items.

Correspondence (for Council's Information) - The Motion that Correspondence for Council's Information Item #1 and Item #2 be received as information and filed was put forward by Dan McNeil and seconded by Harold Winkworth.

Don Leitch commented on Item #1 stating that staff will be preparing a report for the next Council meeting bring up concerns about the conditions for private wells and septic systems. We consider the preferred method of having an outside qualified person do the certification and then the work reviewed by staff, instead of municipal staff doing the certification. The Motion was Carried.

1. Conditions for Private Wells and Septic Systems
Correspondence received from the County of Elgin Land Division Committee respecting "Conditions for Private Wells and Septic Systems".

2. Lake Huron and Elgin Area Water Supply Systems' 4th Biennial Research & Optimization Day.
Invitation received from Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System and Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System advising of Lake Huron and Elgin Area Water Supply Systems' 4th Biennial Research & Optimization Day.

Reports

Central Elgin Planning Office

CEP 13-17 Application to Amend Village of Port Stanley By-law 1507 - Ryan Featherstone, 509 West Edith Cavell Boulevard - A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Fiona Roberts that Report CEP 13-17 be received and that direction be given by Council to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the Zoning By-law to permit residential use on lands located at 509 West Edith Cavell Boulevard, which may be legally described as Part of Lot 8, Part Lake Beach, Plan 160, geographic Village of Port Stanley, now Municipality of Central Elgin; and further that a date for a public meeting be scheduled for Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in accordance with Ontario Regulation 545/06 as amended. The Motion was Carried.

CEP 14-17 Application to Amend Village of Port Stanley By-law 1507 - Scott McTaggart, 383 & 385 Front Street - A Motion moved by Harold Winkworth and seconded by Sally Martyn that Report CEP 14-17 be received and that direction be given by Council to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the Zoning By-law to permit residential use on lands located at 383 and 385 Front Street, which may be legally described as South Part of Lot 25, Plan 117, geographic Village of Port Stanley, now Municipality of Central Elgin; and further that a date for a public meeting be scheduled for Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 7:10 p.m. in accordance with Ontario Regulation 545/06 as amended. The Motion was Carried.

CEP 15-17 Application to Amend Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 - Dan Debackere, 5680 Sunset Road - A Motion moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Fiona Roberts that Report CEP. 15. 17 be received; and that direction be given by Council to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the Zoning By-law to permit a farm market on lands located at 5680 Sunset Road, which may be legally described as Part of Lots 3 & 4, Concession 3, geographic Township of Yarmouth, now Municipality of Central Elgin; and further that a date for a public meeting be scheduled for Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 7:20 p.m. in accordance with Ontario Regulation 545/06 as amended. The Motion was Carried.

CEP 16-17 Application for a Consent No. E19/17 - Ryan Featherstone and Ying Li, 509 West Edith Cavell Blvd. - A Motion moved by Sally Martyn and seconded by Dennis Crevits that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections to consent application E19/17 - Ryan Featherstone and Ying Li, 509 West Edith Cavell Blvd. subject to the following conditions:

  • 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 lot;
  • 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.

The Motion was Carried.

Background: Consent application E19/17 has been filed for the purpose of severing the subject lands into three lots, one lot containing the existing residential dwelling and two lots for future development with single detached residential dwellings.

Chief Administrative Officer

CAO 16-17 - Port Stanley Beach Vendor Application - Parasailing, Lee Marcoux - A Motion moved by Stephen Carr and seconded by Fiona Roberts that Council of the Municipality of Central Elgin approve the Port Stanley Outdoor Seasonal Vendor Application received from Lee Marcoux, Port Stanley Parasail, subject to the following recommended conditions:

  • The applicant comply with the Outdoor Vendor Permit Policy as adopted by Council;
  • The applicant providing liability insurance in the amount of $ 5,000,000 naming the Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin as co-insured and held harmless,
  • The applicant providing payment of the applicable fee(s).

After discussions with the applicant Mr. Leitch commented that the sale of tickets would occur next to the Sport In Port area on the beach, and that clients would get on board a boat docked just north of the new boat house, then transported out to open water where the Parasailing would occur. The boat would only be docked at this location during the hours of operation, and then moved to a local marina for overnight dockage. They would also require a business license.

Dan McNeil commented that with this added information I would be a big proponent of this operation and I think that adding things for people to do in Port Stanley, exciting things with a little bit of adrenalin, I'm for It!

Dennis Crevits asked if there were any other location where this business could operate from because it would be operating in Hofhuis Park.

Lloyd Perrin indicated that the OPP Patrol boat would be docked just north of the boat house and that after a visit with other staff found that there was enough space to moor the Parasailing boat and dock the OPP boat.

The Motion was Carried.

Report: In December 2016, Lee Marcoux submitted an application for his business Port Stanley Parasail. Mr. Marcoux is licenced as a Small Vessel Operator through Transport Canada. He has been operating a Parasailing company in Grand Bend for five years, has parasailing experience in the Caribbean as well, and has worked on boats for over 20 years.

Mr. Marcoux trains his staff to assist people entering and exiting the vessel by holding their hand to provide support. The Captain provides a safety briefing, which includes the location of a fire extinguisher and First Aid supplies. Once the parachute is up, the deckhand watches for anomalies in the water such as sunken logs, debris, other vessels, and people swimming outside of the swimming area.

Mr. Marcoux will be captain at the beginning of the season. He stays a few hundred yards away from the swim area and other boats; the exact distance depends on the weather, winds, and waves. He has equipment to measure the wind, and will normally cease operations if the winds are 18-20 MPH or the waves exceed four feet.

Although Mr. Marcoux and his insurance company assert that there is a $1 million dollar liability limit under the marine act, staff recommend that $5 million dollars of liability insurance be requested.

Mr. Marcoux requests that an additional booth be placed by #13 in the attached map, where Sport in Port is currently vending, if this is agreeable to the Sport in Port owners.

Mr. Marcoux has asked to dock his boat daily near the emergency boatshed. The Directors of Fire Rescue Services and Physical Services have no concern with this.

Staff recommend that because the business will use both a land vending space and dock space, Mr. Marcoux be charged an additional $300 for dock space, and $300 for a business licence for a total of $900.

Director of Physical Services

By-law(s)

By-law 2130 Confirmatory By-law

Public Notice - No Public Notice.

Resolutions - No Resolutions.

New Business - No New Business.

Unfinished Business - No Unfinished Business.

Closed Session - No Closed Session. - none

Adjournment - 8:33 P.M.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 15:25:50 PM EST

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