Although all members of Central Elgin Council were present for the March 18, 2013
meeting, there was very little work for them to do on the light agenda.
"If it weren't for the public meeting scheduled for tonight, we'd have cancelled
this meeting," Mayor Walters said.
The public meeting was for a Zoning By-law amendment to allow for a garden suite
at 46020 Talbot Line, east of the Community of New Sarum. The applicants are seeking
support for a second dwelling unit to be erected on their property for the purposes
of providing accommodation for help with the family business. The second dwelling
must take the form of a garden suite as a temporary use, which can be approved by
Council for an initial period of no more than 20 years in accordance with Section
39.1 of the Planning Act. This means it can sit on a cement slab but cannot have
a foundation. It must be portable.
No objections to the proposal were received by Council or presented during the public
Correspondence (for Council's Information)
1. Central Elgin Official Plan:
Correspondence received from Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing respecting
status of Central Elgin Official Plan. As no appeals were lodged within the 20 day
appeal period, Central Elgin's Official Plan, adopted by By-law No. 1427, and as
modified by the Ministry, is approved and came into force on February 8, 2013.
CAO13.13: Draft Plan of Subdivision 34T-86001 - 387476 Ontario Limited (William
On March 12, 2012 Council passed a resolution to request the Ministry of Municipal
Affairs and Housing to amend the draft approval of Plan of Subdivision 34T-86001
to provide that the draft approval will lapse one year from the date of the amendment.
Following receipt of this letter, staff spoke to Ministry staff who have indicated
that consideration is being given to the withdrawal of the approval of the plan
of subdivision. The Ministry also indicated that to do so requires a resolution
from Council requesting the Ministry to withdraw draft approval.
The plan of subdivision was granted draft approval on April 5, 1988. There has been
no active progress to fulfil the conditions of draft approval, and the adjacent
Registered Plans are no longer registered.
Council passed a resolution to request from the Ministry a complete withdrawal of
the approval of the plan of subdivision, thereby creating a clean slate for the
By-law 1569: Confirmatory By-law
By-law 1570: Being a By-law to Establish Certain Lands as Part of a Public
Highway known as Robin Ridge Drive and Part of a Public Highway known as Brenmar
Crescent. This is a technical by-law regarding roads and street in the Robin Ridge
* These by-laws were taken and passed collectively.
Councillor Sally Martyn gave a notice of motion to be brought to the next Council
meeting to move the Planning meeting from the 3rd Monday of each month to the 4th
Monday of each month. That way, if there is not enough business to justify a meeting
on the 3rd Monday, that meeting can be cancelled and matters can be moved to the
4th Monday, without affecting public meetings.
Deputy Mayor Marr voiced a concern that this had already been voted on previously
by this Council and defeated. [Councillor Martyn has previously twice crusaded for
two meetings per month instead of three during the winter, and one meeting per month
during the summer.]
Mayor Walters said they would have to check with the Planning Department and see
if such a change would fit their schedule, and staff would have to look up Council's
records to see exactly what had been previously proposed and voted upon.
CS1: Security of Property (s. 239 (2)a) - Port Stanley harbour