L-R: Mayor Bill Walters, MP Joe Preston, MPP Jeff Yurek
At the request of Council, Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston and MPP Jeff Yurek
attended the January 20, 2014 Central Elgin Council meeting, but they didn't know
why they'd been invited.
Typically, municipalities only invite representatives of upper tier governments
when they want to ask for their assistance with something and neither Preston nor
Yurek knew what was coming.
"The two of you are frequently handing out certificates to individuals, groups,
businesses or municipalities to recognize their achievements or milestones," Mayor
Walters began. "We have certificates from both of you hanging on the walls of Central
Elgin's offices, but we noticed that when we went to your offices, you had no certificates
on your walls."
Stating that both of them have worked hard many times and on many things on behalf
of the Municipality of Central Elgin, its residents, groups and businesses, opening
up the lines of communication between the various levels of government and the taxpayers,
"it has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated," Walters continued. "We invited you
here tonight to give each of you a Certificate of Appreciation from us for your
walls for all that hard work."
"You can bring us a cheque any time," Councillor McFarlan quipped after Preston
and Yurek had thanked Council for the certificates.
CEP 03-14: Application for Consent No. E91/13 - Michael A. Collins - 45454
CEP 04-14: Application for a Consent No. E92/13 - Michael A. Collins, 45454
CEP 05-14: Application for a Consent No. E93/13 - Michael A Collins, 45454
The applicant is proposing to create three new residential building lots with frontage
on New Sarum Line. The balance of the lands will remain in agricultural use. The
applicant has filed two consent applications (E92/ 13 & E93/ 13) concurrently
to create the additional two residential building lots.
Council had no objection to the applications subject to the provision of cash in-lieu
of 5% dedication of parkland, entering into a development agreement, and a drainage
reassessment if necessary, at the cost of the applicant.
CEP 06-14: Application for a Consent No. E94/13 - Pentecostal Assemblies
of Canada, 14152 Belmont Road
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, through consent application E94/ 13, is proposing
to sever an irregular shaped lot with frontage of 20m along Belmont Road, 10m along
Washburn Street, and an area of 3. 15 hectares, containing one vacant building which
is proposed to be demolished. It is proposed that the lands to be severed will be
used for future residential purposes. The applicant is proposing to retain a rectangular
shaped lot with frontage of 17m along Belmont Road and an area of 765m2.
It is proposed that the lands to be retained will continue to be used for residential
purposes. Council had no objections to the application subject to the same provisions
as required in the Collins' applications.
CEP 07-14 Application for a Consent No. E95/13 - Matthias Alleyne, 190 Centennial
Matthias Alleyne, through consent application E95/ 13, is proposing to sever a rectangular
shaped parcel of land with frontage of 22.59m along Centennial Avenue and an area
of 908.79m2, containing one single- detached dwelling and one detached
accessory building. It is proposed that the lends to be severed will continue to
be used for residential purposes. The applicant is proposing to retain two rectangular
shaped parcels of land. Retained lot A will have frontage of 13.8m along Centennial
Avenue and an area of 555.17m2, containing one accessory building. Retained
lot B will have frontage of 13.96m along Centennial Avenue and an area of 561.61
m2. It is proposed that the lands to be retained will be used for two
residential building lots.
The applicant has filed two minor variance applications (COA1/14 & COA2/14)
concurrently, as both of the retained lots will have insufficient frontage to meet
the minimum standard of the Residential Zone 1 (RI). The subject lands are located
on the east side of Centennial Avenue. The lands are described as, Plan 261, Lots
10, 11 and South Part Lot 9, Municipality of Central Elgin.
Council had no objection to the application subject to the lots being brought into
zoning conformity, entering into a development agreement, a drainage reassessment
if necessary and at the applicant's expense, and the existing house connecting to
the new sanitary sewer system. It was noted that though a building could be erected,
it could not be inhabited until the new pumping station was in services and the
small LaLonde drain was abandoned once the storm sewers have been constructed.
CEP 08-14: Application for a Consent No. E96/13 - Garry Lale, 44231 Southdale
Consent application E96/ 13 has been filed for the purpose of creating a lot containing
a residence surplus to a farm operation. Council had no objection to the application
subject to confirmation that both dwellings have their own water supply and conform
with zoning by-law requirements.
CEP 09-14: Application for a Consent No. E98/13 - 211395 Ontario Limited,
421-425 Edith Cavell Boulevard
The applicant is proposing remove the existing cottages from the subject lands and
create three residential building lots. The subject lands are located on the north
side of Edith Cavell Boulevard, west of Stanley Park Drive.
Council had no objection providing the applicant completes studies required to address
the Natural Heritage and Natural Hazard policies of the Official Plan in support
of the proposed development; a zoning by-law amendment is obtained to permit residential
use of the subject lands; the applicant donate to the municipality a parcel of land
4.8768m along the entire frontage of the subject lands for the future widening of
Edith Cavell Boulevard; and the two existing cottages that encroach on the location
of the proposed new lots lines be brought into conformity or removed.
CEP 10-14: Application to Amend Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 - Janis
& Mark Harris, 42488 Ron McNeil Line
A public meeting on the above referenced application was held on December 161°,
2013. At the public meeting the applicant indicated to Council that in addition
to the propagation of nursery flowers on the 10 acre rural residential property
they had hoped to raise farm animals including chickens and turkeys for fresh eggs
and meat, as well as some pigs, horses, goats and cows for personal use and 4H experience
for their children. Although not part of the original zoning request, Council authorized
staff to get further information from the applicants and report back.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs advised that the number of allowable
animals is governed by the requirements of the Provincial Nutrient Management Act
and associated regulations, as well as Minimum Distance Separation. In consideration
of the Ministry's advice and the request of the applicant, staff made a minor revision
to the amendment that was presented at the public meeting in December, adding a
new clause to the permitted uses which states "The keeping of livestock accessory
to a permitted rural residential use ... which shall comply with the requirements
of the Nutrient Management Act 2002, Its associated regulations and successors thereto."
The change was considered minor in nature with no further public consultation required.
The by-law for this change was passed later in the Council meeting.
CAO 05-14: Parkland Dedication, Jacklin Court Subdivision
Council voted to:
- delay the demand for the conveyance of parkland from Prespa Construction Limited,
pursuant to a development agreement dated May 31, 2010, until Council's June 23,
2014 regular meeting, to enable Prespa Construction to complete geotechnical and
environmental impact studies on the balance of the lands;
- direct staff to host a public consultation open house with residents and property
owners in the community of Lynhurst to receive input on suggested amenities for
the existing and expanded Turvey Park; and
- and to engage a landscape architect to prepare conceptual design options for the
expanded Turvey Park reflecting public suggestions and the facilities appropriate
to Turvey Park's classification within the Municipality's Recreation Master Plan.
Mayor Walters said that now they have an idea as to the location of the piece of
parkland to add to Turvey Park, they can look at the linkages discussed in the prior
public consultations. In response to Councillor Matthew's question, Perrin said
the area of the new park once it was added to Turvey Park would be quite a bit bigger
than Little Creek Park in Port Stanley.
By-law 1675: Official Plan Amendment - 139 William Street
By-law 1676: Zoning By-law Amendment - 139 William Street
By-law 1678: Zoning By-law Amendment - 42488 Ron McNeil Line
By-law 1680: Confirmatory By-law
Taken and passed collectively
New Business: None
CS1: A Proposed or Pending Acquisition or Disposition of land by the Municipality
CS2: Litigation or Potential Litigation (s.239(2)(e)) - Estate of Joseph
William Corner - severance (verbal report)