The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin
Planning Meeting Of Council On Monday, October 17th, 2016
Roll Call - Stephen Carr was absent.
Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof - None reported.
Delegation(s) - None
Correspondence (Action) - None
Correspondence (for Council's Information) - The Motion that Correspondence
for Council's Information Items #2 - #4 inclusive be received as information and
filed was put forward by Dan McNeil and seconded by Dennis Crevits, with no discussion
on any Item, the Motion was Carried. Item #1 was removed from the motion and went for
Harold Winkworth commented that he understands the role of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB),
but when your talking about a community, the planning in the community, and the OMB is
sitting behind a desk making a decision based on the information put in front of them.
I like to go look at it. The OMB should go see what some of these decisions are doing
to neighbourhoods, and I totally agree that the powers should be put back in the hands
of the Municipalities, and if there is legal issues, the OMB can be involved.
Dan McNeil commented that he believes in reform of the OMB, but then also the necessity
to dish out a level review, over and above, of Council decisions. Every time there is
a change in development, or a variance, I hear the same darn thing. If it's not Rogers
Cable isn't going to work, the wind is going to blow the wrong way, or there is a drainage
issue, or your going to cut down trees, or you have taken away my view. If you, as a Councillor
are going to bow to emotion in every case, which, appears that you will do, and then that's
why we do need a strong review above your decisions.
Mr.Leitch commented that the OMB will be holding Town Halls Meetings in London on October
27th, and there is a RSVP process to follow. A motion by Harold Winkworth and seconded by
Sally Martyn that correspondence sent to the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier, of the
town of Aurora, respecting the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Reform Update be supported.
The vote was taken and a majority passed the Motion, with only Dan McNeil opposed.
1. OMB Reform Update
correspondence sent to the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier
Copy of , from the Town of Aurora respecting Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Reform Update.
2. Notice of Decision - County of Elgin Land Division Committee
Notice of Decision received from County of Elgin Land Division Committee respecting
E67/16, Ellis and E70/16, Ferguson.
3. Notice of Application - County of Elgin Land Division Committee
Notice of Application for Consent received from County of Elgin Land Division Committee
- E73/16, Buchanan, 46736 Yorke Line, Belmont
4. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Correspondence received from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry respecting
"Introduction of Legislation to Amend the Aggregate Resources Act."
Central Elgin Planning Office
CEP 64-16 - Application to Amend Village of Port Stanley By-law 1507 - Bob
& Ann Low, 195 Prospect Street
A motion by Sally Martyn and seconded by Harold Winkworth that Report CEP.64.16 be received;
And That direction be given by Council to prepare a site-specific draft amendment to the
Village of Port Stanley Zoning By-law No. 1507 to permit residential use on lands located at 195
Prospect Street, which may be legally described as Part of Lot 1. Concession 1, geographic
Township of Yarmouth, now Municipality of Central Elgin; And Further That a date for a public
meeting be scheduled for Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 7:20 p.m. in accordance with Ontario
Regulation 545/06 as amended. The Motion was Carried.
CEP 68-16 - Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision Approval - Platinum
Developments (Elgin) Ltd., Erie Heights Development Phase 4
A motion by Fiona Roberts and seconded by Harold Winkworth That Report CEP.68.16 be received;
And Further That Council approve the attached municipal draft plan conditions to be
forwarded to the Manager of Planning for the County of Elgin with a request that they be
included in the County's decision on the proposed draft plan of subdivision Platinum
Developments (Elgin) Ltd., Erie Heights Development Phase 4. The Motion was Carried.
CEP 69-16 - Application for a Consent No. E75/16 - Prespa Construction Limited
- 159 St. George Street
A motion by Dan McNeil and seconded by Dennis Crevits That The Council of the Corporation
of the Municipality of Central Elgin has no objections to Consent Application
No. E75/16 - Prespa Construction Limited - 159 St. George Street subject to the following
- approval of a minor variance to bring the lot frontage of the three lots into conformity
with the Zoning By-law;
- 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;
- 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 owners expense.
Previously, as a Committee of Adjustment, this approval was turned down, so this presented a
problem on how to proceed. After some discussion, it was concluded that the Land Division
Committee will have to make a decision on this application, regardless of what decision Council
makes, so in order to have an effect on the decision Land Division Committee makes, the Committee
of Adjustment decision would be included with this approval. The Motion was Carried.
Chief Administrative Officer
Director of Physical Services
By-law(s) - A Motion moved by Harold Winkworth and seconded by Dennis Crevits that
by-laws 2074, 2075, 2076 be taken collectively. No discussion followed,
the Motions were read 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time and passed collectively.
By-law 2074 - Confirmatory By-law
By-law 2075 - Being a By-law to Amend By-law 1627- Storm Sewer Easement Agreement
- Estate of Dorothy E. Collins
By-law 2076 - Being a By-law to Execute an Agreement with Cornerview Café
respecting Port Stanley Arena Concession
1. Notice of Council's intention to pass a by-law to rename Part of a Public Highway
as Old Dexter Line. Is scheduled for 7:30 pm on Monday, November 14, 2016.
Adjournment 8:07 pm