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Port Stanley News RSS Feed  News Public Meetings for Planning Applications Monday, March 26th, 2018


by Doug Harvey

The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin

Public Meetings for Planning Applications Monday, March 26th, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Zoning By-law Amendment

1. 7:00 p.m. - Crevits, 5760 Stone Church Road

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and the General Nature Thereof - Councillor Dennis Crevits had pecuniary interest in 5760 Stone Church Road as the property is owned by his family.

The subject lands, which are located on the east side of Stone Church Road, have approximately 33 metres of frontage on Stone Church Road and are approximately 3,548.52 square metres (0.88 acres) in lot area. Municipally known as 5760 Stone Church Road, they may be legally described as being Part of Lot 4, Concession 3, geographic Township of Yarmouth, now Municipality of Central Elgin.

The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject lands from a proposed severance of a surplus farm dwelling (County of Elgin Land Division Committee Application E96/17), to permit residential use and address a deficient rear yard setback for the existing shed.

The subject lands are located within the Open Space Zone 2 (OS2) of the Township of Yarmouth Zoning By-law No. 1998, as amended. The OS2 zone permits farm uses, rural-residential uses existing at the time of passing of the by-law, home occupations and accessory uses. A zoning by-law amendment is required In order to permit residential use of the existing house on the severed parcel in accordance with the condition on severance application E96/17. The proposed amendment will contain a site specific provision to deal with the rear yard setback to the existing shed.

With no written submissions received or any questions from the public, the Public Meeting was then concluded, and the Actions of Council on this proposed Zoning By-law Amendment will be considered at a future meeting of Council.


Public Meeting - Drains

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

Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 7:10 p.m.

1. Prior Municipal Drain Branch "C"

Jeff Brooks of Parsons was on hand to discuss the details of the report which was prepared as a result of a valid ‘Petition for Drainage Works by Road Authority’ signed by Lloyd Perrin, the Director of Physical Services for the Municipality of Central Elgin, pursuant to Section 4 (1) (c) of the Ontario Drainage Act.

Along Fruit Ridge Line there are five existing roadside catch basins, on Lot 17, Concession 4, which collect surface water within the roadway right-of-way. The drainage from the catch basins is conveyed in a closed tile southerly through the McQuiggan property where it outlets to a natural watercourse. There are two pipes at the outlet and the outlet has experienced excessive erosion. This closed, piped system and outlet do not currently have a legal status in accordance with the Drainage Act.

During the initial site meeting with Parsons and the Municipality of Central Elgin on December 1, 2015, the following concerns were identified:

  • Excessive erosion at the outlet of an existing corrugated plastic pipe (CPP) tile drain has led to the collapse of this tile and severe bank erosion. It was determined that the cause of this erosion was partially due to one of the catch basins that outlet directly to this location
  • There is an existing, dry creek bed that may provide a suitable outlet

At the conclusion of this site meeting it was determined that a sufficient outlet was needed for the municipal catch basins and that erosion remediation measures were needed at the tile drain outlet.

A proposed design to alleviate erosion issues on the McQuiggan property will involve the reconstruction of the tile outlets through a gabion basket headwall. Subdrain will be used behind the headwall to capture any excess surface water that percolates through the granular backfill behind the headwall. The clay tile will be connected to a new corrugated plastic pipe and this will outlet through the headwall. Any overland flow will spill over the headwall into the stream channel. The channel immediately downstream of the headwall will be reconstructed and an erosion control blanket will be placed to a distance of approximately 20 meters downstream of the headwall. The natural channel and tile drain will be incorporated into Prior Drain Branch ‘C’.

Geotextile and rip rap shall be placed at the second catch basin outlet to mitigate the erosion that is occurring. The catch basin outlet will continue to as overland flow until it connects with the natural channel.

The proposed ditch along the property line of Lots 17 and 18 will be cleaned out, widened and the side slopes will be reconstructed and berms installed to facilitate better drainage and minimize future erosion. The ditch will be extended to connect with Prior Drain Branch ‘B’ via overland flow paths through the treed swamp at the south end of the ditch. This ditch/open drain was designed to convey, at a minimum, the 2 year storm flow of 178 l/s. This ditch shall provide sufficient outlet for the road authority drainage and all lands connected to this drain. This proposed ditch shall form the part of Prior Drain Branch ‘C’.

The possibility of a stormwater retention pond was investigated but it was determined that the expense and feasibility of a pond for this project made a stormwater retention pond impractical for this project. It has been calculated that the new ditch will not be at capacity during the 10 year storm event and will therefore provide some storage capacity to the drainage system during normal rainfall events.

Total Construction Costs are estimated at $44,367.

An affected property owner spoke about how the map used in the Drain plan did not show an up to date property boundary line for his property, and as a result a decision concerning this proposed Municipal Drain will be deferred until a new report can be developed to include up to date boundaries for all the affected properties.


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