Though admitting the cost of the reconstruction necessary to keep the Glanworth
Road overpass of Hwy 401 may be a deciding factor in the MTO's decision, Central
Elgin Council still passed a resolution at their December 21, 2016 meeting supporting
Elgin County's request to the Honourable Jeff Leal, Minster of Agriculture, Food
and Rural Affairs that it be considered.
1. Central Elgin Planning Advisory Committee (CEPAC): Renewal of CEPAC Agreement
- 2016 to 2019: Renewal of the existing two-party agreement for the provision of
professional planning services to the Municipality of Central Elgin and the City
of St. Thomas: received as information and filed.
2. 2016 AMO AGM and Annual Conference: Announcement of 2016 AMO AGM and Annual Conference
scheduled for August 14 to 17, 2016 in Windsor. Council and municipal staff approved
to attend as per Central Elgin policy.
3. Yellow Fish Initiative: Correspondence received from Chris Underhill, Technical
Studies Department Head, Central Elgin Collegiate Institute, seeking permission
to continue Yellow Fish Initiative in Port Stanley. The painting of yellow fish
at storm drains used to be done by the Girl Guides but there is no longer a Girl
Guide unit in Port Stanley. This group was approved to take it over subject to providing
liability insurance and coordinating with the municipality's Physical Services.
4. South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation (SCOR EDC): Correspondence
received from SCOR EDC seeking a renewal of its partnership. This was deferred to
budget deliberations. The membership cost for Central Elgin is $5,000.
5. Glanworth Road Overpass: Copy of correspondence sent to the Honourable Jeff Leal,
Minster of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs from the County of Elgin respecting
the Glanworth Road Overpass. The Ministry of Transportation is currently completing
a new Environmental Assessment for the improvements to Highway 4 and the Highway
401 exchange. Part of this plan includes the removal of the Glanworth Road overpass.
The County of Elgin is concerned that the removal of this overpass will pose a significant
risk to our agricultural community.
The Glanworth Road overpass is an important transportation route for Elgin County
farmers who routinely use it to move heavy farm equipment. If the overpass is removed,
farmers will be required to drive large, slow-moving equipment on busier roads.
This will pose a serious safety risk not only to farmers but to other motorists
The reconstruction of the Glanworth Road overpass would allow farm traffic to continue
to safely cross Highway 401 at this location. We respectfully request that the Ministry
of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs take whatever action possible to address
the safety concerns of Elgin's agricultural residents.
Council passed a resolution supporting this letter from Elgin County and will send
a copy of that resolution to the Ministry. Deputy Mayor Martyn noted that the cost
of the needed reconstruction to keep the Glanworth Road overpass may be a deciding
Correspondence (for Council's Information)
- Received as a batch collectively without discussion, to be filed as information
- 1. Jacklin Farm Phase 2 - Draft Plan of Subdivision: Correspondence received from
Steve Evans, Manager of Planning, County of Elgin, advising of draft conditions
for Draft Plan of Subdivision - Jacklin Farm Phase 2
- 2. Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: Correspondence
received from Township of Oro-Medonte regarding fees for MFIPPA requests.
- 3. County of Elgin Highlights: County of Elgin Highlights for County Council meetings
dated December 8 to 10, 2015.
- 4. Shawside Development Area :Notice of Complete Application from the City of St.
Thomas - Draft Plan of Subdivision Shaw Valley Development Area
- 5. Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendment - City of St. Thomas: Notice of Public
Meeting from City of St. Thomas respecting Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendment
(Talbot Central and Talbot West)
CEP 86-15: Proposed Amendments to the Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 and
Village of Belmont By-law 91-21 - General Provisions on Fencing in Residential Zones.
Council directed staff to prepare a draft amendment to the Township of Yarmouth
Zoning By -law No. 1998 to modify the general provisions as they relate to fencing
in residential zones and to prepare a draft amendment to the Village of Belmont
Zoning By -law No. 91 -21 to include new regulations on fencing in residential zones;
and set January 18th, 2016 at at 7:20 p.m. as the date for the public
meeting on the amendments.
CEP 87-15: Request to Extend Draft Plan Approval - Craigholme Estates Phase
VI, Stage 2, Draft Plan Application No. 34T-01002. Council passed a resolution recommending
that the County of Elgin extend draft plan of subdivision approval 34T -01002 (Stage
2) respecting the request by Craigholme Estates Ltd. for a three year time period.
CEP 89-15: Parkland Dedication By-law. Council authorized staff to prepare
a by -law to deal with matters of parkland dedication and cash in lieu thereof for
Council' s consideration; and to circulate the draft by -law to the St. Thomas Elgin
Homebuilders Association for review and possible comment.
CEP 90-15: Application to Amend Township of Yarmouth By-law 1998 - Paul Hepburn,
43337 Fruit Ridge Line. Council directed staff to prepare a site-s peck draft amendment
to the Zoning By -law to recognize the three existing dwellings on lands located
at 43337 Fruit Ridge Line, and set January 18th, 2016 at at 7:10 p.m.
as the date for the public meeting on this proposal.
- Taken and passed separately
- By-law 1904: Dell Municipal Drain "Branch G" - FIRST and SECOND READING. This will
now go to the Court of Revision and affected land owners can only appeal if the
drain does not drain their land. Lloyd Perrin expected this will be appealed to
the Drainage Tribunal.
- Taken and passed collectively
- By-law 1958: Confirmatory By-law
- By-law 1959: Execute an Agreement with Central Elgin Planning Advisory Committee
- By-law 1960: Development Agreement - Druet, 170 Brayside Street. Deputy Mayor Martyn
said she was unaware there was a severance application included in this development
agreement to build a garage and was told by Don Leitch that was just a mistake that
would be corrected.
- By-law 1961: Being a By-law to Appoint JGM Consulting as Integrity Commissioner
- By-law 1962: Being a By-law to Appoint JGM Consulting as Closed Meeting Investigator
New Business: None
1. Public Garbage Can Policy
CS1: Closed Session Minutes CS2: Security of Property (s.239(2)(a))
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