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Closed Session Start Time 6:30 p.m. Council Meeting Start Time 7:00 p.m.

Please note the Agenda for the November 13, 2019 Meeting of Council has been revised to include the following:

  • Item H.2.1 "Councillor Matrosovs Notice of Motion

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.

The Agenda is available for the Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Council Meeeting. Please note the start time is 7:00 p.m.

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

November 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

A Special Committee of the Whole meeting has been scheduled for November 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

The Agenda for the meeting is now available. For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

November 8, 2019 at 8:45 a.m.

Please note the Agenda for the November 8, 2019 Special Meeting of Council has been revised to include the following:

  • Item C.2 "Marsh Street Centre" Request for Letter of Support from the Town of The Blue Mountains (verbal)

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on November 20, 2019

Public Notice

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on November 20, 2019.

Public Notice

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on November 20, 2019.

Public Notice

Applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments

The purpose of these applications is to consider a development proposal for a proposed waterski wakeboard cable park and associated buildings and structures.  The proposed facility is comprised of three separate cable systems which would tow participants along a series of man-made, isolated ponds.  Other amenities are proposed on the site including a pro shop, passive recreational uses, surface and overflow parking areas, and a commercial plaza and overnight accommodations as part of a future phase of development. 

The submitted Official Plan Amendment application has the purpose of amending existing site-specific land use permissions relating to the former Cedar Run Horse Park in order to provide for the proposed Water Ski Wakeboard Cable Park and accessory buildings/uses as permitted uses.  The amendment does not propose to change the Urban Employment Area or the Hazard designations currently applied to the property.

The submitted Zoning By-law Amendment application has the purpose of adding a "Water Ski Wakeboard Cable Park" as a permitted use to the existing REC3-92-h10 zone category.  The proposed amendment will also remove a "Horse Park" as a permitted use and will include implementing provisions.

Public Meeting Date:   November 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm. - Town Council Chambers

Public Notice

November 13, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

The Town of The Blue Mountains (“Town”) Council will be holding a Public Meeting to receive comments on proposed changes to Council’s annual salary effective January 1, 2019. All municipal Councils have a responsibility to periodically review the remuneration provided to their members. Council remuneration was last reviewed in 2018 but has not been adjusted since 2009. In 2018, a Council Compensation Review Committee was established to consider Council remuneration and the Committee initiated its review in 2019. Remuneration for elected officials should be fair and reasonable to both Council and the citizens of the Town.

Notice is hereby given that the Council of The Corporation of the Town of The Blue Mountains, at its regularly scheduled Council Meeting on December 16, 2019, intends to adopt a Council Remuneration Review and increase the remuneration of all Council members effective January 1, 2019.

Committee report FAF.19.187 entitled, “Council Compensation Review” provides additional information regarding the proposed changes. Copies of the Committee report are available through the Town’s website, www.thebluemountains.ca. Please note that, with respect to Council composition and other electoral matters, Council requested staff to provide additional information in the second quarter of 2020. The purpose of the November 13, 2019 Public Meeting is to receive comments regarding Council Remuneration Review 2019.

Written comments are due by November 8, 2019 so that they may be read at the meeting for the benefit of everyone in attendance.

Additional details are available in the Public Meeting Notice.

The Revised Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Committee of The Whole Meeting on October 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. is available.

Please note the changes include the Revised Agenda and agenda item B.1.3 Deputation: Doug Hackbart RE: Comments and Response to request to purchase a portion of Victoria Street North Thornbury

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Committee of the Whole Meeting on October 7, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time of 1:00 p.m.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of the Whole meeting on October 28, 2019 at 5:00pm

The purpose of this application is to consider a request to increase the maximum permitted lot coverage on the subject lands from 30% to 35%.  Lot coverage means the percentage of the lot area covered by all buildings and structures (excluding pools and decks).  The proposed increase in coverage is requested as the homes being designed for these lots have the option to also include a covered porch (loggia).  The proposed increase of 5% lot coverage would only apply to the covered porch portion.

The effect of this application is to consider a new site specific exception as follows: a covered porch may exceed the maximum permitted lot coverage up to 35% of the lot area.

Public Meeting: October 28, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on October 16, 2019.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING - B14-2019 & B15-2019 (Sheridan)

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on October 16, 2019

NOTICE - A18-2019 (209 Craighleith Road)

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Council Meeting of September 30, 2019 is available.

Please note the meeting start time of 7:00 p.m.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. September 25, 2019

A Special Meeting of Council has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on September 25, 2019.

The Agenda is now available.

For additional meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains Special Meeting of Council on September 23, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time is 8:30 a.m.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the October 7, 2019 Town Council Meeting

The applicants are seeking approval to refine the zoned hazard area on the property, to allow them to build a single detached house. The current zoning is Residential (R1-1) and Hazard (H). The area of Hazard (H) is through the centre of the lot and impacts the ability to build a house. 

Public Meeting: October 7, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

This Public Meeting Notice will be considered at the Town Council Meeting on October 7, 2019.

The County of Grey and the Town of The Blue Mountains are seeking input on a development application that would create a total of 31 single detached residential units on Block 38, Registered Plan 16M-24. 

Public Meeting: October 7, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

The Agenda for The Blue Mountians, Special Meeting of Council on September 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. is available.

The Revised Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Committee of The Whole Meeting on September 16, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. is available.

Please note the changes include the Revised Agenda,  the attachment to B.9.2 Alternative Landfille Hours, CSOPS.19.073 Staff Report and the following Correspondence at B.15.

B.15.1 Doreen and Sydney Chamberlain, Resident Re: Proposed Bed & Breakfast - 116 Campbell Crescent

B.15.2 Graeme Duncan, Resident Re: Proposed Bed & Breakfast - 116 Campbell Crescent

B.15.3 Jill Duncan, Resident Re: Proposed Bed & Breakfast - 116 Campbell Crescent

B.15.4 Judy and Jim Hanna, Resident Re: Application for Re-zonng - 160 Grand Cypress Lane

B.15.5 Brian Nelson, Resident Re: Report PDS.19.75 Zoning By-law Amendment - Short Term Accommodation Uses

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

Public Meeting Date: October 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers
32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
 

What is being proposed?

The Town is considering revisions to its existing Regulating Sewer Discharge By-Law 2013-37 to address the regulatory framework for high strength and industrial wastewater users.

Updating the By-Law and incorporating both sanitary and storm sewer discharge criteria, the By-Law, if passed, will allow the Town to take a proactive and fiscally responsible initiative to safeguard the Town’s infrastructure, public health, property and the environment, now and into the future. The proposed draft Regulating Sewer Discharge By-Law regulates all users: residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional and addresses extraneous flows from users discharging to the sewers.

Staff report CSPW.19.039 Regulating Sewer Discharge By-law 2013-37 Update provides additional information regarding the proposed changes.

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of The Blue Mountains, at its regularly scheduled Council Meeting on November 13, 2019, will consider the adoption of a new Regulating Sewer Discharge By-Law and repeal the existing Regulating Sewer Discharge By-law 2013-37.

Public Meeting Notice

For more information contact:
Allison Kershaw, Manager of Water and Wastewater Services
519-599-3131 ext. 226

A REVISED AGENDA for The Blue Mountains, Council Meeting on September 9, 2019 is available.

Please note the addition to the agenda is at E.5 Toronto Transporation Club Foundation - "Golf Ball Drop" Lottery Event

Additions to the agenda are correspondence at D.36 Toronto Transportation Club Foundation, D.37 Sarah-Jane Laws, Resident Re: Preliminary Property Options for Attainable Housing and D.38 Michaelen O'Malley, Resident Re: Preliminary Property Options for Attainable Housing.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on September 11, 2019 at 4:00pm

The purpose of this application is to permit the construction of a two-storey multi-use facility partially within the Open Space Exception zone applied to the lands.

The effect of this application is to provide the following relief from the Open Space Exception (OS-48) zone:

  1. To permit 149sq.m. of ground floor area, whereas a maximum of 50sq.m. is permitted; and
  2. To permit a maximum height of 6.6m, whereas a maximum of 4.5m is permitted.

The proposed development is also subject to site plan control and will require site plan approval prior to construction.

 

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE 

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on September 11, 2019 at 4:00pm

The purpose of the application is to permit the creation of lots with reduced lot frontages and to construct single detached dwellings on the subject lands with reduced side yard setbacks.

The effect of the application is to provide the following relief from the R1-1-32-h6 zone:

  1. To permit an interior side yard setback of 1.5m, whereas 2.0m is required by Table 6.2.1 of the By-law;
  1. To permit minimum lot frontage of 17m, whereas a minimum of 18m is required by Table 6.2.1 of the By-law.

The subject lands are located within draft plan of subdivision 42T-94004.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of the Whole meeting on September 16, 2019.

The purpose of this applicaiton is to consider a request to construct a single detached dwelling on the subject lands. The effect of this application is to amend Section 4.14 of the Zoning By-law so as to permit development on a lot which does not have frontage on an open and year-round maintained public street. If approved, the proposed site-specific amendment would permit Building Permits to be issued for the lands. The legal description of the subject lands is Lot 2, Plan 807. 

Public Meeting: September 16, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

This Public Notice is being considered at the September 16, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting

The purpose of this application is to rezone the property from Residential (R3) to Residential Exception (R1-x), as a condition of the severance of two lots – one containing the Residential Dwelling, and a second lot containing the garage (to be demolished). The R1 category permits single detached dwellings and accessory uses. Note that these lands are an area still zoned under the Town of Thornbury Zoning By-law 10-77. The proposed Exception is to align the zoning category with provisions that match the new Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2018-65, not yet in effect for this property. The retained land will continue to be zoned Development (D), but is to be subject of a future plan of subdivision application and rezoning.

The property is also subject to severance application files B12-2019 and B13-2019, which were recently conditionally approved.

Public Meeting: September 16, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

This Public Notice is being considered at the September 16, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting

The property owners would like to establish a primary residential use on the property, but retain the ability for limited commercial uses. The lands are currently zoned General Commercial Exception (C2-87-h). The Exception 87 allows for the commercial uses of the C2 zone, with the exception of a restaurant use, and does not permit a residential use. The Holding (-h) symbol requires a parking management plan prior to establishing a new commercial use. Note: the property was rezoned to the C2-87-h in 2017 from the Institutional (I) and Residential (R2) zones.

This application requests to change the zoning category from the General Commercial (C2-87) zone to the Bruce Street Marsh Street Corridor (BMC) zone, to be consistent with the adjacent properties. The proposed zoning would allow the conversion of the building to a 327 sq m residence, with an 81.4 sq metre retail store (or similar uses, in accordance with the BMC zone). The proposed zone would also have site-specific exceptions to recognize existing setbacks of the building on the site. No other development is proposed.

Public Meeting: September 16, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

 

 

 

August 26, 2019 Committee of the Whole Agenda Highlights document now available

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