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Property Location: High Bluff Lane at Peel Street Public Meeting: July 8, 2019 at 5:00pm Town Hall, Council Chambers 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON

The Town will be reconstructing Peel Street and the existing hill will be lowered to improve sight lines.  The existing entrance to 189 Peel Street will be difficult to accommodate in the construction.  It is proposed to sell the block of land to 189 Peel Street to allow a new entrance for the merged lands to improve the Town road system and support the goals of the Official Plan.

For more information on the declaration of the land as surplus to the needs of the Town and the concept of selling the land to 189 Peel Street please see Staff Report CSPW.19.003  

What happens at a Public Meeting?

The public meeting is your chance to hear about the proposal and make your views known. You may also speak at the meeting or submit written comments. Information from the public will help Council in their decision- making process, please have your say!

Any person or agency may attend the Public Meeting and/or make verbal or written comments in support or opposition to the proposal.

Where do I submit my comments?

Your written comments may be sent to the Town Clerk, Corrina Giles by mail or in person:

32 Mill Street, Box 310,

Thornbury, ON, N0H 2P0

Fax: (529) 599-7723

Email: townclerk@thebluemountains.ca

Written comments are requested by 1:00pm, Friday July 5, 2019 so that they may be read at the Public Meeting for the benefit of everyone in attendance. Please note that any submitted comments become part of the public record, including names and addresses.

When will a decision be made?

A decision on the sale of the land has NOT been made and will NOT be made at this Public Meeting.

After reviewing the proposal to sell the land and comments from the public, Staff will make a recommendations to Council at a future Council Meeting.

Questions? Want more information? Ask a Staff Member!

Michael G. Campbell, Construction Coordinator
519-599-3131 ext 275
cc@thebluemountains.ca
 

The Agenda for the Special Meeting of Council is available.

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

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

The Council of The Town of The Blue Mountains is considering amendments to the current Municipal Tree Preservation By-law 2010-68. The intent of the changes is to extend the scope of the existing By-law to include trees on larger privately owned parcels of land located outside of residential plans of subdivision which do not currently meet the threshold for protection under the current Town or County By-law requirements. 

Date: July 3, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

A Revised Agenda is available for the June 10, 2019 Town of The Blue Mountains Special Meeting of Council.

Revisions include a change in the start time and the addition of a Closed Session.

Please note the start time is 12:30 p.m.

For additional information, visit the Council Calendar

The Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 10, 2019 has a revision at B.11.1 to include additional deputation materials.

B.11.1 Deputation - Brennan Grange, Bayou Cable Park Re: Bayou Cable Park Proposed Development

For the agenda and list of documents, please visit the Council Calendar.

TOWN OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS 
CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT BRIDGES 2 & 3 AND BRIDGE 13 
NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE

To address structural deficiencies and safety concerns, Town of The Blue Mountains is considering alternative solutions at two bridge sites: 
BRIDGES 2 & 3 are being planned as a Schedule A+ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, with the Town completing the phases associated with a Schedule B project to increase public consultation throughout the process.  Alternatives being considered include: 

  • Do nothing;
  • Permanently close and remove the existing bridges;
  •  Repurpose the bridges to non-vehicular traffic;
  •  Rehabilitate the existing bridges;
  •  Replace with single lane bridges; and
  •  Replace with two lane bridges.

BRIDGE 13 is being planned as a Schedule B project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. Alternatives being considered include: 

  • Do nothing;
  • Rehabilitate the existing bridge;
  • Replace with single lane bridge;   
  • Replace with two lane bridge; and
  • Rehabilitate bridge and download to property owners on the east side of the watercourse.

Information about these projects can be found at https://www.thebluemountains.ca/bridges-2-3-13-environmental-assessments.cfm. A joint Public Information Centre has been arranged to provide further information to the members of the public, approval agencies and interested stakeholders on the various alternatives and to receive further input. All those with an interest in the project are encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday July 9, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Town of The Blue Mountains, Council Chamber/Atrium

32 Mill Street, Thornbury ON

Comments and information collected at the Public Information Centre will be maintained on file for use during the Study, and, unless otherwise requested, may be included in the Study documentation which is made available for public review. 
Following the Public Information Centre, further comments are invited for incorporation into the planning and design of this projects, and will be received until July 24, 2019. 

For more information please contact; 
Jeff Fletcher 
Town of The Blue Mountains 
32 Mill Street, P.O. Box 310 
Thornbury, ON   N0H 2P0 
Manager of Solid Waste & Special Projects
managersolidwaste@thebluemountains.ca
(519) 599-3131 x238
 

CONSULTANT 
Tatham Engineering Limited 
115 Sandford Fleming Dr. #200 Collingwood, ON   L9Y 5A6 
Emma Wilkinson, H.B.A., B.E.Sc., P.Eng Project Manager 
ewilkinson@tathameng.com 
(705) 444-2565 x2101

 

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains Special meeting of Council is available.

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

For additional information, visit the Council Calendar.

Call for Directors open now for The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation is seeking applications in the form of letters of interest, and resumes, from members of the public for appointment to The Attainable Housing Corporation Board of Directors.

  • 9 member Board of Directors, 7 Directors have been previously appointed
  • 2 additional Directors being sought

In the letters of interest and resumes, applicants are encouraged to include background information and any special qualifications or interest related attainable housing. The Attainable Housing Corporation is seeking candidates preferably with experience in communications and project management however, all interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants should be prepared to participate in day-time and evening meetings at least once monthly and commit enough time to read meeting materials in advance of the meeting.

For additional information regarding the Attainable Housing Corporation, please visit the Attainable Housing Corporation website.

All Applications should be submitted no later than Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm to:

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation
Attention:  Attainable Housing Corporation Chair
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, Ontario       N0H 2P0

Personal information provided by the applicant is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.  The Attainable Housing Corporation is an equal opportunity corporation.  Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation is considering the adoption of a Purchasing Policy for use by the Corporation which will outline the guiding principles of public procurement and the approach that the BMAHC will take when procuring goods and services “purchasing”. The detailed purchasing procedures, once approved, shall be consulted prior to proceeding with any procurement.

At the regularly scheduled May 21, 2019 Attainable Housing Corporation meeting, the Board of Directors for the Attainable Housing Corporation directed that the draft Attainable Housing Corporation Purchasing Policy be posted to the Attainable Housing Corporation website to receive comments from members of the public and Town staff utilizing the Town’s Public Meeting process.
The draft Purchasing Policy for The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation can be accessed through the Attainable Housing Corporation website.

Regular meeting dates for The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation are posted to the Attainable Housing Corporation website, along with the links to meeting materials, as applicable.

Attainable Housing Corporation website: http://thebluemountainshousing.ca/.

Public Meeting Notice

Notice of Public Information Centre

Elma and Alice Street Area Reconstruction

July 10, 2019 (6:30pm to 8:30pm) and July 13, 2019 (2:00pm to 4:00pm)

Town Hall Council Chambers

 

This important meeting will be held to review the proposed cross sections for the reconstruction of Elma Street (between Alfred Street and Arthur Street), Alice Street (between Victoria Street and Bruce Street), Louisa Street (100m east of Elma Street), Lorne Street and Park Lane, host a question and answer period and receive comments from the public. The formal presentation will begin at 7:00pm on July 10th and 2:30pm on July 13th.

What is a Public Information Centre (PIC)?

A PIC is an informal open house with Town Staff and Consultants.  For the purposes of this PIC, Staff and Consultants will be offering information to you about the progress of design options for Elma and Alice Street Area Reconstruction.  Both Staff and Consultants will be pleased to discuss and answer any questions you may have about the cross sections presented for the reconstruction of these streets.

What should I expect to learn at this PIC?

Should you attend this important PIC, you should expect to learn more about the following: 

  • Existing conditions
  • Work and public consultation completed to date
  • Recommended solution
  • Project timing

Information presented at the Public Information Centre will be available for viewing on the Town’s website at: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/elma-alice-street-reconstruction.cfm

For more information please contact: 
Construction Coordinator
519-599-3131 ext. 275

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 10, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time is 1:30 p.m.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

This public notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on June 19, 2019

NOTICE - A08-2019 (Brown) 

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Ajustment Meeting on June 19, 2019. 

NOTICE - B05-2019 (Foster/Hart)

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on June 19, 2019

NOTICE - A09-2019 (Barber / Gardulski) 

This Public Meeting is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment on June 19, 2019. 

NOTICE - B04-2019 Russell & Shaban

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains Council Meeting on June 3, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time is 7:00 p.m.

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

The Revised Agenda for the Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on May 27, 2019 is available.

Please note the revisions include a revised Agenda, additions at B.1.4, B.6.2, B.10.1, B.11.2, B.11.3 and revision to Agenda item B.1.3.

For additional information, visit the Council Calendar.

The farm cidery business known as “Spy Cider House and Distillery” has proposed the temporary use of a trailer for an office and two storage containers on the subject lands
Property Location: 808108 24th Sideroad (Clarksburg)
Public Meeting: June 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM, Town Hall, Council Chambers, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON

Public Meeting Notice 

The Council of The Corporation of The Town of The Blue Mountains passed Development Charge By-law No. 2019-17 on the 24th day of April 2019.

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of The Town of The Blue Mountains passed Development Charge By-law No. 2019-17 on the 24th day of April 2019, under Section 2 of the Development Charges Act, 1997.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the Development Charges By-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Town of The Blue Mountains no later than Monday, June 3rd, 2019, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons supporting the objection. A processing fee will be payable to The Blue Mountains Clerk’s Office with the appeal application. The appellant is advised to contact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal to access required forms and applicable Provincial fees.

The charges in the aforementioned By-law will apply to all new residential and non-residential development, subject to certain terms, conditions and limited exemptions as identified therein. Town-wide development charges are levied against new development to pay for the increased capital costs related to the provision of municipal services such as General Government, Public Library, Fire Services, Police Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Parking and By-law, Solid Waste, Town-wide Roads and Related services. A distinct Roads and Related charge has been calculated for the Castle Glen service area, as the needs attributable to development in this area are unique.

Rates imposed for the Service Areas of Craigleith, Castle Glen, Osler, Thornbury East, Thornbury West, Clarksburg, Lora Bay (SA1, SA2 and SA3), Camperdown and Swiss Meadows are related to the provision of Water and Sanitary Sewer services. Schedules 1 to 4 set out the residential and non-residential development charge rates applicable throughout the Town by service area. Map 1 delineates all applicable Service Areas within the Town in which the area-specific charges are applied.

The development charges imposed under the By-law come into effect on April 24th, 2019. Copies of the complete Development Charge By-law are available for examination during regular business hours (weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) in the offices of the municipality located at 32 Mill Street Thornbury, ON and on the website at www.thebluemountains.ca. For further information, please contact the Clerk’s Office.

This Public Notice on Minor Variance #A07-2019 (Terra Brook Homes) will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment at an upcoming Committee meeting on May 15, 2019.

Public Notice

CAO Hiring Sub-Committee - April 26, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. Code of Conduct Review Committee - April 26, 2019 - 9:30 a.m.

The Agendas for the April 26, 2019 CAO Hiring Sub-Committee and the Code of Conduct Review Committee are available.

Agenda - CAO Hiring Sub-Committee

Agenda - Code of Conduct Review Committee

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

The agenda for the Town of The Blue Mountains Committee of the Whole Meeting on April 29, 2019 is available.

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

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

The revised agenda for the Town of The Blue Mountains Council Meeting on April 24, 2019 is available.

Please note the revision is related to the Agricultural Advisory Committee at B.ii) and G.2.

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar

April 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall

The Town of The Blue Mountains Council will hold a Public Meeting to receive comments on the proposed changes to the Town Special Event By-law 2013-39. The Special Event By-law sets out the rules that regulate special events taking place within the Town of The Blue Mountains.

Staff Report CSPW.19.011 “Updates to the Town’s Special Event Bylaw 2013-39” 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 June 3, 2019, intends to adopt a new Special Event By-law and repeal the previous Special Event By-law 2013-39.

Public Meeting Notice

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment on April 17, 2019

Public Notice

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