Redline Revisions – D. Hickling Plan of Subdivision
Council has endorsed proposed redline revisions to update the D. Hickling draft plan of subdivision and associated conditions of approval. The proposed revisions would provide for a variety of residential lot types and a higher overall residential unit yield. Before the proposed revisions may be implemented, an approved Zoning By-law Amendment and Ontario Land Tribunal approval are required.
Hold lifted on Micks Subdivision
A Zoning By-law Amendment was approved by Council to lift the Hold provision for the Micks Subdivision (Phase 1A) of the Midhurst Carson Road Development. The removal of the Hold will allow for the development of 244 single detached residential units and 98 semi-detached dwelling units as well as building permit issuance. The decision came following staffs’ report that the requirements of the Hold were satisfactorily met by the developer.
Mutual Drainage Agreement – Flos Road 7 West
Staff have received Council’s authorization to execute a Mutual Drainage Agreement with the landowner at 14422 County Road 27 and the owner of a private drainage ditch at 14604 County Road 2. The agreement will give the landowner permission to install drainage works under Flos Road 7 and to use the private ditch as the legal outlet for their field tiles. The agreement outlines the responsibilities of each party for the drainage works, including liability and any future maintenance.
Building Services Replacement Vehicle
Council approved the acquisition of a new vehicle for the Building Services Department with funding in the amount of $45,000. The new vehicle will replace a 2006 Honda CRV with recently identified mechanical issues. The replacement of this vehicle will be funded through the Building Services Reserve.
Ontario Housing Affordability
On February 8, 2022, the Province of Ontario released a report by the Housing Affordability Task Force containing recommendations to increase the supply of market housing in Ontario. The recommendations include five main areas to meet the goal of adding 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years. Municipalities have been encouraged to submit input and advice on what has worked well for them and what other opportunities should be explored to address housing supply and affordability.
Next Council Meeting: March 2, 2022
This summary is not a full representation of the meeting. For the official record, please refer to the minutes in the next Council Agenda. Past Council Meetings are available for viewing on the Township’s YouTube channel.