SWM What's New - June 23, 2021

Posted date
Council Photo 2018 to 2022

DISCUSSION ON JUNE 23, 2021

For further details on items discussed, please view the agenda

Committee of Adjustment started the meeting with two matters being considered:

  • Minor Variance for 4900 Olde Drive, which would allow for a dairy barn addition and manure storage, was approved.
  • A consent application for 6410 Glendon Drive to sever a surplus farm dwelling was granted with the farm land being consolidated with an existing farm operation.

Council followed the committee of adjustment decisions with:

  • a zoning amendment supporting the consent for 6410 Glendon Drive changing the severed dwelling to Site Specific Rural Residential Zone and the Agricultural land to the A2 zone
  • a zoning amendment for a previously severed surplus farm dwelling for 24179 Pratt Siding Road changing the severed dwelling to Site Specific Rural Residential Zone and the Agricultural land to the A2 zone
  • a zoning amendment for a previously severed surplus farm dwelling for 4986 Hyndman Drive changing the dwelling to the Rural Residential Zone and the Agricultural land to the A2 zone.

The draft Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and Plan Area which was developed to legally assist area business with improvements to their existing operations and to encourage new investments in Southwest Middlesex was adopted by by-law.  A 21-day appeal period will follow after which time the plan will be put into motion.  Programs are anticipated to be available at the end of July.

Council will be undertaking a Development Charges Study with Watson & Associates Economists Ltd.  The firm will provide professional services relating to the preparation of a Development Charges Study and By-law, which is at a cost of $33,635.00.

Middlesex County has teamed together to develop a Community Safety and Well-being Plan being a5-year plan to enhance what is already happening with Community Safety and Well-being in our community.  The four main pillars of the plan are Health, Housing & Homelessness, Quality of Life and Public Safety.
Please take a few minutes to review the full report presented at the council meeting .

Sewer charges totalling $777.49 were approved to be reimbursed for a property that experienced a line break.

Operations reports that were approved by council included:

  • COVID-19 Renovation Project for the municipal office including replacement of the roof and the HVAC units with Chorley & Bisset acting as the Project Manager
  • an agreement will be established with North Frontenac Telephone Company for the installation of communications equipment at the Glencoe Water tower

A notice of motion was presented and supported by council concerning the development of a land acknowledgement statement to focus on our indigenous residents and neighbouring First Nations' communities.  Councillors are encouraged to come back following research and self reflection with recommendations for a land acknowledgement statement to be used for multiple purposes.

The Mayor noted that Canada Day plans are moving ahead with the Glencoe Lions Club providing a takeout meal that can be picked up at the fairgrounds, free public swimming sponsored by Tim Hortons will be available in the afternoon and free sparklers will be handed out while supplies last at the swimming pool starting at noon.

In Brief

General Business of Council:

  • May 26, 2021 & June 9, 2021 Council Meeting minutes and March 4, 2021 Economic Development Committee Meeting minutes
  • Vouchers

Correspondence Action:

Support of:

  • CN Rail Safety Week September20-26, 2021
  • Middlesex County 988 Crisis Hotline
  • Acknowledged donation provided by the Glencoe &District Historical Society
  • Community School Alliance for further details on potential effects to GDHS
  • Perth County vaccine initiatives

Adopted By-laws to:

  • Provisionally adopted (1st & 2ndreadings only):
  • Zoning amendments for each of6410 Glendon Drive, 24719 Pratt Siding Road and 4986 Hyndman Drive
  • adopt the CIP area and plan
  • Towers Drain drainage works
  • Confirm the proceedings of Council - June 23, 2021