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Meeting Minutes

Council Meeting Minutes


Tuesday December 02, 2014

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

41342 Morris Road

Tuesday, December 2, 2014     5:00 pm   

 

Minutes of the Meeting

 

A-      Inaugural Session of Council

 

1)     Call to order:     The meeting was called to order by Mayor Elect Paul Gowing at   5:00 pm with all members in attendance.

 

All in attendance stood to attention for ‘O’Canada’

                                   

Council in Attendance:

Paul Gowing
Jamie Heffer               
Dorothy Kelly
Jim Nelemans
John Smuck                 
Sharen Zinn                 

 Staff in Attendance:

Nancy Michie              Administrator Clerk Treasurer
Kim Johnston               Taking Minutes
Steve Fortier                Chief Building Official
Gary Pipe                     Public works Coordinator
James Marshall            Community Fire Safety Officer  
Susanna Reid               Huron County Planner

 

Others in Attendance:

  1.   Jackie Riggs                     The Wingham Advance Times
  2.   Denny Scott                     The Blyth/Brussels Citizen
  3.   Reverend Gary Clark       Minister at the United Church, Blyth and Brussels
  4.   Bill Knott                           Observer
  5.   Tom Inglis                        Landowner
  6.   Ann Inglis                        Landowner
  7.   Sherry Pulles                    Landowner
  8.   Jack McLachlan               Agent for Sherry Pulles
  9.   Neil Gowing                     Landowner
  10.   Mike Wick                       Landowner
  11.   Jennifer Wick                  Landowner
  12.   Jason Breckenridge          Landowner
  13.   Neil Warwick                   Landowner

                        

2)     Declaration of Elected Office-   by Nancy Michie - Clerk             

Mayor  -                       Paul Gowing
Council Members-       Jamie Heffer
                                     Dorothy Kelly
                                     Jim Nelemans
                                     John Smuck
                                     Sharen Zinn

 

2.1   All members were asked to declare with their left hand on the Bible or affirm
        and read their Declaration of Elected Office witnessed by the Clerk.

The Clerk congratulated all members and wished each member success in the    upcoming term of office.

2.2   Following the declarations, Reverend Gary Clark, Minister at the United Church, Blyth and Brussels, said a prayer.

3)     Mayor Paul Gowing Address - Mayor Paul Gowing presented his address and Direction for Council, in the upcoming term.

4)     Declaration of Confidentiality:                                                             

Forms were handed out for the Council members to review for signing.  

5)      Appointment of the Deputy Mayor:                                                    

Criteria and procedure for the appointment of the Deputy Mayor was reviewed by    Council.

Jamie Heffer held the highest vote from the 2014 municipal election, he advised the Mayor that he was willing to be appointed.

 Motion:  445-2014        Moved by Jim Nelemans           Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry appoint Jamie Heffer
as Deputy Mayor for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry,  for the Council term of 2014 to 2018   and
That By-law No. 77-2014 be passed as given first, second, third and final readings, being a by-law to appoint the Deputy Mayor for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry for the term December 2, 2014  to November 30, 2018.”
Disposition        Carried

 

6)       Break:  The meeting was adjourned at 5:25 pm for a picture and lunch break.

 7)       Picture:

Heather Stewart, Jackie Riggs – Advance Times and Denny Scott – Blyth/Brussels Citizen were in attendance to take pictures of the new council.

 

8)      Lunch:  Lunch was served.

 9)     Reconvene Council Session:  Mayor Paul Gowing reconvened the Regular Council Session at 6:30 pm.

 

C.  Regular Session: 

 10)    Agenda:                                                                                             

 Adoption of Agenda:

Motion:  446-2014        Moved by Dorothy Kelly           Seconded by Jim Nelemans
“That the agenda for the meeting of   December 2, 2014 be adopted as circulated.”
Disposition             Carried 

 

11)    Declaration of Pecuniary Interest:                                                      

   No member declared a pecuniary interest, at this time.

 

12)     Minutes:                                                                                            

 Motion:  447-2014        Moved by Jamie Heffer                         Seconded by John Smuck
“That the minutes of the November 25, 2014 Council Meeting be adopted as circulated.”
Disposition             Carried

13)      Business from the Minutes

    There was no business from the minutes to be discussed.

Neil Gowing arrived at the meeting. 

14)      Business:

 14.1      Appointments:            

 1.  Draft Appointments

Motion:  448-2014       Moved by Dorothy Kelly           Seconded by Sharen Zinn
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the draft appointment list for the period effective December, 2014 and 2015.” 
Disposition       Carried

 

  • 2.      Appointment to the Ausable/Bayfield Maitland Valley Source Water Protection Committee                                                                                  

 

Motion:  449-2014      Moved by Jim Nelemans           Seconded by John Smuck

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry defer the appointment     to the Ausable/Bayfield Maitland Valley Source Water Protection Committee, until further information is received.”                                     
 Disposition       Carried

 14.2      Banking Signing Authorization: 

Motion:  450-2014      Moved by Dorothy Kelly           Seconded by Sharen Zinn

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the signing authorization for the Banking function, be the Mayor and Administrator Clerk-Treasurer and the Deputy Mayor as alternate.” 
 Disposition       Carried

             14.3   2015 ROMA/OGRA Combined Conference                                 

            February 22-25, 2015
            Mayor Paul Gowing, Dorothy Kelly, Jim Nelemans and Sharen Zinn will attend.  

                                               

            14.4      2015-2016 Warden’s Election and Inaugural Session of County Council

            Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 pm
            Mayor Paul Gowing, Dorothy Kelly, Sharen Zinn and Jamie Heffer will attend.    
            Jim Nelemans has a prior commitment and extends best wishes to the Mayor.

      B.  Planning Session 

            Mayor Paul Gowing declared the Planning Session be called to order at 7:00 pm.

                         Jason Breckenridge and Neil Warwick arrived at the meeting at 7:00 pm. 

 15)    Zoning Amendments:                                                            7:00 pm

        Susanna Reid- Huron County Planner, was in attendance.   

 

15. 1   Zoning Amendment application:  

Subject Land:   Part of the South Part of Lot 28   Concession 5, Morris    
 
  Owner:   Robert John Pearson

                                    In attendance:   Ratepayer  - Neil Gowing

 1.      Call to order -                                by Mayor Paul Gowing 

 2.  Purpose of the Public Meeting –      by Mayor Gowing 

       PURPOSE AND EFFECT

The purpose of this application is to change the zoning on part of the South Part Lot 28, Concession 5, former Township of Morris, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry from AG2 (Restricted Agriculture) to AG3 (Agriculture Commercial Industrial) and from AG1 (General Agriculture) to AG2-8 (Restricted Agriculture-Special). This rezoning is a condition of Consent File B 30-2014.

 

The zoning by-law amendment is required to recognize the enlargement of an existing AG3 (Agriculture Commercial Industrial) property, and allow for the construction of a residence. The AG2-8 zone recognizes a reduced lot size for an agricultural parcel.

 

This application is to amend the Township of Morris Zoning By-law 22-1989   and Morris-Turnberry Zoning By-law No. 45-2014.   All other zone provisions apply.

3.            County Planning Department - Susanna Reid presented the Huron County                  
Planning report, which recommends the zoning be approved pursuant to the                
planning report, dated November 26, 2014.  A letter from MVCA dated

November 19, 2014 recommends the application is in conformance with the     

Natural hazard policies of the PPS, 2014.  

           

4.         Comments Received – Nancy Michie advised that there were no other comments.

 

5.         Applicants comments – The applicant was not in attendance.   

 

6.         Public comments – There were no comments. 

 

7.         Council comments and questions – John Smuck advised that this is a condition of the consent. 

 

8.         Explanation of the Process following the Public Meeting by Mayor Gowing

            If the By-law is passed, the Clerk is required to send Notice of Passing of the By-law, to                          
            all persons and agencies notified of this Public Meeting.  There is a 20 day objection                               
            period from the time Notice of Passing of the by-law has been mailed by    first class mail,                      
            wherein submissions/letters of objections or support in respect to the  passing of the
            by-law, will be received by the Clerk.

 

 

            9.         Adjournment:

              Motion:  451-2014        Moved by Dorothy Kelly           Seconded by Jim Nelemans
            “That the meeting be adjourned and re-enter regular session of council.”
                                                Disposition       Carried

 

   15.2         By-law: 

 1.      By-law:                                                                                   

Motion:  452-2014        Moved by Jamie Heffer                         Seconded by Dorothy Kelly

“That By-law No. 80 -2014  be passed as given first, second, third and final readings,  being a by-law to change the zoning from ‘General Agriculture (AG2)’ to ‘General Agricultural-Special Provisions (AG3 ) and Restricted Agriculture-Special Provisions  ( AG 2-8) ;   for  Part of the South Part of Lot 28, Concession 5, Morris,Municipality of Morris-Turnberry
Disposition   Carried

 

    And 

 

Motion:  453-2014        Moved by Jim Nelemans           Seconded by Dorothy Kelly
“That By-law No. 81 -2014  be passed as given first, second, third and final readings,  being a by-law to change the zoning from ‘General Agriculture (AG1)’ to ‘Agriculture Commercial Industrial   (AG3 ) and General  Agriculture-Special Provisions  ( AG 1-11) ;   for  Part of the South Part of Lot 28, Concession 5, Morris,Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition   Carried

15. 3   Zoning Amendment application:  

Subject Land:   Lots 149, 150, 151  Registered Plan 410, Lowertown Wingham,  Turnberry,  Municipality of Morris-Turnberry    

                                    Owner:   Alpine Tree Services

                                    Applicant:  Sherry McLaughlin

 

In attendance:    Sherry McLaughlin, Jack McLachlan–Agent,

Ratepayers:      Tom Inglis, Ann Inglis, Mike Wick, Jennifer Wick, Jason Breckenridge and Neil Warwick were in attendance. 

 

  1. 1.      Call to order -                                by Mayor Paul Gowing 

 

            2.  Purpose of the Public Meeting –      Mayor Gowing
      PURPOSE AND EFFECT

The purpose of the application is to change the zoning on Lots 149, 150, 151 Registered Plan 410, Lowertown, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry from VR1 (Village Residential) to VR1-Special (Village Residential-Special). The address of the property is 353 Turnberry Street. The subject property is 1.63 acres.

 

There are two sheds on the property. The zoning by-law amendment would permit personal storage and a home occupation that are not accessory to a residence.

 

This application proposes to amend the Turnberry Zoning By-law 14-1987  and Morris-Turnberry Zoning By-law No. 45-2014.   All other zone provisions apply.

                

3.         County Planning Department - Susanna Reid presented the Huron County Planning report, which recommends the zoning amendment be denied pursuant to the planning report, dated November 26, 2014.     

 

4.         Comments Received – Nancy Michie received three verbal comments from residents in the area  that  do not object to the use of the property,  however do  object to the dogs that were on the lot.

 

5.         Applicants comments – Jack McLachlan–Agent,  and Sherry McLaughlin approached the council to present comments.  Jack McLachlan congratulated the council on their election.    Mr. McLachlan stated that if a residence was built, the operation would be permitted.  If the Council support the by-law, it would give clear understanding of the use.   He requested that the council proceed to adopt the By-law. 

  

 

            6.         Public comments –

Tom Inglis-   talked to several neighbours who have great concern about the dogs that were on the property, and wishes to have that concern on public record.

Jennifer Wick- gave the council pictures of the subject property  and of another property with scrap cars on it.  She questions why those cars are permitted. 

She doesn’t see a problem with the proposal.

 

            7.         Council comments and questions –

Jim Nelemans-   Can they build a house if the property is re zoned.  The planner advised – yes. 

Sharen Zinn-  was there ever a house there- The Clerk advised to the Municipality’s knowledge- No.

Steve Fortier advised that the property was rented for a chop shop, who lived in the shed for a house. 

Jack McLachlan advised that he talked to MPAC who advised him there was no house listed on the lot.

Council members mentioned that the house across the road was part of the chicken barn operation. 

Dorothy Kelly – asked if Site Plan control works here-   the planner advised that a by-law could be put in effect.

John Smuck- asked if an industrial use would require a D6 study.  The planner advised yes. 

Jamie Heffer- suggested that a commercial or industrial designation would be better, the planner agreed.

 

Jack McLaughlan advised that the property owner is running a commercial and industrial business on Amberley Road.  

 

Paul Gowing – stated it doesn’t fit the residential area. 

Jim Nelemans – agreed.

Jamie Heffer-  if the application went back for an OPA and Zoning Amendment,  it would be more acceptable.   The planner agreed. 

 

            8.         Explanation of the Process following the Public Meeting by Mayor Gowing

            If the By-law is passed, the Clerk is required to send Notice of Passing of the By-law, to                          
            all persons and agencies notified of this Public Meeting.  There is a 20 day objection                               
           period from the time Notice of Passing of the by-law has been mailed by    first class mail,                       
           wherein submissions/letters of objections or support in respect to the  passing of the
            by-law, will be received by the Clerk.

 

            9.         Adjournment:

              Motion:  454-2014        Moved by Jamie Heffer                         Seconded by John Smuck
            “That the meeting be adjourned and re-enter regular session of council.”
              Disposition       Carrried

    15.4         By-law: 

1.      By-law:                                                                                   

Motion:  455-2014        Moved by Jim Nelemans           Seconded by John Smuck

“That the Zoning amendment for Lots 149, 150, 151 RP 410, Lowertown Wingham, Turnberry,  be refused as the residential policies in the Morris-Turnberry Official Plan, Section 6.4.1 does not support the request to recognize “personal storage not accessory to a residential use”  as this is neither a residential use,  nor a use accessory to a residential use..”
Disposition   Carried. 

Mayor Paul Gowing reconvened the Regular Council Session at 7:40 pm

 

16)      Accounts                                                                                            

Motion:  456-2014        Moved by John Smuck              Seconded by Jamie Heffer
"That the Accounts dated December 2, 2014 be approved for payment in the amount of $ 106,688.82.”
Disposition       Carried

Steve Fortier left the meeting at 7:50 pm. 

 

   17)    Proposed New Gravel Pit  -  Part of Lot 21, Concession 8, Morris.     

  Gary Pipe was in attendance for this item.

 Motion:  457-2014       Moved by John Smuck              Seconded by Dorothy Kelly

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry concur with the recommendation for a  3rd party review, on behalf of Morris-Turnberry,   of the Geotechnical investigation for the proposed Rombout Pit- Part of Lot 21 Concession 8, Morris and that  BM Ross & Associates,  be engaged for the review and recommendation.” 
Disposition       Carried

  

Gary Pipe, Neil Warwick and Jason Breckenridge left the meeting at 7:55 pm.   

 

18)         Council Reports:

Jamie Heffer:  
He attended training in Stratford on November 26th

 Sharen Zinn: 
She enjoyed the meeting in Stratford on November 26th and the orientation session. 

 Jim Nelemans:
 He said both orientation sessions were good. 
On Saturday he was impressed by the landfill.  There were good signs and the grass was cut. 

Dorothy Kelly: 
She has never had so much orientation.  They were excellent. 

John Smuck:
He attended the orientation in Stratford and he got more out of it the 2nd time than the 1st time.
He was at the Brussels Santa Parade.  He was concerned about people being able to jump off the float, while it was moving. 

 

Mayor Paul Gowing: 
He encouraged everyone to attend the County Inaugural session if possible on December 10, 2014.   

 

19)        Items for Information:                                                                          

            1.  AMO Update- Bill 8, Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency

            2.  United Way – Quality of Life Summary

            3.  Lisa Thompson – MPP Huron-Bruce - Newsletter

            4.  Wingham & District Hospital Foundation – Newsletter

            5.  YMCA – Inspiring Women in Huron

            6.  Union Gas

 

20)       Board and Committee Minutes:

            There were no minutes available for review.      

                                              

21)      Other Business:

  1.    Jim Nelemans there maybe should be a delegation to OGRA/ROMA conference, in regard to the Policing costs and the OMPF. 

 2.       There was no other business to present.

            

22)       Additions to the agenda for the next meeting:

  1.    A delegation will attend the next meeting regarding Moncrieff Road. 

   2.    There was no other business to add to the agenda for the next or any following Meeting. 

  

            23)       By-law  82 - 2014    Confirming by-law                                                                       

Motion:  458-2014        Moved by John Smuck              Seconded by Jamie Heffer
            "That By-law No. 82 -2014 be passed as given first, second, third and final readings,          
              being  a by-law to Confirm the actions of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry for the          
             meeting December 2,  2014."
             Disposition       Carried

  24)      Adjournment:

 Motion:  459-2014        Moved by Jamie Heffer                         Seconded by John Smuck
            "That the meeting be adjourned at 8:10 pm. and this is deemed to be                                        
             2 – 4 hour meeting."
             Disposition      Carried

 

                                                                                                  _________________________

                                                                                                Mayor, Paul Gowing

                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                Clerk, Nancy Michie