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Meeting Minutes

Tuesday March 6, 2012


Tuesday March 06, 2012

"ANY MINUTES POSTED BEFORE APPROVED BY COUNCIL ARE ONLY DRAFT MINUTES!!!"

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
41342 Morris Road
Tuesday  March 6,  2012  7:30 pm
Minutes of the Meeting

 

1) Call to order: The meeting was called to order by Mayor Paul Gowing at 7:30 pm with all members in attendance for the call to order.

Council in Attendance:
Paul Gowing
Jason Breckenridge
David Baker
Jamie Heffer                            
Jamie McCallum                      
John Smuck
Neil Warwick


Staff in Attendance:
Nancy Michie                Administrator Clerk Treasurer
Steve Fortier                  Chief Building Official
Gary Pipe                      Director of Public Works
James Marshall              Community Fire Safety Officer

Others in Attendance:
Keith Roulston              The Blyth/Brussels Citizen
Jackie Riggs                  The Wingham Advance Times
Ratepayers-    as noted for identified items.

2) Agenda:

Adoption of Agenda:
Motion:  109-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the agenda for the meeting of March 6, 2012 be adopted as circulated.”
Disposition                      Carried

3) Declaration of Pecuniary Interest:
No member declared a pecuniary interest, at this time.

4) Minutes:

Motion:  110-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Neil Warwick
“That the minutes of the February 16, 21 and 23, 2012 Council Meetings, be adopted as circulated.”
Disposition                      Carried

5)  Business from the Minutes
There was no business from the minutes that was discussed.

6)  Accounts
Motion:  111-2012         Moved by Jamie Heffer     Seconded by John Smuck
"That the Accounts dated March 6, 2012 be approved for payment in the amount of $ 196,755.08.”
Disposition      Carried

7)  Deputation:                                                                                                                                                    
Barry Golley, Tim Wilson, Mike Bradford                                       7:40 pm

Petition in regards to Stone School Road Condition.

Barry Golley  presented a petition in regards to the condition of Stone School Road.


There is mud on the road and the foundation of the road is gone.  There are a lot of gravel trucks and heavy equipment that travel on this road.  They ask that council consider  tar and chip.

The Council stated that money is limited but they will look into solutions and any grants for paving.

Barry Golley, Tim Wilson and Mike Bradford left the meeting at 7:45 pm.

8) Disposal of Lands By-law                                                                   7:45 pm

1. Notice for the Disposal and Transfer of lands to Wescast Industries Inc was reviewed.

2. By-law:

Motion:  112-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie McCallum
"That By-Law No. 18-2012 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to dispose of lands and transfer the lands to Wescast Industries Inc. being
Parts of Louisa Street, Plan 410, Wingham, closed by R117649, being Parts 6 and 10 Reference Plan 22R-4018, and Part of Mill Privilege, Plan 427, Wingham, being Part 7,
Plan 22R-4018, Ward of Turnberry, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry, Province of Ontario.”
Disposition      Carried

9)  Road Report – Gary Pipe                                                                  7:50 pm

Listing of Gravel tenders received
1. Gravel Tenders

Motion:  113-2012      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Neil Warwick
“That the gravel tender submitted by Joe Kerr Limited be accepted for the following:
1.  Supply, crush, load, haul and spread approximately 28,000 metric tonnes of Granular ‘A’ Gravel  for the  North Half of the Morris Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry, at the
price of $7.00 per metric tonne, at the total quoted price of $221,480.00; and
2.  Supply, crush, load, haul & spread approximately 18,000 metric tonnes of Granular ‘A’ Gravel for the South Half of the Turnberry Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry, at the
price of $6.80 per metric tonne, at the total quoted price of $138,312.00.”
Disposition      Carried

Carol Leeming arrived at the meeting at 8:00 pm.

John Rutledge arrived at the meeting at 8:05 pm.

14)  Business:
14.2  Curbside Pickup RFP
Bluewater Recycling Association
Automated Collection Costs

Motion:  114-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry defer consideration of the quote for the Automated Collection service with Bluewater Recycling until the next meeting.”
Disposition      Carried

Gary Pipe left the meeting at 8:20 pm.

10)  Public Meeting                                                                                    8:20 pm
Building Permit Fees

Steve Fortier presented a power point presentation to give consideration to the Building Permit fees.

By-law:
Motion:  115-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie Heffer
"That By-Law No. 15-2012 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law respecting fees for Construction, Demolitions and Change of Use Permits and Inspections to repeal By-law No. 4-2009, in the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry and change ‘Building without a permit’ to 100% for 3 years.”
Disposition      Carried

11)   11.1    Zoning Amendments:                                                              8:30 pm
Carol Leeming – Huron County Planner

Subject Lands:   South Part Lot 9, Concession 1, 40550B Amberley Road,Turnberry Ward
Owner:   Marilyn van Heesch , Henry van Heesch, John Rutledge

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 the South Part of Lot 9, Concession 1, Turnberry Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry from Village Commercial Highway-Status Zone (VC2-2) to Village Commercial Highway-Special Zone (VC2-13) to permit a large retail appliance store, warehousing and accessory uses, buildings and structures; to permit a reduction in the required parking spaces (from the required 40 to 31 parking spaces); and to recognize the reduced setbacks of the existing buildings on the lands to be zoned VC2-13.  The lot is 4,168.2 square meters (1.03 acres) in size.  The lands are subject to Site Plan Control.  A Storm Water Management Plan is also required.  A Market Study has been completed for the proposed use.  The development will be on municipal sewer and private water services.  The property is located at 40550B Amberley Road/Huron Road #86, Turnberry Ward, Municipality of Morris- Turnberry.  This lot was the site of a former restaurant use.

3. County Planning Department –  Carol Leeming recommended approval of the application subject to the following, highway commercial uses shall be confined to designated areas on
arterial roads and will be grouped for design and service reasons; highway commercial areas will be developed to complement and not compete with or undermine the core area commercial functions; large spaces users such as grocery, furniture and department stores which are not of a highway commercial nature may be permitted in this designation subject to rezoning provided that insufficient space is available  in the core, a market need can be identified , and it does not undermine the planned function of the core; and site plan control is implemented to regulate the details of development.

4. Comments Received – Nancy Michie received a comment from the Huron Perth Catholic Board, with no objections.

5. Applicants comments –  Marilyn van Heesch had no comments. Henry van Heesch stated that Carol Leeming  presented it well.

6. Public comments – There were no comments from the public.

7. Council comments and questions – Neil Warwick questioned the living quarters in the old restaurant.  Carol Leeming said it is a permitted use.

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:  116-2012     Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by John Smuck
“That the meeting be adjourned and re-enter regular session of council.”
Disposition      Carried

11.2   By-law:

1.      By-law:
Motion:  117-2012      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Neil Warwick
“That By-law No.    21  -2012  be passed as given first, second, third and final readings,  being a by-law to amend the zoning on the South Part of Lot 9, Concession 1, Turnberry Ward,
Municipality of Morris-Turnberry from Village Commercial Highway-Status Zone (VC2-2) to Village Commercial Highway-Special Zone (VC2-13) to permit a large retail appliance
store, warehousing and accessory uses, buildings and structures; to permit a reduction in the required parking spaces (from the required 40 to 31 parking spaces); and to recognize the
reduced setbacks of the existing buildings on the lands to be zoned VC2-13.  The lot is 4,168.2 square meters (1.03 acres) in size.  The lands are subject to Site Plan Control.  A Storm
Water Management Plan is also required.  A Market Study has been completed for the proposed use.  The development will be on municipal sewer and private water services. 
The property is located at 40550B Amberley Road/Huron Road #86, Turnberry Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

Marilyn van Heesch , Henry van Heesch and John Rutledge left the meeting at 8:45 pm.

James Marshall arrived at the meeting at 8:45 pm.

12.1    Zoning Amendments:                                                               8:45 pm
Carol Leeming – Huron County Planner

William Coultes, Muriel Coultes, Ruth Gordon, Lynne Armstrong, Doreen Marks, Karrin
Davenport, Linda Campbell, John Campbell , Scott Stevenson, Jim McGee and John Marks were in attendance.

Subject Lands:

1. Subject Lands:   West parts of Lots 66 & 67, RP 162, Belgrave, Morris Ward
2. Subject Lands:   East Part Lot 32, RP 410, Lower Town, Turnberry Ward

Owner:  Municipality of Morris-Turnberry

1.  Call to order -                                by Mayor Paul Gowing

2.  Purpose of the Public Meeting –   Mayor Gowing

1.  PURPOSE AND EFFECT

The purpose of the application is to change the zoning on the West Part of Lots 66 & 67, RP 162, Belgrave, Morris Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry from Village Residential-Low Density (VR1) to Institutional (I1) Zone to permit a fire hall.  The Institutional Zone also permits a variety of community facility uses.  The area subject to the zone change is 5,665 square meters (1.4 acres) in size.  The property is located at the corner of Parker Drive and London Road/Highway #4, Belgrave, Morris Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.

2. PURPOSE AND EFFECT

The purpose of the application is to change the zoning on the East Part Lot 32, RP 410, Lower Town, Turnberry Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry from Village Industrial (VM1) to Institutional (I1) Zone to permit a fire hall.  The Institutional Zone also permits a variety of community facility uses.  The area subject to the zone change is 7,527 square meters (1.86 acres) in size.  The property is located at the corner of North Street and Arthur Street, Lower Town, Turnberry Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.

3.County Planning Department –  Carol Leeming recommended approval subject to the following, that the proposed location is suitable for the use and compatible with the surrounding area; adequate services are available; and site plan control is  implemented to regulate the details of development.

4. Comments Received – Nancy Michiereceived a comment from the Huron Perth  Catholic Board, with no objections.

5. Applicant Power Point Presentation – Nancy Michie made a power point presentation, to explain the proposed use of the property.

6. Public comments – Lynne Armstrong was the spokesperson for the Belgraveresidents
She questioned why is the zoning being done now.  She felt there should be a public meeting inviting all the public prior to the approval of the council for the rezoning.
She stated there are many questions in regards to the Business Plan.
Mayor Gowing stated that there are two issues,  zoning and fire service. He stated there will be a public meeting for the fire service.  The Zoning amendments for the properties are being dealt with at this meeting.
Lynne Armstrong- moving forward may not be in the best interest.
Neil Warwick   - if delay the rezoning and someone appeals, that could hold the process up.
He prefers to deal with this now and then deal with an appeal, if one submitted.
Lynne Armstrong-   a property owner tried to rezone this property previously.
Mayor Gowing-  that was a separate issue.
Scott Steveson – questioned the size of the lots, not being rezoned.
Lynne Armstrong-   does Morris-Turnberry require a fire department.  Why did the council chose two lots on the west side of the municipality.
Mayor Gowing- stated that the choice was to keep the fire departments in the urban areas.
Neil Warwick- the vote tonight is on the rezoning, not a fire department proceeding.
Dave Baker-  the council has looked at numbers and is trying to do the best for the people. 
North Huron keeps increasing the costs. North Huron stated- take it or leave it.  The council must move along.
Mayor Gowing- North Huron has expressed that the closest hall should respond.
Scott Stevenson -  everything is an assumption.
John Smuck-  Morris-Turnberry could of bought the Wingham Fire Hall, but North Huron stated that they would build their own.

7. Council comments and questions –  The council had no other comments.

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.

Carol Leeming - if fire service doesn’t proceed, the property can go back to previous   zoning through a housekeeping amendment.

9. Adjournment:                                                                         9:40 pm
Motion:  118-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the meeting be adjourned and re-enter regular session of council.”
Disposition      Carried

12.2  By-law:

1.By-law:
Motion:  119-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
“That By-law No.    22  -2012  be passed as given first, second, third and final readings,  being a by-law to amend the zoning on the West Part of Lots 66 & 67, RP 162, Belgrave, Morris Turnberry Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry form Village Residential-Low Density (VR1) to Institutional (I1) Zone to permit a fire hall.  The Institutional Zone also permits a
variety of community facility uses.  The area subject to the zone change is 5,665 square meters (1.4 acres) in size.  The property is located at the corner of Parker Drive and
London Road/Highway #4, Belgrave, Morris Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

2. By-law:
Motion:  120-2012      Moved by Jamie Heffer                                   Seconded by
“That By-law No.   23   -2012  be passed as given first, second, third and final readings,  being a by-law to amend the zoning on the East Part Lot 32, RP 410, Lower Town, Turnberry Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry from Village Industrial (VM1) to Institutional (I1) Zone to permit a fire hall.  The Institutional Zone also permits a variety of community facility uses.  The area subject to the zone change is 7,527 square meters (1.86 acres) in size.  The property is located at the corner of North Street and Arthur Street, Lower Town, Turnberry Ward, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

William Coultes, Muriel Coultes, Ruth Gordon, Lynne Armstrong, Doreen Marks, Karrin Davenport, Linda Campbell, John Campbell, Scott Stevenson, Jim McGee and John Marks left the meeting at 9:45 pm.

Steve Fortier left the meeting at 9:45 pm.

13) Deputation:
Jeff Howson and Chris Howson, Howson & Howson Ltd

Jeff Howson submitted a letter with concerns on the Fire Hall proposal.
They have a first rate fire service now.  They have reviewed the business plan and are coming up with comments and will be watching this closely.

Jeff Howson and Chris Howson left the meeting.

14)  Business Continued:
14.1 Drinking Water Source Protection

Drinking Water Source Protection Report was reviewed.

Motion:  121-2012      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry defer the comment report for the Drinking Water Source Protection for the Ausable Bayfield and Maitland Valley
Source Protection Region until the next meeting.”
Disposition      Carried

14.3  County Council
Invitation to attend April 4th Session of County Council
Jamie McCallum and Dave Baker will attend.

14.4  Huron County Municipal Officers’ Association

1.  Huron County Municipal Officers’ Association Annual Meeting
Lucknow & District Community Centre, April 27th
Paul Gowing,Jamie McCallum and Dave Baker will attend.

2.  Huron County Municipal Officers’ Association 2012 Membership Fee

Motion:  122-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the Huron County Municipal Officers’ Association 2012 Membership Fee in the amount of $50.00 and $25.00 per person to attend the meeting.”
Disposition      Carried

14.5   Interim Tax Flyer
Draft tax flyer:    The council reviewed the flyer and bring back to the next meeting.   Information on the Fire Services Public Meeting will be added.

14.6   Court of Appeal for Ontario – Court Decision
The Council reviewed a copy of the decision in regards to the representation of lower tier municipalities on the County Council.

15) By-Laws:

15.1 By-Law to establish rates and fees

Motion:  123-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jamie McCallum
"That By-Law No.19-2012 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to establish rates and fees in the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry, as amended.”
Disposition      Carried

16)  Council Reports:

Jason Breckenridge:  No report

Jamie McCallum:
He attended a Transition Board Meeting on February 29th.  Grades 3-6 will go to Wingham Public School and Kindergarten to Grade 2 will go to Turnberry Public School.  They will start digging  on April 2nd.

Jamie Heffer:   No report

David Baker:
He is glad the budget process is over.

John Smuck:
He attended the Physician Recruitment meeting March 5th.   Nothing much new.  A bursary of   $500.00 will be given to FE Madill Secondary School for anyone going into the medical field.
The Ball Drop and and Fishing with Cancer are coming up.
He attended the ROMA conference.  If the population is going to increase, it will be  due to immigration.   
Council decisions are made by easier by department head reports.  If they have better info it is easier to do the council job.  He has information  on Bridges for Gary Pipe.  The conference was very informative.

Neil Warwick:
He attended the Conference on Feb 26 – 29th.  The workshops he attended were Landfill   Diversion, Energy Management, Rural and Northern Municipalities.  It was a good conference.

Paul Gowing:
He met with Bob Trick and a property owner about dogs.
On February 29th he attended the United Way Banquet.  It was a big banquet and they raised an extra $200,000 over their goal, in their fund raising.
On March 2nd , he attended the  Annual Member of Parliament day.  He is setting up a meeting with Lisa Thompson next week.

17)  Items for Information:
1.  Zoning by-law amendment Municipality of Huron East
2.  MPAC – Municipal Status Report

18) Minutes
The following minutes are available for review:
1.  Drinking Water Source Protection

19) Other Business:
1.      There was no other business to be added.

20)  Additions to the agenda for the next meeting:
1.  Set a date for a Public Meeting for Fire Services.

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

Keith Roulston, Jackie Riggs and James Marshall left the meeting at 10:45 pm.

21) Closed Session:

1.  Report for the Accounts Payable Position

1.1  Enter into Closed Session:                                            10:45
Motion:  124-2012      Moved by Jamie McCallum    Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
“That the Council adjourn the Public Session of Council and enter into a Closed to the Public Session for a matter pursuant to the Municipal Act, Section 239 (2)   (b)   confidential matter
concerning an identifiable individual; ”
Disposition      Carried

1.2   Adjourn the Closed Session:                                       10:55
Motion:  125-2012      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
“That the Council adjourn the Closed to the public session and re-enter regular open session of council.”
Disposition      Carried

1.3 Report to the Public from Closed Session.
Council discussed confidential issues and Identifiable Individual.

Motion:  126-2012      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Council accept the Human Resource Committee report for the Part-time Accounts Payable Staff Person.”
Disposition      Carried

22)  By-law   20- 2012    Confirming by-law

Motion:  127-2012       Moved by Neil Warwick         Seconded by Jamie Heffer
"That By-law No. 20 -2012 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 March 6, 2012."
Disposition      Carried

23)  Adjournment:

Motion:  128-2012      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by John Smuck
"That the meeting be adjourned at 11:05 pm. and this is deemed to be a  2 – 4 hour meeting."
Disposition     Carried

 

                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                Mayor, Paul Gowing                                                                                                
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                
 

                                                                                                                                  Clerk, Nancy Michie