The Clerk welcomed the public to the Committee of the Whole meeting. She advised that the Planning Act requires the Town to hold at least one public meeting on any proposed Official Plan Amendment or Zoning By-law Amendment.
The Clerk advised that the purpose of the public meeting is to hear from anyone who has an interest in the following two matters:
The first is for an application to amend the Official Plan to allow for the Regional Community Improvement Plan. The effect of this application would enable the Council of the Town of Newmarket to participate in any Community Improvement Plans adopted by the Regional Municipality of York.
The second application is for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment related to the lands municipally known as 1015-1029 Davis Drive. The effect of this application would change the zoning by-law for the properties to allow the current 3 single detached dwellings to be redeveloped into 23 townhouse dwellings.
She further advised that the Committee of the Whole would not make a decision regarding the proposed applications at the public meeting, but will refer all written and verbal comments to Planning Staff to consider and return with a report to a future Committee of the Whole or Council meeting.
The Clerk advised that if anyone present wished to be notified of any subsequent meetings regarding these matters, they may complete the further request form.
The Clerk noted that in accordance with the Planning Act, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal may dismiss an appeal to the Tribunal, without holding a hearing, if the appellant failed to make either oral submissions at the public meeting or provide written submissions to Council prior to adoption of the applications.
The Clerk thanked residents for their participation and interest in the meeting.