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The meeting of the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee was held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in Mulock Room, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Councillor Hempen

Athol Hart

Billie Locke (7:26 to 8:41 p.m.)

Joan Seddon

Rohit Singh

Malcolm Watts

 

 

Absent:

Soni Felix Raj

 

 

Staff Present:

D. Ruggle, Senior Planner, Community Planning

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

A. Hart in the Chair.

 

Additions & Corrections to Agenda

 

None.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

None.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

1.

Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of July 7, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Rohit Singh

 

Seconded by: Joan Seddon

 

 

THAT the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of July 7, 2015 be approved.

 

Carried

 

Presentations/Deputations

 

None.

 

Correspondence

 

2.

Correspondence from the Ontario Historical Society (OHS) dated July 15, 2015 regarding the OHS 2014-15 awards.

 

3.

Correspondence from the Secretary-Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment, Town of Newmarket dated August 31, 2015 regarding an Application for Consent, 292 and 296 Hamilton Street.

 

 

 

The Senior Planner, Community Planning provided an overview of the application for consent submitted for the property municipally known as 292 and 296 Hamilton Street in order to make a lot line adjustment in order to recognize an existing condition where the lot line bisects an existing home.  Both homes are being retained.

 

Moved by:      Malcolm Watts

 

Seconded by: Joan Seddon

 

 

THAT the correspondence from the Ontario Historical Society (OHS) dated July 15, 2015 regarding the OHS 2014-15 awards and the correspondence from the Secretary-Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment, Town of Newmarket dated August 31, 2015 regarding an Application for Consent, 292 and 296 Hamilton Street be received for information.

 

Carried

 

Items

 

4.

Heritage Newmarket Workplan

 

 

 

The Committee discussed its workplan for the current term of Council and determined its priority projects.  Discussion ensued regarding the scope of the workplan and need for additional Committee members to be appointed per the recommendation by Heritage Newmarket at their meeting of November 4, 2014. 

 

5.

Designated Property Maintenance and Concerns.

 

 

a)

Designation Requests

 

 

 

 

 

No update to provide.

 

 

b)

Inventory

 

 

 

 

 

The Chair advised that the exterior of the Stickwood Walker Farmhouse is in horrible condition, that the tail requires maintenance and the clapboard exterior requires repainting.  In addition, there is evidence of dry rot around the windows of the home. 

 

The Chair advised that the brick along the stairway of the Post Office building is currently deteriorating. 

 

The Senior Planner, Community Planning provided a verbal update regarding an application for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision for the property around and inclusive to the Bogart House.   

 

Moved by:      Rohit Singh

 

Seconded by: Billie Locke

 

 

THAT a letter be drafted to the owners of the Post Office related to the deterioration of the Post Office building, including the crumbling of brick along the first stairway to the south of the building.

 

Carried

 

5.

Plaques

 

 

 

The Chair thanked M. Watts for his work to record the statements on plaques over the summer months. 

 

 

a)

Site Plaques

 

 

 

 

 

The Chair advised that there is the potential to erect a site plaque at the west entrance of Fairy Lake trail.

 

 

b)

Residence Plaques

 

 

 

 

 

The Chair advised that ten requests for plaques have been submitted over the summer months, all of which require research and plaque production.

 

 

c)

Heritage location plaque

 

 

 

 

 

No update to provide.

 

 

6.

Heritage Newmarket Budget

 

 

 

No update to provide.

 

7.

Reports of Committee Members.

 

 

a)

Architecture, Recreation, Culture, Heritage (ARCH) Committee

 

 

 

 

 

No update to provide.

 

 

b)

Elman W. Campbell Museum Board

 

 

 

 

 

No update to provide.

 

 

c)

Lower Main Street South Heritage Conservation District Advisory Group

 

 

 

 

 

The Chair advised that the Lower Main Street South Heritage Conservation District Advisory Group met to discuss an application submitted for 205 Main Street South.  The property owner has agreed to restore the brick fa├žade as much as financially feasible to replicate the look of the building in 1890.

 

 

d)

Newmarket Historical Society Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

No update to provide.

 

Adjournment

 

Moved by:      Billie Locke

 

Seconded by: Rohit Singh

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

 

Athol Hart, Chair

 

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