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 applications:
The first application is for the New Zoning By-law for the Urban Centres. The effect of this project is to enact new zoning within the Urban Centres in order to implement the Urban Centres Secondary Plan.
The second application is for an amendment to Zoning By-law 2010-40. The effect of this zoning by-law amendment is to address technical errors, improve clarity, respond to changing development trends, amend permissions related to specific properties, and ensure consistency between Zoning By-law 2010-40 and the new Urban Centres Zoning By-law
She further advised that the Committee of the Whole would not be making a decision regarding the proposed application, 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 this matter, they should complete the further request form using the iPad set up for this purpose.
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 application.
The Clerk thanked residents for their participation and interest in the meeting.