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Country Day School Public Meeting

At November 4 Council meeting there is a public meeting for the zoning bylaw amendment application by Country Day School.  The application is triggered by plans to increase permanent facilities (and eliminate temporary ones), to modify parking area; end result will be better facilities for the existing student population.  The plans feature very creative inclusion of the heritage 1863 Eversely schoolhouse.  As reviewed in the report the proposal has been carefully assessed against the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, other provincial policies and our own Official Plan.  If you have questions or concerns attend the public meeting and/or send in comments by email to [email protected]

 

Boundary Adjustment Public Meeting

At November 4 Council there is a public meeting regarding an application to make boundary adjustments on 2 properties on 19th SDRD west of Old Bathurst.  As reviewed in the report there are several factors which are positive about the proposal but there is one which is of concern and for which there needs to be more study:  the proposed retained lands are significantly less than the required minimum, per our Zoning Bylaw. (5.1 hectares versus 10.)  Per the zoning bylaw a lot size of 10 ha is required in order to be utilized for agricultural purposes.  As the subject property is within the Oak Ridges Moraine the ORMCP (Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan) also needs to be considered and it requires that severances or boundary adjustment can only be made if no undersized lots are created for the current or intended purposes.  As I understand the ORMCP objective is to ensure that agriculture continues to be a very viable, productive land use I can appreciate why the required exception needs to be studied very carefully by Staff.   If you have questions or concerns attend the public meeting and/or send in comments by email to [email protected]

 

Public Meeting November 18: King Rd/Banner Lane

November 18 there is a public meeting for a development application for the site where the municipal offices were located previously i.e. King Road and Banner Lane.  It is an important application in terms of its impact on King City.  Here is the notice.  

 

Nobleton Community Open House

October 30 at Nobleton Library there is a community consultation hosted by the developer for a subdivision in northwest of Nobleton.  Here are details. 

 

Green Development Standards

On Oct. 7 Council agenda there is a report presenting a draft proposal for a Sustainable Development Standards Program. As reviewed for several years there has been a “checklist” of features which King wants to be incorporated into new developments but there has been no authority to enforce it and there really was no commitment on our part to confirm whether anything “promised” was actually delivered.  Although the proposed program is still hampered by the reality that there is no legislative authority to enforce there is improvement:  more specificity, plans for confirming execution.  IF either level of government (provincial or federal) were to introduce incentives for renovations for retrofits as a mitigation measure for climate change our new program could “fit” well as I believe we not only need to modify “new builds” but also need to upgrade current building stock.    (Buildings are 2nd highest source of carbon emissions).  I look forward to understanding the program as I do have several questions.