Council Matters - September 24, 2019

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At the Council meeting held on September 24, 2019, Council:

  • A Public Meeting was held under the Planning Act. Council approved an application to sever a parcel of land at 1331 Mersea Road 1 and add it to the abutting vacant farm to the west.  Council also approved a Zoning By-law Amendment Application to change the zoning of the retained parcel from Agricultural General to Agricultural Hobby Farm.
  • Council awarded a contract to Cobby Marine (1985) Inc., in the amount of $334,340 for shoreline works in the vicinity of Cotterie Park, Mersea Road D and Point Pelee Drive, Mersea Road 12 and Point Pelee Drive, Mersea Park beach area and the Selkirk Drain outlet. As water levels continue to rise and wave intensity increases, unprotected areas of the Leamington shoreline are at a greater risk of erosion and failure.
  • Council approved the design of Uptown Park and Shotten Park, as prepared by RC Spencer Associates Inc. The Uptown Park conceptual design consists of a large green space, shade structure, plantings and trees. All finishes and fixtures will be consistent with Mill Street West. The Shotten Park concept provides: a walking path angled through the park to align with Queens Avenue, green space, benches, a shade structure, and multiple locations to accommodate additional vendor tents during the Mill Street West Night Markets. The Municipality also received a donation from the Communities in Bloom and the Honey Foundation for the creation of a colourful garden space in Shotten Park.
  • Council awarded a demolition contract to demolish the building located at 40-42 Mill Street West to Gagnon Demolition Inc., in the amount of $51,480 in connection with the 2017 Uptown Master. This plan identified a need to establish a pedestrian corridor to connect the Russel Street parking lot to Mill Street West.
  • Council approved the continued use of Policy M01 regarding Proclamations and Flag Raising which does not permit for Council to make proclamations nor take any action that could be perceived as supporting an organization.
  • Council confirmed the 2016-2019 property tax adjustments and authorized forwarding the 2019 property tax adjustments to the Assessment Review Board.

 

To receive further information, please refer to the Municipality of Leamington Council Agenda and Minutes at www.leamington.ca

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