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Council approves heritage designation for school and farmhouse

May 24, 2018   ·   0 Comments

Written By JASEN OBERMEYER

Caledon Council has approved the heritage designation for a school and farmhouse in the area.

Original discussed at the town’s recent planning and development committee, council at their Tuesday meeting (May 15), unanimously approved that town staff be directed to proceed with the notice of intention to designate the Moffat Schoolhouse at 6500 Patterson Side Road, as well as the Wilson Farmhouse at 12701 Hurontario Street.

The report from council stated that, “should no objections be received during the mandatory 30-day public objection period” following the notice of intent to designate, then a by-law will be enacted to designate both buildings.

Council also discussed finalizing a request to staff to outline interim solutions to proactively enforce illegal trucking depots, “including any staff and resource requirements.”

Originally discussed at the town’s recent general committee meeting, Councillor Barb Shaughnessy said there aren’t guidelines when the report is coming back, and requested staff to give a date so “we have some form of certainty.” She recommended the wording in the report be in the “first quarter of 2019.”

“Q1 2019 is a little late for the budget, because we’re going to be doing it around the same time,” commented Councillor Jennifer Innis. “So knowing that we’re preparing the budget, knowing that this item should be part of those budget discussions, that report may need to come prior to that budget, or at the same time.”

She recommended that the wording states the report will be presented in the “2019 budget process,” which Councillor Shaughnessy agreed with.

After Councillors Shaughnessy and Innis moved and seconded the motion for an amendment, council unanimously approved of it, and also approved of the original motion to have staff be directed to investigate the role of the Ministry of Transportation safety and compliance regulations.

Staff will also be directed to “investigate the creation of a Municipal Licensing by-law regarding trucking depots, as a long term solution and report back to Council.”

         

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