Five things that happened at Springwater council’s Sept. 1 meeting

Public meeting – 45 Huron St.

A public meeting was held regarding a zoning-bylaw amendment for the lands at in Minesing. A severance to divide the subject lot into two parcels was granted by the Ontario Land Tribunal on the condition that the residential parcels comply with the requirements of the zoning bylaw.

The proposed amendment would satisfy this condition by permitting a reduction to the minimum-lot-area requirement. Following the public meeting, the application was referred back to staff for a further report.

MZO – Snow Valley Yorkwood Ltd.

Council received a delegation from Celeste Phillips regarding a request for support of a minister’s zoning order (MZO) by Snow Valley Yorkwood Ltd. The MZO would override the municipal planning process to facilitate the development of the subject lands at for industrial purposes.

Phillips spoke to the lack of serviced industrial lands in Springwater and the employment opportunities that could result from the proposed industrial development. Following the delegation, council voted to forward the request to the County of Simcoe to be addressed as part of its municipal comprehensive review process.

Award for aggregate production

Winters Aggregates Ltd. was awarded the tender for aggregate production at a cost of $167,199 plus HST. The work includes crushing and hauling aggregate materials at the township’s pit on Flos Road 10 East, as well as adding fresh gravel to four municipal roads.

2022 municipal election voting methods

Residents will once again have a number of options for casting their ballot in the 2022 municipal and school board election. Council voted in favor of utilizing in-person electronic voting, as well as remote internet and telephone voting. The municipal election will take place on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022.

Newcomer Recognition Awards sponsorship

Council has approved a bronze-level sponsorship in the amount of $5000 for the ninth annual Newcomer Recognition Awards hosted by the County of Simcoe. The awards celebrate outstanding community leaders and champions who take decisive action to enhance the lives of newcomers in Simcoe County. This year’s ceremony will be hosted virtually in November.