Wilson Farmhouse: Original vote for designation was unanimous

A resident’s comments.

I have cut and pasted a segment of the minutes from the February 28, 2011 Council meeting. I would like to point out that the motion to proceed with designation of the Wilson Farmhouse was carried by Council on a unanimous vote. Even Councillor Van Hellemond, who later testified against the City’s position at the Conservation Review Board, voted in support of the motion.  SW

5. Moved by Councillor Piper

Seconded by Councillor Bell

THAT the February 28, 2011 Planning, Engineering & Environmental Services Committee First Consent Report as identified below, be adopted:

a) Planning, Engineering & Environmental Services Committee Mandate and Charter

Counc. L. Piper THAT the 2011 Planning, Engineering & Environmental

Mrs. L.A. Giles Services Committee Mandate and Charter be amended as

follows:

• Changing the name of the committee to Planning & Building, Engineering & Environment Committee AND THAT the Planning, Engineering and Environmental

Services Committee Mandate and Charter be approved, as amended.

February 28, 2011 Page No. 60

b) Carden Street Transit Terminal – Proposed Land Sales to Canadian National Railway

Mr. J. Stokes THAT staff be directed to:

Mr. M. Amorosi

1) Provide notice to the public of the City’s intent to consider a by-law to stop-up, close, and convey certain lands that are currently dedicated as public highway described as:

a) Parts of Market Place and Parts of Waterloo

Street, designated as Parts 59, 62, and 63, on

Reference Plan 61R-11523; and

b) Part of MacDonnell Street (formally McDonnell

Street, aka Market Street) on Plan 8, between

Woolwich Street and Lot 1029 on Plan 8,

designated as Part 1 on Reference Plan 61R-

11529; and

2) Bring forward, for Council’s consideration, a draft bylaw to stop-up, close, and convey said lands.

c) Notice of Intention to Designate 80 Simmonds

Drive (Wilson Farmhouse), Pursuant to the

Ontario Heritage Act

Dr. J. Laird THAT the Planning, Engineering and Environmental

Mr. J. Riddell Services Report 11-13 regarding the notice of intention to designate 80 Simmonds Drive (Wilson Farmhouse), pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act, dated February 22, 2011, be received;

AND THAT the City Clerk be authorized to publish and serve the Notice of Intention to Designate 80 Simmonds Drive (Wilson Farmhouse) in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act and as recommended by Heritage Guelph;

AND THAT the designation by-law be brought before City Council for approval if no objections are received within the thirty (30) day objection period.

d) Notice of Intention to Designate 79 Carden Street (Guelph Train Station Building),

Pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act and Establish a Heritage Conservation Easement

with the Ontario Heritage Trust February 28, 2011 Page No. 61

Dr. J. Laird THAT the Planning, Engineering and Environmental

Mr. J. Riddell Services Report 11-12, regarding the notice of intention to designate 79 Carden Street (Guelph TrainStation Building) pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act, dated February 22, 2011, be received;

AND THAT, at the time of the transfer of ownership of the Guelph Train Station building at 79 Carden Street from VIA Rail Canada Inc. to the City of Guelph, the City Clerk

be authorized to publish and serve the Notice of Intention to Designate the building at 79 Carden Street (Guelph Train Station building) in accordance with the Ontario

Heritage Act and as recommended by Heritage Guelph;

AND THAT the designation by-law be brought before City Council for approval if no objections are received within the thirty (30) day objection period;

AND THAT the General Manager of Planning and Building Services be authorized to negotiate with the Ontario Heritage Trust in respect of a Heritage Conservation

Easement for the Guelph Train Station building at 79 Carden Street;

AND THAT the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute any documents required to establish said Heritage Conservation Easement at the time of the transfer of

ownership.

e) Department Name and Committee NameDr. J. Laird THAT the Planning, Engineering & Environmental Services Mrs. L.A. Giles departmental name and committee name be changed to Planning & Building, Engineering and Environment

AND THAT the procedural by-law and applicable mandate and charter be changed to reflect the new name.

f) 139 Morris Street – Brownfield

Redevelopment Community Improvement

Plan – Environmental Study Grant Request

Dr. J. Laird THAT Planning, Engineering and Environmental Services Mr. J. Riddell Report 11-11, dated February 22, 2011 regarding Ms. M. Neubauer requests for financial assistance pursuant to the City of Mr. M. Amorosi Guelph Brownfield Redevelopment Community Ms. D. Jaques Improvement Plan for the property known municipally as

139 Morris Street be received;

AND THAT the request for financial assistance made by 139 Morris Street Ltd. under the Environmental Study Grant program pursuant to the Brownfield Redevelopment

February 28, 2011 Page No. 62

Community Improvement Plan for the property known municipally as 139 Morris Street, in an amount up to 50% of the cost of the Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment

or to an upset total of $10,000 and up to 50% of the cost of a Remedial Work Plan, if necessary, to an upset total of $10,000 upon the completion of a Phase 2 Environmental

Site Assessment, be approved;

AND THAT staff be directed to proceed with the

finalization of Environmental Study Grant Agreement with

139 Morris Street Ltd. or any subsequent owner to the

satisfaction of the General Manager, Building and Planning

Services and the City Solicitor;

AND THAT the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign the Environmental Study Grant Agreement.

g) City of Guelph Lead Reduction Plan and

Dr. J. Laird THAT Council, as the Owner of the City of Guelph drinking Mr. M. Amorosi water system, endorse the Lead Reduction Plan, as Ms. D. Jaques required by Ontario Regulation 170/03;

AND THAT Council approve the Private Lead Service Line Replacement Grant Program as a key component of the Lead Reduction Strategy;

AND THAT Council approve the Water Filter Rebate Program as the interim measure to ensure the City’s compliance with the near term lead reduction requirements outlined in Ontario Regulation 170/03;

AND THAT Council authorize the Executive Director of Planning, Engineering, and Environmental Services and the City Solicitor to make administrative amendments to

the Private Lead Service Line Replacement Grant Program and Water Filter Rebate Program as may be required to ensure the effectiveness of these programs in supporting

the Lead Reduction Plan;

AND THAT Water Services staff provide annual reporting to Council and the community on the progress of the Lead Reduction Strategy that includes outcomes for the investment made in the program.

.

h) 2011 Development Priorities Plan

Dr. J. Laird THAT the Planning, Engineering and EnvironmentalMr. J. Riddell Services Report 11-10 entitled “2011 Development Priorities Plan”, dated February 22, 2011, be received;February 28, 2011 Page No. 63

AND THAT Guelph City Council approve the 2011Development Priorities Plan dwelling unit targets for registration and draft plan approval as set out in the Planning, Engineering and Environmental Services Report 11-10 dated February 22, 2011;

AND THAT Staff be directed to use the 2011 Development Priorities Plan to manage the timing of development within the City for the year 2011;

AND THAT amendments to the timing of development, be permitted only by Council approval, unless it can be shown that there is no impact on the capital budget and that the dwelling unit targets for 2011 are not exceeded.

VOTING IN FAVOUR: Councillors Bell, Burcher, Dennis, Findlay, Furfaro, Guthrie, Hofland, Kovach, Laidlaw, Piper,Van Hellemond, Wettstein and Mayor Farbridge (13)

VOTING AGAINST: (0)

Carried

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One response to “Wilson Farmhouse: Original vote for designation was unanimous

  1. R. Mast

    That is all well and good, but who voted in favour of the “designation by-law” that was to be brought before council 30 days later. You have posted minutes of the “intention to designate” . Looking at these minutes, the “intention to designate” 80 Simmonds Drive was included in what some would call an omnibus bill. If you vote against one item you vote against it all.
    Your title should read “Intention to Designate was Unanimous”.

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