Haldimand County Council Briefs
Below is news from Haldimand Council. All decisions were made at the May 9 Council in Committee meeting and then ratified at the May 15 Council meeting. Topics that were previously reported in The Press are not on this list.
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Year-round Residential Use
Council has approved the use of a Seasonal Residential Zone and undesired land for a year-round living status. Located on the south side of Lakeshore Road, the eight remaining lots are surrounded by agriculture and other residential land.
Permit for Permanent Dwelling in an Industrial Area.
The third recommendation for possible permanent dwelling in an Industrial Area was approved by Council after a split vote on the initial plans which were to not allow the plans to continue. Dick and Lucy Eigenbrood, proponents, spoke about his farm of 60 years and how he was hoping to build a home for his retirement on the property. Council discussed policy versus this single detached home, which resulted in Council approving the dwelling request.
Zoning Amendment for Residential Use
M. Evers presented a case to expand a subdivision onto land deemed agricultural. By allowing the land to be marked as Urban Residential, the Avalon East subdivision will grow within the next four to five years. This will allow for a continuous road through the entire area as well as closing off a number of entrances from the main street, resulting in only two openings. Council approved the recommendation for the land to be used for housing.
Land Use for Re-enactment
Council approved use of property for a period of four days for a Civil War Re-Enactment. Being the third year this request has gone through, Ray Gardener, the owner of the property made sure council was clear, if the request wasn’t approved there would be no more re-enactments. The property has also had fees waived for the Temporary Use Zoning Fees.
Board of Directors Request
A member of Council will join the Haldimand Norfolk Housing Corporation Board of Directors as requested by Jeff Miller the President of the corporation. Consideration of the appointment has been deferred to the June 26 meeting.