CONCERNING PROPOSED COUNTY OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT
Part Lot 2, Concession 1, 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West (County Road 22) Township of Springwater, County of Simcoe
TAKE NOTICE that County Council for the County of Simcoe will hold a Public Meeting to consider a proposed amendment to the County of Simcoe Official Plan, pursuant to Section 17 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
County of Simcoe Council Chambers, Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, Ontario
Project: Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC)
County File No. SC-OPA-1602
Related Township of Springwater File No. OP-2016-005 & ZB-2016-021
THE PURPOSE of the County initiated amendment is to modify Schedule 5.6.1 of the County Official Plan by renaming the schedule from ‘County Waste Disposal Sites’ to ‘County Waste Management System’, adding ‘Environmental Resource Recovery Centre’ to the map legend and adding a symbol for ‘Environmental Resource Recovery Centre’ to the Schedule on a portion of the subject lands. The proposed amendment will also add a new site specific section of text after Section 4.9.17 detailing the permitted uses and associated development parameters on the site.
THE EFFECT of the amendment is to facilitate the development of an Environmental Resource Recovery Centre that includes an Organics Processing Facility for the long-term processing of source-separated organics, a Materials Management Facility for the transfer of garbage, recyclables and source-separated organics, a potential future Materials Recovery Facility, and ancillary uses.
ANY PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY may attend the Public Meeting and make written and/or verbal representation either in support of, or in opposition to the proposed Official Plan Amendment. If any person or public body wishes to register their intent to make verbal representation at the public meeting, written notice should be provided to the County Clerk.
The approval authority for County of Simcoe Official Plan amendments is the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the County of Simcoe before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to the Ontario Municipal Board.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the County of Simcoe before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OR REFUSAL If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan Amendment, or of the refusal of a request to amend the official plan, you must make a written request to the Clerk’s Department, County of Simcoe, Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, Ontario, L9N 1X6.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed Official Plan Amendment is available for viewing at the County of Simcoe Customer Service desk located in the County of Simcoe Administration Centre during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday) or on the County of Simcoe website at simcoe.ca. For information related to the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre, visit simcoe.ca/errc. Further inquiries can be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (705) 726-9300.
DATED at Midhurst this 13th day of April, 2017.
John Daly, County Clerk
County of Simcoe Administration Centre
1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, ON L9N 1X6
(705) 726-9300 Ext. 1246 - Fax (705) 725-1285
Link to Draft OPA