ADELAIDE-METCALFE - Council’s 25 June 2021 meeting began with words of gratitude for the behind-the-scenes work of Jessica Buttery-Financial Assistant throughout the last year alongside Acting Treasurer Jennifer Turk. Shortly after, CAO Morgan Calvert introduced A-M’s new Treasurer, Jonny Pereria.
A committee of adjustment was called for two minor variance applications. The first, a proposal to construct an accessory building for a property at 3261 Mullifarry Drive by Susan Boersema. Initially presented 16 February, it is an applicant request to differ the proposal of work with the Building Department to a later date was made in conjuction with a minor variance. The motion was moved by Coun. Brody and seconded by Coun.Hendricks and was carried. The second Minor Variance A05-2021, was a proposal to build a single detached dwelling with an exterior side yard setback of 15 m (49 ft), where an exterior side yard setback of 30 m is required. The recommendation for approval was moved by Coun. Clarke and seconded by Coun Brodi. Returning to open session, it was decided the 5 July council meeting would be cancelled and so the next meeting will occur on 19 July 2021. A-M endorsed the 988-suicide crisis and prevention hotline “I think something like that would be especially important in a rural area...They don’t have a lot of access. It is worth supporting,” said Coun. Clarke, who brought the motion forward.
Staff reports during council included the Community Safety & Well-being Plan, a partial land lease, a School Road Rehabilitation Tender Report for Approval, a permanent closure for part of Ridout Street, and Accounts Payable, a Building Services Activity Update, and the results from a Request For Proposals for the Development Charges Study.
Damon MacLean, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Middlesex Banner