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Council Meeting Highlights - March 9th, 2021

Proclamations - Mayor Black read two (2) Proclamations this evening:

1) Declaring March 8th as International Women’s Day in the Town of Carleton Place.

2) Declaring March 11th as a National Day of Observance in the Town of Carleton Place to commemorate the people who lost their lives and to pay tribute to all those who continue to work hard and make incredible sacrifices in our fight against the COVID-19 virus.

Audited Financial Statements – Howard Allan of Howard Allan and Associated presented Council with the 2020 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements.

Corporate Climate Action Plan – Michelle Vala, Climate Environmental Coordinator for Lanark County and Susan Brandum, Co-Director of Climate Network Lanark, made a presentation to Council outlining the County’s request to lower tier municipalities within the County to prepare a Corporate Climate Action Plan.

Development Charges Background Study - Council retained Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to complete a Development Charges Background Study in accordance with Section 10 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, C.27.  Municipalities impose development charges to assist in providing the infrastructure required by future development in the Town through the establishment of a viable capital funding source to meet the municipality’s financial requirements. A public meeting was held on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 to obtain public input on the proposed study. Additional comments were accepted until February 23rd. This evening, Council approved the 2020 Development Charges Background Study dated December 7th, 2020, as amended by the Committee of the Whole on March 2nd, 2021 and passed By-law No. 41-2021 being a by-law to impose Development Charges within the Town of Carleton Place.

Development Application - Council authorized the approval of application DP3-04-2020 for 14 Coleman Street with the following conditions:

  1. That the proponent pay cash-in-lieu of parking for one (1) visitor parking space;
  2. That the approval is granted recognizing the variation from the requirement for landscape open space in the rear yard from 20% to 3.5% as outdoor amenity space can be accommodated through the provision of balconies and a rear yard gazebo.

Council directed Staff to execute a Development Permit Agreement in accordance with Section 2.25 of Development Permit By-law 15-2015.

By-laws - The following By-laws of note were read and passed: