As I posted in my recent entry for the Administration & Planning Standing Committee, there are a number of issues to be discussed this coming Monday night.
One of them is a public meeting regarding a proposed zoning bylaw amendment for a property at Thompson Road and Louis St Laurent. There is an application moved by the owners to allow the construction of a Tim Hortons restaurant on that land, located at the north west corner. Right now its vacant land, not well kept up and lacking a sidewalk to allow for pedestrians to safely cross the street.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to attend the meeting at Town Hall this coming Monday March 19th at 7pm to have your say. As always you can email your questions to me firstname.lastname@example.org and I can ask them on your behalf.
Some of the concerns that I will raise at the meeting is the possibility of traffic concerns in the area. As with many drive through restaurants there is a concern of overflow traffic at peak times coming on the road, which can lead to potential issues. After meeting with the designers of the property a few weeks ago, they showed me diagrams of what it will look like and hopefully will address those concerns. If the zoning bylaw change goes through, there is still a lot to be done before the shovel hits the ground. There will be traffic studies done to gain some insight of what might happen if the restaurant goes through.
Another item that will be discussed (in the consent agenda) is the report from staff on Milton Town Council’s salaries and expenses for 2011. Ive attached a quick snap shot of the report listed by individual councillor.
There is also a technical report that will be presented by staff on a recomendation of a zoning bylaw change for the property located in the area around Ferguson (north of Clark Blvd) , Armstrong and Derry Road. If you live near the area its where a number of homes will be built soon and its getting ready for construction. Also in the area is the property that will be a future public school at Sauve Road & Ferguson. The report is outlining why the bylaw should be changed from Holding status to RMD which is residential medium density development.
Ive attached a map of the area from the report.
And finally there will be presentation from staff on reaction to the provincial governments recent release of the Drummond Report. If you have had a chance to review the close to 500 page report, you will know there are many recommendations made to the provincial government to reduce the over $16 billion deficit. These recommendations arent guaranteed but many of them have caused the ears of municipalities like Milton and Halton’s ears perk up.
If you have any questions on these or other matters at this meeting, feel free to call or email me and let me know.