CW council briefs: Council approves land sale closing dates, surpluses, heritage designation and more

ELORA – Centre Wellington sold a portion of the Elora Fire Hall lands to Enbridge Gas Inc.

The land has 11m of frontage on Hamilton Street and is 20m deep.

Endridge plans to put a new gas distribution pressure reducing site on the lands.

Council passed the road dedication bylaw on July 29. When closing would normally have occurred 20 days after the bylaw was passed, council approved the closing to be moved forward to Aug. 1.   

6850 First Line

A farm dwelling surplus was approved at the July 29 meeting.

The rezoning application outlined a farm consolidation associated with the proposed severance.

A 31.75 hectare (78.5 acre) portion would be severed from a one hectare (2.4 acre) parcel of land with the residence, associated lands and outbuildings. This residence is surplus to the farm operation.

There were no objections at the July 29 public meeting and no other oral or written submissions have been received.

The rezoning is subject to the approval of the land division application.

195 Baker Street

Centre Wellington council has designated the property at 195 Baker Street in Fergus as a property of cultural heritage value.

Council approved staff’s recommendation to state its intention to designate the Baker Street property on Jan. 21, 2019.

The notice of intention was published on April 11 and the 30 day appeal period concluded on May 11. There were no objections during the prescribed time period.

The cost to the township for the newspaper advertisement and legal fees associated with the registration of the bylaw on the title of the property will be about $900.

Building officials

Two new building officials were officially appointed at the July 29 council meeting.

New building official Denise Johnston will replace Jason Snell and new building official Stacey Pennington will replace Jordon Dixon.

Grand River Non-Profit Housing Corporation Board

Centre Wellington council confirmed the appointment of William Wright as a Class A director with the Grand River Non-Profit Housing Corporation Board at the July 29 council meeting.

Wright is joining 11 other members of the Centre Wellington community who are also on the board and were appointed in April. These positions include six directors, two tenant directors and four Class A directors.

Julie Denenney

Barb Lee introduced local artist Julie Denneney, who will be displaying her art in the Centre Wellington municipal office.

Denneney works in acrylics and oil and recently started drawing a series of woodland animals with charcoal and pastel on wood panels and paddles.