Mapleton council briefs: Wallenstein cemetery expansion approved

MAPLETON – Council has approved a zoning amendment request to expand the Olivet Mennonite Church on the fourth line in Wallenstein.

A 0.54 acre parcel of land will be severed  and merged with the existing abutting church and cemetery.

“Originally the property was zoned institutional and then with the merged parcel portion would have been agricultural, but we were requesting here to have the entire property as site specific so that it’s specific to the cemetery use not any other industrial uses in the area,” said Wellington County planner Jessica Rahim at the Dec. 10 meeting.

“We have no concerns with the application.”

New gym coming to Drayton

A new fitness facility is coming to the Drayton Industrial Park.

Council received a rezoning application to permit the construction of a 6,300 square foot building at 25 Industrial Drive in Drayton.

Currently the land is vacant and zoned general industrial.

Developers also plan to  double the size of the building in the future to create additional commercial/retail rental spaces.

“This application here is to resolve subject lands from industrial to a site specific industrial zone … we have no concerns with the application,” said Rahim.

Councillor Marlene Ottens asked whether there would be a path for foot traffic walking from the nearby PMD Arena to the new gym.

“Because of its proximity to the arena there had been talk way back about putting access like a walking path. So let’s say parents dropping the kids off at hockey practice could walk to the gym,” said Ottens.

“There’s currently a right of way in the site plan,” confirmed Moorefield Excavating representative Jason Jack.

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