2015-08-18 PH Bridgetown Water Supply MPS LUB


Minutes of a Public Hearing conducted by the Municipal Council for the Municipality of the County of Annapolis on August 18, 2015, at the Municipal Administration Building, Annapolis Royal, N.S. at 11:00 a.m.



Present:          Deputy Warden Timothy Habinski; Councillors Marilyn Wilkins; Brian ‘Fuzzy’ Connell, Wayne Fowler, Paul McDonald, Gregory Heming, Alex Morrison, Frank Chipman, Martha Roberts, Diane LeBlanc, and Horace Hurlburt.

Absent: Warden Reg Ritchie

Also

Present: CAO John Ferguson, Director of Community Services Albert Dunphy, Municipal Clerk Carolyn Young, other staff and approximately 4 members of the public.



Purpose of Public Hearing

Deputy Warden Timothy Habinski welcomed all present. He explained the format in that Council will resume its regular session at the end of this second public hearing. He also noted the following purpose and procedure:



The purpose of a Public Hearing is to permit members of the public to make their views known to Council, via oral or written submissions, concerning, solely, the application before Council.



This Public Hearing is to inform the public of Council’s intention to repeal the Bridgetown Water Supply Area Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law. With the opening of a deep well water supply for the community of Bridgetown, planning documents that related to the abandoned surface water supply system, Crosskill and Foster Lakes are now considered unnecessary.



He added that all questions and comments throughout the public hearing are to be addressed to the Chair. The Chair will afford an opportunity for public input and asked that persons speaking identify themselves each time so that their comments may be recorded in the minutes of these proceedings and that the person speaking identify if they are speaking in favour or against the application. Written presentations are acknowledged first, followed by public oral presentations. Questions and comments from Council members are asked to be held until all public comment is heard.



Re Application No. 2015-MPS/LUB-001: Repeal of the Bridgetown Water Supply Area Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law



·                     Presentation by Planner

The Planner outlined the following specifics and process to date:

Application No. 2015-MPS/LUB-001 concerns the repeal of planning documents governing the (decommissioned) Bridgetown surface water supply planning area.  The Bridgetown Water Supply Area Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law came into effect on April 2, 2003.  The purpose of these planning documents was to provide a framework for a water supply watershed protection via land use development provisions.  With the opening of a deep well water supply for the community of Bridgetown, planning documents that related to the abandoned surface water supply system, Crosskill and Foster Lakes are now considered unnecessary



-          June 9, 2015 – Committee of the Whole Meeting

Action – recommendation Council repeal the Bridgetown Water Supply Area MPS/LUB.









-          June 16, 2015 – Municipal Council Session

Action - motion passed to commence the repeal process and adopt PPP with PAC public Meeting scheduled for July 2, 2015 at Bridgetown Fire Hall.



-          June 25, 2015 – PAC Ad appears in Annapolis County Spectator.



-          July 2, 2015 - The Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting

Action - Public Meeting held.  Planner’s report reviewed. Motion made recommended Council repeal Bridgetown Water Supply Area MPS/LUB.



-          July 16, 2015 – Municipal Council Meeting

Action - motion passed giving 1st Reading and to hold Public Hearing on August 18, 2015



-          August 6 and August 13, 2015 - Public Hearing ads appear in AC Spectator.



-          August 18, 2015 – Public Hearing.  Staff prepared a Public Hearing agenda and planning process update report.



·                     Acknowledgement of Written Submissions

The Municipal Clerk reported that no written submissions had been received on this matter.



·                     Call for Oral Presentations

The Chair called for comments against the application. Hearing none, the Chair called a second time for comments against the application. Hearing none, the Chair called a third time for comments against the application. No comments against the application were presented.



The Chair called for comments in support of the application. Hearing none, the Chair called a second time for comments in support of the application. Hearing none the Chair called a third time for comments in support of the application. No comments in support of the application were presented.



The Chair called for questions or comments from council members. There were no questions or comments from council members.



Closing Comments

The Deputy Warden thanked everyone for attending today and called for a motion to adjourn the public hearing and to convene the next public hearing.  



Adjournment

It was moved by Councillor McDonald, seconded by Councillor Chipman, to adjourn the Public Hearing at 11.10a.m. and to convene the next public hearing.













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Warden                                                                                              Municipal Clerk
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