On September 20, 2022 our Town Council approved the temporary zoning amendment for the project.
Following Council's approval there is a 21 day appeal period that had to be extended an additional 21 days due to a misprint in the town's communication. On the last day of the appeal period we were notified by the town that the project was appealed and that it would now have to go through the Land Tribunal.
While this was disappointing news we were encouraged to hear that because Bill 23 was voted through this meant that we would no longer be expected to pay the $209,000 in development charges! If the project had not been appealed and we had moved forward with signing the Site Plan Agreement we may have missed out on the relief this Bill is providing.
We are doing all we can to see the process move forward however, we do not want to rush through any part of this project. As a pilot project, one of our goals is to learn as much as we can through every step in order to be better equipped to assist other communities in the future. If our project was not appealed and a future project is we would be of little help to that community. Our hope is to gain as much knowledge and insight into the process as possible.
Our Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing took place n April 13, 2023 and we are still waiting to hear the official ruling.
We would value your prayers for God's perfect timing every step of the way and will do our best to keep you updated.