Heritage District appeal
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Dec 21, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Heritage District appeal

St. Marys Journal Argus

By Stew Slater

Staff reporter

St. Marys Town Council’s recent approval of a Heritage Conser-vation District (HCD) for the downtown core has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. Councillors were scheduled to discuss the matter behind closed doors during their regular meeting last night (Tuesday, Dec. 18).

Speaking to the Journal Argus Monday morning, CAO Kevin McLlwain said he couldn’t provide further details due to legal issues. But he confirmed the Town has been asked to submit documentation regarding the approval of the HCD, which occurred in October.

The HCD sets out limitations on exterior changes to properties, as well as a framework for property owners to apply for an receive assistance in renovations that preserve heritage value.

McLlwain said the current appeal was not filed by the same person who filed an appeal the last time Council approved a version of the HCD. In that case, the appeal did not proceed after it was determined that an error had occurred in the creation of the District’s boundaries. That sent Council back to the drawing board, with a revised HCD receiving approval in a 5-to-1 vote on Oct. 23.

McLlwain couldn’t say when the appeal might be heard, noting the case has not yet been placed on the agency’s website.

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