Monday, 30 January 2023

FILE NO.: OPA-08 and ZA-2023-02 Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited

TAKE NOTICE THAT, in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, this notice is to advise that sufficient information has been presented to deem the application being processed under Files OPA-08 and ZA-2023-02 as complete.

AND THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands will hold a PUBLIC ELECTRONIC TELECONFERENCE AND IN PERSON MEETING as per procedural By-law on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering a proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendment in accordance with the Planning Act. Please dial 1-855-344-7722 or 613-244-1312 then enter Conference ID: 2883824 or attend in person at the Municipal Complex, 75 George Street Lanark ON, to participate in the public meeting. In order to assist the Committee in its review of the proposal, you are requested to provide comments on or before March 14th, 2023.

PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT FOR THE EXPANSION OF A MINERAL AGREGGATE PIT (OPA-08): The proposal is to permit a below water pit on a 50.6 ha licensed area and a 35.1 ha extraction zone on the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 10, geographic township of Dalhousie, municipally known as the Highland Line. The maximum annual tonnage is proposed to be 1,000,000 tonnes per year, with the deposit being estimated at 2,000,000 tonnes of high-quality sand and gravel. The pit is proposed to operate on a 24- hour basis with limitations on what equipment can operate between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am. The pit is proposed to be subject to progressive rehabilitation to a natural state as a lake. The haul route proposed is eastward on Highland Line to County Road 12. The 50.6ha parcel of land identified on the key map is presently designated as Rural Communities on Schedule “A” of the Township’s Official Plan and is proposed to be re-designated as Mineral Aggregate Extraction. Applications have also been filed for an amendment to the Lanark County Sustainable Communities Official Plan and an Aggregate Resource Act submission to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (ZA-2023-03): The proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment will modify the zoning from Mineral Aggregate Resources – Holding (MAR-h) and Rural (RU) to Mineral Aggregate Resources Pit (MXP). The nature of the rezoning requested is to permit the opening of a mineral aggregate pit. A key map showing the location of the subject lands is shown on the reverse side and a copy of the application is attached.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION is available for public inspection by appointment at the Township of Lanark Highland’s Municipal Office during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

A copy of the written notice of application may be obtained by contacting the undersigned.

DATED at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 30th day of January 2023.

Amanda Noël, Dipl. M.M.


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