Since the last
report, it has become evident that a direct transfer of the
property is not going to be possible. In the run-up to the
meeting of Feb. 13, your committee felt it best to emphasize
the public/historical aspect of the project, with lease to
residential the secondary use. This residential use is still
very important, as it provides a superintendent/curator for
the entire site, increased security and a steady revenue
It was evident at the meeting that any ground
gained was due in no small part to our greater local
presence. Our local contingent of Wayne, Anne, Lloyd and
Kate needs to be expanded for a variety of reasons.
To deal with re-structuring our organization, incorporation,
membership ........ we need a general meeting. The McIntyres
have volunteered to host again, and the date is Fri. Apr. 30
at 1:00 Agenda to follow.
some thought to inviting some members we have not seen for a
Bill for the FoF committee
meeting of Apr. 13 was held at Devereaux House,
with the following in attendance:
HHMC – CAO
Denis Perlin (chair) Councillors Jane Fogal and Joan Robson
NEC - Dave Johnson
CVC - Eric Baldin, Mark Thompson ,
with CVC council rep. Joan Robson
Host and advisor – Ann
FoF - Anne McIntyre, Lloyd McIintyre, Kate Murray,
Kate presented a summary of vision and intent
(attached as ____________)
historical/residential plan was well received by all
parties, with what I would interpret as “agreement in
principle” with numerous details to be resolved.
A summary of
the positions of the various agencies:
HHMC - Mr.
Perlin is most supportive and knowledgeable and will assist
us in dealing with the planning departments of Halton Hills
and Halton Region and with the process of severance and
conveyance. Jane Fogal continues to be supportive, and
reminds us we will still need a solid business plan to
present to Council. Joan Robson expresses guarded enthusiasm
for the project in its present form.
NEC – Mr.
Johnson holds out hope that this proposal can be approved
subject to an NEC development permit. This will also be
reviewed by Halton Hills, Halton Region, and CVC. He also
supports the concept that the site be developed using best
“green” practice. (aerobic septic, geo-thermal, solar…….)
CVC – Joan
Robson states that CVC objection to residential use was
based on NEC policy. Perhaps this is an indirect way of
saying they are OK with it now?
Eric Baldin and
Mark Thompson remind us of a host of potential problems with
a. access to
mill and bridge difficult.
b. CVC has no
cultural heritage mandate.
c. CVC does not
wish to be a landlord. (note that our proposal relieves them
of responsibility under b and c.)
d. in general
CVC is interested in acquiring land as opposed to severing
may be subject to a maximum area restriction.
f. MNR has a
new “300M setback from endangered species” policy
present this list in a positive light as simply assisting us
in complying with all requirements. A change of position at
the top may result in this being the case.
One step in the
right direction is that Mr. Baldin volunteers to open the
building for a structural assessment early in the process.
This is probably a good idea. It will require an engineering
consultant, result in a certified statement and cost money,
as will the site servicing plan and survey.
I have contacted Rob Leverty of OHS, and he has sent a
package of information, application forms, sample
constitutions and newsletters. Requirements for
incorporation through OHS are:
of board of directors (min. 5 including Pres. Sec.
constitution and by-laws
history of group
proposed or up-coming activities and events
A copy of
motion passed at a public meeting, authorizing the
application for incorporation, signed by Pres. And Sec.
and the meeting being attended by a representative of
that our organization adopt a more formal structure. We will
need to meet soon on this; perhaps we should have some of
the other items on the list ready for adoption at that
Name – some
question remains between North Halton Historical Society and
North Halton Celtic Historical Society. This is not cast in
stone yet, but will be once we incorporate. If you have a
suggestion, now is the time to make it.
meantime, dialogue will continue with Mr Perlin and NEC, we
will ready our business plan, and we need to broaden our
Bill - for the