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Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 894 South Street, Warsaw. Please note that there are no meetings in July and only one meeting in August.

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Please note that the public and media must refer to the Official Council Minutes, to verify Council’s decisions on all matters, as the recommendations and reports can differ from the decisions made at the Council meeting, please contact Crystal McMillan, Clerk or Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk, if you require documents in alternative formats.

Please note that the copies of reports and agenda materials held at the Township office are considered the true copy and the public and media should contact Crystal McMillan, Clerk, if there are questions.

For further information with respect to Council meetings or to schedule a delegation please contact:

Crystal McMillan, Clerk/Planning Coordinator
Phone: 705-652-8392 Ext. 205
Email: Crystal McMillan

Martina Chait-Hartwig – Deputy Clerk
Phone: (705) 652-8392 Ext. 210
Email: Martina Chait-Hartwig

Delegation Request Form (pdf – 221KB)

2019 Regular Council Meeting Schedule (pdf – 104KB)

2020 Regular Council Meeting Schedule (pdf – 105KB)


Agenda – Committee of Adjustment – January 24, 2020 (pdf – 60KB)
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 9:30 p.m.
in Council Chambers of the Municipal Building

1. The Acting Secretary-Treasurer will call the meeting to order and request Nominations for Chair for 2020

2. The new Chair will open the meeting

3. Disclosure of any Pecuniary Interest

4. Report – Appointing a Secretary/Treasurer (pdf – 55KB)

5. Approval of Minutes from November 22, 2019 (pdf – 67KB)

6. Minor Variance Applications

a) Minor Variance A-14-19 – 2392158 Ontario Corp. (Chisholm)
Agent: Debbie Chisholm
Con. 2, Part lot 29, RP 45R1060 Part 1 2286 Salmon Bay Road, Dummer Ward, Roll No. 020-004-06301
Purpose of Application: The owners would like to construct a new one-storey addition to an existing dwelling. To permit the structure in the proposed location, variances are required to reduce the water yard setback from 30 m (98.42’) to 21.7 m (71.2’) and to reduce the interior side yard setback from 6 m (19.69’) to 5.19 m (17’) and 5.44 m (17.8’); all as shown on the Site Plan prepared by Elliott and Parr (Peterborough) Ltd., Ontario Land Surveyor, dated December 5, 2019.

Staff Report (pdf – 62KB)
Comments (pdf – 575KB)
Notice with Sketch (pdf – 57KB)
Application (pdf – 1MB)

b) Minor Variance A-01-20 – Michael Schabas and Veronica Lam
Agent: Ken Currie
Con. 1, Part lot 27, Plan 33 Part lot 8 882 Birchview Road, Douro Ward, Roll No. 010-001-06400
Purpose of Application:
The owners would like to construct a new one-storey addition to an existing dwelling. To permit the structure in the proposed location, variances are required to reduce the water yard setback from 30 m (98.42’) to 21.49 m (70.5’) and 21.79 m (71.5’) and to reduce the interior side yard setback from 6 m (19.69’) to 4 m (13.2’) and 5.85 m (19.2’);

The owners have also requested a variance to increase the lot coverage requirement for the existing accessory structures to bring the remainder of the property into compliance with the zoning by-law. In order to do this, a variance is
requested to increase the maximum lot coverage for accessory structures from 5% to 5.5%;
all as shown on the Site Plan prepared by JBF Surveyors, Ontario Land Surveyor, dated January 7, 2020.

Note: Previous Minor Variance A-26-04 was approved to allow for the construction of the existing dwelling with deck and to allow an addition to the existing boathouse.

Staff Report (pdf – 53KB)
Comments (pdf – 575KB)
Notice with Sketch (pdf – 58KB)
Application (pdf – 729KB)

7. Next regular meeting date – February 28, 2020 (if required)

8. Adjournment


Amended Agenda – Planning Committee – January 24, 2020 (pdf – 54KB)
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
to be held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building

1. The Secretary will call the meeting to order and request Nominations for Chair for 2020

2. The new Chair will open the meeting

3. Disclosure of any Pecuniary Interest

4. Report – Appointing a Secretary (pdf – 54KB)

5. Approval of Minutes from November 22, 2019 (pdf – 55KB)

6. Severance Applications:

Severance Applications B-76-19 and B-77-19
Name: Mary Bell-Plouffe and Daniel Plouffe
Agent: Kevin Duguay
Part lot 1, Concession 4
86 Douro Third Line, Douro Ward, Roll No.: 010-002-13400
Purpose of the applications: Creation of Two New Residential Lots

Severance Report (pdf – 55KB)
– Applications B-76-19 (pdf – 2MB) and B-77-19 (pdf – 2MB)
Agent Justification Report (pdf – 612KB)
County Preliminary Severance Review (pdf – 518KB)

** Severance Application B-73-19
Name: Willie and Janet Towns
Part Lot 11, Concession 5
829 Centre line, Douro Ward, Roll No.: 010-003-05100
Purpose of the application: Creation of a New Residential Lots

Severance Report (pdf – 54KB)
Application B-73-19 (pdf – 2MB)
Updated Sketch (pdf – 1MB)
County Preliminary Severance Review (pdf – 538KB)

7. Severance Proposal:

Severance Proposal – Anne Sheehan-Parker
Part Lot 5, Concession 3
Douro Second Line, Douro Ward, Roll No.: 010-002-10500
Purpose of the proposal – Creation of One New Residential Lot

Severance Proposal Report (pdf – 53KB)
Draft Application (pdf – 276KB)
Draft Updated Sketch (pdf – 1MB)
Natural Heritage Evaluation (pdf – 4MB)
County Preliminary Severance Review (pdf – 6MB)

8. Next meeting date – February 28, 2020 (if required)

9. Adjournment

** Agenda Item added January 22, 2020