Incomplete application delays Roxodus rezoning
Clearview council will hold a special meeting on June 19 to revisit the request for a temporary use zoning by Roxodus organizers, hoping it will give them time to provide all outstanding material, reports and agency approvals.
That is the last possible date to approve or deny the request and still allow time for an appeal period.
Roxodus organizers are asking for a rezoning that would allow them to proceed with this year’s event from July 11-14 and hold an additional two events over 10 days in both 2020 and 2021. The request is for the approval of a temporary use bylaw, to allow for a “festival grounds” use on a property at the corner of Highway 26 and 15/16 Sideroad.
On Monday, council received for information a report from planning consultant Darren Vella, of IPS Innovative Planning, dated June 3 stating the application is incomplete. They are still waiting for documents including a functional servicing and stormwater management report, archeological assessment, restoration plans, and that they demonstrate they have responded to public comments and concerns.
The report outlines that other agencies do not support the application and are awaiting reports, including the County of Simcoe, which in conjunction with the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is considering laying charges under the Forest Conservation bylaw for the loss of approximately 18 hectares of woodland without proper permits. Tree cutting was something that the public voiced concerns over at the May 27 public meeting. The NVCA estimates as much as 10 hectares of wetland has been cleared, filled and/or drained.
The June 19 meeting is at 1 p.m. at town hall in Stayner.