Council briefs: South east Stayner sanitary servicing planning underway

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Council was presented financing options for the South East Stayner Sanitary Servicing plan that Clearview staff has been working towards formulating in order to meet the requirements of current and future residential development.
The process is being driven by the needs of the Manortown subdivision, an 81-unit development. The developers have yet to commit to a plan which would see them front end some of the costs to extend servicing to just under 250 homes and commercial units.
The idea is to extend servicing to existing and future development on Phillips and Sunnidale streets, future commercial land off Highway 26, existing commercial past Centre Line Road (TimbrMart) and the Manortown development to the east of the fire station.
The estimated cost of $13.5, which includes ‘urbanization” of Sunndiale Street to bring the road up to current standards, would be funded through development charges but a portion would also fall on benefiting residences.
Two scenarios were presented to council: Benefitting property owners could be required to pay between $28,000 for the wastewater servicing alone, or $44,000 for the servicing and urbanization.
All residences would be required to connect to the servicing at an additional cost to them. Council agreed to offer a loan system to pay the costs over a set amount of time.
The information will be shared with those impacted by the possible servicing plan, if it comes to fruition, at an upcoming public forum.

2021 Small Halls Festival officially cancelled

Clearview Council has supported a staff recommendation to cancel the 2021 Small Halls Festival scheduled for Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, made in consultation with Clearview’s community hall boards, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
“With careful consideration, we have to acknowledge that planning the award-winning Small Halls Festival for 2021 would be unrealistic in the current and unprecedented pandemic situation. It’s devastating to think that another year of festivals are affected; however, we only want to showcase the very best of rural living and the small halls, so once again, cancelling is the right thing to do,” said Clearview’s community, culture and tourism coordinator Amanda Murray.

COVID Relief Fund

Council approved two allocations from the COVID Relief Fund. A $1,500 donation to the Creemore Farmers’ Market to assist in additional costs to the organization that will be incurred in responding to the challenges of operating a farmers’ market during COVID-19, and $10,000 to the Clearview Stayner Food Bank.

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