At a fully packed meeting on September 23rd 2013, the Municipality of Northern Bruce passed only 3 resolutions.
THAT the Council of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula defers the review of the draft new Comprehensive Zoning By-law until further notice.
THAT the Council of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula undertakes the review of the Local Official Plan in its entirety with special consideration for the natural environment and natural heritage area designation.
THAT the Council of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula engages a qualified private consultant to undertake the review and analysis of natural environment and natural heritage areas within the Municipality.
In essence the New Comprehensive Zoning By-Law was deferred indefinitely, as it turned out to be the New Controversial Zoning By-Law instead! This means the status quo – whatever the heck that means, is still in place regarding environmental hazard zones and the issue of decks and docks on the beach at Greenough Harbour.
As usual John Bainbridge on his Blog Reflections from the Northern Bruce Peninsula Council Meetings provided an excellent summary of the proceedings. Please see his blog in the previous link for more details. There is also a link to all his blogs at the bottom of this website.