Proposed gas station for Cty Rd 21 to go to public phase

By Angelica Ingram

Nov. 22 2016

An application to amend a zoning bylaw will move forward as the public will have the opportunity to weigh in on a gas station being proposed for County Road 21.

The proposal includes constructing a gas station/convenience store on the property next to Tim Hortons just outside Haliburton Village. The property is owned by Jerry Walker.

Councillors heard more details about the project at the Nov. 21 Dysart et al meeting where municipal planning director Patricia Martin said staff continue to have concerns with the proposal.

The land is zoned suburban residential with the applicant wishing to change it to highway commercial.

The municipality’s official plan designates the property as within the commercial area.

Martin said following advice from legal counsel staff recommend moving the application forward for public consultation.

Some of the concerns outlined by Martin include lot size the entranceway and lighting.

The application does address the information required by the Planning Act.

Walker who was in attendance asked about a proposed business park which is mentioned in Martin’s staff report and how this would affect his property.

Dysart Reeve Murray Fearrey said while this is something the municipality has discussed nothing has been planned.

The public meeting to discuss the proposal will be held on Monday Jan. 9 at 5 p.m. in council chambers.