1ST REPORT OF THE
meeting held on December
16, 2015, commencing at 5:00 PM, in Committee Room #5, Second Floor, London
PRESENT: L. McKenna (Chair), H. Fletcher, S.
Franke, A. Lawrence, M. McAlpine and S. Twynstra and B. Mercier (Secretary).
ABSENT: P. Conlin and K. Dinel.
ALSO PRESENT: C. Crispin and L.
it BE NOTED that no pecuniary interests were disclosed.
That L. McKenna and S. Franke BE
APPOINTED as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, for the term ending
November 30, 2016.
That it BE NOTED that a verbal
update from L. Maitland, Planner 1, with respect to Urban Agriculture in
London, was received; it being noted that the Agricultural Advisory Committee
was advised that the draft Terms of Reference for Urban Agriculture may be
available by the Spring of 2016.
That it BE NOTED that the 3rd Report
of the Agricultural Advisory Committee from its meeting held on September 16,
2015, was received.
That it BE NOTED that the 7th, 8th
and 1st Reports of the Advisory Committee on the Environment from its
meetings held on October 7, November 4 and December 2, 2015, respectively,
That it BE NOTED that the Municipal
Council resolution adopted at its session held on October 13, 2015, with
respect to the 3rd Report of the Agricultural Advisory Committee from its
meeting held on September 16, 2015, was received.
That the Civic Administration BE ADVISED
that the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) indicated that in its opinion,
the setback requirement for mushroom farms should be 500m from the nearest
dwelling, institutional zone or hamlet zone, due to the nature of the
business; it being noted that the AAC received a draft report from the Managing
Director, Planning and City Planner, and heard a verbal report from L.
Maitland, Planner 1, with respect to this matter.
That the revised
2016 Work Plan for the Agricultural Advisory Committee BE FORWARDED to
the Municipal Council for consideration.
That the matter of an Agricultural Advisory
Committee (AAC) representative for the London Advisory Committee on Heritage BE
DEFERRED to the March 16, 2016 meeting of the AAC, for consideration.
That the Agricultural Advisory Committee
(AAC) Terms of Reference BE AMENDED to change the frequency of the
meetings from quarterly to five (5) times annually, January, March, June,
September and November.
The meeting adjourned at 7:08 PM.
NEXT MEETING DATE: January