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  • Mu
      Apr 09, 2013

    NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS PICKEREL LAKE RECOVERY - CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS STILL IN PLACE - CURRENTLY OPERATING ILLEGALLY!

    http://www.armourtownship.ca/pdf/plrc_openhse_april13_2013.pdf

    NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC MEETING:
    TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION TO AMEND THE ARMOUR TOWNSHIP OFFICIAL PLAN TO RECOGNIZE THE PICKEREL LAKE ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTRE

    OPEN HOUSE
    Date: Saturday April 13, 2013
    Location: Karl Crozier Community Hall
    220 Centre Street, Burk’s Falls
    Time: 10:00 am Presentations followed by open house until 12 noon

    THE PROCESS

    Armour Council has not yet made a decision on the proposed Official Plan Amendment.People attending the Open House will be invited to comment on the proposal.

    After considering the comments received from the public at this open house and the Statutory public meeting, Council will make a decision whether or not to adopt the proposed Official Plan Amendment.

    This should be interesting….,

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  • Mu
      Apr 20, 2013

    http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news/article/1606819–pickerel-lake-zoning-could-see-compromise

    Mary Beth Hartill |Apr 18, 2013

    BURK’S FALLS – Yes, no or compromise are the three options Township of Armour council will look at when it comes to a wellness centre operating on Pickerel Lake.

    An open house public meeting was held on April 13 at the Karl Crozier Community Centre in Burk’s Falls to discuss the zoning decision under consideration by the council for the Pickerel Lake Recovery Centre.

    “It appears to me right now there are three choices, ” said Reeve Bob MacPhail. “The first two choices are cut and dried. The council could just say no. The other sort of black and white is yes.”

    In the province of Ontario, there are no regulations for recovery facilities such as the one currently operating at the site of the former Pickerel Lake Lodge.

    “If we just said a flat yes it means the council really has no control over it so it may not be an option, ” said MacPhail. “The other option is what I call the compromise option between the yes and the no.”

    Under the Municipal Act a municipality can set up its own licensing system so they could agree to grant the zoning, however still impose rules and restrictions.

    “We could have a license that says the maximum number of clients that could be there, ” said MacPhail. “We could license the minimum number of staff that we have there.”

    Township planner Robert Miller says the effect on the local ratepayers is the prime impact the municipality has to consider.

    “The Pickerel Lake Recovery Centre, under a numbered corporation, purchased Pickerel Lake Lodge and established itself under the misapprehension that all it needed for approvals was a building permit, ” he said. “That assumption turned out to be false.”

    It was about year later when the Recovery Centre owners applied, after opening, for changes to the zoning and Official Plan.

    The applications were filed in November of 2012 and Wayne Simpson of Wayne Simpson and Associates, planner for the applicant, says amendments being sought to the Official Plan and zoning bylaw would accommodate the addiction recovery centre at the location.

    There was a concern raised about the legality of the operation after the facility had been ordered to cease operations by the Township for believing that the operations are in contravention of the zoning bylaw. The issue was taken to the Superior Court, however, that case has been put on hold with council deciding to deal with the planning issues as quickly as possible.

    Simpson says that although the facility provides non-medical and non-drug services.

    “We want to differentiate this facility from other facilities where there is medical care, where there may be care provided by doctors, clinicians and people administering drugs. What might come to mind is a detoxification centre, for example, ” he said. “This facility started off with those types of activities occurring at the facility but during the first six to eight months the facility was reshaped and redefined.”

    Those functions were moved off site and those employed to deliver those medical services are no longer at the site. There is a facility in Newmarket associated with the Pickerel Lake Recovery Centre providing medical treatment.

    “A recovery centre is not a defined use and is not a permitted use in the zoning, ” said Miller. “This is not an application to develop something, it is an application to define and validate something that is already established.”

    There are 156 acres of land but the changes would be applicable to only the front 10 acres, which includes the existing buildings.

    A proposed amendment to the Official Plan to allow a portion of the applicant’s property to be defined as “an addiction recovery centre which means a commercial use where, for those struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, wellness is promoted through the intensive delivery of a comprehensive range of non-medical and non-drug services, including spiritual, social, recreational, nutritional and educational programs that are customized to meet the particular needs of individual guests.”

    “This will be a place where individuals will go to escape their daily life routines … it’s important for some of these people who are at this facility to get away from their daily routines, to get into an environment that doesn’t trigger their addiction, ” said Simpson.

    Miller says with the compromise option, the license would keep a lot of the control in the hands of the Township.

    A decision must also be reached without what was referred to as ‘people planning’ that could contravene the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including prohibiting individuals with afflictions.

    “If this is the nature of your complaint you should put your mind to this because that type of complaint is not available to you … it’s a recovery centre, ” said Miller.

    Miller also asked members to public to consider the common good.

    “There are over 35, 000 people in Ontario being treated for addictions to prescription narcotics. Alcohol is another problem, ” he said. “… there is a need for many, many people to be treated for these addictions.”

    Miller says the questions remains whether the residents on Pickerel Lake recognize the common good and the need for a treatment centre in the area.

    Simpson noted that as part of the Armour’s Official Plan there is a goal for a wider commercial and assessment base and more employment opportunities.

    “These are permanent year round positions, not seasonal, ” he said. “These employees will also involve a higher degree of education and higher salary and will be spending here and everything that goes along with that.”

    He notes the facility promotes the health of Ontarians and the environment and the lodge will be as environmentally sound as previous uses.

    “People can be assured that what takes place at the centre will exist within the regulations, ” said Simpson. “The centre will be fully under control of the municipality under the municipal Official Plan and the bylaw.”

    “The other question is, is the old Pickerel Lake Lodge a suitable location for a licensed and inspected drug recovery centre if one considers the common good if it is properly regulated and properly controlled, ” said Miller. “We need to think of both sides.”

    There will be a statutory public meeting slated at a future date, likely during the summer, and council will deliberate after that time.

    MacPhail says that regardless of council’s decision the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will make the final decision.

    “There is a final step, which nobody hopes we ever get to, if someone is not happy with the final decision made by Municipal Affairs then they can appeal it and it goes to the Ontario Municipal Board, ” he said.

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  • Ha
      Jun 22, 2013

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