Mono Council approves bid for new equestrian arena

November 30, 2018   ·   0 Comments

By Jasen Obermeyer

In the final council meeting of its current term, Mono council unanimously approved an application to construct an equestrian arena near Mono Centre.

Submitted by Denise Kupperman, on behalf of owner James Wilson, the application sought permission to build the arena off Mono Centre Road, between the 4th and 3rd Line EHS.

The arena’s size is 1,783.7e m2 (19,200 square feet). A report to council by David Trotman, the town’s director of planning, states that the equestrian arena is to be “constructed about 120 feet north of an existing barn located centrally on the subject property and about 560 feet west from 3d Line EHS. It is to be located near the existing group of buildings presently on site.”

Mr. Trottman said the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) “has no fundamental concern with it. I spoke with the planner there.”

Due to the property lying within the Niagara Escarpment plan (NEP) area, the application must now go through the NEC.

Ms. Kupperman was in attendance, and added, “The existing barn will be refurbished as part of the project, and it will be used for its original purpose, which is hay storage.”

After a brief discussion, Councillor Sharon Martin moved to approve the permit application, which was seconded by outgoing Deputy Mayor Ken McGhee, and unanimously approved by council.

Council also unanimously approved entering a Site Plan Control Agreement with Tretan lnc. for the business’s relocation into the town.

The company is relocating their building from Orangeville to 16 French Drive, situated in the Coles subdivision beside 2nd Line EHS.

Tretan is a logistics company dealing with specialized equipment, parts and vehicles for the mining and energy sectors. The completed Mono site will provide an expanded facility to complement the four existing Tretan offices in Thunder Bay, Calgary, Quebec and Iqaluit.

The owner intends to obtain building permits from Dufferin County for the construction of the warehouse on the property.


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