Ritchie Fill Alteration - Proposed Variance Under Bylaw 2014-31

File Number: 

Dated December 9, 2019


Robert Brett Ritchie
Tammy Lyn Ritchie
Robert Paul Ritchie
Nicholas James Richie

Municipal Address:

833231 4th Line, Mono

Legal Description:

Part of the West Half of Lot 4, Concession 5 EHS, Town of Mono, County of Dufferin

The owners of the property made an application to the Town of Mono for a proposed variance (exception) to certain provisions contained in the Site Alteration and Fill Bylaw 2014-31, being a Bylaw to regulate site alterations, placement of fill, and removal of topsoil within the Town of Mono.

The Owners of the subject property propose to install approximately 22,000 cubic metres (equivalent to about 1835 tandem truck loads) of environmentally clean fill on a portion of the subject property, to build a one-half (1/2) mile exercise track for their personal standard bred horses and sole personal use.

The most recent Fill Management Plan, dated April 9 2020 is available online for review (please note: the cover page is incorrectly dated April 9, 2019 but is corrected on subsequent pages). The initial Fill Management Plan, dated December 6, 2019 is also still available online.

Public Council Meeting

A Public Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 9:30 am.

This meeting will be conducted as a Virtual Electronic Meeting. Town Hall will not be open to the public. Any person or agency may participate in the meeting and/or make written submission either in support of, or in opposition to, the proposed application. Written comments must be submitted to the Town prior to the Virtual Electronic Public Meeting.
Anyone wishing to make a verbal submission during the Virtual Electronic Public Meeting may do so by registering to join the meeting. Once you have registered, you will receive the meeting access details within one business day of your request.

Any person or agency may attend these Public Meetings and/or make written or verbal submissions either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Application. Whenever possible, written comments should be submitted to the Town prior to the Public Meetings and should be mailed to David Trotman, Director of Planning, at the address for Mono Town Hall by email to david.trotman@townofmono.com.

All information submitted in support of a public meeting or an open house is collected in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001 (as amended), Section 253(1) and may be used in Council deliberations and may be disclosed in full, including email, names and addresses to persons requesting access to records.  All information submitted to the municipality is subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information Act (MFIPPA). Questions about this notice of collection should be directed to Fred Simpson, Deputy Clerk, 519-941-3599 Ext. 234 or fred.simpson@townofmono.com.

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Normal Farm Practices Protection Jurisdictional Review

The Normal Farm Practices Protection Board has accepted the request from Mr. Ritchie for a hearing under Section 6 of the Farming and Food Production Protection Act, 1998 (FFPPA). The application relates to the Town of Mono’s By-law 2014-31, which the applicant alleges is restricting a normal farm practice undertaken at the agricultural operation located at 833231 4th Line, Mono, Ontario. The hearing dates scheduled for March 14 & 15 have been cancelled.

The jurisdictional reivew will be held on May 17th and 18th at 10 am.

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Site Alteration and Fill Bylaw Variance

Site Alteration and Fill Bylaw 2014-31