Coun. Steven Klinck requested in a motion to review the current zoning by-laws permitting the use of certain types of shipping containers. Klinck explained that he had “had some complaints since we passed the motion changing what types of containers could be used. People are having issues finding ones that are compliant, affordability is an issue, people are trying to hide them. There are certain ones like B1, C3 and C6 that would help our business communities.”
Coun. Jo Morphy pointed out that the request is to gather information, “to just to send staff to have another look, these folks don’t have anywhere to store their stock, we just would like to take a second kick at the can.”
Council agreed that staff be directed to review the appropriateness of adding certain shipping containers for permitted use.
Climate Action Working Session
Coun. John Gordon put forth a motion at the Sept. 21 Committee of the Whole meeting to ask Rick Zytaruk of Builders for Climate Action to attend a future working session, regarding the environmental impact of building construction and ongoing operations.
“Gravenhurst has been a little bit ahead of trying to get climate activities ramped up, we are trying to not lose that momentum,” said Gordon. “Hopefully by asking Rick to participate, other municipalities in the area can have the opportunity to see these kinds of efforst to revise construction materials that are used in our new builds,” he said.
The motion was passed to have a working session and invite other municipalities to observe online. The date has yet to be announced.
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