Tim Hortons zoning approved 0
Tim Hortons has been given the green light to build in Haliburton.
Members of Dysart et al council passed a resolution amending the zoning classification for the property where the corporation would like to build a restaurant at a special meeting of council on June 11.
The proposed property is located on County Road 21 and zoning was changed from residential to highway commercial.
While concerns from property neighbours and members of the community have been brought forth it was a recent letter that sparked serious concern from council.
Dysart Reeve Murray Fearrey informed those in attendance an investigation by the OPP was being conducted into a letter that was posted in the post office suggesting two councilors were dead.
Calling the letter a "sick joke," Fearrey asked all those in attendance to sign in and said there would be no delegations allowed.
A traffic study has been completed by the county of Haliburton regarding the construction of a restaurant on County Road 21, said roads superintendent Doug Ray.
Ray said the roads department would be making a recommendation to the roads committee at their June 13 meeting to enter into a site plan agreement with Tim Hortons.
Despite requests that Tim Hortons look into other locations, Fearrey said council had been trying its best to work with neighbours of the property and deal with concerns.
"The downtown is jammed. I understand why they looked outside the downtown," he said.
All but one council member voted in favour of amending the zoning application, with councillor Steve Pogue voting against it.
The application was approved.
Look for an extended version of this story in next week's Echo.