ENEWS- Jan 20, 2021
To REGISTER for any event – email [email protected] or call 902-368-3090
Exercise Classes – The Monday and Friday 9 a.m. classes are generally full. Classes are $4. Priority is for Miltonvale Park residents. Please check with the office if you would like to be on the waiting list. Classes will be cancelled if schools are delayed or cancelled for weather reasons..
Coffee Club – The Milton Community Hall is hosting coffee (and tea) on Monday and Friday mornings at 10 a.m. (No need to register). Masks are required unless visitors are eating.
Yoga – Subtle Yoga with Paula Smith – Wednesdays at 1:30 (space available); Chair-ish Yoga with Leone Curtis on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Please pre-register. Classes are $5.
Sewing – and craft bees continue on Mondays at 1. Bring a project to work on or help sew masks!
Stories Fill Me Up –Local seniors are invited to attend to have lunch and hear a speaker. Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours before the event to [email protected] or 902-368-3090. Confirmation of availability of your place will be emailed once the seating plans are finalized after the registration deadline. Space is limited but meals can be delivered to senior residents of Miltonvale Park or picked up for other seniors. Residents also get preference for in-person seating. Stories Fill Me Up is funded by the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. There is no charge for these events, but any donations received will be used for seniors programming. Where possible, videos of events are uploaded to the Miltonvale Park Residents Facebook group.
Betty Pryor is scheduled to share stories of her travels to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island on Wednesday, Jan 27 at noon (a PEI Seniors Secretariat Lunch & Learn) and will now speak about her visit to Antarctica on Thursday, Feb. 4 at noon.
David Hooper will share stories of the Milton Hornets at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Ken Williams will talk about not being a CFA – but an IBC at noon on Wednesday, Feb 24.
Noon time talks will be held Tuesday, March 2 , Wednesdays – March 17 and 31 (David Hooper) but some speakers have yet to be determined. If you would like to share a story about any topic of interest, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the Council Office.
The municipal Blanket Making Activity to mark Family Violence Prevention Week is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17 from 10 am -12 noon. Please RSVP. The storm date is Friday, Feb. 19 ay 10:15 a.m. Due to the pandemic, if you prefer, blanket kits can be picked up in advance and tied at your own home and returned to the hall.
Planning UPDATE – Tentative dates have been chosen for the information sessions and a final Public Meeting regarding the Official Plan and Bylaw Review. Watch for more details on meetings scheduled for
Public Session #1 – Tuesday, Feb. 16 (storm Thurs 18);
Public Session #2. Tues., March 30 (storm Wednesday Mar 31) and
the Final Public Meeting #3. Thurs., April 22.
The next municipal newsletter (in about 3-4 weeks) will also contain a survey (which will also be available electronically) to gather opinions and ideas from residents and landowners.
Municipal Financial Plan Meeting – The municipality will be holding a public meeting at the Milton Community Hall on Wednesday, Feb 24, at 7:30 p.m. with a storm date of Thursday, Feb. 25, to present the draft budget and other financial information to the residents and landowners of Miltonvale Park.
WARNING – INCREASED COSTS AHEAD!!
The National Building Code will apply to single family dwellings and semi-detached dwellings and their accessory buildings which are started after March 31, 2021.
How might this affect you? Until the end of March 2021, residents require only a Development Permit (from Miltonvale Park) to develop a single-family dwelling or two-family unit OR any structure or building “accessory” to it – e.g. a baby barn or a garage or a deck. You also require a Development Permit to change the use of your property.
Development after March 31 will ALSO require a new provincial Building Permit.
For example, you have a single-family dwelling and perhaps an accessory building or accessory apartment was constructed without a permit. If you need to obtain a development permit for this previous development after March 2021 for any reason you will likely also require a Building permit. The cost of a building permit varies – but it is more expensive than a development permit (which is also required). Residents are encouraged to check with the Development Office before the National Building Code comes into effect for single family dwellings and two-unit dwellings to make sure the development on their property is properly permitted. Along with additional costs, developments also have to meet the requirements of the National Building Code.
If you are planning development this spring, you may also want to apply and begin the project before the end of March 2021.
BUILDING PERMIT FEES
New Dwelling (includes attached garage and deck review) up to 139 m2 (about 1500 sq ft) = $ 960
140-189 m2 =$ 1,120
190-239 m2 = $1,280
240-289 m2 =$1,440
290-339 m2 =$1,600
340-389 m2 =$1,760
…..over 590 m2 =$2,560 plus $160 per each additional 50 m2
Addition of Living Quarters=$ 640
Attached Garage (insulated) = $480
Attached Garage (not insulated) =$ 320
Detached Garage (insulated) =$ 320
Detached Garage (not insulated) =$160
Renovation (structural or egress) =$ 320
Basement Development/Secondary Suite =$320
Deck =$ 160
Foundation Replacement=$ 480
Modular/Manufactured Home =$480
Both a Development Permit AND a Building Permit will be required before construction can begin on a project.
- Development Permit – specifies land use and how a structure is situated on a given parcel of land. In Miltonvale Park, this is issued by the Municipality,in accordance with the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park Zoning and Subdivision (Development) Bylaw.
- Building Permit – ensures that a structure is designed and constructed in compliance with construction codes, e.g. the National Building Code. This permit will be issued in accordance with the provincial Building Codes Act. This permit is issued by the Province and will comply with the following codes:
- 2015 National Building Code of Canada and
- 2017 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings.
To review updated provincial building regulations, refer to Building Code Act Regulations – Plain Language Version.
Building permits and compliance with the National Building Code will add (sometimes significantly) to the cost of your project. You may wish to apply for development permits before the new rules are in effect. Find more information on Building Permits
Council Meeting – Wednesday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you would like to attend. Council is starting to review the budget for adoption at the March 17th Meeting. If you have any projects to suggest or other ideas to be discussed for the budget, please contact the Council office. More information will be forthcoming, and a public Budget Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 24 (storm dates Thursday, Feb. 25) at 7:30 p.m. to give residents the opportunity to review the proposed financial plan.
The Annual Meeting for the Milton Community Hall, Inc. is scheduled for Monday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. with a storm date of Tues. Jan 26. Nominations are being accepted for members of the board for this active non-profit. Meetings are held about 9 times annually. If you would like to be involved on the board or would like more information – please contact the hall at [email protected] or 902-566-3154. All adult residents of Miltonvale Park are members of the Milton Community Hall, Inc…. so, if you have time and interested in becoming more involved in your community hall.
Council will be holding a Blanket Making event during Family Violence Prevention Week – February 14-20. Watch for details.
REMINDERS – The Child Bursary special “COVID Christmas” applications will be accepted until the end of January, 2021. Then it will revert to its regular – reimbursement of children’s sports/art/cultural lessons activities of up to $75/child/year. Child are only eligible for one $75 bursary from April 1-March 31. Please share this information to residents who have children and may not be aware of it.
There are still Samsung tablets available for seniors to borrow to use. They are great for video chatting with friends and relatives whom seniors may be missing.
The deadline for the Green Initiative grants is March 30 annually ($50 replacement toilet, $50 HE washers, $25 low-flow shower head).
Forms are available at the hall or on the website.
Free cloth face masks are available at the hall for residents.
Send a Smile – We are also encouraging residents to stop by the hall and pick up a post card to write a note to a senior which the Municipal Office will distribute. Please send a smile to a senior this winter!