New bottling plant gets green light from OMB

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has given Flamborough businessman Charlie Cetinski the green light to build a new water-bottling plant behind his current Flamboro Springs operation on 6th Concession Road East.

Last week's ruling upholds Hamilton city council's decision of eight months ago to allow the new plant while rejecting Cetinski's additional proposal to store dismantled cranes on the site.

Cetinski was prepared to accept council's decision, but when a group of residents adjacent to the plant appealed his entire application to the OMB, he followed suit. The result was a three-day hearing in Hamilton about two months ago.

Cetinski plans to build a 22,000-square-foot plant on property that he owns behind the current 15,000-square-foot bottling operation that sits in a leased building. His application was a topic of considerable debate at city council and Hamilton's planning and economic development committee.

Flamborough councillor Margaret McCarthy tried on three occasions to persuade her council colleagues to reject both components of Cetinski's rezoning application. She argued that the proposal, in its complete form, does not comply with the Hamilton-Wentworth Official Plan, the Flamborough Official Plan or the Provincial Policy Statement.

City planning staff, however, had no objection to the new water-bottling plant as an expanded existing industrial use. But they opposed Cetinski's application for crane storage on the property, citing it as a new use which conflicts with planning regulations.

The OMB backed the city's view, noting that the crane use "does not fit at all into the rural community with a connection to agriculture."

The Board also suggested that the wish of neighbouring residents to have the site of the proposed new plant revert to agricultural uses was "unrealistic" because the property was covered a number of years ago with four to six feet of rock from the Borer's Creek project in Waterdown.

New bottling plant gets green light from OMB

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has given Flamborough businessman Charlie Cetinski the green light to build a new water-bottling plant behind his current Flamboro Springs operation on 6th Concession Road East.

Last week's ruling upholds Hamilton city council's decision of eight months ago to allow the new plant while rejecting Cetinski's additional proposal to store dismantled cranes on the site.

Cetinski was prepared to accept council's decision, but when a group of residents adjacent to the plant appealed his entire application to the OMB, he followed suit. The result was a three-day hearing in Hamilton about two months ago.

Cetinski plans to build a 22,000-square-foot plant on property that he owns behind the current 15,000-square-foot bottling operation that sits in a leased building. His application was a topic of considerable debate at city council and Hamilton's planning and economic development committee.

Flamborough councillor Margaret McCarthy tried on three occasions to persuade her council colleagues to reject both components of Cetinski's rezoning application. She argued that the proposal, in its complete form, does not comply with the Hamilton-Wentworth Official Plan, the Flamborough Official Plan or the Provincial Policy Statement.

City planning staff, however, had no objection to the new water-bottling plant as an expanded existing industrial use. But they opposed Cetinski's application for crane storage on the property, citing it as a new use which conflicts with planning regulations.

The OMB backed the city's view, noting that the crane use "does not fit at all into the rural community with a connection to agriculture."

The Board also suggested that the wish of neighbouring residents to have the site of the proposed new plant revert to agricultural uses was "unrealistic" because the property was covered a number of years ago with four to six feet of rock from the Borer's Creek project in Waterdown.

New bottling plant gets green light from OMB

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has given Flamborough businessman Charlie Cetinski the green light to build a new water-bottling plant behind his current Flamboro Springs operation on 6th Concession Road East.

Last week's ruling upholds Hamilton city council's decision of eight months ago to allow the new plant while rejecting Cetinski's additional proposal to store dismantled cranes on the site.

Cetinski was prepared to accept council's decision, but when a group of residents adjacent to the plant appealed his entire application to the OMB, he followed suit. The result was a three-day hearing in Hamilton about two months ago.

Cetinski plans to build a 22,000-square-foot plant on property that he owns behind the current 15,000-square-foot bottling operation that sits in a leased building. His application was a topic of considerable debate at city council and Hamilton's planning and economic development committee.

Flamborough councillor Margaret McCarthy tried on three occasions to persuade her council colleagues to reject both components of Cetinski's rezoning application. She argued that the proposal, in its complete form, does not comply with the Hamilton-Wentworth Official Plan, the Flamborough Official Plan or the Provincial Policy Statement.

City planning staff, however, had no objection to the new water-bottling plant as an expanded existing industrial use. But they opposed Cetinski's application for crane storage on the property, citing it as a new use which conflicts with planning regulations.

The OMB backed the city's view, noting that the crane use "does not fit at all into the rural community with a connection to agriculture."

The Board also suggested that the wish of neighbouring residents to have the site of the proposed new plant revert to agricultural uses was "unrealistic" because the property was covered a number of years ago with four to six feet of rock from the Borer's Creek project in Waterdown.