Excerpt from an Orangeville Citizen article about an issue in Melancthon:
A lady had purchased a severed lot in the rural residential area in full knowledge that she could not have horses on the lot. However, she believed that she could rent property from a continuing farm to shelter the animals.
The only problem arose when it was discovered that it had escaped both owner’s notice, or been forgotten, that a building on the rented property was to be removed as a condition of the severance.
It wasn’t forgotten, or escaped anyone's notice.
The planning consultant for the Township of Melancthon assured the owner of the farm that he didn’t need to take down the barn if he severed the property.
It was administrative staff, probably the CAO who caught the planners error and informed the owner that it had to be done.