Water and Sewer Billing Changes

Please be advised that City of Kenora water and sewer customers who are scheduled to bill before February 18th will receive their bill from Synergy North. After February 18th, customers will receive two statements – water and sewer billing will come from the City of Kenora, and hydro billing will come from Synergy North.

In the past, both water and sewer and hydro billings were combined through one system. The City of Kenora is working on the final stages of converting to a new system which will separate the two utility bills. Water and sewer customers can expect to see the City of Kenora on their bill after February 18th.

Questions about water and sewer accounts can be directed to Customer Service at 807-467-2000 or service@kenora.ca.

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting D14-19-02

Corporation of the City Of Kenora

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-02

Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c.P13, s. 34

Take Notice that Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will hold a Statutory Public Meeting, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, to consider a site specific Zoning By-law Amendment as it pertains to Zoning By-law No. 101-2015, at the following time and location:

Statutory Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON

The Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will then have the opportunity to consider a decision regarding the application on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

You are also invited to attend The Kenora Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) regular meeting, who hears applications and considers recommendations to Council, commencing at the following time and location:

PAC Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre, 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: to change the zoning of the subject property from Highway Commercial (HC) to a site specific form of Tourist Recreational (TR) to allow for development of uses permitted within the TR zone, including a Resort. The application is also requesting relief, from the Zone Regulations of Section 4.8.6; for area ‘A’, to reduce the eastside yard setback to allow a narrowing from 4.5 m to 1.6 m, reduce the westside yard setback 4.5 m to 2.4 m, reduce the front yard setback 8 m to 6 m, reduce the rear yard 8 m to 4.5 m, increase the building height 10 m to 15 m; for the Area ‘C’, to allow for a Club House, Administration Office, and two (2) second floor guest units, per Section 3.30 b) i., ii. to reduce the setback from water 15 m to 6 m, to reduce the rear setback 8 m to 4.5 m; to increase the lot coverage for the overall development 40% to 44%.

Location of Property: Area A known as the ‘Anchor Inn’ at 543 Lakeview Drive, Area B at 49 Nash Drive, and Area C at Nash Street. Refer to the location sketch below.

Other Applications: the property will also be subject to applications for Condominium and Site Plan Approval.

Public Meeting: Input on the proposed amendment is encouraged. You can provide input by speaking at the PAC and/or Statutory Public Meeting, and you are not required to register in advance to speak. You may also provide your comments in writing. If you are the owner of any land that contains seven or more residential units, please post this notice in an area that is visible to all of the residents.

If possible, written submissions are requested to be made before February 18th, 2019 and directed to:
Ms. Devon McCloskey, City Planner
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Failure To Make Oral Or Written Submission: If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of The Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the City of Kenora before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submission at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Corporation of the City of Kenora before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Appeal of a decision of the Municipality in respect of this amendment to the Zoning By-Law may be made by any person or public body not later than 20 days after notice of the decision is given.

Notice Of Decision: If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora in respect of the application for Zoning By-Law Amendment, you must make a written re9quest to Heather Pihulak, Clerk of The Corporation of the City of Kenora at 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

Additional Information about this matter, including information about the appeal rights is available during regular office hours at the Operations Centre. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner: Tel: 807-467-2059 or Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca, to make an appointment.

Personal information that accompanies a submission will be collected under the authority of the Planning Act and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 7th day of February, 2019

Location Sketch (2014 Aerial Imagery)

Location Sketch (2014 Aerial Imagery) D14-19-02

Large Scale Location Map

Location Map D14-19-02

 

Method of Payment Change Effective April 1, 2019

Please be advised that customers may pay for utility bills at City Hall, including water/sewer and Synergy North; however, only cash, debit or cheques will be accepted after April 1, 2019. Credit cards will not be accepted.

Customers who routinely pay with a credit card will need to make arrangements for other payment options.

Questions about payment options may be directed to Customer Service at 807-467-2000 or service@kenora.ca.

Notice of Complete Applications to Purchase City Property

Notice of Complete Applications to Purchase City Property & Intent to Close Unopened Road Allowance and Deem City Owned Lands Surplus

The Corporation of the City of Kenora has received two applications from abutting land owners to purchase City Property (unopened road allowance) for two (2) lot additions at St. Clair Street and Twelfth Street, in Keewatin. The purpose of this notice is to notify the public of the by-law that will be under consideration to close unopened road allowance and declare that land available for disposal. The By-law will be placed on the Council Agenda for consideration on February 19th, 2019.

The subject land would be surveyed in two pieces, generally being 5m in width and 56 m in length. Refer to the snapshot of Reference Plan of Survey 23R-12145. The subject property is proposed to be sold and consolidated with abutting lands for shoreline development due to challenging slope of the shoreline fronting existing lots.

Inquiries and submissions can be made to Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059, by email at dmccloskey@kenora.ca or at the address below.

Information about the application is also available to the public, by appointment, during regular office hours at the City of Kenora, Planning Department, 2nd Floor, 60 Fourteenth Street North,
Kenora, Ontario P9N 4M9.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 31st day of January, 2019.

Map Location St. Clair St and Twelfth St

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting D14-19-01

Corporation of the City Of Kenora

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-01

Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c.P13, s. 34

Correction: Please note that the time of the Statutory Public Meeting is at
12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 (Council Chambers)

Take Notice that Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will hold a Statutory Public Meeting, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, to consider a Zoning By-law Amendment as it pertains to Zoning By-law No. 101-2015, at the following time and location:

Statutory Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON

The Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will then have the opportunity to consider a decision regarding the application on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Purpose and Effect: to change the zoning of the subject property from Institutional (I) to Residential Third Density (R3) to allow for development of those uses permitted within the R3 zone, being six (6) apartment units with legal non-complying requirements in accordance with Section 4.3 of the Zoning By-law.

Location of Property: 200 First Street North. Refer to the map aside.

Map Location D14-19-01

Public Meeting: Input on the proposed amendment is encouraged. You can provide input by speaking at the Statutory Public Meeting, and you are not required to register in advance to speak. You may also provide your comments in writing to the City Planner at the address below. If you are aware of any person interested in or affected by the application who has not received a copy of this notice you are requested to inform that person of this meeting.

Ms. Devon McCloskey, City Planner
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Failure To Make Oral Or Written Submission: If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora before the by-law is passed:
a) the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.
b) the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
Appeal of a decision of the Municipality in respect of this amendment to the Zoning By-Law may be made by any person or public body not later than 20 days after notice of the decision is given.

Notice of Decision: If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora in respect of the application for Zoning By-Law Amendment, you must make a written request to Heather Pihulak, Clerk of The Corporation of the City of Kenora at 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

Additional Information is available during regular office hours at the Operations Centre. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner, if you require more information: Tel: 807-467-2059 or Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Personal information that accompanies a submission will be collected under the authority of the Planning Act and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 31st day of January, 2019

Prevent Water Liens from Freezing

Please be advised that residents should take measures to prevent water lines from freezing in this extreme cold weather. Ensure there is a heat source where the water line comes in to the home, and cold air drafts are sealed off.

The City is responding to calls regarding frozen lines; however, most water lines are freezing in the walls of homes. Efforts to prevent water lines from freezing may reduce the cost of thawing for the homeowner and avoid the costs for the City’s Water and Wastewater crew to respond.

American Red Cross Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Interim Tax Bills Mailed Out as of January 11, 2019

Notice to Tax Payers of the City of Kenora

2019 Interim Tax Bills have been sent by mail as of Friday, January 11, 2019 for all City of Kenora property owners.

Due date for payment is February 21, 2019.

Payments may be made in person at City Hall, by mail, through your personal telephone banking, or on-line banking service. Please allow 3-5 business days if paying on-line or directly at your financial institution.

Should you require a receipt, please send payment along with the entire bill; do not detach the payment stub. The name/address portion will be receipted and sent back to you. Please retain your Tax Bill for your records. The City is no longer offering reprints free of charge.

Late penalty of 1.25% per month will be charged on any outstanding balance following the due date. Please note that if the tax bill has a previous balance brought forward, those arrears are subject to penalty February 1st, 2018. This will increase the amount shown as owing on your bill.

If you do not receive your tax bill or have taxation related questions, please contact the Tax Department at 807-467-2034.

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-01

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-01
Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c.P13, s. 34

Take Notice that Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will hold a Statutory Public Meeting, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, to consider a Zoning By-law Amendment as it pertains to Zoning By-law No. 101-2015, at the following time and location:

Statutory Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON

The Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will then have the opportunity to consider a decision regarding the application on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

You are also invited to attend The Kenora Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) regular meeting, who hears applications and considers recommendations to Council, commencing at the following time and location:

PAC Meeting
When: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre, 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: to change the zoning of the subject property from Institutional (I) to Residential Third Density (R3) to allow for development of those uses permitted within the R3 zone, being six (6) apartment units with legal non-complying requirements in accordance with Section 4.3 of the Zoning By-law.

Location of Property: 200 First Street North. Refer to the map.

Map Location D14-19-01

Public Meeting: Input on the proposed amendment is encouraged. You can provide input by speaking at the PAC or Statutory Public Meeting, and you are not required to register in advance to speak. You may also provide your comments in writing. If you are aware of any person interested in or affected by the application who has not received a copy of this notice you are requested to inform that person of this meeting.

If possible, written submissions are requested to be made before January 17th, 2019 and directed to:
Ms. Devon McCloskey, City Planner
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Failure To Make Oral Or Written Submission: If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora before the by-law is passed:
a) the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora to the Ontario Municipal Board.
b) the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
Appeal of a decision of the Municipality in respect of this amendment to the Zoning By-Law may be made by any person or public body not later than 20 days after notice of the decision is given.

Notice Of Decision: If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora in respect of the application for Zoning By-Law Amendment, you must make a written request to Heather Kasprick, Clerk of The Corporation of the City of Kenora at 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

Additional Information is available during regular office hours at the Operations Centre. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner, if you require more information: Tel: 807-467-2059 or Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Personal information that accompanies a submission will be collected under the authority of the Planning Act and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 3rd day of January, 2019

Notice to Close Unopened Road Allowance and Intent to Deem City Owned Lands Surplus

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that the City will be closing the unopened road allowance (Sultana Avenue) and declaring a portion of the lands surplus in addition to Lots 5 and 6 on Plan M106. The By-law will be placed on the Council Agenda for consideration on January 15th, 2019.

The subject land is described as being Part 1 of Sultana Avenue, Plans M-1 and M-106, Part of 42179-0439 (LT), which is approximately 0.092 ha in size. Lands also to be deemed as surplus are Lots 5 (PIN 42179-0433) and 6 (PIN 42179-0431) on Plan M106 (refer to sketch).

Notice of Close Unopened Road Allowance and Deem Lands Surplus

The above-mentioned lots are proposed to be sold and consolidated with abutting lands for residential development.

Inquiries and submissions can be made to Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059, by email at dmccloskey@kenora.ca, or at the address below.

Information about the application is also available to the public, by appointment, during regular office hours at the City of Kenora, Planning Department, 2nd Floor, 60 Fourteenth Street North, Kenora, Ontario, P9N 4M9

Dated at the City of Kenora this 3rd day of January, 2019.

Water and Wastewater Rate Increase Effective January 2019

To All Consumers of City of Kenora Water and Wastewater Services

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2019, City of Kenora water and wastewater rates will increase by 5.5% for all residential and commercial consumers. The water cost will be set at $1.51 per cubic meter or per 1000 litres. This rate together with the fixed cost and wastewater cost will change an average monthly bill for residential consumption (based on an average of 15 cubic meters of water) from $127.22 to $134.26. This increase will allow the City to continue to replace existing assets, begin to address the infrastructure deficit, and improve revenue stability.

Consumers may direct questions about billing or the rate change to a Customer Service Representative at City Hall 467-2000.

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment File No D14-18-06

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment To Comprehensive Zoning By-Law No. 101-2015
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 34

Notice is hereby given, that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-Law No. 140 – 2018 at a meeting on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Public notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-18-06.

Location of Property: The property is located in the area of Pine Portage Road, and is described as Lots 25 through 37, including laneways on Plan M63, which combined amounts to approximately 0.8 hectares. Please refer to the location sketch below.

Location of Property D14-18-06

Purpose and Effect: to change zoning of the subject property from Highway Commercial (HC) to Institutional (I), to allow for development of those uses permitted within the Institutional Zone, being public and privately owned facilities of an institutional or community service nature, in particular a Continuum Care Facility in accordance with Section 4.14 of the Zoning By-law.

Council gave consideration to the public submissions, noting that site development concerns would be addressed with the process to evaluate the site plan application, and that the developer is committed to continuing to work with property owners.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: the property will also be the subject of an application for site plan approval, and the City has received an application to purchase the subject property.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Tuesday, November 27th, 2018.

Notices of appeal may only be made on the basis that:
i. the by-law is inconsistent with a policy statement issued under subsection 3 (1), fails to conform with or
conflicts with a provincial plan or fails to conform with an applicable official plan
ii. it is accompanied by the fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act being $300.00,
payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance.
iii. is filed with Heather Kasprick, City Clerk, City of Kenora, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Additional Information relating to the zoning by-law amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Operations Centre at 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059 or dmccloskey@kenora.ca if you require more information.

Personal information that accompanies a submission will be collected under the authority of the Planning Act and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 8th day of November, 2018

Notice of Complete Application To Purchase City Property

The Corporation of the City of Kenora has received an application to purchase a portion of City of Kenora owned property located abutting Pine Portage Road. The property includes lots and blocks as well as a portion of an unopened lane described on Plan M63. Refer to the sketch below for an illustration. Notice provided in accordance with Policy PP-4-1.

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public of the by-law that will be under consideration to declare lands available for disposal. The By-law will be placed on the Council Agenda for consideration on October 31st, 2018.

The subject lands are approximately 0.8 ha and will be surveyed to create a legal description. The lands are vacant and would be developed in accordance with the provisions of the Zoning By-law, and accessed from Pine Portage Road.

Inquiries and submissions can be made to Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059, by email at dmccloskey@kenora.ca, or at the address below.

Information about the application is also available to the public, by appointment, during regular office hours at the City of Kenora, Planning Department, 2nd Floor, 60 Fourteenth Street North, Kenora, Ontario, P9N 4M9

Location Map for Sale of Property Pine Portage Road