Notice to Tax Payers of the City of Kenora

2020 Interim Tax Bills have been sent by mail as of Friday, January 10, 2020 for all City of Kenora property owners.

Due date for payment is February 20, 2020.

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, 2020. 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.

Snow Removal Valley Drive January 15 and 16, 2020

Public Notice

Please be advised snow removal will take place along Valley Drive on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16.

Signs will be posted to indicate ‘No Parking’ zones in the snow removal area. Vehicles parked in a signed snow removal zone may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

Traffic may be delayed at various times in these areas, with flag persons controlling traffic when necessary.

Please note this work plan may change if there is significant snowfall overnight, changing the focus to street plowing.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience as winter maintenance continues.

Snow Removal Second Street South January 14, 2020

Public Notice

Please be advised snow removal will take place along Second Street South on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Signs will be posted on January 13 to indicate ‘No Parking’ zones in the snow removal area. Vehicles parked in a signed snow removal zone may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

Traffic may be delayed at various times in these areas, with flag persons controlling traffic when necessary.

Please note this work plan may change if there is significant snowfall overnight, as forecasted, changing the focus to street plowing.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as this winter maintenance is carried out.

Traffic Delays on Homestake Road and Transmitter Road January 8, 2020

Ditch Brushing Works

Please be advised the City of Kenora Roads crew will be carrying out ditch brushing on Homestake Road and Transmitter Road beginning January 8, 2020.

Traffic delays can be expected. Traffic will be controlled by flag persons. When approaching the working equipment, motorists are asked to be cautious, watch for flying debris, and obey the flag persons.

The public is thanked for their cooperation and patience as this maintenance work is completed by the City of Kenora.

Main Street Christmas Tree Removal January 10, 2020

Temporary Road Closure

Please be advised a portion of Main Street South (between Second and Third Street South) will be reduced to one lane or completely closed at times to allow for the removal of the Christmas tree on Friday, January 10, 2020. Synergy North will be working with City of Kenora to remove the tree and decorations beginning at 8 a.m. on January 10th.

Water and Wastewater Rates January 2020

To All Consumers of City of Kenora Water and Wastewater Services

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2020, 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 $1.59 per cubic meter or per 1,000 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 $134.26 to $141.56. This increase will allow the City to continue to replace existing infrastructure, 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 Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-13

Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-13
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, January 14, 2020 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 during their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 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, December 17th, 2019 @ 3:30 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: to change the zoning from R2- Residential Second Density to R3- Residential Third Density, exception [49]. The effect of approval would allow for the development of a multiple attached dwelling containing four (4) units and to permit an existing accessory structure to be located closer to the street than the main building.

Location of Property: 1103 Fourth Street South, Kenora, Ontario.

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 December 17th, 2019 and directed to:
Ms. Melissa Shaw, Planning Analyst
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Email: mshaw@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 Melissa Shaw, Planning Analyst, if you require more information: Tel: 807-467-2292 or Email: mshaw@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 5th Day of December, 2019.

Map Location D14-19-13 49

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-11

Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-11
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, January 14, 2020 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 during their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 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, December 17th, 2019 @ 3:30 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: is to change the zoning of the subject property from R2- Residential Second Density, EP- Environmental Protection and HL- Hazard Land Zone, to TR- Tourist Recreational, EP- Environmental Protection and HL- Hazard Lands, Exception [48] for the lands identified in the key map. The effect of approval would bring existing legal non-conforming use as a marina into conformity with the Kenora Zoning By-law 101-2015, and would allow for the development of a 557 m2 recreational vehicle showroom with a reduced rear yard setback of 3.89 m.

Location of Property: 874 River Drive and 876 River Drive, Kenora, Ontario. Locally known as ‘K-Sports Marine.’

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 December 17th, 2019 and directed to: Ms. Melissa Shaw, Planning Analyst 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2 Email: mshaw@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 Melissa Shaw, Planning Analyst, if you require more information: Tel: 807-467-2292 or Email: mshaw@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 5th Day of December, 2019.

Map Location D14-19-11 48

Notice of Decision for Official Plan Amendment D09-19-03 and Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-09

Corporation of the City of Kenora
Notice of Decision for an Official Plan Amendment, File No. D09-19-03 and a Zoning By-law Amendment, File No. D14-19-09,
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 17 and 34

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-law No. 171-2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, under Section 17 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P.13, as amended.

AND TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-law No. 172-2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P.13, as amended.

DESCRIPTION OF LANDS: The subject lands are municipally known as the “Former Abitibi Mill site”, civic address 661 Ninth Street North, and described as unopened roads, lots and blocks on historical plans of survey, being PINs # 42170-0258 and 42170-0244. A Key Map is provided below.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT (BY-LAW NO. 171-2019) IS TO:
• Redesignate the subject lands, from Future Development Overlay, Industrial Development Area, Railyard, and Residential Development
Area to Commercial Development Area, Industrial Development Area, and Residential Development Area.
• The effect of the Official Plan Amendment is to enable commercial, industrial and residential development to occur on the subject lands.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (BY-LAW NO. 172-2019):
• Rezone the subject lands from Future Development (FD), Heavy Industrial (MH), and Residential Second Density, Holding (R2[h]) to General
Commercial, Exception (GC[50]), Light Industrial (ML), Light Industrial, Exception (ML[46]), and Residential Third Density, Holding (R3[h]).
• The effect of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone lands to conform with the proposed Official Plan Amendment to enable
commercial, light industrial uses and residential development to occur on the subject lands.
• The effect of the General Commercial, Exception Zone (GC[50]) is to require a minimum front yard setback of 10 m and a minimum exterior
side yard setback of 10 m. These requirements will ensure that appropriate setbacks and sightlines are maintained along Veteran’s Drive
and Ninth Street North, as the General Commercial Zone permits 0 m setbacks.
• The effect of the Light Industrial, Exception Zone (ML[46]) is to allow a reduced front yard requirement from 18 m to 1.6 m and to allow
reduced exterior side yard (south) setbacks from 6 m to 1.7 m and (north) 6 m to 2.4. These reductions are required given the existing
buildings on site as a result of a concurrent Consent Application for the subject lands.
• The effect of the Residential Third Density, Holding (R3[h]) is to place a holding on the subject lands until a Record of Site Condition is
submitted and approved prior to any residential development occurring on the subject lands.

EFFECT OF PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS ON THIS DECISION: The City heard comments and questions that were raised at the public meeting, fourteen (14) written submissions and a petition was also received. Comments expressed support for the proposed redesignation and rezoning, and other comments expressed concern over the potential future development of a casino on the subject lands.

ANY PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY MAY APPEAL THIS DECISION to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal by filing with Heather Pihulak, City Clerk, City of Kenora, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON, P9N 3X2, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019. The notice of appeal must:

i) Set out the reasons for the appeal, and set out the specific part or parts of the proposed Official Plan Amendment and/or Zoning By-law Amendment to which the appeal applies; and
ii) Be accompanied by the fee prescribed under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 in the amount of $300.00, payable by cheque to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario.

The proposed Official Plan Amendment (By-law No. 171-2019) is exempt from approval by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The decision of the Council of the City of Kenora is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal.

Only individuals, corporations or public bodies may appeal a decision of the municipality or planning board 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 the appeal unless, before the plan was adopted, the person or public body
made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

The subject lands are also the subject of an application under the Planning Act for a Consent, File No. D10-19-14, which will be considered for
approval by the City of Kenora Planning Advisory Committee on November 26, 2019.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Operations Centre. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner: Tel: 807-467-2059 or Email: 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 28th day of November, 2019

Map Location D09-19-03, D14-19-09

Notice of Completion Application and Public Meeting, File Number D09-19-03 and File Number D14-19-09

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-12

The Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-12
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, December 10th, 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 during their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

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

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

Location of Property: Area of Veterans Drive and Ninth Street North, with frontage on Rideout Bay, Winnipeg River. Refer to the map below.

Purpose: to change the zoning from Heavy Industrial (MH) to General Commercial (GC).

Effect of Approval: to allow for development in accordance with Section 4.7.2 of the Zoning By-law for an existing vacant lot. The GC- General Commercial one allows for a wide range of uses and services to meet the need of residents, businesses and tourists including but not limited to hotel, retail store, restaurant and shopping centre.

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 November 20th, 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 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 14th day of November, 2019

Map Location D14-19-11

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-10

Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-10
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, December 10th, 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 during their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 17th, 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, November 19th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: is to change the zoning of the subject property from GC- General Commercial and HL- Hazard Lands to GC- General Commercial and HL- Hazard Lands, Exception [47] for a portion of the property located south of the retaining wall. The effect would allow relief from parking provisions as per Table 4: Required Parking Spaces within the Kenora Zoning By-law 101-2015 and limit use to a restaurant which is legally non-complying. An application for consent will be considered once Council has had the opportunity to consider the zoning by-law amendment.

Location of Property: 310 Matheson Street South; generally known as “The Boathouse”. Refer to the map below.

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 November 14th, 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 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 7th Day of November, 2019.

Map Location D14-19-10

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

Close Unopened Road Allowance and Deem City Owned Lands Surplus

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that the City will be closing a portion of a vacant and unopened road allowance at 12th Street, Keewatin, and declaring the same lands surplus. The By-law will be placed on the Council Agenda for consideration on November 19th, 2019.

The subject lands are described as Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 23R-14695, being part of PIN 42157-0132, which are 0.035 ha and 0.023 ha in size (refer to plan below).

The above-mentioned lands are proposed to be consolidated with existing residential lots for lot additions.

Information about the application is 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. Please email or call Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059, dmccloskey@kenora.ca

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

Map Location 12th Street Keewatin