Family Day 2018

All City buildings and offices are closed on Family Day, Monday February 19, 2018,

except the Kenora Recreation Centre – open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Family Day Poster 2018

 

 

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-17-07

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. 4-2018 at their Regular Meeting held Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-17-07.

Location of Property: Property located adjacent to Dowcett Street, Veterans Drive and Sultana Avenue. Refer to the map below.

Purpose and Effect: To change the regulated zoning of property specifically indicated on the key map, from Residential – Second Density Zone (‘R2’) to Residential – Third Density Zone (‘R3’), to allow for development of residential uses permitted in that zone.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Tuesday, February 14th, 2018.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: it is anticipated that an application for Site Plan Approval will also be submitted for the subject location.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. 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 is 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 Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Notices of appeal:
i. must be filed with Heather Kasprick, City Clerk, City of Kenora, 1 Main Street South, Kenora Ontario, P9N 3X2
ii. must set out the reasons for the appeal, and
iii. must be accompanied by the fee required by the Municipal Board of $300.00

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 25th day of January, 2018.

Location of Property for Zoning By-law Amendment D14-17-07

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-17-06

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. 3-2018 at their Regular Meeting held Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-17-06.

Location of Property: 116 Fifth Avenue South, known as “Knox Church”. Refer to the map below.

Purpose and Effect: Whereas the Institutional Zone does not currently allow for the use of an Emergency Shelter, approval of the application would allow for the use within a portion of the building, in addition to other uses permitted in the zone, as a site specific provision.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Tuesday, February 14th, 2018.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: at this time it is not anticipated that any other applications will be submitted for the subject location..

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. 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 is 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 Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Notices of appeal:
i. must be filed with Heather Kasprick, City Clerk, City of Kenora, 1 Main Street South, Kenora Ontario, P9N 3X2
ii. must set out the reasons for the appeal, and
iii. must be accompanied by the fee required by the Municipal Board of $300.00

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 25th day of January, 2018.

Location of Property for Zoning By-law Amendment D14-17-06

Possible Traffic Delays

Please be advised over the next several weeks, Uni-Jet Industrial Pipe Services will be conducting flushing and inspection of the wastewater system at various locations in the City of Kenora, as shown on the map below. While the work is being performed, there may be short traffic delays, particularly in the Valley Drive area where the majority of the work will take place.

Uni-Jet Industrial Pipe Services has notified residents living close to the work areas about the project and what to expect while the flushing and inspection takes place.  Questions or concerns can be directed to Uni-Jet Industrial Pipe Services at 807-464-4748 or 204-633-4879.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience as this infrastructure maintenance project is completed.

Wastewater Flushing and Inspection Overview Map

Keeping Dogs on Leash

The City of Kenora reminds residents that dogs must be kept on leash at all times on City property (parks, playgrounds, beaches, or trails), including Coney Island.

If a dog is running at large, City of Kenora By-law enforcement officers may pick up and take the dog to the pound OR issue a fine as per the Keeping of Animals By-law 150-2010. Dog owners may consult with our By-law Enforcement team if they are unsure of where to allow their pet to run free and other animal control matters at 807-467-2166.

2018 Interim Tax Bills

Notice to Tax Payers of the City of Kenora

2018 Interim Tax Bills have been sent by mail as of Thursday, January 11, 2018 for all City of Kenora property owners.

Due date for payment is February 23, 2018.

Payments may be made in person at City Hall, by mail, through your personal telephone banking, on-line banking or through the City’s portal. 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.

Water Rate Increase

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2018, City of Kenora water and wastewater rates will increase by 8% for all residential and commercial consumers. The water cost will be set at $1.43 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 $117.68 to $127.22. This increase will allow the City to continue to replace existing assets, begin to address the infrastructure deficit, and improve revenue stability.

If consumers have questions about billing or the rate change, they should contact a Customer Service Representative at City Hall 467-2000.

Public Notification of Seventh Avenue South Bridge Works

Public Notification of Seventh Avenue South Bridge Works

December 7, 2017                                                                      File No. 16-0259-003

TO: Local Residents

RE: Replacement of the Seventh Avenue South Bridge Public Notification for Schedule A+ Project

The City of Kenora is proceeding with Replacement of the Seventh Avenue South Bridge, with the construction work anticipated to occur between March and September, 2018. The existing bridge structure is in very poor  condition and subject to a loading restriction, and the intention of the project is to provide a new bridge structure at the existing location which will restore the level of service previously provided by this crossing. The scope of the replacement work will include removal of the existing bridge structure, reconstruction of portions of the existing retaining wall that are in poor condition, and construction of a new two lane vehicular bridge with sidewalks on both sides. Copies of the project drawings will be available for viewing at the City of Kenora Engineering Offices, located at 60-14th Street North.

Temporary road closures will be required to facilitate the construction work, along with temporary restrictions on boat traffic on Laurenson’s Creek at the crossing location. Details of the required closures will be made available to the public by the City of Kenora and the Contractor during construction through use of signage, radio and newspaper advertisements, and the City website (www.kenora.ca) as appropriate.

The City of Kenora has retained KGS Group as the engineering Consultant on this project. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming work, please feel free to contact KGS Group’s Project Manager, Mrs. Cindy Cousin, by phone at 204-896-1209 or by email at ccousin@kgsgroup.com.

Transit Fare Change

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2018, the cost to ride the City transit one-way exact cash fare will increase by fifty cents to $2.50. Multi ride bus passes will change to 17 rides for $36.50 and 22 rides for $50.00. Infants under one year of age ride free.  Bus passes purchased prior to January 1, 2018 will be honoured.  New bus passes may be purchased at City Hall or online in the new year.

Public Notice of Intention to Sell Surplus Lands

Public Notice of Intention to Sell Surplus Lands

By-law Number 15 – 2011

The Corporation of the City of Kenora has received an application from an abutting land owner to purchase a portion of a lane abutting Lots 53 and 54 Plan M63 remainder Parcel 4270 designated as Part 1 Plan 23R14558 for the benefit of Lots 63 and 64 Plan M63 for the sum of $1,000.00 plus HST. Pursuant to By-law 15-2016 the land has been declared a surplus.

The subject lands are approximately 0.015 ha and are a portion of an unused lane that runs parallel to the street locally known as River Drive.

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public of the by-law under consideration to approve the sale and transfer. The by-law has been placed on the Council Agenda for consideration on December 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Inquiries and submissions can be made to Melissa Shaw, Planning Assistant 807-467-2292, or fax at 807-467-2246, or email at mshaw@kenora.ca , or at the address below. Information about the application is also available to the public during regular office hours at the City of Kenora, Planning Department, 2nd Floor, 60 Fourteenth Street North, Kenora, Ontario, P9N 4M9.

Sketch of Surplus Land for Sale

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded

Please be advised the Boil Water Advisory for Norman and Keewatin has been lifted.  Laboratory testing of the water supply does not indicate the presence of bacteria.

The City thanks residents of Norman and Keewatin for their patience.

Norman and Keewatin Boil Water Advisory Rescind Notice

Norman and Keewatin Boil Water Advisory Rescind