Travel on Carlton Road During Norlen Bridge Closure

Please be advised there is increased traffic on Carlton Road due to the Norlen Bridge closure on Anderson Road.

The public is reminded to travel at the posted speed limit when using this alternative route. This gravel road has sharp curves and winding, narrow parts and motorists should use caution and slow down. The OPP will be monitoring traffic on the Carlton Road to address the concerns of excessive speeds.

The Norlen Bridge is scheduled to be closed until September 6, 2018.

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-18-05

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-18-05
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, September 11th, 2018 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 at their regular meeting on September 25th, 2018.

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: August 21st, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre, 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: to exempt the subject property which is zoned “MH” from certain provisions as follows: That relief is granted from the lot area minimum requirement to allow for creation of one new lot with both the retained portion (0.97 ha) and the new lot (0.28 ha), being less than the required lot area for an unserviced lot zoned MH. Permitted use of the property will be limited to existing uses which include industrial/commercial barging, transportation depot and contractor services, as site specific provisions.

Location of Property: 1053 Lakeview Drive. Refer to the map.

Other Applications: the property is also the subject of an application consent to sever for the creation of 1 new lot.

Public Meeting: Input on the proposed amendment is encouraged. You can provide input by speaking at this 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 August 15th, 2018 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 9th day of August, 2018

Location Map D14-18-05

Parking for Diamonds and Ice Event, August 2-6, 2018

Please be advised when attending the Diamonds and Ice Event from August 2 through August 6, 2018, the public is reminded to pay attention to the posted parking signs. The signs clearly indicate where spectators, players, officials, and all others are permitted to park while at the Portage Bay Ball Diamond in Keewatin.

By-law enforcement officers will be issuing tickets to vehicles parked in the no parking zones.

Parking is permitted on West Bay Road near the Ball Diamond and, for this weekend event only, a section on the south side of West Bay Road. Please refer to the map below for the permitted parking areas.

Temporary Parking Zone Map for Diamonds and Ice

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-17-05

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. 108 – 2018 at their Regular Meeting held Tuesday, July 17th, 2018, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-17-05.

Location of Property: Island K144, being PIN # 42162-0024 known as Scott Island. Please refer to the location sketch below.

Purpose and Effect: to change the zoning of property as identified from Rural Residential (RR) to RR[40], a site specific zone, to grant relief from provisions of the Zoning By-law to enable creation of through lots with a minimum frontage of 22 metres, and minimum lot areas of 0.82 hectares; as well as to zone that portion of the shoreline protecting fish habitat and providing habitat for Golden Eye Lichen and Cartilage Lichen, being 20 metres in width and approximately 420 metres in length along the south shoreline, Environmental Protection (EP) Zone.

Written comments: the City received comments expressing concern with conflict between marine traffic and docks as well as protection of natural heritage features. It was advised that through Site Plan Review, development proposals would be evaluated to ensure no negative impacts.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: On July 17th, 2018, the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) gave provisional approval to an Application for Consent to Sever, to create 4 lots and retain 1, filed as Application D10-18-07.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Wednesday, August 14th, 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 26th day of July, 2018

D14-17-05 Location Map

Parking on Market Days

Please be advised to relieve traffic and parking congestion on the harbourfront during the Matiowski Farmers’ Market, the public is encouraged to take advantage of the free shuttle service. The shuttle travels between the Kenora Recreation Centre and the Whitecap Pavilion on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., every 15 minutes.

Also many great parking options are available within the downtown core. There are a limited number of metered parking spots, and over 50 hourly parking spots at the Park Street lot. Parking is also permitted along the south side of Lakeview Drive along the greenbelt for a maximum of 4 hours. All of these options are within a short walk of the Whitecap Pavilion.

Please pay attention to posted parking signs to avoid being ticketed and/or towed. Vehicles that are parked in no parking zones and in reserved spaces will be ticketed and/or towed.

Way to the Market (2)

East Melick Road Traffic Delays Starting July 23, 2018

Please be advised construction work related to surface treatment on East Melick Road will begin the week of July 23, 2018.

During the construction period, some sections of East Melick Road will be reduced to one lane. There may also be occasions when it is necessary to close the road to all traffic for short periods. In which case, motorists will be informed one day in advance of this complete closure.

Motorists are advised to use alternate travel routes if possible.

The City extends thanks to local motorists for their patience during this project.

Municipal Road Works Begins July 9, 2018

Please be advised municipal road works are scheduled to begin on Monday, July 9, 2018. The first locations to be impacted will be Anne Crescent, Kirkpatrick Avenue, and Peter Avenue, with works on these streets expected to be completed by the end of July.

The City extends thanks to the public for their cooperation and patience during the construction season.

Line Painting Status

Please be advised the City is aware of the line painting concerns throughout the City.  The Contractor is experiencing issues with their equipment which is affecting the quality of the work.  The Contractor is working to correct the flaws in the areas with significant issues and will continue with the project as scheduled.

The City appreciates the feedback received from the public on this project and asks for continued patience as we work to address the issues, and the concerns are resolved.

Norlen Bridge Temporary Closure July 23 – September 6, 2018

Please be advised the Norlen Bridge on Anderson Road will be temporarily closed to all traffic beginning Monday, July 23, 2018 until Thursday, September 6, 2018. This closure is necessary to accommodate repairs to the deck surface. Motorists are advised to use Carlton Road as a detour route.

The City extends thanks to the public for their patience during this infrastructure project.