Road Closure on Essex Road

Please be advised a section of Essex Road between East Melick Road and Hooterville Trail will be closed on July 21, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for a culvert repair at address #211. Residents are advised to use East Melick Road and School Road as alternative routes during construction.

The City thanks local motorists for their cooperation and patience during this road closure.

Bridge Maintenance July 17 – 21, 2017

Please be advised maintenance works will be performed on the following bridges during the week of Monday July 17 to Friday July 21, with the bridge location varying by day, from 5 to 7:30 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Expect delays during these periods as the bridge will be down to one lane.

Cameron Bay
Darlington Bay
Eighth Ave South
First Ave South
Keewatin Channel
Matheson Street
Parson Street
Portage Bay
Winnipeg River East Branch
Winnipeg River West Branch

The Portier Bridge on the East Mellick Road will have maintenance performed on it during day time hours for the July 17 to July 21 period.

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Canada Day Weekend What’s Open

Happy Canada Day!

What’s OPEN on July 1st

Lake of the Woods Museum 10 am – 5 pm *free admission on July 1st
Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre 9 am – 5 pm
Whitecap Pavilion and Harbourfront – Canada Day activities all day

Closed July 1st
Transfer Station
Kenora Recreation Centre
Kenora and Keewatin Public Libraries

OPEN July 2nd
Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre 9 am – 6 pm
Harbourfront Pavilion 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Kenora Recreation Centre 8 am – 9 pm
Lake of the Woods Museum 10 am – 5 pm
Transfer Station 8:30 am – 4 pm *scale closes at 3:45 pm

Closed July 3rd
Kenora and Keewatin Public Libraries
Lake of the Woods Museum
City Hall – including Provincial Offences Services
Operations Building – including Planning, Building, and Cemetery Office

*No curbside or ICI pick up on July 3 and Coney Island recycle and waste pick up is July 4.

For after hours troubles, call 467-2080

Norman Drive Road Construction June 26 – July 17, 2017

Please be advised the west portion of Norman Drive will be under construction beginning June 26 until July 17, 2017. During this time sections of this area of Norman Drive will be reduced to a single lane and flag personnel will be on site to direct traffic. Delays will occur and motorists should consider alternative travel routes whenever possible.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience during this infrastructure improvement project.

Norman Drive area of construction

Lakeview Drive Asphalt Crack Sealing Schedule

Please be advised Northern Crack Sealers will be sealing cracks in the asphalt along Lakeview Drive which may cause traffic delays. The works will take place beginning June 15 until June 18 between the hours of 5 am to 8 am and 6 pm and 9 pm as per the following schedule:

Hospital Entrance & Hospital Bridge (Winnipeg River East Branch Bridge) Area
Thursday June 15
5 – 8 am and 6 – 9 pm

Husky Bridge (Winnipeg River West Branch Bridge) Area
Friday June 16
5 – 8 am and 6 – 9 pm

Cameron Bay Bridge Area
Saturday June 17
5 – 8 am and 6 – 9 pm

Keewatin Channel Bridge Area
Sunday June 18
5 – 8 am and 6 – 9 pm

The above schedule may change depending on weather as crack sealing  cannot be performed in wet or raining conditions.

The City thanks the public for their patience as this work is completed.

Notice to Rate Payers of All Property Classes

The 2017 Final Tax Bills have been mailed as of Monday, June 12, 2017 for all Property Tax Classes.

The bills are due and payable on or before Friday, July 21, 2017.

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 income tax purposes. The City of Kenora now charges for Tax Statements and Tax Bill Reprints.

Late penalty of 1.25% per month (not compounding) will be charged on any outstanding balance following the due date. Please note that if the bill has a previous balance brought forward, those arrears are subject to penalty July 1, 2017. This will increase the amount shown as owing on your bill. Please allow for 3-5 business days if paying on-line or directly at your financial institution.

If you have not received your bill, or if you have any questions regarding your taxes, please get in touch with the Tax Department at 807-467-2034.

Michelle Saunders
Tax Collector

Wharf Street Changes

Please be advised Wharf Street in Keewatin has changed to be a ONE WAY street. Traffic now travels in the westbound direction only. There are signs in place to notify drivers of the ONE WAY, single lane street. Parking along Wharf Street has also changed and signage is in place to indicate areas of no parking or limited parking.

Wharf Street Changes

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-17-04

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. 62 – 2017 at their Regular Meeting held Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-17-04.

Location of Property: Trojan Street, lots legally described as 115, 116 & 117 on Plan M39, BLK L; LOC X21. Please refer to the location sketch aside.

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 the development of multiple attached dwellings.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Tuesday, June 20th, 2017.

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 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 1st day of June, 2017

D14-17-04 map

D14-17-04 Map

Garrow Park Upgrades

Please be advised there will be construction crews working on upgrades at Garrow Park beginning Monday, May 22 until Friday, June 16, 2017.  Throughout the three week period, crews will be paving a pathway and building a terraced viewing/seating platform in the park.

While the beach and park area will remain open during this time, residents are asked to use caution around the construction area.

KRC Pool Summer Closure

Please be advised the Kenora Recreation Centre will be closing its POOL on June 30, 2017 to accommodate upgrades to the pool deck and to complete annual maintenance.

The POOL will reopen on September 5, 2017 and we look forward to welcoming you back then.

We thank you for your understanding and support, as we continue to ensure that our facilities are maintained to the high standards our customers have come to expect.

Questions regarding the pool closure can be directed to Casey Pyykka, Acting Recreation Services Division Lead, at 807-467-2987 or 

Garrow Beach Dock Removal

Please be advised the dock at Garrow Beach is set to be removed prior to May 20, 2017.  A replacement dock will be installed by early July. The beach will remain open unless otherwise advised. This infrastructure improvement project is in preparation for the Canada Summer Games rowing event.

Water Dispensing Stations Changes

Please be advised changes are coming to the Smart Cards used at both the existing water dispensing stations: Rabbit Lake Road Water Station and Evergreen Water Station. Current water cards will need to be replaced on or after May 12, 2017. New Smart Cards will be issued at City Hall for a onetime fee of $25. For existing water card holders who have paid a $10.00 deposit on the old card, there is a one time fee of $15 for the new replacement card. New customers must purchase a water card at a cost of $25. The new water cards will be available for purchase at City Hall after May 12th.

The cost of water remains the same ($4.25 per cubic meter), it is only the water card and cost of the card that is changing. This change comes with the installation of new water dispensing units at both water dispensing stations. The installation will take place on May 11, 2017 and both of the water dispensing stations will be out of service for the day on May 11. With new units in place, it is anticipated the water service will be more reliable for our customers.

Questions about the water cards can be directed to a Customer Service Representative at City Hall, 467-2000. For water dispensing station issues, contact Ray Lindquist, Water and Wastewater Division Team Leader, 467-2149, or Biman Paudel, Water Wastewater Division Lead, 467-2296.