Winnipeg River East Branch Bridge Lane Closure July 2-4, 2019

Please be advised traffic will be reduced to one lane on the Winnipeg River East Branch Bridge in the evening between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Wednesday, July 3
  • Thursday, July 4

Traffic will be controlled with flagging persons.

The City thanks the public for their patience during this maintenance work.

MOCK TEST Evacuation Notice June 25, 2019

The exercise has now ended as of 10:12 a.m.

Please note the City of Kenora Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is conducting a mock test.

There has been a train derailment in Keewatin and a spill has occurred. An evacuation order has been issued for a 300 meter area around the Keewatin Bridge, leading to Government Road.

Please leave the evacuation area immediately.

Emergency Services will be instructing residents in this area of the evacuation process.

Stay tuned for details.

Adam Smith, Public Information Officer
asmith@kenora.ca 807-464-5725
www.kenora.ca

Keewatin Channel Bridge Lane Closure June 27, 2019

Please be advised traffic will be reduced to one lane on the Keewatin Channel Bridge on Thursday, June 27th from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Traffic will be controlled with flagging persons.

The City thanks the public for their patience during this maintenance work.

Seegmiller Avenue Paving Works Begin June 21, 2019

Please be advised that on Friday, June 21st, MCL will begin paving Seegmiller Avenue.

The street will remain open; however, short delays can be expected. Motorists are reminded to slow down and take care through constructions zones and while workers are present.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation.

Coker Bailey Bridge Replacement Notification

Please be advised The Sharp Group will be replacing the Coker Bailey Bridge located 2.3 km northwest of the intersection of Coker Road and East Melick Road, Kenora.

In order to facilitate the structure replacement, Coker Road will be closed at the bridge location commencing July 2, 2019 with an anticipated reopening date of August 24, 2019. A signed detour will be established via Gauthier Road and Beggs Road.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation during the construction period. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this notification of closure, please contact:

Brian Glavish, WSP 1-807-625-6753 or Terry Sharp, The Sharp Group 1-807-483-5869

Coker Baily Bridge Replacement Notification

Important Notice Regarding the 2019 Tax Notices

The 2019 final tax notices are in the mail. You may notice that the schedule 2 on the lower portion of your tax bill has an incorrect amount. Please note your billing is correct and the amount shown due is in fact correct, it is only the last line in the 2019 total in Schedule 2 that is incorrect. If you would like a corrected version printed, you are welcome to contact our tax collector at 807-467-2034 or email: rjaworowicz@kenora.ca. We thank the public for their understanding.

 

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Notice of Completion Application and Public Meeting for an Official Plan Amendment, D09-19-02, and Zoning By-law Amendment, D14-19-07

Corporation of the City of Kenora
Notice of Completion Application and Public Meeting for an Official Plan Amendment, File Number D09-19-02, and Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-07
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 17 and 34

Take Notice that Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will hold a Statutory Public Meeting, under Sections 17 and 34 of the Planning Act, to consider an Official Plan Amendment as it pertains to the City of Kenora Official Plan, Council Adoption May 19, 2015, Ministerial Approval November 5, 2015 (By-law No. 75-2015), and a Zoning By-law Amendment as it pertains to the City of Kenora Zoning By-law, Council Adoption December 15, 2015 (By-law No. 101-2015), as amended, at the following time and location:

Statutory Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 9th, 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 applications on Tuesday, July 16th, 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 Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre, 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Be Advised that the Corporation of the City of Kenora considered the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to be complete on May 27th, 2019.

Purpose and Effect:
The purpose and effect of the Official Plan Amendment is to:
• Change the Official Plan Designation from “Residential development Area” to “Rural Area”. The proposed site specific amendment to the zoning by-law would then be consistent with the Official Plan Designation.

The purpose and effect of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to:
• Add site specific permitted uses under the RU zone provisions, including campground and resort. This will enable use of the property as a small farm with a total of 12 campsites, offering people travelling with horses short term accommodation, and the potential for summer & year-round cabins in a future phase of development.

Description of the Lands: 66 Cambrian Drive, described as Part Lot 5 Con 6 Jaffray, Part 2, Plan 23R9587, being PIN 42172-0097, and 1 ft reserve Plan M639 being PIN 4217-0261. Please refer to the Location Map.

Map Location D09-19-02 D14-19-07

 

If possible, written submissions are requested to be made before June 12th, 2019, and directed to:
Ms. Devon McCloskey, City Planner
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Public Meetings: 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.

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.

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 applications for Official Plan Amendment and 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 about this matter, including information about 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 6th day of June, 2019

Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South Intersection Closure June 3, 2019

Please be advised on Monday, June 3rd, Third Street South at the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South will be closed to all traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. No through traffic will be permitted.

Please use alternate travel routes and avoid this area while Titan Contractors continue with sewer and water works.

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

Bus Stop Temporary Closure Effective June 3, 2019

Please be advised that effective Monday, June 3, 2019, the following bus stops on Park Street will be temporarily closed during downtown revitalization construction:

• Bus stops 50 and 51;
• Bus stop 52.

Please use alternate bus stops as indicated in the diagrams:

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

Bus Routes

Notice of Decision for City-initiated Amendments

Notice of Decision for a City-initiated Official Plan Amendment, File No. D09-19-01, to the City of Kenora Official Plan (November 5, 2015) and a City-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment, File No. D14-19-04, to the City of Kenora Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 101-2015, 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. 84-2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, May 21st, 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. 85-2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P.13, as amended.

DESCRIPTION OF LANDS: As all lands within the City of Kenora are affected by the proposed City-initiated amendments to the Official Plan (By-law No. 75-2015) and Zoning By-law (By-law No. 101-2015), no key map is provided.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT (BY-LAW NO. 84-2019) IS TO:
• Amend Section 3.20 Public Uses to permit a public use, including but not limited to an institutional use, housing, and supportive housing, but excluding a correctional facility, in the following land use designations, without the need for an Official Plan Amendment, and with consideration for the policies in the Land Use Compatibility Section of the Official Plan: Established Area; Residential Development Area; Harbourtown Centre; and Commercial Development Area.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (BY-LAW NO. 85-2019):
• Amend Section 2 Definitions to add a new definition for “Public Use”;
• Amend Section 2 Definitions by replacing “Public Authority” with “Public Agency”, and by amending the definition;
• Amend the definitions of “Conservation” and “Sewage Facility” in Section 2 Definitions to replace references to “public authority” with “public agency”; and
• Amend Section 3.34.5 Public Uses to add a new provision to allow a public use, including but not limited to an institutional use, housing, and supportive housing, but excluding a correctional facility, to the following zones: Residential – First Density Zone (R1); Residential – Second Density Zone (R2); Residential – Third Density Zone (R3); Local Commercial Zone (LC); General Commercial Zone (GC); Highway Commercial Zone (HC); and Institutional Zone (I).

EFFECT OF PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS ON THIS DECISION: No written submissions were received, however, the City gave consideration to those comments and questions that were raised at the public meeting, noting the existing housing shortage in Kenora, evidenced through the current waiting lists for social housing units, as well as additional demand for other housing throughout the housing continuum, and that the results of the 2018 Election Survey, showed that 70% of respondents said affordable housing is what Council should focus on over the next four years.

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 Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. The notice of appeal must:
i) Set out the reasons for the appeal. The reasons for the appeal must include an explanation of how the proposed Official Plan Amendment and/or Zoning By-law Amendment: are inconsistent with a provincial policy statement issued under subsection 3(1) of the Planning Act; fail to conform with or conflict with a provincial plan; or fail to conform with the City of Kenora Official Plan (November 5, 2015);
ii) 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
iii) 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. 84-2019) 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.

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 30th day of May, 2019

Glen Cameron Drive Paving Works May 27, 2019

Please be advised beginning May 27th, Moncrief Construction Limited (MCL) will begin paving Glen Cameron Drive.

The road will remain open; however, motorists are reminded to slow down and take care through constructions zones and while workers are present.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation.

paving Glen Cameron Drive

Bridge Washing Beginning May 27, 2019

Please be advised City of Kenora roads crew will be carrying out bridge washing beginning this week. This routine maintenance is necessary to clear any build-up on the railings, sidewalks, gutters, catch basins and most importantly to clean all bridge joints of any winter control sand build-up.

Signs will be posted in the work area and traffic will be controlled by flag persons. When approaching the working equipment, motorists are asked to be cautious and obey the signs and flag persons.

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