Coker Road Bridge Load Restriction

Please be advised effectively immediately, a vehicle load restriction has been authorized for the Coker Road bridge.  The maximum gross vehicle weight of 20 tonnes has been implemented to restrict and prohibit large vehicles such as construction trucks/equipment, tractor trailers, and large fire vehicles from crossing the bridge.  Beggs Road and Gauthier Road may be used as alternative travel routes to avoid the bridge.  This load restriction has been put in place as a precaution for public safety until further assessment of the bridge is completed.

Road Work on Ninth Street North and Houghton Road

Please be advised beginning Monday, September 11, 2017 and continuing through the week, road work is taking place on Ninth Street North and Houghton Road. There may be times during the day when traffic will be reduced to one lane in that area. Motorists should consider alternative routes when possible.

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

Notice of Public Meeting for Proposed Site Plan

Notice of Public Meeting for Proposed Site Plan
File Number D11-17-04

Take Notice that in accordance with the City of Kenora’s Policy for Site Plan Control (PP-5-1), Bridge Road Construction will a hold Public Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to provide you with the opportunity to view the proposed site plan for the subject development, and ask questions.

Subject: Proposed 24 Unit Apartment Building, on lands zoned Residential – Third Density Zone (R3)

Location of Property: 3 Woods Drive, being Lot 9 of Plan 23M-883, Kenora, ON

The Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will have the opportunity to consider approval of the site plan and enter into agreement at a subsequent meeting to be determined.

Location of Proposed Site Plan File Number D11-17-04

The Public Meeting will be held at the following date and location:

When: Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Minis Hall, Super 8 Hotel, 240 Lakeview Drive, Kenora, ON P9N 3W8

Company Contact:
Michael Abstreiter, Bridge Road Construction
PO Box 160 Winker, MB R6W 4A4
Tel: 204-325-8685
Email: mabstreiter@bridgeroad.ca

Agent Contact: David Nelson, Architect
205 Lakeview Drive, Kenora, ON P9N 3X7
Tel: 807-468-9442
Email: david@nelsonarchitecture.com

City of Kenora Contact: Devon McCloskey, City Planner
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Tel: 807-467-2059
Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Dated: Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Bridge Maintenance Works

Please be advised maintenance works will be performed on the following bridges from Tuesday August 22 to Saturday August 26, with the bridge location varying by day, from 5:30 am to 8:00 am and 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Expect delays during these periods as the bridge will be down to one lane.

• Cameron Bay
• Darlington Bay
• Eighth Avenue South
• First Avenue South
• Matheson Street
• Parson Street
• Portage Bay
• Portage Bay Walk Bridge
• Winnipeg River East Branch
• Winnipeg River West Branch

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for Zoning By-law Amendment D14-17-05

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 5th, 2017 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 12th, 2017.

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 15th, 2017 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 from the provision to require minimum lot size and frontage requirements as per Section 4.5 of the Zoning By-law. If approved, the change would enable the creation of through lots with a minimum frontage of 22 metres, and lot area of 0.82 hectares.

Location of Property: Scott Island, Island K144, Parcel 237, Norman Bay. Refer to the map below.

Other Applications: it is anticipated that an application for Consent as well as Site Plan Approval will also be submitted for the subject location.

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 9th, 2017 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 3rd day of August, 2017

Location of Property Map

Traffic and Parking During Canada Summer Games Event

Please be advised during the Canada Summer Games rowing event from July 29 – August 4, 2017, there will be increased traffic to the Kenora Rowing Club and Rabbit Lake area, and as such it is important to remember no parking is permitted along Rabbit Lake Road nor on Birchwood Crescent. Event parking has been designated at the Kenora Sportsplex (former JM Arena) at 16 Bunny Street. Shuttle service will be available on race days. There is a drop off/pick up zone for those with mobility issues as accessible parking is very limited at the venue.

The City thanks the public for cooperating during this national sporting event.

August Road Rehabilitation

Please be advised during the month of August road rehabilitation work will be carried out on the following roads or road sections:

  • Homestake Road
  • Gould Road
  • 600-900 block of Anderson Branch Road
  • East Melick Road & Essex Road intersection

Motorists are advised that some sections of these roads will be limited to single lane traffic during construction.

The City thanks motorists for their cooperation and patience during this essential work.

Notice of Decision for a Temporary Use Provision

Notice of Decision for a Temporary Use Provision
To Comprehensive Zoning By-Law No. 101-2015
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 39

Notice is hereby given, that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-Law No. 86 – 2017 at their Regular Meeting held Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-17-03.

Location of Property: 105 Barkman Close, legally described as Lot 9 on Plan 23M946. Refer to the map below.

Purpose and Effect: To temporarily allow for the property specifically identified to be used for a sleep cabin, equipped with kitchen facilities, while construction is underway for a single-detached dwelling, together with parameters for hydro hookup, and a staged construction schedule spanning 3 years.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Wednesday, August 16th, 2017.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: no other applications have been received and it is not anticipated that any 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 27th day of July

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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

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 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 1st day of June, 2017

D14-17-04 map

D14-17-04 Map