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 13th, 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 25th day of May, 2017

D14-17-04 map

D14-17-04 Map

Coker Road Closure May 24, 2017

Please be advised a portion of Coker Road, south of the Austin Lake Road intersection, will be closed for one hour, from 11:15 am – 12 noon, today May 24, 2017 for a culvert repair.


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.

Planned Power Outage May 14, 2017

Kenora Hydro advises that there will be a planned power outage impacting all Kenora Hydro customers

Sunday May 14, 2017
5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Please note that this power outage may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Kenora Hydro requires this outage to remove a cracked insulator in our substation. This outage will interrupt the supply of electricity to all Kenora Hydro customers during this time.

For further information please contact the Superintendent at 467-2076.

We apologize for any inconvenience this planned power outage may cause.


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.

Fourth Street North and Main Street North Closure Extended

Please be advised that the roadway between 100 block of Fourth Street North and 400 block Main Street North will be closed once again Thursday May 4th from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. to complete the demolition/construction work. Motorists are advised to continue using alternate routes.  Local traffic will be allowed through the area however delays can be expected.

The City thanks motorists for their patience during this project.

Fourth Street North and Main Street North Road Closure

Please be advised that the roadway between 100 block of Fourth Street North and 400 block of Main Street North will be closed Wednesday May 3rd from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for road side demolition/construction work. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Local traffic will be allowed through the area however delays can be expected.

The City thanks motorists for their patience during this road construction.


Seventh Avenue South Bridge Vehicle Load Restriction

Please be advised effectively immediately, a vehicle load restriction has been authorized for the Seventh Avenue South Bridge. The maximum gross vehicle weight of 5 tonnes has been implemented, limiting traffic over the bridge to small passenger vehicles only. All other large vehicles such as school buses, emergency vehicles, or construction equipment, are restricted from crossing the bridge. This load restriction has been put in place as a precaution for public safety until further assessment of the bridge is completed.

7th Ave Bridge Signs in Place

Lake of the Woods Cemetery By-law Amendment

The City of Kenora has submitted by-laws to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Any interested parties may contact James Tkachyk, Parks and Facilities Division Lead, at 807-467-2102 or for information, or to make copies. By-laws or amendments may be reviewed or copied at the City of Kenora website at

These by-laws are subject to approval of the Registrar, Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Telephone: Bereavement Authority of Ontario 647-483-2645 or 1-844-493-6356

Notice to Tax Payers of the City of Kenora

2017 Interim Tax Bills have been sent by mail as of Monday January 16, 2017 for all City of Kenora property owners.

Due date for payment is February 22, 2017.

Payments may be made in person at City Hall, by mail, through your personal telephone banking, on-line banking, or through eService on  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, 2017.  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 467-2034.