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Norman/Keewatin Boil Water Advisory

Effective at 12:01 a.m., December 31st, 2017 all of Norman and Keewatin will be on a boil water advisory.

All water from taps should be boiled for at least one minute if it is used for human consumption.

This advisory shall remain in effect until further notice.

Please see https://www.nwhu.on.ca/search/results.aspx?k=Boil Water Advisories/Orders  for instructions on boil water advisories by the Northwestern Health Unit.

We thank the public for their cooperation.

Water Rate Increase

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2018, City of Kenora water and wastewater rates will increase by 8% for all residential and commercial consumers. The water cost will be set at $1.43 per cubic meter or per 1000 litres. This rate together with the fixed cost and wastewater cost will change an average monthly bill for residential consumption (based on an average of 15 cubic meters of water) from $117.68 to $127.22. This increase will allow the City to continue to replace existing assets, begin to address the infrastructure deficit, and improve revenue stability.

If consumers have questions about billing or the rate change, they should contact a Customer Service Representative at City Hall 467-2000.

Public Notification of Seventh Avenue South Bridge Works

Public Notification of Seventh Avenue South Bridge Works

December 7, 2017                                                                      File No. 16-0259-003

TO: Local Residents

RE: Replacement of the Seventh Avenue South Bridge Public Notification for Schedule A+ Project

The City of Kenora is proceeding with Replacement of the Seventh Avenue South Bridge, with the construction work anticipated to occur between March and September, 2018. The existing bridge structure is in very poor  condition and subject to a loading restriction, and the intention of the project is to provide a new bridge structure at the existing location which will restore the level of service previously provided by this crossing. The scope of the replacement work will include removal of the existing bridge structure, reconstruction of portions of the existing retaining wall that are in poor condition, and construction of a new two lane vehicular bridge with sidewalks on both sides. Copies of the project drawings will be available for viewing at the City of Kenora Engineering Offices, located at 60-14th Street North.

Temporary road closures will be required to facilitate the construction work, along with temporary restrictions on boat traffic on Laurenson’s Creek at the crossing location. Details of the required closures will be made available to the public by the City of Kenora and the Contractor during construction through use of signage, radio and newspaper advertisements, and the City website (www.kenora.ca) as appropriate.

The City of Kenora has retained KGS Group as the engineering Consultant on this project. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming work, please feel free to contact KGS Group’s Project Manager, Mrs. Cindy Cousin, by phone at 204-896-1209 or by email at ccousin@kgsgroup.com.

Transit Fare Change

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2018, the cost to ride the City transit one-way exact cash fare will increase by fifty cents to $2.50. Multi ride bus passes will change to 17 rides for $36.50 and 22 rides for $50.00. Infants under one year of age ride free.  Bus passes purchased prior to January 1, 2018 will be honoured.  New bus passes may be purchased at City Hall or online in the new year.

Notice of Statutory Meeting January 9, 2018 D14-17-07

Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-17-07
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:

When: Tuesday, January 9th, 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 January 16th, 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:

When: December 19th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre, 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

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 development of residential uses permitted in that zone.

Location of Property: Property located adjacent to Dowcett Street, Veterans Drive and Sultana Avenue. Refer to the map.

Zoning Bylaw Amendment Dowcett Street Map

Other Applications: it is anticipated that an application for 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 December 13th, 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 7th day of December, 2017

Notice of Statutory Public Meeting January 9, 2018 D14-17-06

Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-17-06
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:

When: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 12:30 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 January 16th, 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:

When: December 19th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre, 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: Whereas the Institutional Zone does not currently allow for the use of an Emergency Shelter, approval of the application would allow for the use within a portion of the building, in addition to other uses permitted in the zone, as a site specific provision.

Location of Property: 116 Fifth Avenue South, known as “Knox Church”. Refer to the map.

Zoning Bylaw Amendment 116 Fifth Avenue South Map

Other Applications: at this time it is not anticipated that any other applications will 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 December 13th, 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 7th day of December, 2017

City of Kenora to Receive Funding and Training For Climate Adaptation and Asset Management

The City of Kenora has been granted $80,500 in funding from the Government of Canada, through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to develop the community’s asset management strategy to align with current climate change goals.

Through FCM’s Climate and Asset Management Network (CAMN), the City of Kenora will join eighteen communities from across Canada taking part in a two-year initiative that combines peer-learning opportunities, training, and funding to help Canadian municipalities integrate climate change and sustainability goals systematically into decision-making about infrastructure assets, such as roads, buildings, and water and sanitation systems.

City of Kenora Mayor Canfield states “Kenora is facing a significant infrastructure deficit that will only become more challenging to address given projected climate change impacts. This funding will improve our resiliency and ability to effectively manage our capital assets.”

Adam Smith, City of Kenora Special Projects and Research Officer, adds “As part of the Climate and Asset Management Network, the City of Kenora can position itself as a leader in climate adaptation by creating a framework that supports risk based decision-making and allows for greater clarity on how climate change impacts will affect the ability of our assets to meet service and performance needs.”

By embedding climate goals into their asset management planning, communities of all sizes can provide greater environmental, economic and social value for Canadians over the long term.

CAMN is available through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.