Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting D07-18-02

The Corporation of the City Of Kenora Planning Advisory Committee (‘PAC’)
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting
Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c.P13, s. 51 (O. Reg. 544/06, s.4)

Take Notice that the Planning Advisory Committee (‘PAC’) of the Corporation of the City of Kenora has received a complete application for approval of a proposed plan of subdivision. You are invited to attend a public meeting to be held by the PAC at the following time and location:

Statutory Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre,60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Description of Proposal: the draft plan of subdivision consists of 7 lots, for waterfront development in accordance with the Rural Residential (RR) Zone, public access to the lots is proposed via a road which is proposed to be developed in accordance with City of Kenora standards and transferred to the City. Each of the lots will exceed the lot area requirement of 1 hectare.

Location of Property: 47D Andy’s Camp Road, described as Broken Lot 1, Concession 7, Plan 23R-8171, PIN # 42174-0311. Refer to the map.

Map Location for D07-18-02

This application is being considered in conjunction with an application under the Planning Act for a Minor Variance, File No. D13-18-09, which is requesting relief to allow for the creation of one lot with less than the regulated frontage requirement.

Public Meeting: Input on the proposed subdivision 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 September 12th, 2018 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 Planning Advisory Committee of the City of Kenora before the by-law is passed in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the Planning Advisory Committee gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision:

i. the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Planning Advisory Committee to the Local Appeal Tribunal
ii. the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Planning Advisory Committee in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision, you must make a written request to Devon McCloskey, City Planner at the address above.

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 30th day of August, 2018

 

Take the Super Summer Sunday Campaign Survey

We are looking for your feedback on Super Summer Sundays in Kenora.   Please take a few minutes to complete the six-question survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2FJLC5J

The purpose of the Super Summer Sundays campaign is to coordinate, commit and promote Sunday shopping/dining hours from July 1st to August 19th during the 2018 summer. In order to participate businesses were required to commit to being open for a minimum of four hours on Sundays throughout the duration of the campaign. In return, the City of Kenora and Harbourtown BIZ included participating businesses in an advertising campaign that utilized social media, radio, blitz ads, big belly ads, postcards and posters. This year the campaign also included planned entertainment in the downtown on Sundays in an attempt to increase foot traffic throughout the designated campaign area.

 

 

Local Official Elected to the 2018 – 2020 AMO Board of Directors

At the Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), held in Ottawa August 19 – 22, Dave Canfield, Mayor, City of Kenora, was elected to the AMO Board of Directors, Northern Caucus.

As a member of the Board, Mayor Canfield will help set policy for the association and serve as a key municipal leader in the province.
“AMO benefits from membership from across the Province, and a Board that reflects the diversity of Ontario’s municipal governments. To that end, I am pleased to have Dave on the 2018- 2020 Board team,” said AMO President, Jamie McGarvey.

About the Association of Municipalities of Ontario:
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.

For more information about AMO, please go to our website: www.amo.on.ca

AMO Media Release, August 23, 2018
For more information contact:
Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact
416-729-5425
lambie@redbrick.ca

Garrow Park Play Structure Update August 21, 2018

Please be advised a change to the Garrow Park play structure ground cover has been put on hold until the City of Kenora Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) reviews the accessible priorities for the City’s parks and facilities. Once the AAC has conducted their review, an action plan will be made to address the ground cover.

While the current engineered wood fibre (EWF) ground cover is an approved and safe ground cover for playgrounds, the public is reminded to wear appropriate footwear while using the play structure.

 

City of Kenora Delegation Brings Northern Ontario Perspective to AMO Conference

City of Kenora Delegation Brings Northern Ontario Perspective to AMO Conference August 19 – 22

Mayor Canfield and Members of Council will join about 1,900 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2018 Conference in Ottawa from August 19 to 22.

For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.

Ontario’s Premier, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and the three party leaders are featured speakers and several additional provincial ministers will participate in the conference.

The annual conference is a chance for municipal officials to discuss and move forward on shared challenges, to learn, and to create new opportunities that can benefit their communities. In addition to the conference program, municipal staff and officials will take part in municipal delegation meetings with provincial and federal ministries. Mayor Canfield, along with City Councillors Dan Reynard, Rory McMillan, Mort Goss and Special Projects and Research Officer, Adam Smith will be meeting with elected officials from the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Key session topics include cannabis legalization, trade, indigenous relations, climate change and disaster preparedness, waste diversion, ambulance dispatch, emerging technologies and Smart Cities, the 2018 municipal election, rural economic development, and much more. Program information is available online at www.amo.on.ca.

This is the first opportunity to have Northern Ontario issues heard by the new Premier of Ontario and his Minister Cabinet. The City of Kenora delegation is particularly interested in advocating on issues such as:
• Affordable Housing
• Community Health-Care
• Policing Costs
• Fire Protection and Prevention Act
• Downtown Revitalization
• Twinning the Kenora Recreation Centre
• Highway 17 Expansion
• Connecting Links Funding
• Maintenance Standards

During the conference, interviews with Mayor Canfield can be accommodated by e-mailing dcanfield@kenora.ca.

Conference news releases, fact sheets and presentations from a number of key speakers will be posted on AMO’s website throughout the duration of the conference at www.amo.on.ca.

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.

For more information about AMO or the 2018 Conference, contact:
Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact, 416-729-5425, lambie@redbrick.ca
Follow the conference on Twitter: @AMOPolicy, Hashtag: #AMOConf18

Council Approves 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the City of Kenora

Council Approves 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the City of Kenora

Today Council approves the 2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements. The City received an unqualified audit report and is financially stable.

The 2017 financial statements continue to reflect the healthy financial position currently enjoyed by the City of Kenora. The City continues to work to improve the current infrastructure deficit while maintaining an appropriate balance between services and property tax rates.

Highlights from the consolidated balance sheet include:

  • Cash and temporary investments on hand as at December 31, 2017 totalled $37 million;
  • Investment in government business enterprises totalled $9.9 million;
  • The Kenora Citizens’ Prosperity Trust Fund balance was $32.8 million at the end of 2017 on the consolidated balance sheet. The Trust Fund in fact has $41 million in investments. The difference arises because the City issued debentures to the Trust Fund to finance seven capital projects. The Canadian generally accepted accounting principles dictate that the Trust Fund be consolidated in the City of Kenora’s financial statements. As a result the investment in the Trust Fund and the corresponding debenture debt in the City are eliminated on consolidation. The debenture balance at year end is $8.2 million.
  • This Trust Fund was created in 2008 to safeguard the net proceeds from the sale of the KMTS Entities. The intent was to ensure there would be no impact to property taxes as a result of this sale. In order to offset lost net revenues as a result of the sale of the KMTS Entities, the City requires an annual return of $1.1 million in income from the Trust Fund. Any erosion of the balance of the Trust Fund will result in an additional burden on City taxpayers.
  • The balance of the City’s reserves and reserve funds was $30.2 million at the end of 2017.
  • The City’s accumulated surplus totals $228.1 million, (see tangible capital assets discussion below)

The City is required to include tangible capital assets in its accumulated surplus total. Therefore, the City’s statements include things like roads, bridges, water and wastewater networks, and City facilities and equipment to name just a few. The offsetting net investment in these assets is shown as a surplus on the City’s balance sheet. The City’s surplus includes the Tangible Capital Assets recorded at cost less accumulated amortization. At the end of 2017, the investment in capital assets included in the City’s surplus is $154.7 million.

The City is also pleased to present the consolidated audited financial statements as part of its Annual Report. This report will be available to the public for viewing along with the Auditors report on August 15th 2018, both on the City’s website, as well as at the front desk at City Hall and the Library. This report has been developed to provide users with some additional information about the City in conjunction with the consolidated audited financial statements.

Jonathon Ranger, Deputy Treasurer (807) 467-2010
jranger@kenora

 

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-18-05

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-18-05
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:

Statutory Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 11th, 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 September 25th, 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:

PAC Meeting
When: August 21st, 2018 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 which is zoned “MH” from certain provisions as follows: That relief is granted from the lot area minimum requirement to allow for creation of one new lot with both the retained portion (0.97 ha) and the new lot (0.28 ha), being less than the required lot area for an unserviced lot zoned MH. Permitted use of the property will be limited to existing uses which include industrial/commercial barging, transportation depot and contractor services, as site specific provisions.

Location of Property: 1053 Lakeview Drive. Refer to the map.

Other Applications: the property is also the subject of an application consent to sever for the creation of 1 new lot.

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 15th, 2018 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 9th day of August, 2018

Location Map D14-18-05

Public Participation Needed on Lake of the Woods Water Quality

Lake of the Woods Sustainability Foundation  |  Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association

Call for public participation at meeting about Lake of the Woods water quality
Wednesday, August 15, 2:00 -­ 4:30 pm Clarion Lakeside Inn., Kenora

Public meetings will highlight “science to action” and the efforts to protect and restore Lake of the Woods water quality by the:
• International Rainy-­Lake of the Woods Watershed Board, of the International Joint Commission
• Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
• Environment and Climate Change Canada
The Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation and the Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association urge everyone who cares about water quality and the future health of Lake of the Woods to attend this important meeting. Learn about what’s being done to address toxic and nuisance algae in Lake of the Woods by Minnesota, Canada and by the International Joint Commission. Your attendance and engagement directly with the government officials and scientists will send a message that Lake of the Woods matters and that you care!

“In 2008, Minnesota declared the U.S. portion of Lake of the Woods polluted for too much phosphorus, a key cause of algae blooms. Minnesota is now poised to take action by setting targets for reducing phosphorus and developing watershed restoration plans”, commented Todd Sellers, Executive Director of the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation. He continued, “Environment and Climate Change Canada has it phosphorus and algae science well underway as well. The meetings August 15th in Kenora are a tremendous opportunity – a one stop shop – for all of us to get a complete picture of what’s being done to protect and restore Lake of the Woods
and its watershed in the United States, Canada, and internationally.”

Hardy Bock, President of the Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association, joins the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation in encouraging all who love Lake of the Woods to attend these important meetings on August 15th., “The opportunity to speak to those who are conducting the research and playing a lead role in the long-­term health of Lake of the Woods – and to ask them direct  questions -­ is one we do not take lightly.” Continuing, he commented, “We are reaching out with our sister organization, Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation, and asking our members and supporters to be visible in their concern for the future of Lake of the Woods by coming out on Wednesday.”

At 2 pm, the IJC watershed board will hold its annual public meeting to provide an update and answer questions about its activities during the past year and upcoming projects related to water quality and aquatic ecosystem health in the Rainy-­Lake of the Woods watershed.

Immediately following the IJC watershed board meeting, science and management staff from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will speak with the public about Minnesota’s Watershed Protection and Restoration work and its phosphorus study and plan to set targets for cutting phosphorus entering Lake of the Woods.

Environment and Climate Change Canada will also provide an update on its phosphorus and algae studies underway on Lake of the Woods and possible next steps towards developing Canadian phosphorus targets.

Send a message to our governments by attending, that Lake of the Woods matters and that you care!  Please join us Wednesday August 15, 2:00 -­ 4:30 pm at the Clarion Lakeside Inn, Kenora Ontario.

For more information contact:

Todd Sellers, Executive Director
Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation
tsellers@lowwsf.com 204-­981-­4285

Diane Schwartz-­Williams, Executive Director
Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association
diane@lowdpoa.com 807-­543-­4287