Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-01

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. 24 – 2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Public notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-19-01.

Location of Property: The property is located at 200 First Street North, described as being Block 3, Plan 3, Part of Lot 1 to 3, Part Main Street, Plan 23R-12204 Parts 3 to 7. Please refer to the location sketch below.

Purpose and Effect: to change zoning of the subject property from Institutional (I) to Residential Third Density (R3) to allow for development of those uses permitted within the R3 zone, being six (6) apartment units with legal non-complying requirements in accordance with Section 4.3 of the Zoning By-law.

Council gave consideration to the public submissions, noting that development of the site facilities would be addressed with the process to evaluate the site plan application.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: the property will also be the subject of an application for site plan approval.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.

Notices of appeal may only be made on the basis that:
i. the by-law is inconsistent with a policy statement issued under subsection 3 (1), fails to conform with or
conflicts with a provincial plan or fails to conform with an applicable official plan
ii. it is accompanied by the fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act being $300.00,
payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance.
iii. is filed with Heather Pihulak, City Clerk, City of Kenora, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law 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 appeal unless, before the by-law was 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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 acco9mpanies 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 28th day of February, 2019

Location Map D14-19-01

Saturday Parking Enforced Effective April 1, 2019

The Effective April 1, 2019, parking on Saturdays will be enforced. Be sure to feed the meter to avoid a parking ticket.

As per the City of Kenora Traffic by-law 180-2015 and Parking and Structure by-law 82-2018, when parking at a metered space, a fee of $1 per hour (25¢, $1, and $2 accepted) must be deposited into the parking meter or ticket machine between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., excluding Sundays and Public Holidays. This means the fee must be paid to park in a metered zone daily, Monday through Saturday.

Letter from Service Line Warranties Canada is Not a Scam

Residents of Kenora are receiving letters from Service Line Warranties of Canada offering optional water and sewer service line insurance.  This program is in partnership with the City of Kenora and is NOT a scam. Questions about the program details should be directed to SLWC at www.slwofc.ca or call 1-866-922-9004.

This may answer some questions around the letter mailed out and optional program offered:

Why Did the City of Kenora Endorse This Program?
Many residents are not aware that buried water or sewer lines on their property are their responsibility. A broken or blocked water or sewer line can cost hundreds to repair or thousands if a replacement is necessary and many times residents are not prepared for this unexpected expense. Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) not only works to educate residents but also provides a solution.

Why Did the City of Kenora Partner With A 3rd Party?
SLWC has been recognized as the trusted administrator of utility line plans endorsed by Local Authority Services (LAS). Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) is an insurance company that works with the Local Authority Services (LAS), which was created by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).  They have been providing service line protection to residents across Canada since before 1996.  Many Cities today are using public/private partnerships and they have been successful in providing cost-effective services to citizens. Partnering with SLWC allows the City to have oversight of the program and ensure benefits for its residents.

Why is SLWC Using the City Logo?
SLWC’s partnership agreement with the City allows the company to use the logos in communications to indicate that there is a formal relationship in place and to let residents know that the offering is legitimate. All of the mailings SLWC sends to residents are first reviewed and approved by the City. All SLWC materials clearly state that the services the company offers are voluntary and that they are offered by SLWC, a private company that is separate from the City.

Can’t This Company Just Market On Their Own?
Unfortunately, the participation from customers is much lower without the trust instilled by the City’s brand. The City brand also conveys that the City is involved, overseeing the program, and choosing who will serve their residents best.

Do Residents Really Need This Coverage?
It is difficult to determine when a pipe may fail, with key contributors being the type of piping material, age of the service pipe, soil conditions and installation quality. Water line repairs can be costly–a replacement averages $2,500 nationally*–but the modest cost of an SLWC service plan is optional and up to the homeowner to decide based on their personal circumstances.
*Estimate based on national average repair costs within the SLWC network as of March 2018.

Do Residents Have to Enrol?
Residents are under no obligation to register for the program. It is optional, not mandatory.

What is the Cost to the City of Kenora for This Program?
There is NO cost to the City of Kenora. In fact, there is opportunity for the City of Kenora to earn 5% revenue on the number of residents who sign up for the warranty. The only costs borne by the City of Kenora was staff time to assist in preparing the mail out.

Did the City of Kenora Consider the Risks Involved?
Risk is considered with all decisions by the City of Kenora. The risk is minor for the City to partner with SLWC and endorse the warranty program for residents. The risk is mitigated by the full endorsement of LAS, and the City of Hamilton having just completed a three (3) year partnership, with a 97% homeowner satisfaction rate.

When Did the City Make the Decision to Engage with SLWC for This Program?
A report to Council was brought forward to the April 10, 2018 Committee of the Whole meeting and was approved by Council on April 17, 2018. The Agreement was signed for a three year term of marketing the program to Kenora residents.

What If I Have Questions or Concerns?
For more information, please contact Service Line Warranties Canada Customer Service directly at www.slwofc.ca or call 1-866-922-9004. The City of Kenora staff cannot answer questions about the details of the program.

Service Line Protection Available for City of Kenora Homeowners

City Approves Warranty Service Line Program

Water and Sewer Billing Changes

Please be advised that City of Kenora water and sewer customers who are scheduled to bill before February 18th will receive their bill from Synergy North. After February 18th, customers will receive two statements – water and sewer billing will come from the City of Kenora, and hydro billing will come from Synergy North.

In the past, both water and sewer and hydro billings were combined through one system. The City of Kenora is working on the final stages of converting to a new system which will separate the two utility bills. Water and sewer customers can expect to see the City of Kenora on their bill after February 18th.

Questions about water and sewer accounts can be directed to Customer Service at 807-467-2000 or service@kenora.ca.

Water Insert New Bills – Feb 2019 (7)

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting D14-19-02

Corporation of the City Of Kenora

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-02

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 site specific 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, March 12th, 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 application on Tuesday, March 19th, 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 Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre, 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: to change the zoning of the subject property from Highway Commercial (HC) to a site specific form of Tourist Recreational (TR) to allow for development of uses permitted within the TR zone, including a Resort. The application is also requesting relief, from the Zone Regulations of Section 4.8.6; for area ‘A’, to reduce the eastside yard setback to allow a narrowing from 4.5 m to 1.6 m, reduce the westside yard setback 4.5 m to 2.4 m, reduce the front yard setback 8 m to 6 m, reduce the rear yard 8 m to 4.5 m, increase the building height 10 m to 15 m; for the Area ‘C’, to allow for a Club House, Administration Office, and two (2) second floor guest units, per Section 3.30 b) i., ii. to reduce the setback from water 15 m to 6 m, to reduce the rear setback 8 m to 4.5 m; to increase the lot coverage for the overall development 40% to 44%.

Location of Property: Area A known as the ‘Anchor Inn’ at 543 Lakeview Drive, Area B at 49 Nash Drive, and Area C at Nash Street. Refer to the location sketch below.

Other Applications: the property will also be subject to applications for Condominium and Site Plan Approval.

Public Meeting: 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.

If possible, written submissions are requested to be made before February 18th, 2019 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 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.

If a person or public body does not make oral submission 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 may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless in the opinion of the Tribunal, 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 re9quest 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 the 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 7th day of February, 2019

Location Sketch (2014 Aerial Imagery)

Location Sketch (2014 Aerial Imagery) D14-19-02

Large Scale Location Map

Location Map D14-19-02

 

Method of Payment Change Effective April 1, 2019

Please be advised that customers may pay for utility bills at City Hall, including water/sewer and Synergy North; however, only cash, debit or cheques will be accepted after April 1, 2019. Credit cards will not be accepted.

Customers who routinely pay with a credit card will need to make arrangements for other payment options.

Questions about payment options may be directed to Customer Service at 807-467-2000 or service@kenora.ca.

City and Central Community Club Volunteers Announce Plans for New Central Community Club

Central Community Club Volunteers, in partnership with the City of Kenora, have solidified the drawings for the new Central Community Club building.

In the summer of 2018 the former Community Club building was demolished as it was beyond repair and in need of replacement. Community volunteers along with generous local contracting businesses demolished and removed the building and prepared the site for the new build.

The Community Club volunteers have worked hard to develop designs for a new building that is functional and will meet the needs of the community. As this initiative is community driven, volunteers have moved the process along as quickly as possible, however, it was not possible to have the preparation work done which includes soil compaction testing in the remainder of the building season once the building was demolished.

Volunteers are in the final stages of preparing for the new build and will be seeking community support for additional funding to complete the build. While the City has committed $100,000 to the new building, and some of our generous community clubs have also funded the project, additional funds will be required for the building to become a reality.

This project is evidence of the passion our residents have for our community and the generosity of the businesses and volunteers. These partnerships continue to move our community forward and make Kenora a great place to live. The City thanks our hard working volunteers who have given so much of their time to this project and look forward to the new build in the spring of 2019!

Tim Gosnell, Central Community Club Volunteer (807) 464-2006
Jeff VanWalleghem, Central Community Club Volunteer (807) 464-0375
Heather Pihulak, City Clerk/Communications Lead (807) 467-2295  hpihulak@kenora.ca