Please Don’t Feed the Deer

The public is reminded not to feed the deer within the City.

When we feed the deer, they stay around.  Wolves are gathering where the deer are in the City and recently there has been an attack on a large dog.  Fines can be imposed for feeding deer as per the City of Kenora By-law 139-2008 and 51-2012.

Read more about deer management in the City of Kenora.

 

Notice of Complete Application to Purchase City Property

Application to Purchase City Property

The Corporation of the City of Kenora has received an application from an abutting land owner to purchase City unopened road allowance for lot addition to 400 Fourth Street North. The subject land is located adjacent to 400 and 338 Fourth Street North. Refer to the sketch below for an illustration.

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public of the by-law that will be under consideration to declare lands available for disposal. Council will give consideration to the by-law during the April 9th, 2019 Committee of a Whole meeting. A decision will be made on April 16th, 2019 during the regular Council meeting.

The subject land is approximately 0.099 ha in size, generally 21 m in width and 46 m in length. Toward the lot addition, the property will be described on a reference plan, consolidated on title, and merged. The land is vacant and would be developed in accordance with the provisions of the R2-Residential Second Density zone within the Zoning By-law No. 101-2015.

Inquiries and submissions can be made to Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059, by email at dmccloskey@kenora.ca, or at the address below.

Information about the application is also available to the public, by appointment, during regular office hours at the City of Kenora, Planning Department, 2nd Floor, 60 Fourteenth Street North, Kenora, Ontario, P9N 4M9

Dated at the City of Kenora this 21st day of March, 2019

Location Map Fourth Street North Application

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-02

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. 41 – 2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Public notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-19-02.

Location of Property: Area A known as the ‘Anchor Inn’ at 543 Lakeview Drive, Area B at 49 Nash Drive, and Area C at the southside of Nash Street. Refer to the location sketch on the reverse side of this notice (Page 2).

Purpose and Effect: To change zoning of property as identified from Highway Commercial (HC) to Tourist Recreational (TR-42) to allow for development of uses permitted within the TR zone, including a Resort;

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 to 2.4 m, reduce the front yard setback to 6 m, reduce the rear yard to 4.5 m, increase building height to enable a variable terraced design to 15 m;

Area ‘C’, to allow for a two story Club House and Administration Office, not more than 7 m in height, to reduce the setback from water to 6 m, to reduce the rear setback to 4.5 m;

To increase the lot coverage for the overall development to 44%.

Council gave consideration to the public submissions, noting that the development would be a great improvement for the property and that future applications for Condominium and Site Plan will be brought forward.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: the property will also be the subject to applications for condominium and site plan approval.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Wednesday, April 10th, 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 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.

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

Location Sketch (2014 Aerial Imagery)

Location Map D14-19-02

Large Scale

Spring Load Restrictions

Load Restriction on Local Roads Effective March 23, 2019

Please be advised that beginning Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm, reduced load restrictions will be in effect as per the City of Kenora By-law 155-2008 and the Highway Traffic Act R.S.O. 1990, c. H. 8, Section 122. This restriction is necessary to protect highways, streets, and roads from damage during mild, wet spring conditions. Signs are posted on each of the impacted roads to notify motorists of the restriction.

The following roads are subject to the spring load restriction:

Anderson Road East Melick Road Mark’s Lane Snow Drive
Ascough Road Essex Road Matheson Bay Road Strecker Road
Austin Lake Road Gauthier Road Miller Rapids Road Sunnyside Road
Beauty Bay Road Gay Street Mt. Evergreen Road Tallieu Road
Beggs Road Gerald Street McKenzie Portage Road Tetroe Road
Beryl Winder Road Golf Course Road Ninth Street North

(from 19th Ave N. to Airport Road)

Transmitter Road
Bodgen Road Gould Road Parmeter Road Treadway Drive
Bruckenburger Road Haney Drive Peterson Road Valley Drive

(from Rabbit Lake

Road to Airport Road)

Carlton Road Hilly Lake Road Rabbit Lake Road Villeneuve Road
Clarence Street Homestake Road Radcliffe Drive Villeneuve Road North
Coker Road James Road Rat Portage Road Villeneuve Road South
Darlington Drive Johnson Road Ricky Street West Bay Road
Dennis Street Jones Road

(from Hwy 17E

To Homestake Road)

Ritchie Road Whitehead Road
Devlin Drive Kinger Road Schnarr Lake Road Worona Road
Donbrock Drive Kitt Road School Road Zimmerman Road
Duffus Road Lawton Drive Sinclair Road

 

 

 

 

 

City Joins the Reconciliation Board of Kenora

City Forms Partnership on Youth Reconciliation
March 19, 2019

Today, the City joins the Reconciliation Board of Kenora that works towards the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action at the local level.

This is a monumental project which develops partnerships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous individuals in the Kenora area. This council is intended to be a joint venture between the sovereign nations surrounding Kenora, Metis Nation and the City of Kenora.
Councillor Kirsi Ralko and Adam Smith, Development Services Strategist, will join the Board as Kenora representatives to the Local Youth Council of the Youth Committee of Reconciliation. Further, as part of the partnership, the City will be advertising for 12-14 additional community members interested in participating in the Youth Reconciliation in Kenora Phase 1 process – Setting Context with the intent that the number of Non-Indigenous members would parallel the Indigenous Members.

Mayor Reynard is proud of this project which aligns with our Strategic Plan “Focusing on Our People”, including building and strengthening working relations with our Indigenous Partners, together with a commitment to identify opportunities within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations that will further strengthen relationships with our Indigenous Partners are fundamental tenants of the City’s strategic plan. “It is an exciting time in the City and reconciliation with our Indigenous partners and especially our youth will continue to be at the forefront of our progression as a community”, states Mayor Reynard.

Heather Pihulak, City Clerk/Communications Lead
(807) 467-295
hpihulak@kenora.ca

2019 Operating Budget Approved

Council Approves 2019 Operating Budget
March 19, 2019

Today Council approves the 2019 Operating Budget. The 2019 Capital Budget was approved on December 18, 2018. The budget includes a number of critical projects initiated by staff, Council and community input.

As the 2019 draft budget was being prepared, it became very apparent that it would be one of the most challenging budgets in many years for both Council and Administration.

The most frustrating part of this budget is the over $ 650,000 in increases are primarily increases that are beyond our control as they are driven by external organizations. These are things such as our policing costs, social services costs and loss of provincial annualized funding.
The Senior Leadership team met on several occasions to review departmental budgets closely and to search for areas where we could reduce costs to offset the large uncontrollable impacts to the 2019 budget. Any area where administration felt could be reduced was addressed and it still left the draft budget to Council in a significant tax increase position. Council closely reviewed options for further operating cost savings and made difficult decisions to avoid a significant tax increase. This unfortunately meant that service levels and staffing impacts to the organization were directed under very close consideration. They considered all other budget areas, however, these changes were necessary to reduce the deeper impact on the tax increase for 2019.

Some of the more significant impacts the City faced in 2019 included:

  • Loss of Provincial funding of $124K
  • Increased policing costs of $406K
  • Increased requests from other mandated External Organizations totalling $135K
  • Additional Art Centre Operating Costs of $115K

Major capital projects planned for 2019 include:

  • First Street Development ($7.7 million)
  • Coker Bailey Bridge ($1.5 million)
  • Street Lighting Electrical Distribution Upgrade ($.2 million)

Other projects of interest in the 2019 budget include:

  • The Lake of the Woods Art Centre construction is expected to be completed in 2019
  •  The Rotary Splash Park is expected to be completed in 2019
  • With the funds secured, the Pickleball Club expects the court resurfacing to be completed in the summer of 2019.

Overall financial highlights of the approved 2019 budget include:

  • $48.1 million in combined operating, capital, non-capital special projects / unusual spending and reserve appropriations, broken out as follows:
    • $30.6 million in operating expenses;
    • $1.8 million in reserve appropriations;
    • $13.6 million in capital expenses; and
    • $2.1 million in non-capital special projects / unusual spending
  • Combined this represents $26.3 million in net tax levy requirement

Council directed service level reductions and user fee increases to reduce the budget impacts. Some direct impacts include:

  • Elimination of the Fitness Consultant position at the Kenora Recreation Centre
  • Elimination of one By-Law Enforcement Officer position
  • Elimination of two positions at City Hall Customer Service Area
  • City Hall Reception to be moved to an automated answering system
  • Increase of user fees at the Recreation Centre and City Hall
  • Saturday parking to be enforced

“This budget was a particularly difficult one for Council. There were tough decisions that had to be made and finding the balance between meeting the demands and expectations of the public for day to day services and keeping the strategic vision for moving our community forward is always a struggle, especially this budget year. While some service levels are being impacted, we believe that this budget, in conjunction with the strong financial management by City Council and the Senior Leadership Team over recent years, will continue to maintain the City’s financial strength and stability.” states Mayor Daniel Reynard.

Jon Ranger, Deputy Treasurer
(807) 467-2010
jranger@kenora.ca

Finances & Budgets

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-03

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:

Public Statutory Meeting
When: Tuesday, April 9th, 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, April 16th, 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 Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 19th, 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 Residential – Second Density and hold for development plan (R2-h) to Residential – Third Density (R3) and to add a definition for Supportive Housing Use, providing 16 parking spaces.

Location of Property: East extent of the area known as the ‘former Mill Site’ being approximately 0.6 ha with 60 m of frontage at 661 Ninth Street North. Refer to the location sketch below.

Other Applications: the property will also be subject to Planning Applications for Consent to create a new lot, and Site Plan Approval.

Public Meetings: 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 March 13th, 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 ae 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 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 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 March, 2019

Map Location D14-19-03

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting Subdivision Application D07-19-01

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, March 19, 2019 at 6:00 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 4 lots, for development in accordance with the R2-Residential Second Density zone. Access to all lots is proposed off of River Drive. The frontage of each lot will be 15.24 m and meet the minimum requirements for lot area.

Location of Property: 1337 River Drive, described as Lots 53 to 55, 60 to 64 of Plan M63. Part of Lane and Part 1 of Reference Plan 23R 14558; PIN #’s 421680176, 421680173, 421680181, 421680174. Refer to the map below.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: at this time the property is not the subject of any other applications under the Planning Act.

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 March 13th, 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 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 7th day of March, 2019

Map Location D07-19-01

A Conversation with Anhart Community Housing and BUILD Kenora

As a follow up to the Partnering for Housing Solutions session held in February and the Housing Forum hosted in November, the City of Kenora is inviting you to attend a presentation by Anhart Community Housing and BUILD Kenora on Thursday, March 14 at 8:30 a.m. in the Rotary Room at the Kenora Recreation Centre.

Please RSVP here: https://housingconvo.eventbrite.ca

Anhart Community Housing is a non-profit society dedicated to preventing homelessness, and focuses its efforts on people with household incomes of $8,000 to $40,000. Anhart Homes is a community contribution company that develops affordable rental and home ownership aimed at people with household incomes up to $80,000, returning profits to Anhart Community Housing to subsidize rents.

Learn about the new BUILD Kenora project. BUILD – an acronym for Building Urban Industries for Local Development – is a social enterprise non-profit contractor and a training program for people who face barriers to employment.