Coney Island Footbridge Removal

Please be advised the Coney Island footbridge will be removed for the season on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

This work depends on weather conditions and weather fluctuations. Should there be unfavourable weather on Tuesday, City crews will work to remove the footbridge by the end of the week.

Robertson Street Closure

Robertson Street Back Lane Closure
April 24, 2019

Please be advised beginning Wednesday, April 24th, the back lane of Robertson Street will be closed to all traffic. Titan Contractors is upgrading sewer and storm sewer mains in this area.

The lane will be closed for approximately 3 to 4 weeks, and no through traffic will be permitted through the work site.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience as this infrastructure improvement is completed.

Kenora is now a Payee for Water Bill Payments

The City of Kenora is now set up as a payee with all financial institutions.

This is good news for customers who wish to use telephone or internet banking to pay water and sewer bills.  Customers can now set up the payment as usual.  Please search for “Kenora” in the payee list to find the new link.  Each financial institution labels the City of Kenora differently so by simply searching “Kenora” the new payee will open successfully.

Questions about water and sewer accounts may be directed to Customer Service at 807-467-2000.

Billing

 

Book Summer Ice Now

Kenora Recreation Centre is taking bookings for summer ice time at Keewatin Memorial Arena.

Time slots available from July 15 through August 31, 2019.

Check out the ice schedule availability at Keewatin Memorial Arena and call 807-467-2087 to reserve now!

 

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment

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. 54 – 2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Public notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-19-03.

Location of Property: 661 Ninth Street North, being a proposed lot with 62 metres of frontage on Ninth Street North, west of the Kenora Armoury and north of the Evergreen Community Club. The lands are technically part of the property known as the “former mill lands”. Refer to the location sketch below.

Purpose and Effect: To change zoning of property as identified from Residential – Second Density and hold for development plan (R2-h) to Residential – Third Density (R3); to add a definition for Supportive Housing to Section 2 of the By-law, to create parking provisions, and to allow Supportive Housing as a permitted use, site specific to property described as being 0.6 hectares located at the west end of the former mill site, having 62 metres of frontage on Ninth Street North:

Supportive Housing
A residential use building containing rooming units or a combination of rooming and dwelling units, providing residence to any persons requiring supports to live, and support services on-site which may or may not include collective dining facilities, laundry facilities, counselling, educational services, and transportation. This does not include Retirement Homes, Continuum Care Facilities, Correctional Facilities, or Emergency Shelters,

To amend Table 4 of Section 3.23, to include Parking Requirements for Supportive Housing at the rate of 0.25 per rooming unit or 4 beds plus 1 per 100 m² of gross floor area used for medical, health or personal services.

Council gave consideration to the public submissions, the development is supported by the Provincial Policy Statement and the Official Plan.

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

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Tuesday, May 7th, 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.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 18th day of April, 2019.

Map Location D14-19-03

Sidewalk and Street Sweeping

Please be advised that sidewalk and street sweeping began as of Monday, April 15, 2019.

Streets in the Brickyard and Airport Road areas have been completed. Crews are working in the Valley Drive and Minto Avenue areas, as well as Rideout. Next week crews will start in the downtown core, with sidewalk sweeping already in progress. The sweeping will continue into the month of May.

Motorists are asked to proceed with caution around the slow-moving street sweepers particularly where it is working on sweeping the centre lane, shoulders, and bridges.

The City extends thanks to the public for their patience and cooperation as this seasonal maintenance is carried out.

Youth Reconciliation Council Looking for Members

Azhe-mino-gahbewewin / Reconciliation Kenora and the City of Kenora invite youth ages 18-29 to join the

YOUTH RECONCILIATION COUNCIL

PURPOSE of the Youth Reconciliation Council:
To bring Indigenous youth from Treaty 3 Territory and Non-Indigenous youth from Kenora to work together on reconciliation in our area where all peoples may thrive, and to build relationships with our future leaders to strengthen our communities.

April 27 – 28, 2019
Setting Context for Reconciliation in Kenora
Two-day Workshop
-First of three phases in the council formation
-Let’s look at the historical context and importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
-Hear testimonials from Indigenous people with lived experiences of colonialism, First Nation leadership, Metis Senators, and Elders, as well as non-Indigenous Kenora residents with experience in Indigenous issues.
-By examining a colonial and often racist past, it will provide a foundation of knowledge that will help us in building relationships for the future.

Participation in this first phase is not a commitment to sitting on the Youth Reconciliation Council.

We invite students, community members, and young professionals between the ages of 18-29 who want to work together to attend the Reconciliation in Kenora Context Setting workshop.

If this interests you, but you are nervous, we invite you to challenge yourself and come at least to the first phase workshop. This work will not always be easy, but it is necessary and will build meaningful bridges that our future generations can walk.

REGISTER HERE:
kenora.reconciliation@gmail.com
or Will Landon – willlandon15@hotmail.com

Join us!
Reconciliation in Kenora Context Setting Two-Day Workshop
When: Saturday, April 27  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm. and Sunday, April 28 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre (931 Lakeview Drive)

**This workshop is an open forum, you may attend without registering.**

Youth Reconciliation Council Poster

 

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting D09-19-01/D14-19-01

Corporation of the City of Kenora
Notice of Completion Application and Public Meeting for an Official Plan Amendment, File Number D09-19-01, and Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-01
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 17 and 34

Take Notice that Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will hold a Statutory Public Meeting, under Sections 17 and 34 of the Planning Act, to consider a City-initiated Official Plan Amendment as it pertains to the City of Kenora Official Plan, Council Adoption May 19, 2015, Ministerial Approval November 5, 2015 (By-law No. 75-2015), and a City-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment as it pertains to the City of Kenora Zoning By-law, Council Adoption December 15, 2015 (By-law No. 101-2015), as amended, at the following time and location:

Statutory Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 14th, 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 applications on Tuesday, May 21st, 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, April 16th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre, 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Be Advised that the Corporation of the City of Kenora considered the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to be complete on March 27th, 2019.

Purpose and Effect:
The purpose and effect of the Official Plan Amendment is to:
• Amend Section 3.20 Public Uses to permit a public use, including but not limited to an institutional use, housing, and supportive housing, in the following land use designations, without the need for an Official Plan Amendment, subject to the policies in the Land Use Compatibility Section of the Official Plan: Established Area; Residential Development Area; Harbourtown Centre; and Commercial Development Area.

The purpose and effect of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to:
• Amend Section 2 Definitions to add a new definition for “Public Use”;
• Amend Section 2 Definitions by replacing “Public Authority” with “Public Agency”, and by amending the definition;
• Amend the definitions of “Conservation” and “Sewage Facility” in Section 2 Definitions to replace references to “public authority” with “public agency”; and
• Amend Section 3.34.5 Public Uses to add a new provision to allow a public use, including but not limited to an institutional use, housing, and supportive housing, to the following zones: Residential – First Density Zone (R1); Residential – Second Density Zone (R2); Residential – Third Density Zone (R3); Local Commercial Zone (LC); General Commercial Zone (GC); Highway Commercial Zone (HC); and Institutional Zone (I).

Description of the Lands: As all lands within the City of Kenora are affected by the proposed City-initiated amendments to the Official Plan (By-law No. 75-2015) and Zoning By-law (By-law No. 101-2015), no key map is provided.

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 April 10th, 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.

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 applications for Official Plan Amendment and 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 4th day of April, 2019