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Monday, May 27, 2019 – 3:30 p.m. Council Chambers Special Meeting Regarding the Oversized Load Corridor. 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers – Regular Council Meeting.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers – Regular Council Meeting.

Agendas are available on the City’s website and through the Clerk’s Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall.



A Closed Meeting of Sarnia City Council will be held at 3:15pm on Monday, May 27, 2019 in Committee Room #2, Sarnia City Hall.

Under sections 239 (2) (c) and (k) of the Municipal Act consideration will be given to instructions to be applied to negotiations regarding the proposed sale of 1630 Murphy Rd.

Under sections 239 (2) (e), (f), and (k) of the Municipal Act consideration will be given to advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose; and instructions to be applied to negotiations with respect to a legal matter.



Notice is being given of a Special Meeting of Sarnia City Council to be held on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 3:30pm in Council Chambers, Sarnia City Hall to hear presentations regarding the Oversized Load Corridor and the New City Website.



Downtown Parking Review

The City of Sarnia is considering changes to the pricing of downtown parking in order to address the public concern of a lack of downtown parking spaces.  Learn more at the drop-in public information session:

Public Information Session:


Thursday, June 20, 2019


6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (drop in anytime)


Sarnia City Hall, Main Lobby

255 Christina Street North


  • Learn more about the idea
  • Discuss/provide comments


A recent survey of downtown parking identified that, while on-street parking is full in a few core blocks, there are plenty of available parking spaces available throughout the downtown.  The City is investigating the implementation of dynamically priced parking that would include charging for on-street parking while reducing or eliminating the cost for some off-street parking lots.  This would free up prime on-street parking for customers. The paid parking system would focus on convenience by allowing purchase by an app or pay-by-plate machines that accept credit cards. Pricing would be set in order to achieve a target occupancy rate ensuring that one or two spaces are available on each block at all times.  Potential revenue could be dedicated to funding improvements to downtown.

For more information visit the Engineering Department page at www.smartsarnia.com.  Feedback can be provided by e-mail or at the public meeting.

For more information on this project, please contact:

David Jackson, P.Eng., PMP

Manager of Development & Transportation

519-332-0527 ext. 3279




The Corporation of the City of Sarnia Notice of Public Information Centre


The Rapids Parkway Extension / Nature Trail Environmental Assessment

The City of Sarnia is undertaking a Schedule ‘C’ Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to extend The Rapids Parkway and Howard Watson Nature Trail from Sandpiper Drive to Exmouth Street under Highway 402 in the study corridor shown on this map.  This EA Study will select a preferred road and nature trail design to serve travel demands of motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and transit expected from planned development in the surrounding area between Highway 402 and Blackwell Road.  The road / trail extension has been planned by the City since the mid-1990’s.


A Public Information Centre drop-in will be held as follows to present preliminary Study information and receive public feedback:


Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Place: St. Patrick’s Catholic High School (Cafeteria) – 1001 The Rapids Parkway

Time:  Drop In anytime 5:00 PM - 7 PM


Study team members will be in attendance to discuss the Study status and answer questions about the Study purpose and process, traffic conditions, environmental conditions, preliminary road and nature trail designs and impact mitigation (i.e. noise, vegetation, drainage).


Anyone with questions about this Public Information Centre or to provide Study input, or wanting to be added to the Study mailing list to receive notice about further meetings should contact


David Jackson, Manager of Development and Transportation

City of Sarnia

Phone: 519-332-0527 ext. 3279



For additional information on the project visit the Engineering section on www.smartsarnia.com.


Information collected by this Study will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.




Notice is hereby given that Sarnia City Council, at its regular meeting to be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, will consider the adoption of a Capital Budget and Finance Policy and a Strategic Corporate Asset Management Policy for the City of Sarnia.

The capital budget is a multi-year financial plan, forecasted over a ten year timeline. The budget provides for the planning of future financial resources required to finance capital expenditures. The capital budget should also identify the future financial resources to be allocated from the operating (revenue fund) budget to use and maintain the capital asset. The Capital Budget and Finance Policy supports a disciplined approach that reflects the City’s strategic plan of reducing its debt servicing. The capital budget will be reviewed by management and council to ensure the City has the financial capability to cover the costs over the long term, through its various sources of funding.

The purpose of the Strategic Corporate Asset Management Policy is to formally document the Corporation of the City of Sarnia’s commitment as a municipality, not only to O. Reg. 588/17, but to responsible asset management as a whole.  The goals, policy statement, and guiding principles shall frame all Corporate AM decisions and initiatives undertaken by the City of Sarnia with respect to municipal services and assets.

Copies of the proposed policies are available by visiting the Finance Department section of www.smartsarnia.ca

If you have input that you would like to be considered by Council, please provide it to the Finance Department no later than Monday, June 10, 2019 by email to finance@sarnia.ca or by mail at 255 N. Christina Street, P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia, ON, N7T 7N2.




This is to advise that at its meeting to be held at 5:00pm on May 27, 2019 Sarnia City Council will consider the adoption of a resolution    to permit a gaming facility, including but not limited to slot machines at Hiawatha Horse Park and Entertainment Centre located at 1730 London Line, Sarnia, ON.


As part of the process to consider a gaming facility in Sarnia and to satisfy the requirements under Reg. 81/12 of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999, a public meeting will be held in Council Chambers, Sarnia City Hall to receive public input on the proposed resolution.


The objective of the public consultation process is to provide opportunities for residents and business owners in Sarnia to offer their feedback about the reintroduction of gaming in the community.


The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Gateway Casinos will be present to each make a presentation at the public meeting.


If you wish to speak at the public meeting, please register with the City Clerk's office by May 22, 2019 at noon by contacting 519-332- 0330 ext. 3263 or clerks@sarnia.ca.

For additional information please visit https://clerks.smartsarnia.com/. 


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