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UPCOMING SARNIA COUNCIL MEETINGS

Monday, February 26, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers – Regular Council Meeting.

Monday, March 19, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers – Regular Council 

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

 


New City Hall and Transit Office Service Hours

Effective Monday, January 22, 2018, new business hours will be implemented as follows:   

City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Transit Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 


Notice of Closed Meeting – February 26, 2018

Notice is being given of a Closed Meeting of Sarnia City Council to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018 in Committee Room #2, Sarnia City Hall. Under sections 239 (2) (b) and (c) of the Municipal Act, consideration will be given to personal matters about identifiable individuals with respect to appointments to boards and committees; and a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality.

 


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

PROPOSED QUESTION ON BALLOT

Notice is being given that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia will hold a Public Meeting regarding a proposed By-Law to place a Question on the Ballot for the upcoming Municipal Election, under Section 8 of the Municipal Election Act, 1996 on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:00pm in Council Chambers, Sarnia City Hall.

Question: Are you in favour of the discontinuance of the fluoridation of the public water supply of this municipality?

Persons wishing to speak to this matter are required to notify the City Clerk on or before noon on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in order to be placed on the agenda. Please contact clerks@sarnia.ca or call 519-332-0330 x3263 to register.

After receiving input from the public, Council will consider the adoption of the proposed by-law at its regular meeting on February 26, 2018.

If a majority of eligible electors vote on the question, and more than 50% of the votes on the question are “yes,” then the City must notify the Lambton Area Water Supply System (LAWSS) that the City’s position is to cease fluoridation. If the question is rejected, then the City must notify LAWSS that the City’s position is to continue fluoridation.

Under the Fluoridation Act, at least four of the six member municipalities of LAWSS must agree to cease fluoridation and adopt by-laws to that effect in order to implement an affirmative result of the question.

Within 20 days after the Clerk gives notice of the proposed by-law being passed, an appeal may be made by any person or entity to the Chief Electoral Officer of the Province of Ontario on the grounds the question is not clear, concise and neutral, or that the question is not capable of being answered in the affirmative or the negative and the only permitted answers to the question are “yes” or “no”. An appeal shall be made by filing a notice of appeal with the Clerk setting out the objections and the reasons in support of the objections, which shall be duly forwarded by the Clerk to the Chief Electoral Officer.

 


CIVIC CORNER NOTICE RE:  BUSINESS LICENSING BY-LAW

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia will consider, at its meeting to be held at City Hall on February 26th, 2018, a Taxi By-Law that includes clarification of wording though amendments and consolidation of previous enacted amending by-laws.

The proposed By-Law may be seen at the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall.

Written comments regarding this matter should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Department no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 and directed to the attention of the City Clerk, 2nd Floor, Sarnia City Hall, 255 North Christina Street, P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7N2, by e-mail to clerks@sarnia.ca or by facsimile to 519-332-3995.

 


CITY OF SARNIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Please be advised that a public meeting to consider the below-noted application will be held by Sarnia City Council in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Persons wishing to speak to this application are requested to notify the City Clerk on or before noon Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in order to be placed on the agenda, although anyone in attendance will be given an opportunity to address Council on this matter.

REZONING APPLICATION 8-2017-85 of 2002 is submitted by Joe Bright for the subject land located at 1471 Exmouth Street.

The applicant is requesting that the zoning on the subject land be amended from “Urban Residential 1 (UR1)” to an “Urban Residential 1-51 Site Zone (UR1-51)” to permit a rooming or boarding house with a maximum of seven (7) bedrooms as an additional permitted use.

The subject land has frontage of approximately 27.2m (89.14 ft.), depth of approximately 80.9m (265 ft.) and area of 2,198 m2 (0.543 acres), and is used for an existing one-storey, single-detached dwelling and accessory building.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information about this application, including a Planning Justification Report, is available on the City’s Community Engagement website at www.planning.smartsarnia.com and at the Planning and Building Department, 3rd Floor, City Hall, anytime during business hours (Tel. 519 332-0330 Ext. 3344). Forward emails to planning@sarnia.ca

Copies of the comments of the various City Hall Departments and other agencies who have reviewed this application, the Planning Department’s planning report, and copies of the proposed zoning by-law amendment will be available at the Planning and Building Department, 3rd Floor, City Hall, on or after Friday, February 23, 2018. Council agendas are posted on the City’s website at www.sarnia.ca and can be obtained from the Clerk’s Department, 2nd Floor City Hall, on Friday, February 23, 2018.

PLANNING ACT INFORMATION

  1. 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 Sarnia before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia to the Ontario Municipal Board.
  2. 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 Sarnia 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 Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

 


CITY OF SARNIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

Please be advised that public meetings of City Council are scheduled for Monday, March 19, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, to hear the application listed below. Please check with the City Clerk for the time when these applications will be dealt with.

Persons wishing to speak to these applications are requested to notify the City Clerk on or before noon, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in order to be placed on the agenda, although anyone in attendance will be given an opportunity to address Council on these matters.

Official Plan Amendment No. 8 and Rezoning Application 13-2017-85 of 2002 are submitted by Zelinka Priamo Ltd., on behalf of the owners.

Please be advised that applications have been received to convert the former St. Peter’s elementary school into a retirement community on the subject site (see AREA MAP). The proposal includes the conversion of the former school building into a 28 unit retirement home and a new 4 storey addition to the east of the school with 75 additional retirement home units.

More specifically, the applicant has proposed the following amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law:

  1. Amend the Official Plan by changing the designation of the lands from Urban Residential to Apartment Residential.
  2. Amend Zoning By-law 85 of 2002 by changing the zoning of lands from “Urban Residential 2-1 (UR2-1)” to a site-specific “Urban Residential 5-28 (UR5-28)” zone that would permit a retirement home and provide the following zoning regulations:
    1. Minimum front yard setback of 6.0 metres
    2. Maximum lot coverage of 43.3%
    3. Minimum landscaped open space of 32%
    4. Minimum side yard setback of 1.4 metres
    5. Density of 108 units per hectare
    6. Minimum of 52 parking spaces

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about this application, contact the Planning and Building Department, 3rd Floor, City Hall, anytime during business hours (Tel. 519 332-0330 Ext. 3344); forward E-mails to planning@sarnia.ca

A planning rationale, conceptual site plan, shadow study, traffic assessment, sanitary sewer design sheet and building rendering have been submitted as part of this application. These documents are available in the Planning and Building Department at Sarnia City Hall, located on the third floor at 255 Christina Street North.

Copies of the comments of the various City Hall Departments and other agencies who have reviewed this application, the Planning Department's planning reports with recommendations, and copies of the proposed zoning by-law amendment will be available at the Planning and Building Department, 3rd Floor, City Hall, on or after Friday, March 16, 2018.

Council agendas (with staff reports) are posted on the City’s website at www.sarnia.ca and can be obtained from the Clerk’s Department, 2nd Floor City Hall, on Friday, March 16, 2018.

 

PLANNING ACT INFORMATION FOR REZONINGS

a) 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 Sarnia before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Sarnia to the Ontario Municipal Board.

b) 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 Sarnia 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 Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

 

PLANNING ACT INFORMATION FOR OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENTS

a) If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed official plan amendment, or of the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan, you must make a written request to the City of Sarnia, P. O. Box 3018, 255 Christina St. North, Sarnia, Ontario. N7T 7N2

b) If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Sarnia before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body:

    i)  is not entitled to appeal the decision of the County of Lambton to the Ontario Municipal Board; and

ii) 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 add the person or public body as a party.

 

 


Audio Recording of Closed Meetings of Sarnia City Council

Notice is hereby given that Sarnia City Council will consider a policy regarding the audio recording of Closed Meetings at its meeting to be held on Monday, February 26, 2018. The proposed policy may be seen at clerks.smartsarnia.com.

On February 26, 2018, Sarnia City Council will also consider an amendment to By-Law #27 of 1996 ‘A By-Law to Delegate Certain Routine Approvals’ which would delegate authority to the City Clerk to audio record closed meetings. The proposed by-law amendment may be seen at clerks.smartsarnia.com.

Questions and comments regarding these updates should be directed to Dianne Gould-Brown, City Clerk at 519-332-0330 ext. 3258 or by email to clerks@sarnia.ca.

 


PUBLIC NOTICE RE:  NOTICE OF SALE OF SURPLUS MUNICIPAL LAND

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia proposes, at its meeting to be held at City Hall on February 26th, 2018, to declare surplus and to consider a By-Law to Sell a 52.01’ x 13’ portion of the Vendome Parking Lot to the adjacent owner of 117 Front Street North, Sarnia.

Questions regarding this sale can be directed to Scott McEachran, City Solicitor at 519-332-0330, ext. 3347 or by e-mail to scott.mceachran@sarnia.ca.

Written comments regarding this matter should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Department no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 and directed to the attention of the City Clerk, 2nd Floor, Sarnia City Hall, 255 North Christina Street, P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7N2, by e-mail to clerks@sarnia.ca or by facsimile to 519-332-3995.

 


 

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