UPCOMING SARNIA COUNCIL MEETINGS
Monday, September 11, 2017 – 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.
Communications & Engagement Strategy Public Consultation
Notice is hereby given that Sarnia City Council, at its regular meeting to be held on October 23, 2017 in Council Chambers at City Hall, will consider the adoption of a Communications and Engagement Strategy, including a Social Media Policy, Public Engagement Policy, and Media Relations Policy for the City of Sarnia.
The strategy consists of recommendations for improvement in the areas of internal communications; external communications and engagement; and conversations and collaboration. Other components of the strategy include roles and responsibilities and a set of policies for social media, media relations, and public engagement.
Copies of the proposed strategy and policies are available on the City’s website www.sarnia.ca and in the City Clerk’s Department, City Hall.
If you have input that you would like to be considered by Council, please provide it to the Clerk’s Department no later than Friday, September 29, 2017 by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 255 N. Christina Street, P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia, ON, N7T 7N2.
PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF SARNIA – 2018 OPERATING BUDGET
MUNICIPAL GRANT REQUESTS
All organizations that are requesting municipal grants from the City of Sarnia’s 2018 budget year are asked to complete their grant application and provide the required information to the Finance Department by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2017.
All City of Sarnia grant requests must adhere to the Policy and Procedures on Applications for Municipal Grants. A Municipal Grant Application Form must be completed as part of the grant request. The Policy and Application Form are available on the City of Sarnia’s website at www.sarnia.ca or they can be picked up in the Finance Department at City Hall.
Any interested group who wishes to appear in person before council to discuss their grant request will be referred to the Public Input and Grant Session to be held November 20, 2017. Notice of this meeting will be published in October 2017.
For further information, please contact Jane Qi, at 519-332-0330 ext. 3247 or by email at email@example.com.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS
Please be advised that public meetings of City Council are scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, to hear the applications 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, September 6, 2017, 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. 6 and Rezoning Application 9-2017-85 of 2002 are submitted by George Murray Shipley Bell, LLP, on behalf of the owners.
The subject lands (see Area Map) are municipally known as 481 – 503 London Road. The applications are required to allow for a parking lot extension onto 499-503 London Road, to provide parking for a proposed addition to the Medical Centre located at 481 London Road.
More specifically, the applicant has proposed the following amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law:
- Amend the Official Plan by changing the designation of the lands from ‘Mixed Use’ and ‘Apartment Residential’ to ‘Institutional’.
- Amend Zoning By-law 85 of 2002 by changing the zoning of the lands from “Office Commercial 1-5 (OC1-5)” and “Urban Residential 4 (UR4)” to a site-specific “Institutional 1-8 (I1-8)” zone that would permit a medical centre/clinic and accessory parking lot.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A planning rationale, servicing feasibility study, traffic assessment study, stormwater management calculations and conceptual site layout plan has been submitted with the 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, September 8, 2017.
Council agendas (with staff reports) are posted on the City’s website at www.sarnia.ca or can be obtained from the Clerk’s Department, 2nd Floor City Hall, on Friday, September 8, 2017.
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.
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