Notice of Adoption of a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and a Community Improvement Plan Project Area (CIPA)


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-laws No. 2019-04-019 and 2019-04-020, on the 16th day of April, 2019, under Section 28 of the Planning Act, as amended.

Purpose, Effect and Location of By-Laws 2019-04-019 (CIPA) and 2019-04-020 (CIP)
The purpose of By-law 2019-04-020 is to adopt the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to guide the Township of Laurentian Valley’s revitalization efforts to encourage the rehabilitation and improvement of privately held lands throughout the Township. The CIP will establish a package of grant programs to stimulate revitalization of the Township’s commercial areas and add value to existing agricultural uses and rural tourism areas. The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) will enable the Township to give financial incentives to property owners for the following purposes: Agriculture Value-Added; Signage Improvements; Façade Improvements; Accessibility Improvements; Landscaping and Parking Improvements; Commercial Accommodation Improvements; Brownfield Restoration; Municipal Fee/Permit Rebates; and Tax Increment Financing. Financial incentives will be in the form of grants and rebates, as made available through the CIP for eligible applicants.

By-law 2019-04-019 establishes the Community Improvement Plan Project Area (CIPA) as all of the lands within the municipal boundaries of the Township of Laurentian Valley and therefore, a Key Map is not attached.

Oral and written submissions received by the Township prior to the public meeting were considered in the formulation of the CIP and were summarized in the “What We Heard” report. Council considered the written and verbal comments made at the Public Meeting prior to making a decision to pass the by-laws as presented at the April 2, 2019, Public Meeting.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 8th day of May, 2019, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the prescribed fee of $300.00 payable to the Minister of Finance by certified cheque or money order. The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed LPAT appeal form. If you wish to appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), a copy of an appeal form is available from the Tribunal website at or by contacting the Township.

COPIES of the proposed Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and the Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA) By-law and any additional information relating to the proposed Community Improvement Plan are available for inspection during regular office hours at the Township Office. Questions related to the Community Improvement Plan should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner.
Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). 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 the 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.
Privacy Disclosure: As one of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open and accessible, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Township to such persons as the Township deems appropriate, including anyone requesting such information. Please note that by submitting any of this information, you are providing the Township with your consent to use and disclose this information as part of the planning process.

DATED at the Township of Laurentian Valley the 18th day of April, 2019.