Notice of Zoning By-Law Amendment Passing File No. Z2018-03

FORM 1
PLANNING ACT, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, AS AMENDED
NOTICE OF THE PASSING OF A ZONING BY-LAW BY
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LAURENTIAN VALLEY
 
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed
By-Law No. 2018-03-012 on the 20th day of March, 2018, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.
 
PURPOSE, EFFECT & LOCATION OF ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (Application File No. Z-2018-03)
The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to recognize an existing multi-residential building containing four dwelling units on a private well and septic system on an existing 3.57 hectare property and to remove the commercial zoning from the subject property.  There is currently no existing commercial use of the property and no commercial use is proposed.  It is noted that a portion of the property towards the rear lot line is zoned Environmental Protection (EP) recognizing an existing intermittent creek which is not proposed to be rezoned as part of this amendment.
 
The effect of the amendment is to rezone the subject lands from Highway Commercial (HC) and Rural (RU) to Residential Three-Exception Five (R3-E5), and to establish special provisions for a Residential Three-Exception Five (R3-E5) zone which limit the permitted uses to: a single detached dwelling; a two-unit dwelling; a three unit dwelling; or a four unit dwelling, and recognize the existing performance standards for the location of the existing residential building.
 
The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 2477B B-Line Road, located at the intersection of B-Line Road and Provincial Highway 17, being Part 1 on Plan 49R-3938, and Part 1 on Plan 49R-5435, within Part Lot 30, Concession 10, in the geographic Township of Alice, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.
 
EFFECT OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON DECISION
No oral submissions were made at the Public Meeting.  Written submissions received by Public Bodies were considered by Council prior to a decision being made and did not change the content of the by-law as originally proposed.
 
AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on TUESDAY, APRIL 10th, 2018, 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 OMB appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board, a copy of an appeal form is available from the OMB website at www.omb.gov.on.ca or by contacting the Township.  Please note: as of April 3, 2018, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) will be replaced by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), as a result of changes from Bill 139.
 
A COPY of the amendment and any additional information relating to the Zoning By-law Amendment, is available for inspection during office hours at the Township Office.  Any questions related to the By-law should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner.
 
Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board.  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 Ontario Municipal Board, 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 this 21st day of March, 2018.