Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law Amendment File No. Z2018-01

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. 2018-03-010 on the 20th day of March, 2018, under Sections 34 and 36 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.
 
PURPOSE, EFFECT & LOCATION OF ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (Application File No. Z-2018-01)
The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to satisfy conditions of consent approval in County of Renfrew Application for Consent File No.s B60/17 and B61/17 by establishing the requirement for a routine geotechnical investigation to be conducted prior to the construction of a single detached dwelling on the retained lands.
 
The effect of the amendment is to rezone the lands that are the proposed retained lot resulting from the approval of Consent File No.s B60/17 and B61/17, from Rural-Exception One (RU-E1) to Rural-Exception One-holding (RU-E1-h).
 
The use of the holding symbol allows for the establishment of the principle of use for the subject lands subject to conditions being established by Council resolution that will need to be addressed prior to the removal of the holding symbol.  As the retained lot is bounded by the Muskrat River where there have been areas identified with a low factor of safety due to presence of clay soils, the geotechnical review is required. This is to determine where it is safest to construct a dwelling and any mitigation measures that should be applied to any development on that area of the property.  The condition for removal of the holding zone was established by Council resolution and requires the completion of a routine geotechnical investigation by a qualified professional to the satisfaction of the Township.
 
The lands affected by the Amendment are located on Whispering Pines Crescent and Mud Lake Road (County Road No. 19), within Part Lot 11, Concession 1, geographic Township of Pembroke, 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.