Notice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2020-06 and Public Meeting of July 21, 2020

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LAURENTIAN VALLEY
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT Z2020-06
AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the requirements of Section 34(10.7) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended, the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley advises that an application for amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 of the Township of Laurentian Valley has been received and was deemed to be a complete application pursuant to the requirements of the Planning Act.  AND FURTHER, TAKE NOTICE that as a result of the COVID-19 PANDEMIC the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a AN ELECTRONIC PUBLIC MEETING ON TUESDAY, JUly 21st, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., to consider the proposed amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 of the Township of Laurentian Valley.  The amendment has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

AS THIS WILL BE AN ELECTRONIC PUBLIC MEETING WHERE THERE WILL BE NO PHYSICAL IN PERSON ATTENDANCE DUE TO COVID-19, THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED TO WATCH THE MEETING LIVE AND PROVIDE INPUT ELECTRONICALLY, AS WELL AS, A VARIETY OF OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS, CONCERNS OR SUPPORT FOR THE APPLICATION, PRIOR TO THE MEETING, SO THAT THEY CAN BE CONSIDERED BY COUNCIL PRIOR TO A DECISION BEING MADE ON THE APPLICATION.

Please note, as a result of COVID-19 you are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions prior to the Public Meeting and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting.  The electronic public meeting will be broadcast live to the Township’s YouTube channel and there will be opportunities for public input during the meeting. However, to ensure that your comments are clearly understood and received prior to Council making a decision, you are strongly encouraged to submit comments prior to the Public Meeting even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the electronic Public Meeting.  Instructions on how to connect to the electronic public meeting will be available closer the Meeting date and you will be able to find that information out by checking the Council Agenda for the July 21, 2020 Council meeting on the Township website or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or at info@lvtownship.ca requesting information on how to access the July 21, 2020 Public Meeting. It is strongly encouraged that you speak with Township staff prior to the meeting if you intend to provide verbal comments during the meeting. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19.

PURPOSE, EFFECT & LOCATION OF ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (Application File No. Z-2020-06)

The purpose of the amendment is to permit the construction of an approximately 114.5 square metre (1232 square feet) carport attached to an existing residential dwelling that would be closer to an interior side lot line than 3.0 metres and would result in a lot coverage on the approximately 728.43 square metre (0.18 acre) lot, of greater than 33%.  

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Residential One-Exception Thirty-Eight (R1-E38) Zone with special provisions to establish a minimum interior side yard width for a carport of 1.0 metre on one side and a maximum lot coverage of 42%. The subject property will also be rezoned from Residential One (R1) to Residential One-Exception Thirty-Eight (R1-E38).

The lands affected by the Amendment are located at 566 Boundary Road East, being Lot 20, Plan 401, within Part Lot 31, Concession 1, geographic Township of Stafford, in the Township of Laurentian Valley as shown on the Key Map.

COPIES of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 (10.1) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z-2020-06), are available for inspection by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing info@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2020-06Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning Administrative Clerk.

Arrangements will be made to provide you with a copy of any requested materials by mail or email. Additional information will also be posted on the Township website.

ANY PERSON may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the amendment aforesaid.  You are strongly encouraged to contact Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting if you intend to participate in the electronic public meeting to discuss options for participation.  You are also strongly encouraged to send written comments prior to the Public Meeting even if you intend to speak at the electronic Public Meeting.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Township of Laurentian Valley to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Laurentian Valley before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Township of Laurentian Valley 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 Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Please note the following changes to the Planning Act and its Regulations:

If you wish to be notified of the decision of Township of Laurentian Valley on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to Township of Laurentian Valley c/o Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner.

If you are receiving this notice because you are the owner of property in the area of the amendment that contains seven or more residential units, you must also post this notice in a location that is visible to all of the residents of your property.

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 30th day of June, 2020.