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Notice of Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Housekeeping Amendment to Zoning By-law 2000-57 (April 24, 6:30 p.m.)

Posted on Thursday April 04, 2019

Take notice that pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, the Corporation of the Township of Tay will hold a Public Meeting on Planning Matters on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at the Township of Tay Municipal Office, 450 Park Street, Victoria Harbour.

The purpose and effect of the proposed amendments to Zoning By-law 2000-57 is to make a number of housekeeping or technical changes including clarification to definitions and general provisions.

There is no key map attached to this notice given that the provisions of this by-law apply to the entire Township.

As directed by Council, the Township’s Planning and Development Department commenced the preparation of a Housekeeping Amendment to Zoning By-law 2000-57, as amended. The proposed Housekeeping Amendment is intended to address a number of formatting, interpretation and technical issues that have been identified through the day-to-day use of the By-law. The following identifies the major changes that will occur to the Zoning By-law and identifies the new standards/provisions proposed.

The purpose of the proposed housekeeping amendment seeks to simplify wording and clarify the intent of ambiguous provisions and proposes:

Definitions: Section 3.0

  • Clean up the definitions within the By-law by ensuring consistent use of terms.
  • Add the following definitions:
    • Medical/Cannabis Production Facility
    • Pre-Fabricated Shipping Container
    • Refuse Construction Bin
    • Utility Trailer
    • Private Home Daycare
    • Fourplex Dwelling

General Provisions: Section 4.0

  • Add Pre-fabricated Shipping Container to not being permitted as an accessory building within a residential zone.
  • Add provisions to consider decks which are attached or abutting the main use (dwelling) be not included as parted of the accessory building lot coverage, but rather the lot coverage of the main use.
  • Modify the maximum ground floor area of any one detached accessory building or structure, excluding boathouses, to 75 m2 from 93m2. Add a provision for accessory buildings/structures on lots in the Agricultural and Rural Zones which are less than 2 hectares in lot area, to a maximum ground floor area of any one detached accessory building or structure be 100 m2.
  • Modify the interior side and rear yard setbacks for an accessory building/structure from 1.0 metres to 2.0 metres.
  • Add new provision to allow for one (1) detached accessory buildings in the front yard in a residential zone, provided it meets the front yard setback of the main building (dwelling).
  • Add new provision that the minimum required setback for an accessory building/structure for a through lot shall be the same as the main building on the lot.
  • Modify provision regulating accessory buildings in the front yard on waterfront lots that they must meet the same setback as the main building on the lot.
  • Add provisions that accessory buildings/structures are to have a minimum setback of 1.0 metres from the main building and be setback 1.0 metres from another accessory building or structure.
  • Add new provisions relating to accessory buildings/structures which are less than 10 square metres.
  • Amend the Home Occupation and Home Industry provisions to separate the two and provide more flexibility for allowing for these uses to operate within the Township.
  • Amend to add the wording “further encroach or increase the usable floor area in a required yard, further reduce any setback” in the legal non-complying building, structures and lots section.
  • Add new provision to allow for a deck which is attached or abutting a dwelling to encroach a maximum of 0.5 metres into the required interior and/or exterior side yard setbacks on one side of the dwelling.
  • Modify the “Storing of Special Vehicles” section of the By-law and provide clarity to the policies as it relates to the storage of special vehicles in residential and agricultural/rural zones.
  • Replace the term “trailer” with Utility Trailer” and clarify with the addition of “travel trailer”
  • Add new provisions to allow for the temporary storage of pre-fabricated shipping containers and Refuse Construction Bin on driveways in residential zones.
  • Add new provisions as it relates to breezeways.

Parking and Loading Requirements: Section 5.0

  • Add reference for fourplex dwellings for parking requirements.

Multiple Residential “R3” Zone: Section 10

  • Add zoning provisions for triplex and fourplex dwellings

General Industrial “M1” Zone: Section 22

  • Add Medical/Cannabis Production Facility as a permitted use

Prestige Industrial “M2” Zone: Section 23

  • Add Medical/Cannabis Production Facility as a permitted use

Information Available

Pursuant to Section 34 (10.7) of the Planning Act, the Application file is part of the public record and is available to the public for inspection. Any person wishing further information or clarification with regard to the application or to arrange to inspect the file should contact the Planning and Development Department at 705-534-7248 extension 238 or extension 225.

Take notice that anyone wishing to address Council with respect to the proposal may do so at the Public Meeting. Persons may provide written comments to Council up until the time of the Public Meeting. If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations or other communications with the Township concerning this application, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the Township will become part of the public record. The Township will also make your communication and any personal information in it available to the public, unless you expressly request the Township to remove it.

Appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to The Corporation of the Township of Tay 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 Township of Tay to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to The Corporation of the Township of Tay 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 unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Dated at the Township of Tay on the 4th day of April 2019.

Steven Farquharson B.URPL, MCIP RPP
Director of Planning and Development