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Notice of Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Housekeeping Amendment to Zoning By-law 2000-57 (November 27 at 6:30 p.m.)

Posted on Thursday November 07, 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, November 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers 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 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.
  • Replace the term “Ground Floor Area” with Floor Area. The wording of the existing definition would remain unchanged.

General Provisions: Section 4.0

  • Modify the maximum width of a driveway for ingress and egress in a residential zone from 7.5 metres to 6.0 metres or 35 percent of the width of the lot.
  • Add new provision that would require two driveways on the same lot, the ingress and egress of each driveway shall be setback a minimum of 5.0 metres from each other.
  • Modify the interior side and rear yard setbacks for an attached private garage from 2.0 metres to 1.0 metres.
  • Modify to remove the wording “increase the usable floor area in a required yard” in the legal non-complying building, structures and lots section.

Parking and Loading Requirements: Section 5.0

  • Modify Zoning Provisions for the maximum width of a residential driveway from 5.0 metres or 30 percent width of the lot to 6.0 metres or 35 percent width of the lot.

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 ext. 238 or ext. 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.

 

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