NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE AND PUBLIC MEETING FOR A ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT ZONING PROVISIONS FOR TRAVEL AND TENT TRAILERS

March 24, 2022

NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE AND PUBLIC MEETING
FOR A ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT
ZONING PROVISIONS FOR TRAVEL AND TENT TRAILERS

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing is undertaking a Township initiated Zoning By-law Amendment pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13, as amended. The application applies to all lands within the Township and as a result no key map has been included in this notice.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE APPLICATION is to amend the provisions of Section 3.44 of the Zoning By-law to permit travel and tent trailers on lots within the Shoreline Residential (SR) Zone, the Limited Service Residential (LSR) Zone and the Rural (RU) Zone and used for recreational purposes, subject to the following:

a) Minimum lot area of 1 hectare;
b) Minimum distance of 30 metres from the shoreline of a waterbody or watercourse;
c) Not permitted on an island; and,
d) Applicable licenses have been obtained from the Township.

AND PURSUANT to Section 34 (10) of the Planning Act, the application file is available for review at the Municipal Office, between the hours of 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on regular weekdays. Please contact the Municipal Administrator-Clerk-Treasurer to arrange to review this file.

FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the Council for The Corporation of the Township of Nipissing will be holding a Public Open House and a Public Meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 13 as amended, to inform the public of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. The Public Open House and Public Meeting will be held in-person, and virtually on Zoom and livestreamed on the Township of Nipissing YouTube Channel. Alternative methods to provide comments and participate in the Public Meeting are provided in this Notice.

DATE AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE:

Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: Virtually via Zoom; and,
In-person at 2381 Highway 654, Nipissing, Ontario

DATE AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC MEETING (FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE)

Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Virtually via Zoom; and,
In-person at 2381 Highway 654, Nipissing, Ontario

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND APPEAL RIGHTS

The purpose of these meetings are to ensure that sufficient information is made available to enable the public to generally understand the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. Any person who participates in the meeting shall be afforded an opportunity to make representations in respect of the application. Council will then use the information collected at these meetings to make a decision on the Zoning By-law Amendment.

Should you desire to express your approval or objection to the application, you may submit comments in writing to the below contact in advance of the Public Meeting. Please provide written comments by Thursday April 26th, 2022. If you wish to provide verbal comments in advance of the Public Meeting, please contact the phone line at 705-724-2144 Ext. 225 to leave your verbal comments. The comments will be transcribed and presented at the Public Meeting. Further if you wish to participate in the Public Meeting, please contact the undersigned prior to Monday April 25th, 2022 in order to make arrangements for you to participate in the Public Meeting. When submitting written comments, please use the subject line “Trailer Provision Comments”.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Nipissing on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request (with forwarding addresses) to the Municipal Administrator-Clerk-Treasurer of the Township of Nipissing at Township of Nipissing Office, 45 Beatty Street, General Delivery, Nipissing, Ontario, P0H 1W0. Telephone (705) 724-2144.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of The Corporation of the Township of Nipissing to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a Public Meeting or make written submissions to The Corporation of the Township of Nipissing 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 Corporation of the Township of Nipissing 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 Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If attending in person, measures will be incorporated at the Public Open House and the Public Meeting in response to COVID-19 as required by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. If you are experiencing any symptoms as listed by Public Health in relation to COVID-19, please refrain from attending in-person at the Public Open House.

Mailing Date of this Notice: March 24th, 2022

Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Municipal Administrator-Clerk-Treasurer
Township of Nipissing