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UPCOMING SARNIA COUNCIL MEETINGS

Monday, November 19, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers - Regular Meeting.

Monday, December 3, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. Council Chambers - Inaugural Meeting.

Monday, December 17, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers - Regular Meeting.

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. Council Chambers - Public Input and Grants Session.

Agendas are available on the City’s website and through the Clerk’s Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall.

 


PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Input and Grants Session Rescheduled

The Public Input and Grants Session scheduled for Monday, November 19, 2018 has been moved to Monday, December 17, 2018 in the Council Chambers, Sarnia City Hall, at 5:00 pm.  Any citizen, group or organization who wishes to make a presentation on the 2019 Budget is requested to notify the City Clerk’s office on or before noon, Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Citizens, groups or organizations wishing to be heard by Council, or written submissions, please register with Amy Burkhart, City Clerk’s Dept. by email to amy.burkhart@sarnia.ca, in person or telephone 519-332-0527 ext. 3263 or by mail to 255 Christina Street North, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 7N2.

Any person who wishes to address Council at the Public Input and Grants Session Meeting in regards to the proposed draft budget, and who has not previously registered with the Clerk, will be given an opportunity to register with staff up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting and will be limited for a maximum of five minutes.

 

2019 Budget Deliberations Meeting Postponed

The 2019 Budget Deliberations meeting which was scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 9:00am has been postponed until January, 2019. The new date for the 2019 Budget Deliberations meeting will be determined by the incoming Council, and will be announced in mid-December.

 


Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan
Public Consultation Meeting

A comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan will allow the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to strategically guide and manage the direction of recreation services, leisure programming and events, parks, waterfront, beaches, public open space, trails, cultural opportunities and development, recreational facilities and related amenities for the next 10-12 years.

Public Consultation meeting is scheduled for December 5th at Clearwater Arena Lower Hall from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

The purpose of the meeting will allow the consultants to present the draft recommendations from the study for input by the public. The public will be able to provide written comments to the consultant group as well as take part in group table discussions. The input from this meeting will form part of the masterplan.

Access to the proposed draft plan will be available at the City’s public input webpage parksandrec.smartsarnia.com and through the ‘Speak Up Sarnia” site beginning December 2nd.

Questions regarding this Public Consultation meeting can be directed to Ryan Chamney, Manager of Recreation and Planning, Parks and Recreation Department at 519-332-0527, ext. 3202 or by e-mail to ryan.chamney@sarnia.ca.

 


CITIZEN RECRUITMENT – CITY OF SARNIA BOARDS & COMMITTEES

The City of Sarnia is looking for individuals interested in engaging on civic matters and providing ideas and constructive input to help shape City policy and decisions on a broad range of issues. We are looking for representation from a diverse group of individuals who possess various skills, expertise and experience to make recommendations on a number of important civic matters.

Sarnia City Council will consider citizen appointments to the following Boards and Committees at its December 17th, 2018 meeting. If selected, volunteer responsibilities will include a commitment to attend regular committee meetings. All appointments, with the exception of the Committee of Adjustment, are for a 2 year term.

Applications are now being accepted for the following Advisory Boards and Committees:

Arena Advisory Committee

Provides advice, assistance, guidance, and information to Council and Staff in order to implement the recommendations contained within the 2015 Arena Management Study. The committee is comprised of two citizens with no direct affiliation to any arena user groups as well as one representative from each of the following user groups: Sledge Hockey, Boys Hockey, Girls Hockey, AAA Hockey, Figure Skating, Adult Hockey, Jr. A Hockey, Jr. B Hockey and Lacrosse. If you are applying as a representative of a user group, a letter of endorsement from the user group must accompany the application.

Meets approximately once per month, on Mondays at 5:00pm at PASA

Contact Krissy Glavin – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3214 krissy.glavin@sarnia.ca

 

Bi-National Public Advisory Council (BPAC)

Meets on an as needed basis at the call of the Chair.

For full description of BPAC’s activities and mandate visit www.friendsofstclair.ca

 

Bluewater Trails Committee

Provides advice and recommendations to Council on the maintenance and operations of the trail system within Sarnia.

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm at City Hall.

Contact Ryan Chamney – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3202 - ryan.chamney@sarnia.ca

 

Committee of Adjustment (4 year term)

A quasi-judicial tribunal that grants minor variances from the provisions of the Zoning By-law, to permit extensions or enlargements to buildings and structures and gives consent to an owner of land who wishes to sell, convey or transfer an interest in "part" of their land (i.e. creation of a new lot, lot addition, easement), under the authority of the Planning Act.

Meets every 3rd Tuesday at 2:00pm at City Hall.

Contact Heather Glasgow – 519-332-0330 x3344 – heather.glasgow@sarnia.ca

 

Court of Revision Under the Drainage Act

Hears appeals on assessments relative to the portion of the cost of a proposed drainage work. Drainage Act training will be provided to successful applicants.

Meets on an as needed basis at City Hall.

Contact Dianne Gould-Brown – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3258 – dianne.gould-brown@sarnia.ca

 

Fence Viewers 

Arbitrates disputes between land owners regarding the construction and/or maintenance of fences on the property line between their respective properties.

Performs duties as required.

Contact Dianne Gould-Brown – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3258 – dianne.gould-brown@sarnia.ca

 

Lambton County Historical Society

Meets to stimulate interest, collect, preserve, exhibit and publish historical documents in order to allow our historical past to be retained.

Meets monthly, with the exception of July, August and December in different locations throughout the County.

Contact Dianne Gould-Brown – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3258 – dianne.gould-brown@sarnia.ca

 

Lambton Farm Safety Association

Works to promote youth awareness of health and safety issues including education, Farm Safety Village, and research.

Meets on Monday evenings at the Wyoming Fire Department, with a total of 6 to 8 meetings per year at the call of the Chair.

Contact Dianne Gould-Brown – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3258 – dianne.gould-brown@sarnia.ca

 

Planning Advisory Committee

Advises Council and Staff on community and land use planning matters.

Meets the third Thursday of the Month at 5:30pm at City Hall.

Contact Tammie Ryall – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3291 – tammie.ryall@sarnia.ca

 

Poultry and Livestock Valuator

Performs duties as required when livestock or poultry is killed or injured in the municipality.

Contact Dianne Gould-Brown – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3258 – dianne.gould-brown@sarnia.ca

 

Sarnia Accessibility & Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Provides advice to Sarnia City Council on matters pertaining to the City of Sarnia’s delivery of services to persons with disabilities, as defined under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and subsequent standards.

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:00pm at City Hall.

Contact Dale Mosley – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3307 – dale.mosley@sarnia.ca

 

Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee

Advises City Council on environmental matters.

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm at City Hall.

Contact Patti Ross – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3801 – patti.ross@sarnia.ca

 

Sarnia Heritage Committee

Advises City Council on the conservation of the City’s built heritage.

Meets the first Thursday of each month at 12:30pm at City Hall.

Contact Max Williams – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3293 – max.williams@sarnia.ca

 

Sarnia Police Services Board

Responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services in the municipality as outlined in the Police Services Act.

Meets the 4th Thursday of each month, except July, August and November where they meet at the Call of the Chair. All Open Meetings start at 9:30am with closed meetings held prior to the Open Meeting.

Contact Joan Knight, Board Secretary – spsbsecretary@gmail.com

 

Transit Accessibility and Advisory Committee

Initiates strategies for public transportation services provided by Sarnia Transit aimed at providing accessible, reliable, professional and affordable services to the citizens of Sarnia.

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 5:00pm at City Hall.

Contact Andrew Savor – 519-332-0330 Ext. 5308 – andrew.savor@sarnia.ca

 

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Working Group

Advises Council on the planning and implementation of United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) within the City of Sarnia.

Meets one Wednesday per month at 3:00pm at First Nations in Lambton County.

Contact James Jenkins – 519-332-0330 Ext. 3208 – james.jenkins@sarnia.ca

 

Additional information regarding Council appointed Boards and Committees can be found at www.sarnia.ca. If you would like further information, staff contacts are available to answer questions.

All applications must be received by 12:00 Noon, on Monday, November 19, 2018. Applications must be submitted using the online application form available at https://clerks.smartsarnia.com or in person at the Clerk’s Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall.

 

 


CITY OF SARNIA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

Please be advised that public meetings of City Council are scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, to hear the application listed below. Please check with the City Clerk for the time when these applications will be dealt with.

 

Persons wishing to speak to these applications are requested to notify the City Clerk on or before noon, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, in order to be placed on the agenda, although anyone in attendance will be given an opportunity to address Council on these matters.

 

Official Plan Amendment No. 14 and Rezoning Application 9-2018-85 of 2002 are submitted by MHBC Planning Consultants, on behalf of the owner (Wilfred Willemsen), to permit the expansion of a mixed-use redevelopment (Sunripe) onto the subject lands.

 

The land is locate at the south-west corner of Lakeshore Road and Murphy Road and are addressed municipally as 1115, 1117, 1119 & 1141 Lakeshore Road, as shown on the Area Map. It is presently occupied by the Sunripe building and a three-unit commercial building fronting onto Lakeshore Road at the northwesterly section of the site. The southwesterly portion of the site (area subject of the proposed OPA 14) is presently vacant.

 

PURPOSE AND EFFECT

The applicant is proposing to:

 

  1. Amend the Official Plan by changing the designation of the lands at the southwesterly vacant portion of the site only (as shown on the Area Map) from “Urban Residential” to “Mixed Use”; and
  2. Amend Zoning By-law 85 of 2002 to:
  1. change the zoning of the vacant southwesterly portion of the lands (lands subject of the OPA 14) from an Urban Residential 1(UR1) Zoning to a site specific ‘Community Commercial  (COC1-(_)’ Zone; and
  2. change the two existing COC1-2 and COC1-20 zones that are on the rest of the Owner’s occupied lands, to the proposed new Community Commercial 1 (COC1-(_) site zone.

 

The proposed amendments are to facilitate:

  1. a one-storey (1,110 sq. metre) westerly expansion of the Sunripe building;
  2. a redevelopment of the site with the three-unit building, with a new one-storey building to be attached to the proposed expanded Sunripe building; and
  3. provide additional parking and amenities to support the proposed re-development of the entire site.

All new developments would be done in accordance with an approved Site Plan Development Control Agreement.

 

 

Official Plan Amendment No. 15 and Rezoning Application 12-2018-85 of 2002 are submitted by Imperial City Brew House Inc.

 

The Applicant is proposing to amend the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law to permit a craft brewery on the subject lands at 1330 Exmouth Street.

 

The proposed amendment to the Official Plan would add a site-specific policy to allow for a craft brewery on the subject lands.

 

The proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law would include a site-specific rezoning of the property from its current Commercial 1-1 (CC1-1) zone to a site-specific Commercial 1-24 (CC1-24) zone, which would permit a “craft brewery” as a permitted use.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about these applications, including copies of the proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendments and information about appeal rights, contact the Community Development Services and Standards Department (Planning Division), 3rd Floor, City Hall, at 255 Christina Street North, anytime during business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Tel. 519 332-0330) or by email at planning@sarnia.ca. Additional information is posted on the City’s Public Consultation website at planning.smartsarnia.com

 

Copies of the comments of the various City Hall Departments and other agencies who have reviewed this application, planning reports with recommendations, and copies of the proposed amendments will be available at Community Development Services and Standards, 3rd Floor, City Hall, on or after Friday, December 14, 2018.

 

Council agendas (with staff reports) are posted on the City’s website at www.sarnia.ca or can be obtained from the Clerk’s Department, 2nd Floor City Hall, on Friday, December 14, 2018.

 

PLANNING ACT INFORMATION FOR REZONINGS

a) If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of the Corporation of the City of Sarnia 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 City of Sarnia to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal.

b) If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of the Corporation of the City of Sarnia 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 Appeals Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

 

PLANNING ACT INFORMATION FOR OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENTS

a) If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed official plan amendment, or of the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan, you must make a written request to the City of Sarnia, P. O. Box 3018, 255 Christina St. North, Sarnia, Ontario. N7T 7N2

b) If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Sarnia before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body:

 

    i)  is not entitled to appeal the decision of the County of Lambton to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal; and

ii) may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

 

 

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