Aerial image showing 1676 Old Perth Road, Ramsay Ward, Mississippi Mills

TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held virtually via Zoom on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. to consider a proposed Minor Variance application under Section 45 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13.
Please be advised that the Municipality of Mississippi Mills has received the following Minor Variance application (details below) and an attached map identifies the location of the property and the area subject to this application.

File Number: D13-MUN-23
Owner/Applicant: Donald and Elizabeth Munro
Municipal Address: 1676 Old Perth Road
Legal Address: Concession 3, Part of Lot 10; RP 26R3045; Part 1
Ward: Ramsay
Purpose of the Application: The subject property is zoned Rural (RU) and has a lot area of 7.11 ha.
The applicant is seeking relief for an existing detached garage with a Secondary Dwelling Unit (SDU) on the second floor, which was constructed in 2010 as a garden suite through a temporary Zoning By-law Amendment
(Z-03-10). The original dwelling was built in the 1840 and has a gross floor area of 158.5 m² (1706 ft²) and will remain as the principal dwelling. The existing SDU has a gross floor area of 176.5 m² (1900 ft²). The applicant is
requesting relief for the SDU with an increased gross floor area that represents 111% of the gross floor area of the principal dwelling.
Public Meeting Details: Monday, September 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Virtually via Zoom (Please contact the assigned planner noted below to participate)

IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK AT THE VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING, before the Committee of Adjustment, please send an email to the assigned planner noted below with the subject line “D13-MUN-23 Registered Speaker Request." The maximum allotted time per delegation will be 5 minutes.

IF YOU WISH TO VIEW THE VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING ONLY, please follow this link to the Municipality’s web page: When the meeting is live, this link will give you viewing privileges only, there will be no opportunity to speak via this link.

Section 8.16(1), Zoning Provision:  Gross Floor Area, Maximum
By-law Requirement: 40%
Requested: 111%
Section 8.16.(1)f), Zoning Provision: Principal Dwelling Unit
By-law Requirement: To have the greatest gross floor area
Requested: SDU will have the greatest gross floor area

IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED of the decision of the Committee of Adjustment on the proposed Minor Variance application, you must make a written request to the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, 14 Bridge Street, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 or by emailing a written request to the assigned planner noted below.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Committee of Adjustment to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at the virtual public meeting or make written submissions to Municipality of Mississippi Mills before the Minor Variance application is considered, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

AFTER A DECISION has been made by the Committee of Adjustment, persons wishing to formally register an objection must, regardless of any previous submissions, file with the Secretary Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment a Notice of Appeal setting out the objection and the reasons in support of the objection accompanied with the appeal fee to the Ontario Land Tribunal.

IF YOU ARE THE OWNER OF A BUILDING WITH SEVEN (7) OR MORE RESIDENTS, it is requested that you post this notice in a location visible to all of the residents.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about this application is available on the Municipality’s web page. For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact the assigned planner:

Melanie Knight, Senior Planner
Municipality of Mississippi Mills
14 Bridge Street, P.O. Box 400
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
613-256-2064 ext. 501 

Complete Notice and Location Map is attached