TAKE NOTICE that a Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario, to consider a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13.  The Zoning By-law Amendment application concerns the property legally described as CON 5 E PT LOT 26.

AND TAKE NOTICE that the Municipality continues to take significant steps to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus while at the same time processing Planning Act applications. Therefore, in accordance with the Municipality’s Procedural By-law 20-127, the Council of the Municipality will hold public meetings in accordance with the Planning Act.

AND THAT members of the public are permitted to attend the public meeting in person, however the Municipality encourages members of the public to attend the virtual meeting to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Public Meeting will be held virtually through the Municipal ‘Zoom’ platform.

THE PURPOSE AND INTENT of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the property from “Rural” (RU) to “Limited Service Residential – Special Exception” (LSR-XX) in order to permit a Single Detached Dwelling on the subject property. The Special Exception Zone will require a minimum lot frontage of 0 metres.

IF YOU WISH TO MAKE AN ORAL SUBMISSION before Council, please sent an email to mplanner@mississippimills.ca with the subject line “Z-02-21 Registered Speaker Request”. The Municipality will make arrangements for you to actively participate in the meeting. The maximum allotted time per delegation will be 5 minutes.

IF YOU WISH TO VIEW THE ONLINE MEETING please follow this link to the Municipality’s web page: https://events.mississippimills.ca/council. When the meeting is live, this link will give you viewing privileges only, there will be no opportunity to speak via this link.    

IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED of the decision of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to 3131 Old Perth Road, R.R. #2, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills 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 by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not provide written submissions or participate in the hearing, the Council may proceed in your absence and you will not be entitled to any further notice of the proceedings. It is the practice of the Council, after hearing all evidence, to make a decision in public to approve, deny or defer a provisional consent.  Persons taking part in the virtual public meeting and wishing a copy of the decision must make a written request to the undersigned.

AFTER A DECISION has been made by Council, persons wishing to formally register an objection must, regardless of any previous submissions, file with the Clerk a Notice of Appeal accompanied with the Board’s fee to the Ontario Land Tribunal setting out the objection and the reasons in support of the objection.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment or information for registering and submitting comments are available by contacting the Municipality’s Planning Department at (613) 256-2064 ext. 206 or by e-mail at mplanner@mississippimills.ca.   

The Complete Notice of Application and Location Map is attached.