Notice of A STATUTORY Public Meeting
RESPECTING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT (5-YEAR REVIEW) TO
THE OFFICIAL PLAN OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SABLES-SPANISH RIVERS
(pursuant to the provisions of Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter .13.)
TAKE NOTICE THAT the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers Council will hold a PUBLIC MEETING on:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
At 6:00 pm at the
Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers (Council Chambers)
11 Birch Lake Road, Massey, Ontario
THE PURPOSE of the Public Meeting is to invite comments from the public on revisions to be considered in updating the Official Plan. Revised and new policy areas for the update to the Plan include: building strong, healthy communities; providing a range and mix of housing types; planning for the integration and management of infrastructure and community services; conserving the natural environment, water resources and natural heritage resources; promoting alternative and renewable energy systems that reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, and planning for the impacts climate change; providing for local food security; ensuring land use compatibility and protection against natural and human-made hazards; protecting natural resources (i.e. minerals, agricultural lands, forests, pits and quarries) and coordinating land use decision making including consultation with Indigenous communities. The effect will be to better manage growth and development, community services and infrastructure in the Township over the next 10-20 years. As part of this review, Council is seeking input from the public on revisions to the Official Plan. The format of the meeting will include a presentation by the Township’s planning consultant followed by an opportunity for the public to make verbal or submit written comments. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this important meeting.
As this update pertains to all land within the jurisdictional limits of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers, a key map has not been produced.
IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED of the decision of the Council of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers on the proposed Official Plan Amendment, you must make written request to the Clerk of the Township (see address below).
If a person or public body DOES NOT MAKE ORAL SUBMISSIONS AT A PUBLIC MEETING OR MAKE WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS to the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body in not entitled to appeal the decision of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (approval authority) to the Ontario Municipal Board.
If a person or public body DOES NOT MAKE ORAL SUBMISSIONS AT A PUBLIC MEETING OR MAKE WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS to the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.
Additional information about this matter is available at the municipal office during regular office hours.
Kim Sloss, Clerk-Administrator