NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Notice of Public Meeting Concerning Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to Include Source Protection Policies and Schedule Changes, 

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Montague will hold a public meeting on the 20th day of December, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., at the Municipal Office at 6547 Roger Stevens Drive, to consider a proposed Official Plan Amendment under Section 17 of the Planning Act and a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, as amended.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS:        

The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to implement the Mississippi Rideau Source Protection Plan, which was approved by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in 2014 and came into effect in January of 2015.  The amendment proposes policies and mapping in order to limit the impact of development on surface water sources that supply municipal drinking water near the Town of Smiths Falls (“Intake Protection Zones”) and the Wellhead Protection Area (WHPA) for the Village of Merrickville.  The amendment also identifies and addresses Highly Vulnerable Aquifer and Significant Groundwater Recharge Areas within the Township.

The purpose of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to update the By-law to ensure conformity with the Official Plan and Source Protection Plan and the amendment would implement these plans by recognizing restrictions on development within the identified Intake Protection Zones. 

TAKE NOTICE that if a person or public body does not make oral or written submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Montague before the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Township of Montague to the Ontario Municipal Board.

TAKE NOTICE that if a person or public body does not make oral or written submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Montague before the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are 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.

AND TAKE NOTICE that if you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, or of the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan or the Zoning By-law, you must make a written request to Ms. Jasmin Ralph, Clerk/Acting CAO, Township of Montague, 6547 Roger Stevens Drive, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 4W6. 

ANY PERSON may attend the Public Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments is available for inspection during normal office hours at the Clerk's Office at the municipal hall at 6547 Roger Stevens Drive.

SUBJECT LANDS: The proposed Official Plan amendment introduces and amends policies that apply to all lands within the boundaries of the Township of Montague and also introduces a new Schedule "C" to the Plan that identifies the Smiths Falls Intake Protection Zone (IPZ) and Merrickville WHPA.  These two areas are shown on the key map.  The proposed Zoning Amendment affects the shaded area on the map representing the IPZ for the Town of Smiths Falls.   

 

DATED AT THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTAGUE, THIS 1st DAY OF DECEMBER, 2016.

 

Jasmin Ralph, Clerk/Acting CAO         
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Township of Montague    

Friday, December 2, 2016