On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, Council held a special meeting for the purpose of reviewing Council motions with respect to the Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law. The resolutions passed at that Special Meeting of Council will be incorporated into the final version of the Zoning By-law, particularly Resolution #16-16-01, #16-16-02, and #16-16-03. In addition, at the June 22nd, 2016 Regular Meeting, Council addressed items with respect to the final version of the Zoning By-law, being Resolutions #16-19-13, #16-19-14, and #16-19-15. Please click on the links below to view the approved Minutes.
- Minutes of June 1st, 2016 Special Meeting of Council – Council Motions re: Draft Zoning By-law
- Minutes of June 22, 2016 Regular Meeting of Council
The following links are lists of changes recommended by the Municipality’s Planning Consultant to Version 1.0 of the Consultant’s Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law, dated October 7, 2015:
- List of Changes of Oct 2015 Draft By-law up to Jan 15 2016
- List of Changes of Oct 2015 Draft By-law from Jan 16 up to March 1
Please use the above Lists in concert with the Version 1.0, October 7, 2015 by-law text document (see link below) for review.
Due to great public interest, Council held an additional Open House (February 3/16, come and go, anytime between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.) and an additional Public Meeting (March 2/16, commencing at 7:00 p.m.), both at Sowerby Hall.
The Open House was a come and go information session. The Draft Zoning By-law (text and maps) were available for review. The Planning Consultant and municipal staff were available for assistance. At the Public Meeting, Council heard representations regarding the Draft Zoning By-law.
DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW – Updated Version 1.0 as per October 7, 2015 Public Meeting
The Municipality of Huron Shores has prepared a Draft Zoning By-law that sets out land use regulations for all lands within the boundaries of the municipality. The Zoning By-law will set out different land use zones, list permitted uses and required standards in each zone, such as the building setbacks, parking standards and other provisions.
Following the Open House held Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Sowerby Hall, 1410 Basswood Lake Rd., and comments received, the Planning Consultant and municipal staff made amendments to the Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law and the schedules.
The amended document and schedules were presented to Council at the Public Meeting held Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., also at Sowerby Hall. Fifty hard copies were provided to the public meeting attendees. In addition, Council passed Resolution #15-22-01 to authorize additional meetings with dates to be determined at the October 14th, 2015, Regular Meeting of Council to allow for further public review of the Draft Zoning By-law.
Copies of the Draft By-law (text and maps) as presented at the October 7th, 2015 Public Meeting are available for review at the Municipal Office at the address listed below between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by clicking on the links below:
- Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law – October 7, 2015
- Draft Schedule A1 – Twps. of Thessalon, Kirkwood & Lefroy – October 7, 2015
- Draft Schedule A1a – Little Rapids – October 7, 2015
- Draft Schedule A2 – Twps. of Day & Bright Additional – October 7, 2015
- Draft Schedule A3 – Twps. of Gladstone & Bright – October 7, 2015
- Draft Schedule A3a – Village of Iron Bridge – October 7, 2015
- Draft Schedule A4 – Twp. of Thompson – October 7, 2015
The Municipality strongly encourages specific comments to be submitted as soon as possible in advance of the public sessions in order that they may be reviewed, and to allow time to incorporate any necessary changes to the draft document. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipality of Huron Shores before the By-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Municipality of Huron Shores to the Ontario Municipal Board, unless in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
Any written submission may be given directly to Council at the Public Meeting or may be mailed to:
Deborah Tonelli, Clerk/Administrator
Municipality of Huron Shores
7 Bridge Street, PO Box 460
Iron Bridge, ON P0R 1H0
Additional Planning information follows:
The Municipal Planner is Mr. Bill Wierzbicki of Planning Advisory Services in Sault Ste. Marie. If you have questions or concerns regarding severances, zoning issues etc. please contact the Municipal Office (705) 843-2033 to set up an appointment with Mr. Wierzbicki.
Council passed By-law #14-29 to establish new planning fees at the May 14th, 2014, Regular Meeting.
HURON SHORES OFFICIAL PLAN
The Official Plan, adopted by Council in 2008, has received final approval from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and is now in effect. To complete the Planning Program, the next step is for Council to implement the Comprehensive Zoning By-law. Please watch for notices on this website and in local media outlets that will announce public meetings scheduled to ensure public input and to meet the requirements of the Planning Act.
To view the Official Plan and the attached Schedules please click on the links below.
* Schedule A5 and A6 must both be used in conjunction with the Schedule applicable to your property.
** Schedule A4 was missed in the application submitted to MMAH for approval. Schedule A4 was adopted by Council and was always intended to be part of the Official Plan. As such, Council is in the process of Amending the Official Plan to include this Schedule. All land use applications in this area shall be reviewed for compliance with Schedule A4.
OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT #1
Official Plan Amendment #1 (OPA #1) was initiated by the Municipality of Huron Shores with regard to Schedules A3a and A4. A Public Meeting, as required under the Planning Act, was held Wednesday, April 25th, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. Please click here to view the Public Notice for this meeting and the proposed schedule amendments. At the May 23rd, 2012 Regular Meeting, Council passed By-law #12-21 to Amend the Huron Shores Official Plan to be known as Huron Shores Official Plan Amendment No. 1.
Please click here to view all posts related to Official Plans and Documents.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) has a number of resources to help individuals and businesses navigate the detailed and often confusing process of planning and zoning. MMAH has developed land use planning guides to assist individuals and new businesses understand the land use planning process in Ontario.
East Algoma Economic Development Strategic Plan – For details of the Municipal and the Regional Strategic Plans please visit the Economic Development Strategic Plans page.