News & Public Notices
Notice of statutory special meeting of council - Official Plan update
January 5, 2016 -
A special meeting of council will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
The purpose and effect of this meeting
The council of the City of Kingston will hold a special meeting, pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended, for the purposes of discussing the revisions that may be required as part of a proposed update to the City's Official Plan.
The City of Kingston Official Plan outlines the City's goals, objectives, and policies primarily used to manage and direct physical change over a period of 20 years. The plan also establishes a framework for managing the effects of growth on the social, economic and natural environment of the municipality. The existing Official Plan was approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on Jan. 27, 2010, becoming the first Official Plan to encompass the entire City of Kingston since amalgamation in 1998.
The Planning Act requires that an Official Plan be updated every five years to ensure that it: conforms with provincial plans, or does not conflict with them; has regard to matters of provincial interest; and is consistent with provincial policy statements. Taking into account the timing of the adoption of the 2010 Official Plan, the introduction of a 2014 Provincial Policy Statement and forthcoming amendments to the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, the City has initiated a comprehensive update to its Official Plan.
It is noted that the formal Official Plan update process has been ongoing throughout 2015 and has included numerous activities to engage community stakeholders. Specifically, a public open house was held on Aug. 5, 2015 and a statutory public meeting was held on Nov. 5, 2015. The feedback offered by the public has been, and continues to be, considered in the advancement of a comprehensive update to the City's Official Plan. The special meeting of council will enable further opportunity for the public to speak to revisions that may be required in the advancement of an Official Plan for the City of Kingston; the intent of this meeting is not to discuss revisions that have been proposed, but to consider what ought to be further reviewed moving forward.
The five-year update to the Official Plan will affect all lands within the municipal boundary of the City of Kingston. Accordingly, no key map is provided.
Additional information relating to the proposed five-year update to the Official Plan amendment can be viewed at the office of the planning division at 1211 John Counter Blvd., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday from the date of this notice to the date of the special meeting of council. The document will also be available for viewing at City Hall, and the Central, Kingscourt, Isabel Turner, Calvin Park and Pittsburgh Branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Details of the Official Plan update are provided on the City of Kingston website: www.CityofKingston.ca/business/planning-and-development/official-plan/update. Enquiries may be made by calling Greg Newman, manager, policy planning, 613-546-4291, ext. 3289.
Any person may attend the special public meeting and/or provide written or a verbal representation. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may provide written comments by submitting them to the address below.
Mail: 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
A copy of the agenda for the special public meeting of council, including a staff report and any attachments, will be available by 12 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016.
Notice of collection
Personal information collected as a result of this public meeting is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the Planning Act, and all other relevant legislation, and will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. All personal information (as defined by MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will be made available for public disclosure to members of the public, at the meeting, through requests, and through the website of The Corporation of the City of Kingston. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to the director of planning, building & licensing services, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3.
Dated at Kingston, Ontario
this 5th day of January 2016