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Public Notice - Public Notice Policy Update

August 28, 2015 -

The City of Kingston is updating the Public Notice Policy.

The Public Notice Policy is legislated by Section 270 of the Municipal Act, and outlines the circumstances, form, manner, and times that the municipality provides public notice.

Residents are invited to attend the Administrative Policies Committee Meeting on September 10, 2015, in Council Chamber, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. starting at 5:30 p.m. to review the potential changes to the Public Notice Policy.

It is anticipated that the recommendation presented at this meeting will go to Council on October 6, 2015.

Why come to the administrative policies committee meeting?

This is your opportunity to view the report, ask questions about the Public Notice Policy, and provide your input. You're encouraged to provide comments to City staff, or make a delegation at the meeting. Written submissions and delegation requests will be accepted at the address noted below:

James Thompson, Committee Clerk, City of Kingston, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z3, 613 546-4291 ext. 1268 or email, jcthompson@cityofkingston.ca by 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015. 

Intention of the Report

Staff have reviewed the policy and will be recommending to enhance its guidelines for creating public notices to increase the use of plain language, to delete newspaper notice provisions in sections where no notice provisions are required, which may allow more flexibility to provide notice to the public by way of more effective channels.