City of Sault Ste Marie News Bulletins Newsen-USPhysician Recruitment <p align="justify">We’ve got a prescription for the lifestyle you desire. The Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee would like to welcome you to a community where life is at a relaxed pace, you have immediate access to outdoor activities and attractions and where you can enjoy life to the fullest at a cost of living that is well within your means. <br /><br />It's all right Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario!<br /><br />Visit <a href=""></a> for more information.<br /></p>Open-Air Burning Permits Available OnlineResidents can renew or obtain Open-Air Burning permits online.<br /><br />Visit <em><a title="My Sault Ste. Marie" href="" target="_blank">My Sault Ste. Marie</a></em> to set up an account to renew or obtain your permit. Residents will need their roll numbers and access codes from their tax bill for online requests.<br /><br />Please note that all open-air burning requires a permit from Fire Services. Permits are only issued to the owner of the property.<br /><br />New Permits - $25.00 (one-time / subject to a site inspection)<br />Permit Renewals - $15.00 (required annually on date of expiry)<br />Weekly Permits - $10.00<br /><br />Burning permits can still be processed by calling Fire Services at 705-949-9898, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.Queen Street Lane Configuration Class EA - Notice of CompletionThis project is being planned as a Schedule B project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. Public and external agency consultation is a key component of this Study. The City of Sault Ste. Marie recently made preliminary study materials available for public viewing at a second Public Open House held on February 13, 2014 at the Civic Center. <br /><br />We received a significant level of input and comments during the recent public input period. We would like to thank all of the residents that participated in the study and we appreciate the input received!<br /><br />The study has now been completed and the NOTICE OF COMPLETION is available at the link below. In addition, the FINAL Class EA Report is available for viewing at the link below or alternatively at the following locations:<br /><br />City of Sault Ste. Marie <br />Engineering Department <br />Level 5, Civic Center, <br />99 Foster Drive, <br />Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 5N1 <br />Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm<br /><br />City of Sault Ste. Marie Public Library <br />50 East Street <br />Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 3C3 <br />Monday – Thursday 9:00am to 9:00pm <br />Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm <br />Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm <br />Sunday 2:00pm to 5:00pm<br /><br />AECOM <br />523 Wellington Street East <br />Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2M4 <br />Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm<br /><br />Our next steps include the following:<br /> <br />􀁸 Provide a 30 day period (ie. until April 26, 2014) to allow individuals to review the final report and submit a Part II Order request if concerns cannot be resolved (refer to the Notice of Completion for details).<br /><br />􀁸 If there are no Part II Order requests received, the City intends to proceed with the project implementation.<br /><br />􀁸 The scope of the proposed construction work includes the reconstruction of Queen Street from Riverview Avenue to Pine Street, pavement recycling from Pine Street to the golf course, surface course paving of Queen Street from Pim Street to the golf course and final lane markings as recommended in the Class EA report. This work is scheduled to be completed from May to October, 2014.<br /> <br />View <a title="Study Area Limits on Keyplan" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/StudyAreaLimitsKeyplanQueenLaneConfiguration.pdf" target="_blank">Study Area Limits on Keyplan</a><br /><br />View <a title="Notice of Completion" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/FinalNoticeofCompletionQueenLaneConfiguration.pdf" target="_blank">Notice of Completion</a><br /><br />View <a title="Final Queen Street Lane Configuration Class EA Report" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/FINALQueenStreetLaneConfigurationClassEAMar25.pdf" target="_blank">FINAL Queen Street Lane Configuration Class EA Report</a><br /><br />View <a title="Open House Displays" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/QueenStreetImprovementOpenHouse.pdf" target="_blank">Open House Displays</a><br /><br />Should you have any questions or require further information please contact either:<br /><br />Carl Rumiel, P.Eng. <br />Design and Construction Engineer <br />City of Sault Ste. Marie <br />Tel: 705-759-5379 <br />Fax: 705-541-7165 <br />Email: <a href=""></a><br /><br />Rick Talvitie, P.Eng. <br />Project Manager <br />AECOM Canada Ltd. <br />Tel: 705-942-2612 <br />Fax: 705-942-3642 <br />Email: <a href=""></a> <br /> <br />Please note that the information related to this study will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments received will become part of the public record and may be included in Study documentation prepared for public review.Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Begins April 22 <p align="justify">The City’s Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Program begins April 22 for city collection areas and April 28 for contract areas. <br /><br />Leaf and yard waste should include grass, plant clippings, leaves and small branches no larger than 1/2 inch in diameter. <br /><br />Unacceptable items are household garbage, plastic containers, gravel, stone, brick, rope, wire, metal, carpet, landscape cloth, etc. Damage to compost equipment is caused when these items are placed in the leaf and yard waste bags. <br /><br />Bags found to have none acceptable items will be termed to be waste and left behind. Leaf and yard waste bags must not exceed 20 kg. <br /><br />Material produced from the compost program is used by City departments such as Public Works, Parks, and Cemeteries to help reduce the cost of purchasing top soil for municipal projects. <br /><br />The Leaf and Yard Waste Program will end November 21 for city collection areas and November 28 for contract areas. <br /><br />For additional information, view <a title="Leaf and Yard Waste" href=";deptid=1" target="_blank">Leaf and Yard Waste </a>or call 705-759-5201. <br /><br /></p>Committee of Adjustment HearingA Committee of Adjustment hearing will be held in the <strong>Council Chambers of City Hall on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 commencing at 2 p.m. <br /><br /></strong>A complete list of the applications to be presented can be found <strong><a title="October_22_2014_Committee_of_Adjustment_Applications" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/Planning/Committee%20of%20Adjustment%20Apps/Oct22_2014_Binder.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a></strong>.Notice of Pay and Display Machines on Queen StreetSault Ste. Marie’s Parking Enforcement office has installed four new solar-powered Pay and Display machines along Queen Street between East and March Street; three on the north side and one on the south. The Pay and Display machines are expected to be operational starting Monday, September 15, 2014. <br /><br />The Pay and Display machines accept all Canadian and American coins, as well as MasterCard and Visa. The minimum payment for coins is 5 cents for three minutes, and the maximum is $2 for two hours. The minimum payment for use of a credit card is $1 for one hour, and the maximum is $2 for two hours. <br /><br />Once payment has been inserted into the Pay and Display machine, a tag will be issued with an expiry time. The tag must be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle with the expiration time clearly visible.<br /><br />If the time has not expired, the tag can be used at other municipal parking meters or Pay and Display machines. The tags cannot be used on private property or permit-only lots such as Bell Avenue or the International Lot. <br /><br />For more information, contact the Parking Enforcement office at 705-759-5320. <br /><br />Nominations Accepted Until Oct. 31 for Municipal Heritage Award <p align="justify">Nominations for the 2014 Municipal Heritage Committee Heritage Award are now being accepted by the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee. This award recognizes individuals, groups or community organizations for outstanding contributions to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the City’s heritage resources as defined in the City’s Cultural Policy. <br /><br />Awards may be given for the following contributions: <br />• A heritage property that has been maintained or that is an enhancement to a neighbourhood or the community;<br /><br />• An addition to a historic property or new construction (infill) that is sensitive to the historic context of the property of a neighbourhood or the community;<br /><br />• Restoration or adaptive reuse projects;<br /><br />• Other contributions to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of heritage resources. <br /><br />The heritage activity must directly relate to the community of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. <br /><br />An individual, group or community organization may make one nomination each year.<br /><br />View <a title="Heritage Award Policy and Nomination Form" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/CSD/Awards/Heritage%20Award%20Nomination%20Form%202012.pdf" target="_blank">Cultural Policy and Nomination Form</a> <br /><br />Forms can also be picked up from the Recreation and Culture Division, Level 2, Civic Centre. <br /><br />Completed nomination forms should be submitted to:<br />The Municipal Heritage Committee, c/o Joe Cain, Manager of Recreation and Culture, Level 2, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6. <br /><br />Deadline for nominations is <strong>4:30 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2014. </strong><br /></p>Sale of Lands by Public Tender <p align="justify">MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 <br />THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF SAULT STE. MARIE<br /><br />Take notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the lands described below and will be received until <strong>3:00 p.m. local time, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 </strong>at the City Tax office, Level 2, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.<br /><br />The tenders will be opened in public on the same day immediately following the 3:00 pm deadline in the Biggings Room, Level 3, Civic Centre.<br /><br /><strong>Property #1<br /></strong>Description of Land: Roll No.: 5761-020-031-042-05. 0000 Grosvenor Avenue. PT LANE PL 737 ST. MARY’S CLOSED BY T286073 PT 19 1R7081; S/T T287101, T301396E; SAULT STE. MARIE. PIN-31548-0075 (LT) <br /><strong>Minimum Tender Amount: $1,724.36</strong><br /><br /><strong>Property #2</strong> <br />Description of Land: Roll No.: 5761-040-018-025-00. 127 Wilcox Avenue. LT 299 PL 19938 ST. MARY’S; SAULT STE. MARIE. PIN-31544-0250 (LT) <br /><strong>Minimum Tender Amount: $8,832.06</strong><br /><br /><strong>Property #3</strong> <br />Description of Land: Roll No.: 5761-040-024-029-00. 149-151 Gore Street. PT LT 1-2 PL 4050 ST. MARY’S AS IN T362161; S/T &amp; T/W INTEREST IN T362161 &amp; T/W T362161; SAULT STE. MARIE. PIN-31576-0095 (LT) <br /><strong>Minimum Tender Amount: $24,843.47</strong><br /><br /><strong>Property #4</strong> <br />Description of Land: Roll No.: 5761-050-043-080-00. 1131 Peoples Road. <br />PT LT 23 RCP H656 KORAH PT 1-3 1R6708; S/T T271199; S/T T218998; SAULT STE. MARIE. PIN-31584-0116 (LT) <br /><strong>Minimum Tender Amount: $74,366.11</strong> <br /><br /><strong>Property #5 </strong><br />Description of Land: Roll No.: 5761-050-047-025-00. 3 Lethbridge Street. LT 12 PL H480 KORAH; SAULT STE. MARIE. PIN-31566-0125 (LT) <br /><strong>Minimum Tender Amount: $17,274.62 <br /></strong><br /><strong>Property #6</strong> <br />Description of Land: Roll No.: 5761-060-040-314-00. 37 Paradee Avenue. LT 8 PL 7000 KORAH EXCEPT PT 1-10 1R1763; SAULT STE. MARIE. PIN-31603-0405 (LT) <br /><strong>Minimum Tender Amount: $3,451.88 <br /></strong><br />This tax sale is subject to cancellation in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Act’s tax sale provisions.<br /><br />Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. The City is not obliged to provide a survey or reference plan for any parcel of land being sold under tax sale.<br /><br />The municipality makes no representation regarding the title or any other matters relating to the land to be sold, including but not limited to the potential existence of environmental contamination, estates and interests of the federal or provincial governments or their agencies, easements and restrictive covenants, and interests acquired by adverse possession. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchaser.<br /><br />This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, penalties and interest, HST if applicable, and the relevant land transfer tax.<br /><br />The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.<br /><br />The Municipal treasurer retains discretion under the Municipal Act to cancel a tax sale at any time up to the registration of the tax deed.<br /><br />For further information regarding this sale, copies of the prescribed tender forms are available at the Tax office, main level, Civic Centre or by calling 705-759-5290.<br /><br />Personal information contained on this form, collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 and Regulations thereunder, will be used for the purposes of that Act. Questions should be directed to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at the institution responsible for procedures under that Act.<br /><br />Peter A. Liepa <br />City Tax Collector <br />705-759-5290<br /><a href=""></a></p> November 5 Open House - Building Permit FeesAn Open House is scheduled to review the proposed increase to the City of Sault Ste. Marie building permit fees. <br /><br />In order to keep the fee structure in line with actual service costs, a 1% fee increase is proposed and would become effective January 1, 2015. <br /><br />The Open House will take place on: <br /><br /><strong>Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 2 to 3 p.m. <br /></strong>Plummer Room, Level 3, Civic Centre – 99 Foster Drive <br /><br />For those individuals who wish to make representations with respect to a new fee schedule prior to approval by City Council, the following information will be available: <br /><br />1. Annual 2013 fee report showing costs of operations relating to permit issuance and building inspection. <br />2. The proposed new fee structure showing an approximate 1% increase. <br />3. Rationale for the fee increase. <br /><br />For more information, contact the Building Division at 705-759-5410. <br /><br />Don Maki <br />Chief Building Official <br /><br />Household Hazardous Waste Depot Closes This WeekendThe Public Works and Transportation Department would like to advise the public that the Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at 115 Industrial Park Crescent will close for the season this weekend. <br /><br />Items can be dropped off at the Depot on Friday, October 24 until 6 p.m. and on Saturday, October 25 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The facility will re-open in the spring of 2015. <br /><br />For additional information, contact the Public Works &amp; Transportation Department office at 705-759-5201 or visit <a title="Household Hazardous Waste Depot" href=";deptid=1" target="_blank">Household Hazardous Waste Depot</a>. <br /><br /><br />Election Day is October 27 - Voice Your Choice for City Council <p align="justify">The municipal election to elect a Mayor, City Councillors and School Board trustees will be held from <strong>10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2014</strong>. ‘You Vote At’ cards were mailed to residents in early October. <br /><br />To be eligible to vote, you must be at least 18 years of age; a Canadian citizen; and a resident in the municipality, or owner/tenant or spouse of an owner/tenant of land in the municipality. <br /><br />To vote for school board trustees you must also be a resident within the area of jurisdiction of the school board. Guidelines for determining school support are available at <a title="Municipal Election 2014 - Voter's List" href=";deptid=1" target="_blank">Municipal Election 2014 – Voters’ List</a>. <br /><br /><strong>Voting by Proxy</strong> <br />Any qualified elector may appoint another person who is a qualified elector in the same municipality to vote on his/her behalf. Proxy forms are available at the City Clerk’s office – 99 Foster Drive. <br /><br /><strong>Identification</strong> <br />Provincial law requires that voters provide identification showing their name, qualifying address as shown on the Voters List, and signature in order to receive a ballot. Your ‘You Vote At’ card is not an acceptable form of identification. <br /><br /><strong>Accessibility </strong><br />Tools to assist individuals with visual impairments will be available at all voting stations. <br /><br /><strong>Free Transit</strong> <br />Use your ‘You Vote At” card to access free transit to and from your voting location on Voting Day. <br /><br />If you did not receive a ‘You Vote At’ card, you can still vote provided you have identification showing your name, qualifying address and signature – call the City Clerk’s office at 705-759-5388 to determine where you vote.<br /> <br />For additional information visit <a title="Municipal Election 2014" href="" target="_blank">Municipal Election 2014</a>. <br /></p>