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.Notice of Completion - Stormwater Management Class EA Master Plan <p align="justify">The City of Sault Ste. Marie has developed a long-term Stormwater Management Master Plan following Phase 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.<br /><br />Based on the study findings and comments received from review agencies and the public, a series of alternatives have been developed. The preferred alternative is to implement a City-Wide Stormwater Management Approach. This approach will include: improving snow disposal sites, education, implementing a point source monitoring plan, implementing oil grit separators at various locations throughout the City prior to discharge to the natural environment, improving storm water conveyance at known problem areas and the retrofitting of existing stormwater management facilities for quality control. In addition, the City has developed new Stormwater Management Guidelines.<br /><br />The proposed approach is required to address concerns regarding stormwater quantity and quality. This study falls under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Master Plan Process Approach #1. The City of Sault Ste. Marie has, based on Environmental Assessment requirements, defined the problems to be resolved, developed and evaluated alternative solutions and consulted with the public prior to deciding upon the preferred solution.<br /><br />View project information - <a title="Stormwater Investigative Study Report" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/StormwaterInvestigStudyReport-%20FINALRev.pdf" target="_blank">Stormwater Investigative Study Final Report</a>.<br /><br />This information can also be seen at the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Civic Centre, Engineering and Planning Department – Level 5, or at the Clerk’s Department – Level 3, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.<br /><br />Comments regarding this project can be directed to Ms. Catherine Taddo, the City’s Land Development &amp; Environmental Engineer at 705-759-5380 or Mr. Alex Sorensen at R.V. Anderson Associates Limited at 705-560-5555 in Sudbury.<br /><br />Interested persons should provide written comment to the City on the proposal within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice. Comments should be directed to Ms. Catherine Taddo, P.Eng., Land Development &amp; Environmental Engineer, City of Sault Ste. Marie, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5N1.<br />Phone: 705-759-5380, Fax: 705- 541-7165 or Email <a href=""></a><br /><br />Thereafter the Master Plan will be reviewed and revised, taking into consideration the further comments received from the public. The recommended Master Plan approach will proceed, subject to Council approval.<br /><br />This Notice issued March 8, 2014.<br /><br />Catherine Taddo, P.Eng. <br />Land Development and Environmental Engineer<br />Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie<br />Civic Centre, Box 580, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5N1<br />Phone: 705-759-5380 <br />Email: <a href=""></a><br /><br />Alex Sorensen, LEL, C.E.T.<br />Project Manager<br />R. V. Anderson Associates Limited<br />436 Westmount Avenue, Unit 6, Sudbury, ON P3A 5Z8<br />Phone: 705-560-5555 <br />Email: <a href=""> </a><br /><br /></p>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, September 24<sup>th</sup>, 2014 commencing at 2 p.m. <br /><br /></strong>A complete list of the applications to be presented can be found <strong><a title="Committee_of_Adjustment_Applications" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/Planning/Committee%20of%20Adjustment%20Apps/Sept_24_2014/Sept_24_2014_Binder.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a></strong>.Route Change for Riverside Bus Route <p align="justify">Sault Ste. Marie Transit Services will be making permanent changes to its Riverside bus route (Route #4) starting <strong>Sunday, September 14, 2014.</strong> <br /><br />The OUTBOUND RIVERSIDE route will change as follows: <br /><br />Queen Street <br />Left on Huron Street <br />Left on Bay Street <br />Continue on regular route <br /><br />This change will not affect the schedule of the route. The inbound Riverside bus route will remain the same. <br /><br />Revised <a title="Riverside Bus Route" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Transit/RiversideSept2014.pdf" target="_blank">Riverside Bus Route Map</a> <br /><br />For more information, contact Sault Ste. Marie Transit at 705-759-5438. <br /><br /></p>Notice of Planning Application and Public Meeting <strong>Date: September 29th, 2014 <br />Time: 5:30pm <br />Location: Civic Centre, Council Chambers, 99 Foster Drive </strong><br /><br /><strong>Have Your Say </strong><br /><br />Input on the proposed applications are welcome and encouraged. You can provide input by speaking at the public meeting or by making a written submission. <br /><br /><strong>More Information </strong><br /><br />The applications may be reviewed in the Planning Division, Level 5, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive. The Report of the Planning Division will be available for review after <strong>Friday, September 26th, 2014</strong>, during regular office hours in the Planning Division or from the City of Sault Ste. Marie website Inquiries should be directed to Pat Schinners, Administrative Clerk, Planning Division, at 705-759-5368 or Please refer to the application file number. <br /><br /><strong>Written Submission </strong><br /><br />To provide input in writing, or request notice if the proposed application is approved, please submit a letter to Pat Schinners, Administrative Clerk, Planning Division, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6, or e-mailed to with your name, address and application file number on or before <strong>Monday, September 29th, 2014</strong>. <br /><br />If you wish to be notified of the Council of the City of Sault Ste. Marie decision to adopt or refuse the approval of an application, you must make a written request to the Planning Division Administrative Clerk at the address noted above. <br /><br /><strong>Legal Notice Concerning Your Right To Appeal </strong><br /><br />If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Sault Ste. Marie before the By-Law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Sault Ste. Marie to the Ontario Municipal Board. <br /><br />If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Sault Ste. Marie before the By-Law is passed, 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. <br /><br />A Complete List of Applications to be Presented can be found <a title="Planning Applications" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/Planning/Planning%20Applications/SEPTEMBER%2029%202014.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>. <br />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>Road Closure - Queen St. East (Centennial to Boundary) <p align="justify">Queen Street East will be closed between Centennial Avenue and Boundary Road for three days beginning Tuesday, September 16 until Thursday, September 18, except for local traffic. <br /><br />Commuters are asked to obey signed detours and exercise caution while driving around construction crews. Residents should plan ahead for constructions delays. <br /><br />The City of Sault Ste. Marie thanks citizens for their patience during this construction period. <br /></p>Mayor Invites Input for Mayor's Youth Advisory Council <p align="justify">Mayor Debbie Amaroso invites the community to have their say in the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC).<br /><br />Two public information and consultation sessions will be held at the Civic Centre during the month of September. <br /><br /><strong>Session One: </strong><br />September 18 – Biggings Room, Civic Centre – 4 to 5:30 p.m. <br /><br /><strong>Session Two: <br /></strong>September 25 – Thompson Room, Civic Centre – 4 to 5:30 p.m. <br /><br />The information and consultation sessions will allow members of the community to give their input on the structure of the Committee, as well as review the current guidelines in place for Committees of City Council.<br /><br />The MYAC will be appointed by City Council in December 2014. This Committee will follow the same guidelines and policies as other Committees of Council. <br /><br />“I strongly believe the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council will be an opportunity for youth to make real, positive change in the Sault community, and I encourage youth and other residents to attend one of the information and consultation sessions,” says Mayor Amaroso. <br /><br />For more information contact Stephanie Pagnucco, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 705-541-7032 or email <a href=""></a>. <br /></p>