City of Sault Ste Marie News Bulletinshttp://www.cityssm.on.ca/Latest 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 here.....in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario!<br /><br />Visit <a href="http://www.saultmed.com/">www.saultmed.com</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="https://corpsys.cityssm.on.ca:8443/mySSM/index.asp" 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 Planning Application and Public Meeting <strong>Date:</strong> August 11<sup>th</sup>, 2014 <br /><strong>Time:</strong> 5:30pm <br /><strong>Location:</strong> Civic Centre, Council Chambers, 99 Foster Drive <br /><br /><strong>Have Your Say <br /></strong><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 <br /></strong><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, August 8<sup>th</sup>, 2014</strong>, during regular office hours in the Planning Division or from the City of Sault Ste. Marie website www.cityssm.on.ca. Inquiries should be directed to Pat Schinners, Administrative Clerk, Planning Division, at 705-759-5368 or p.schinners@cityssm.on.ca. Please refer to the application file number. <br /><br /><strong>Written Submission <br /></strong><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 p.schinners@cityssm.on.ca with your name, address and application file number on or before <strong>Monday, August 11<sup>th</sup>, 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 <br /></strong><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_Application" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/Planning/Planning%20Applications/AUGUST%2011%202014.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.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="mailto:c.taddo@cityssm.on.ca">c.taddo@cityssm.on.ca</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="mailto:c.taddo@cityssm.on.ca">c.taddo@cityssm.on.ca</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="mailto:asornesen@rvanderson.com">asorensen@rvanderson.com </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="mailto:c.rumiel@cityssm.on.ca">c.rumiel@cityssm.on.ca</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="mailto:rick.talvitie@aecom.com">rick.talvitie@aecom.com</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="http://www.cityssm.on.ca/Article_Page.aspx?ID=412&amp;deptid=1" target="_blank">Leaf and Yard Waste </a>or call 705-759-5201. <br /><br /></p>Road Closure - Queen Street East (Riverview to Pine) <p align="justify">The City is continuing with the reconstruction of Queen Street East between Riverview Avenue and Pine Street. This work involves the complete reconstruction of the roadway including replacement of underground sewers, watermain and related services as well as upgrades to traffic signals and other utilities.<br /><br />Construction will commence Monday, May 12, 2014 and is expected to be completed by early August.<br /><br /><strong>In order to facilitate the construction, Queen Street East between Riverview and Pine will be closed to throughway vehicular traffic as of May 12 for approximately 3 months.<br /></strong><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 /><a title="Queen Street Traffic Detour Plan" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/Engineering/QueenStreet2014TrafficDetourPlan.pdf" target="_blank">Queen Street East Traffic Detour Plan</a><br /><br />The City of Sault Ste. Marie thanks citizens for their patience during this construction period.<br /></p>NEW! Confirm or Update Your Electoral Information with VoterlookupAre you recorded as an eligible elector for the upcoming municipal election? You can now check online to see if you are on the Voters List.<br /><br />To confirm and/or update electoral information in a few easy steps, visit <a title="VoterLookUp.ca" href="http://voterlookup.ca/">voterlookup.ca</a>. You can also change/update your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.<br /><br />Find out ahead of time if you are an eligible elector.<br /><br /><div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">Visit <a title="VoterLookup.ca" href="https://www.voterlookup.ca/" target="_blank">voterlookup.ca</a> or call 1-866-296-6722. Have your say. Log on today.</div><br /><div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"><a title="VoterLookUp.ca" href="http://voterlookup.ca/"><img border="0" src="http://cityweb/contentadmin/UserFiles/Image/Voterlookup.ca%20Button_-_3.jpg" /></a></div>Civic Holiday Operations <p align="justify">Several City-operated facilities will be closed <strong>Monday, August 4, 2014 </strong>due to the Civic statutory holiday:<br />• Cemetery office<br />• Centennial Library and Churchill and Korah branches<br />• Children’s Centres - Jessie Irving and Maycourt. Best Start is closed July &amp; August.<br />• Civic Centre<br />• Essar Centre office and Box Office<br />• Public Works and Transportation office. <strong>For 24 hour emergency service requests call 705-759-5201.<br /></strong>• Seniors’ Centres (Drop-In and Steelton)<br />• Social Services (Ontario Works, Social Housing, Community Child Care, and Accessibility office)<br />• Transit office<br /><br /><strong>Community Centres</strong><br />The Essar Centre and the Northern Community Centre are closed August 4. John Rhodes Community Centre arenas are open for scheduled events only. The McMeeken Centre is closed for the season.<br /><br /><strong>Ermatinger∙Clergue National Historic Site<br /></strong>Open Monday, August 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.<br /><br /><strong>Marine Facilities<br /></strong>• Bellevue Marina is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.<br />• Roberta Bondar Marina is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.<br />• The recreational lock at the Sault Canal will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.<br /><br /><strong>Pools<br /></strong>• John Rhodes Community Centre Pool is open 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Parent/Child and Lane swim and from 1:30 – 4 p.m. for Public swim.<br />• Peter G. Manzo Pool and V.E. Greco Pool are open 1 to 7 p.m., weather permitting.<br /><br /><strong>Refuse &amp; Recycling Collection<br /></strong>No collection Monday, August 4. Collection for the balance of the week will be one day late. Refuse, recyclables, leaf and yard waste must be placed curbside by 7:30 a.m. to ensure pickup. The landfill site will be closed Monday, August 4 and will re-open on Tuesday, August 5 at 8 a.m.<br /><br /><strong>Transit Services<br /></strong>Regular transit and Parabus service will operate Monday, August 4. Regular transit will run hourly leaving the terminal at quarter to the hour. There will be no Community Bus service.<br /><br />For additional transit information call 705-759-5438.</p> Property SaleThe Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie proposes to sell a vacant lot located at 22 MacDonald Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: <br /><br />Legal Description: PART PIN 31547-0002 (LT) WYMAN PLACE PL 285 ST. MARY’S CLOSED BY X553; LT 1-7 BLK 21 PL 285 ST. MARY’S EXCEPT PT 2 1R10022; PT LT 8 BLK 21 PL 285 ST. MARY’S AS IN RY43529; LT 1-5 BLK 22 PL 285 ST. MARY’S; PT LT 12 PL 9298 ST. MARY’S PT 1 1R10022; SAULT STE. MARIE <br /><br />Approximate Size: 3.70 acres (14.094 SF) <br />Approximate Frontage: 732.79 feet <br />Approximate Depth: irregular <br />Zoning: PR <br /><br />Easement: An easement for drainage over a portion of this property will be retained by The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie when the property is transferred. <br /><br />Offers with a deposit of $1,000.00 will be accepted until 12:00 noon on August 18, 2014 at the City Clerk’s Office, Level Four, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive. Further details can be obtained from the City Legal Department (705-759-5400). <br />Notice of Passing of Zoning Amendment <p align="justify">NOTICE OF THE PASSING OF BY-LAW 2014-153 AMENDING ZONING BY-LAW 2005-150 FOR THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF SAULT STE. MARIE <br /><br /><br />TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie on the 14th day of July, 2014 passed Zoning By-law 2014-153 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, chapter P.13. <br /><br />AND TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of Section 34(19) of the Planning Act, the applicant, any person or public body who, before the by-law was passed made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to Council, or the Minister may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the zoning by-law by filing a notice of appeal with the Clerk of The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie at the address set out below not later than the 15th day of August, 2014. A notice of appeal must set out the reasons for the appeal along with the land use planning ground or grounds upon which the appeal is based and be accompanied by the fee required by the Ontario Municipal Board. An objection filed with the City Clerk before the day of the passing of the Zoning by-law is not considered a notice of appeal under the Planning Act. A notice of appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board must be filed with the City Clerk after the date of the passing of the by-law and not later than the date set out in this paragraph. The decision of the City Council is final if the notice of appeal is not received. <br /><br />An explanation of the purpose and effect of the by-law is outlined. The complete by-law is available for inspection in the Clerk's Department during regular office hours, (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). <br /><br />Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a decision of Council to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group, however, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. Each appeal must be accompanied by a cheque payable to the Minister of Finance in the amount of $125.00. <br /><br />No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. <br /><br />If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board you must use the OMB appeal form. A copy of the appeal form is available from the OMB website at www.omb.gov.on.ca. The Ontario Municipal Board no longer accepts personal cheques unless certified. You may also pay the Board fee by money order. <br /><br />EXPLANATORY NOTE IN RESPECT OF ZONING BY-LAW 2014-153 <br />By-law 2014-153 contains an amendment to the text of comprehensive Zoning By-law 2005-150 and therefore no subject land map is provided. The text changes are briefly described below: <br /><br /><strong>Text Changes <br /></strong><em>Rural Area Zone – Building and Use Regulations </em>– Within the Rural Area Zone Building and Use Regulations, the previous minimum lot area for Single Detached Dwellings, Bed and Breakfasts and all Accessory Buildings was 0.5ha. To comply with the new Ministry of the Environment guidelines, the minimum lot area for Single Detached Dwellings, Bed and Breakfasts and all Accessory Buildings is changed to 0.8ha. <br /><em>Estate Residential Zone – Building Regulations </em>– Within the Estate Residential Zone Building Regulations, the previous minimum lot area for all R1 Permitted Uses was 0.5ha. To comply with the new Ministry of the Environment guidelines, the minimum lot area for all R1 Permitted Uses is changed to 0.8ha. This change only applies to unserviced lots. <br /><br />DATED at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, this 26th day of July, 2014. <br /><br />Malcolm White, City Clerk <br /></p>