Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting Concerning a Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood will hold a public meeting on Monday May 8th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, to hear the planning merits and gather public input regarding a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P. 13, as amended. This submission is also deemed to be a complete application pursuant to Section 34(10.4) of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c. P. 13, as amended.
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment pertains to residential lands throughout the Town of Collingwood.
THE PURPOSE of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to modify and add provisions to the Town’s Zoning By-law, as amended, to implement secondary suite policies in accordance with the Town’s Official Plan, the Simcoe County Official Plan and various Provincial Planning Policy documents.
THE EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to permit secondary suites (accessory apartments), within semi-detached and townhouse dwelling units and to allow secondary suites in detached accessory buildings in association with single detached dwelling units where appropriate.
As this proposed Amendment may result in modifications throughout the Collingwood Zoning By-law no key map has been included with this Notice.
ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. 
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Collingwood before the by-law is passed, the person or public body: is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Collingwood to the Ontario Municipal   Board; and additionally, 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. 
FOR MORE INFORMATION about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, or to inspect additional information and materials related to the Zoning By-law Amendment, you may visit Planning Services located at 55 Ste. Marie Street, 3rd Floor, Collingwood between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or contact Planning Services staff via telephone number (705) 445-1290.
Note: No Right to Appeal  
The Strong Communities through Affordable Housing Act, 2011 (Bill 140) and the Planning Act (as amended) require the Municipality to establish official plan policies and zoning by-law provisions permitting second units in single, semi, row houses (townhouses), and in accessory structures. Pursuant to the Planning Act there is no right to appeal in respect of the official plan policies and/or by-laws or any requirements or standards that are a part of the official plan policies and/or by-law. Please note that Ontario Regulations 543/06 and 545/06 do not apply to these official plan policies and zoning by-law provisions.
If you wish to be notified of the passing of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment you must make a written request to Ms. Sara Almas, Clerk, Town of Collingwood, P.O. Box 157, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5. 
DATED at the Town of Collingwood this 13th day of April, 2017.
Sandra Cooper, Mayor
Sara Almas, Clerk
Town File No. D14217