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Please be advised that smoke testing will occur in areas of the City for the next few weeks. Smoke testing is primarily to find potential points where stormwater enters sanitary sewers, resulting in higher risks of basement flooding. GM BluePlan completes the testing.

Testing takes place Monday to Friday between 12-5 p.m.; GM BluePlan staff will be in the areas during smoke testing and can answer homeowner questions. In addition, public notices were hand-delivered last week with information about what is involved in the process.

The smoke used in the test is manufactured for this purpose, is non-toxic, not harmful to your health, leaves no residuals or stains on clothing, draperies, or furniture, and has no known effects on plants and animals. It is odourless and dissipates in a few minutes. The test consists of blowing a harmless coloured vapour into sanitary and storm utility holes and observing where smoke exits. The smoke should not enter your home from the sanitary sewer lines if your sink and drain traps contain water.

If you doubt the origin of the smoke, contact the fire department, and they can determine if the smoke is related to testing or if the fire department needs to be dispatched.

The attached maps highlight the areas where work is being completed.

Helpful FAQs

  1. Is the smoke harmful?
    No, if the smoke enters your home, it may make you cough, but it is not harmful to your health and will not harm pets, clothing, draperies or furniture.
  2. What should I do to prepare for smoke testing?
    Ensure all plumbing traps have water in them as soon as you receive this notice. To do so, pour a few cups of water down each drain, sink, washing facility, and floor drain. You may also wish to leave a few upstairs windows open if you feel it is safe to do so during the testing period.
  3. Do I need to stay home for the duration of the test?
    No, you do not need to be home when testing is being performed.
  4. What is the purpose of smoke testing?
    The testing aims primarily to find potential points where stormwater enters sanitary sewers, resulting in higher risks of basement flooding.
  5. What does it mean if smoke enters my house?
    It might mean there are deficiencies in the plumbing that may also allow sewer gas to enter your home. The common cause is dry plumbing traps that allow smoke to enter.
  6. What should I do if smoke enters my house?
    If the smoke does enter your home, note the location of the smoke, pour some water down the drain and open windows for ventilation. Contact the City at 905-735-1700 x2205 to notify the on-site supervisor to visit your address.
  7. If smoke gets into the house, how long does it take to dissipate?
    The smoke will dissipate in a few minutes — open windows for ventilation.
  8. What is next?
    You will only be contacted if something to report is found.

Contacts:
Nathan D’Souza (GMBP) Field support: 365-323-3429
Bryan Bortolon (GMBP) Project manager: 416-427-4971
Rob Vachon (Welland) Project manager: 905-735-2205 x2205

Maps:

map for Map 1: South of Lincoln St, East of Coventry Rd, North of Ontario Rd

map for Map 2: South of Ontario Rd, East of Deere St, North of Humberstone Rd

PROPERTY CLASSES invoiced on this FINAL TAX BILLING:

Residential, Farmlands & Managed Forests
Multi-Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Large Industrial, Landfills and Pipelines

INSTALLMENT DUE DATES:

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

PAYMENT OF THE FINAL BILLING MAY BE MADE AS FOLLOWS:

  • In Person: Civic Square, 60 East Main St, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Payment by Mail: Enclose payment stub(s) with cheque/money order. Envelope must be post marked on or before the due date.
  • After Hours: Deposit payments (cheques only) in the Civic Square drop box, located at the first set of doors of the Civic Square (closest to Cross Street)
  • Financial Institution: At any financial institution in person or at an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM); Using your financial institution's website, app or telephone service (use Welland as the main search keyword)
  • Pre-Authorized Payment Plan: Visit our Property Taxes webpage (Note: All taxes must be fully paid to date prior to enrolling in the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan. )

LATE PAYMENTS are subject to Penalty at 1.25% per month, applicable on the first day after due date.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from the responsibility for payment of taxes and penalties.

Steven Fairweather,
Director Finance, CFO, Treasurer

 

Applications and information is available on the Green Advisory Committee webpage or at the Office of the City Clerk.

Your application should describe what assets you feel you can bring to the Committee.

*You must be an eligible elector in the City of Welland and/or the Province of Ontario in order to fill a vacancy on this Committee.

All applications must be on the prescribed form and should include a brief resume.

Applications must be received in the Office of the City Clerk on or before 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2022.

Tara Stephens, City Clerk

 

Pursuant to the Clean Yards By-law 2019-135, as amended, please be advised that section 3.8 states:

Every owner of property in the City of Welland shall cut, trim or remove the grass and weeds whenever the growth of the grass or weeds exceeds six (6) inches in height

The By-law Enforcement Officer prior to taking any remedial action will give the owner notice by ordinary mail, registered mail or hand delivered to the address of the owner according to the last revised Assessment Roll of the subject property or the notice may be posted at the subject property, and such service shall be deemed good and sufficient service.

ONLY ONE WARNING NOTIFICATION WILL BE ISSUED PER YEAR FOR EACH PROPERTY THAT IS IN VIOLATION OF THE BY-LAW. THEREAFTER THE PROCESS WILL PROCEED DIRECTLY TO CUTTING THE PARCEL PROVIDING THE SITUATION WARRANTS.

All contractor costs and a $200.00 administration fee will be charged against the subject property.

In addition to the City of Welland (or designate) completing the work necessary to achieve compliance with the by-law, the assessed owner may be subject to an Administrative Penalty. In accordance with Schedule “A” of the Clean Yards By-law, the Administrative Penalty is set at $400.00 for a first offence and $800.00 for all subsequent offences.

Complaints and inquiries should be directed to the By-law Enforcement Division at 905-735-1700 extension 2224.

 

The City of Welland is updating the Parkland Dedication By-law as per the direction of Welland City Council. This Update will also address legislative changes resulting from Bill 197, Covid-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020, and the City’s outdated caps on the Alternative Rate.

The City, like many other area municipalities, is experiencing rapid growth and escalating land values and house prices. That situation, coupled with recent Provincial legislation revisions to the Planning Act, has many municipalities currently reviewing their policies/by-laws related to cash-in-lieu of parkland dedication and parkland dedication. As a result of the changes to the legislation, municipalities imposing the alternative requirement using a calculation referred to as the ‘Alternative Requirement’ in the Planning Act must be updated before September 18, 2022. Since the City’s existing by-law (2014-101) applies the alternate rate requirement, an update is needed before the September 18, 2022 or the by-law will be deemed expired.

With respect to the proposed draft by-law, Section 42(1) of the Planning Act permits land be dedicated for park purposes as a condition of any form of development or redevelopment. As such, planning staff are proposing to expand the type of land use purposes that the Parkland Dedication By-law would apply.

Further, the proposed Parkland Dedication By-law introduces a modified approach to the calculation of parkland dedication and the collection of cash-in-lieu of parkland in Welland. The by-law proposes to calculate cash-in-lieu by applying fixed city-wide values based on residential unit type and residential land density type.

A Virtual Public Information Meeting, to be held by City Staff, has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M., THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022. If you would like to participate in the Public Information Meeting, please contact Rachelle Larocque, Manager of Planning, rachelle.larocque@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, AUGUST 4, 2022 to be provided with a link to participate.

City Staff are anticipating on bringing the updated By-law to Welland City Council for approval at their meeting at 7:00 P.M., on AUGUST 18, 2022

The City’s Planning Division is holding Open Houses and Public Meetings electronically and remotely. The public is invited to these meetings to make oral or written submissions.

All written submissions received by AUGUST 8, 2022 will be presented to City Council as part of the staff report on this matter.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Welland before the By-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Welland City Council to the Ontario Land Tribunal.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Welland 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 Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the Decision of the City of Welland on the proposed Parkland By-law Update, you must make a written request to the City of Welland, 60 East Main Street, Welland, ON L3B 3X4 or email devserv@welland.ca.

If you wish to receive a copy of the staff report on this Application you should advise the undersigned in writing by August 12, 2022.

For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights contact Nicolas Aiello, Policy Planner, Development and Building Services, City of Welland, Civic Square, 60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4, phone 905-735-1700, Extension 2132, Email: nicolas.aiello@welland.ca or fax to 905-735-8772. Additional information will be available after August 25, 2022.

Dated: July 22, 2022

 

Planning Act, Chapter P.13, Sections 45(1) and 53, R.S.O. 1990

1 FILE NO. B020-2022WELL

Owner: 439 King Welland Inc.
Location: 439 King Street
PURPOSE: Application is made for consent to partial discharge of mortgage or charge and to convey 6,107 square metres of vacant land, shown as Part 2 on the sketch attached to the application, for a future residential apartment building. Part 2, being 6,929 square metres of land, is to be retained for continued residential use of the existing retirement building known municipally as 439 King Street. The subject land is also subject to concurrent Minor Variance File Nos. A48-2022 and A49-2022.

2 FILE NO. B022-2022WELL

Owner: Mancini Developments Inc.
Location: 314 Broadway
PURPOSE: Application is made for consent to partial discharge of mortgage or charge and to convey 294.7 square metres of vacant land, shown as Part 2 on the sketch attached to the application, for future residential use. Part 1, being 317.8 square metres of land, is to be retained for continued residential use of the existing dwelling known municipally as 314 Broadway.
The subject land is also subject to concurrent Minor Variance File No. A50-2022.

3 FILE NO. A47-2022

Owner: Jarnevic and Campovari
Location: 216 Moyer Road
PURPOSE: Variances requested from Zoning By-law 2017-117 as follows:
Table 13.3.1 - A1 Zone - Single-Detached Dwelling - To permit a minimum front yard of 6 metres instead of the required 10 metres.
Table 13.3.1 - A1 Zone - Single-Detached Dwelling - To a minimum west rear yard of 2 metres instead of the required 7.5 metres.
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Relief is requested to permit the construction of a single dwelling with reduced front and rear yards.

4 FILE NO. A48-2022

Owner: 439 King Welland Inc.
Location: 439 King Street
PURPOSE: Variances requested from Zoning By-law 2017-117 as follows:
Section 5.13 a) - To permit Part 2 on the sketch to exist as a lot without frontage on an improved public street whereas street frontage is required for a lot.
Table 11.3.1 - To permit a minimum north side yard of 0 metres instead of the required 3 metres (Part 2 on sketch).
The subject land is also subject to concurrent Consent Application File No. B020/2022WELL.
Related Minor Variance Application File No. A49/2022 is being dealt with concurrently.
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Relief is requested to permit the creation of a lot without street frontage and to permit the construction of 5 storey residential apartment building with a 0 metre north side yard for such building on Part 2 to be connected to the existing building on Part 1.

5 FILE NO. A49-2022

Owner: 439 King Welland Inc.
Location: 439 King Street
PURPOSE: Variances requested from Zoning By-law 2017-117 as follows:
Section 5.13 a) - To permit Part 1 on the sketch to exist as a lot without frontage on an improved public street whereas street frontage is required for a lot.
Table 11.3.1 - To permit a minimum south side yard of 0 metres instead of the required 3 metres (Part 1 on sketch).
The subject land is also subject to concurrent Consent Application File No. B020/2022WELL.
Related Minor Variance Application File No. A48/2022 is being dealt with concurrently.
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Relief is requested to permit the creation of a retained lot without street frontage and to permit a 0 metre south side yard for the existing building on Part 1 to be connected to the proposed building on Part 2.

6 FILE NO. A50-2022

Owner: Mancini Developments Inc.
Location: 314 Broadway
PURPOSE: Variance requested from Zoning By-law 2017-117 as follows:
Section 6.1.6 b) - Parking Space Dimensions - To permit the minimum width of the parking space abutting walls or obstructions (dwelling) to be 2.5 metres in width instead of the required 3.05 metres for a proposed retained lot yet to be created (Part 1 on sketch).
The subject land is also subject to concurrent Consent Application File No. B022-2022WELL.
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Relief is requested to permit an undersized parking space for a proposed retained lot containing an existing dwelling shown on Part 1 of the sketch.

7 FILE NO. A51-2022

Owner: Bagnulo and Chaffey
Location: 978 Schisler Road
PURPOSE: Variances requested from Zoning By-law 2017-117 as follows:
Section 5.2 b) - Accessory Dwelling Units - To permit an existing accessory unit not in association with a single-detached dwelling to be used while a single-detached dwelling is constructed.
Section 5.2 c) - Accessory Dwelling Units - To permit an existing accessory dwelling unit in a building that is not accessory to a single-detached dwelling until a single detached dwelling is constructed.
Section 5.3.2 a) i) - Location - To permit an existing accessory dwelling unit to be located in a front yard instead of in an interior side yard or rear yard.
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Relief is requested to permit an existing accessory dwelling unit to be used while a new single dwelling is constructed and to permit the accessory dwelling unit to be located in the front yard.

Key maps identifying the location of the subject lands for each Application are shown.

An Electronic Public Hearing will be held by the Committee at 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 24, 2022 to consider these Applications via Zoom.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Public Hearings are being held virtually.

You are entitled to participate in this Electronic Hearing to express your views orally in favour of, or in opposition to, the Applications. You may make written comments in favour of, or in opposition to, the Applications to be considered by the Committee at the Electronic Hearing

If you wish to participate and/or if you wish to submit written comments, please contact and/or provide your comments to the Secretary-Treasurer by Thursday, August 18, 2022 at noon.

If you do not participate in this Electronic Hearing, it may proceed in your absence and except as otherwise provided in the Planning Act, you will not be entitled to any further notice in the proceedings. All comments received will form part of the public Record.

The Applicant or their Agent must participate in the Electronic Hearing.

If a person or public body that files an appeal of a Decision of the City of Welland Committee of Adjustment in respect of the proposed Consents does not make written submissions to the City of Welland Committee of Adjustment before it gives or refuses to give a provisional Consent, the Ontario Land Tribunal may dismiss the appeal.

If you wish to be notified of the Decision of the City of Welland Committee of Adjustment in respect of the proposed Consents and Variances, you must make a written request to the Secretary-Treasurer at the address or email shown below. This will also entitle you to be advised of a possible Ontario Land Tribunal Hearing should the Decision be appealed by the Applicant or another member of the public.

All Committee of Adjustment Hearings are livestreamed on the City’s Website at www.welland.ca/Council/LiveStream.asp

For additional information about this matter, to participate in the Hearing and/or to submit written comments contact:

Christine Rossetto, Secretary-Treasurer, City of Welland Committee of Adjustment
60 East Main Street
Welland, Ontario L3B 3X4
905-735-1700, ext 2258
cofa@welland.ca

Dated: August 4, 2022

Christine Rossetto,
SECRETARY-TREASURER

Maps:

map for B20-2022WELLA48-2022A49-2022

map for B022-2022WELLA50-2022

map for  A47-2022

map for A51-2022