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There is a possible Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) at the St. George Park Pond in Welland. An Environmental Officer attended the site on July 19 to make observations and collected samples to identify the algae and for algal toxin analysis.

For general information on blue-green algae, please refer to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ website at http://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/blue-green-algae.

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  • Vote-by-Mail kits will be mailed to eligible Ward 3 electors starting the week of July 19th, 2021.
  • Electors must return their vote-by-mail return envelope via Canada Post by July 30, 2021 to have their vote counted
  • Ballot Return Locations will also be available; for electors who miss the July 30, 2021 return date.
  • Voting Day is August 9, 2021.

For more information visit Electors Resources

Starting July 19th, Ward 3 residents may contact the City Clerk’s office to request assistance with completing their vote by mail kits. Staff will answer any questions and explain the instructions via phone or email.

Electors that require special assistance or did not receive a Vote-By-Mail kit in the mail can make an appointment to attend in person by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 905-735-1700 ext. 2153 or emailing election@welland.ca.

At an appointment, electors will still be voting in secrecy. Once verifying they are eligible to vote and on the voter’s list, staff will assist with the Vote-By-Mail kit to the point before marking the ballot. The elector will go behind a secrecy screen and mark their ballot. They will put the completed ballot in the secrecy envelope before dropping it in a sealed ballot box.

Resources for voting, including a video on how to complete the Vote-By-Mail kit, is available on our Electors Resources webpage.

All information regarding the 2021 Ward 3 By-Election is available on the Elections webpage.

Beginning the week of July 12th, Ward 3 residents will start to receive their Vote-By-Mail kits to cast their vote for the 2021 Ward 3 By-Election. The Vote-By-Mail kits include instructions for electors to cast their ballot.

Additional Resources for voting, including a video on how to complete the Vote-By-Mail kit, is available on our website at Electors Resources

Ballot Return Locations are as follows:

  • Drop-Box Civic Square, 60 East Main Street
  • Ballot Drop-Box at Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St
  • Ballot Drop-Box at Welland Library Main Branch 50 The Boardwalk
  • Ballot Drop-Box at Welland Library Seaway Mall Branch 800 Niagara St.

Additional information for electors, including Ballot Return Location operating hours, is available on the Elections webpage.

Electors may contact the Clerk’s Office for further information by emailing election@welland.ca or calling 905-735-1700, ext. 2153.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section will be in Welland to live-trap in city parks, trails and greenspaces in response to a positive rabies case in the area. This program will involve:

  1. humanely live trapping raccoons, skunks and foxes,
  2. vaccinating with an injection and ear-tagging them;
  3. releasing them at point of capture.

Last year over 4,000 animals were vaccinated using this method. Traps are set out of sight and checked at least once daily.

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PROPERTY CLASSES invoiced on this FINAL TAX BILLING:

Residential, Farmlands & Managed Forests

INSTALLMENT DUE DATES:

Friday, July 2, 2021
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

PAYMENT OF THE FINAL BILLING MAY BE MADE AS FOLLOWS:

  • City Hall, 60 East Main Street, Mail Slot at front entrance closest to Cross Street, by CHEQUE ONLY.
  • Chartered Banks, Caisse Populaire, Credit Union, Trust Companies. Payments accepted on or before installment due date only.
  • Please take advantage of our Pre-Authorized Payment Plan. Information is also available at City Hall.

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.

Steve Zorbas, CPA, CMA, B. Comm, DPA
Interim CAO/Director of Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

1 FILE NO. 2021-08

The City of Welland is proposing to amend Zoning By-law 2017-117 to permit short-term rental use, including but not limited to short-term rental of rooms in a dwelling unit, and short-term rental of entire dwelling units. The Zoning By-law Amendment proposes to permit Short-Term Rentals as a secondary use to the principal Residential use of a dwelling except for in Commercial Zones where residential uses are permitted. Short-Term Rental Accommodations would be permitted in a single-detached dwelling, two-unit dwelling, townhouse dwelling, multiple dwelling, apartment dwelling, and an accessory dwelling unit. A Short-Term Rental Licensing By-law has also been proposed that will be implemented in conjunction with the Draft Zoning Provisions. The Licensing By-law will include a licensing framework that provides enforcement tools beyond the land use permissions and be associated with an Administrative Penalty System (APS) to address contraventions of the Licensing By-law.

A Virtual Public Information Meeting, to be held by City Staff, has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M., THURDSAY, AUGUST 12, 2021. If you would like to participate in the Public Information Meeting, please contact Nicolas Aiello, Policy Planner, nicolas.aiello@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 12, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate.

A Statutory Public Hearing in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act will be held by Council at 7:00 P.M., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 via Zoom Meeting. Please contact the City Clerk at clerk@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate. Please ensure to identify the file number in the email request for participation in the Statutory Public Meeting. All Council meetings are livestreamed on the City’s Website at: www.welland.ca/Council/LiveStream.asp.

The Province declared a state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O, 1990 due to COVID-19. Public gatherings are currently restricted. Further, Civic Square is currently open by appointment only. The City’s Planning Division is holding Open Houses and Public Meetings electronically and remotely.

Interested parties are invited to participate in this public meeting to express their opinions on the Application. In addition, interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the undersigned concerning the Application. All submissions will be presented to City Council.

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 proposed By-law is passed before Council gives or refuses to give approval to the By-law, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Welland City Council to the Local Planning Appeal 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 proposed By-law is passed before Council gives or refuses to give approval to the By-law, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

If you wish to be notified of the Decision of the City of Welland on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to the City of Welland, 60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4 or email nicolas.aiello@welland.ca.

For a copy of the proposed development or 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 12, 2021.

Dated: July 29, 2021

1. FILE NO. 26T-14-21006

A Complete Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision has been submitted by UPPER CANADA CONSULTANTS on behalf of VINMAR DEVELOPMENTS LTD. for lands described as PART OF LOT 1, CONCESSION 13, RP 59R4275 PART 2, GEOGRAPHIC TOWNSHIP OF PELHAM, IN THE CITY OF WELLAND, REGION OF NIAGARA, municipally known as 420 Murdock Road. The proposal has been made to develop the lands with twenty-seven (27) lots for the development of single detached dwellings, an environmental protection block to address the relocation of a watercourse and a stormwater management pond.

A Virtual Public Information Meeting, to be held by City Staff, has been scheduled for 6:00P.M., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021. If you would like to participate in the Public Information Meeting, please contact Taylor Meadows, Development Planner taylor.meadows@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on AUGUST 18, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate.

A Statutory Public Hearing in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act will be held by Council at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 7, 2021 via Zoom Meeting. Please contact the City Clerk at clerk@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on September 3, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate. Please ensure to identify the file number(s) in the email request for participation in the Statutory Public Meeting. All Council meetings are livestreamed on the City’s Website at: www.welland.ca/Council/LiveStream.asp.

The Province declared a state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O, 1990 due to COVID-19. Public gatherings are currently restricted. Further, Civic Square is currently open by appointment only. The City’s Planning Division is holding Open Houses and Public Meetings electronically and remotely.

Interested parties are invited to participate in this public meeting to express their opinions on the Application. In addition, interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the undersigned concerning the Application. All submissions will be presented to City Council.

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 Council gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, 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 Council gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, 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 Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

If you wish to be notified of the Decision of the City of Welland on the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision, you must make a written request to the City of Welland, 60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4 or email taylor.meadows@welland.ca.

For a copy of the proposed development or for more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, contact Taylor Meadows, Development Planner, Planning and Development Services, City of Welland, Civic Square, 60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4, phone 905-735-1700, Extension 2246, Email taylor.meadows@welland.ca or fax to 905-735-8772. Additional information will be available after August 19, 2021.

Dated: July 29, 2021

1. FILE NO. 2021-06 **REVISED**

A Complete Application for Zoning By-law Amendment has been submitted by UPPER CANADA CONSULTANTS on behalf of MOUNTAINVIEW HOMES (NIAGARA) LTD. for lands legally described as Block 2 of Plan 59M-472 Geographic Township of Thorold now in the City of Welland, Regional Municipality of Niagara known municipally as 89 West Creek Court. Request has been made to rezone the lands from Residential Medium Density (RM) and Institutional Health and Wellness (INSH) to Site Specific Residential Medium Density (RM), Site Specific Institutional Health and Wellness (INSH) and Environmental Protection (EP). The purpose of the Site Specific Residential Medium Density (RM) Zone and Site Specific Institutional Health and Wellness (INSH) is to: permit block townhouse dwellings across the entirety of the subject lands; establish a definition for block townhouses; provide site specific provisions for rear yard setbacks; allow decks, covered or uncovered to project a maximum of 3.75 metres into the required rear yard, provided said deck is not higher than 1.5 metres above grade; to eliminate the required 0.3 metre increase in width for obstructed parking spaces in private garages; and, to permit the required parking for block townhouses between the façade of the building and the private roadway. Application for Draft Plan of Vacant Land Condominium (26CD-14-21005) was submitted in conjunction with this application.

2. FILE NO. 26CD-14-21005

A Complete Application for Draft Plan of Vacant Land Condominium has been submitted by UPPER CANADA CONSULTANTS on behalf of MOUNTAINVIEW HOMES (NIAGARA) LTD. for lands legally described as Block 2 of Plan 59M-472 Geographic Township of Thorold now in the City of Welland, Regional Municipality of Niagara known municipally as 89 West Creek Court. Application for Draft Plan of Vacant Land Condominium has been made to facilitate the development of the property with 69 units for block townhouse dwellings, one naturalized buffer block, and one daylighting triangle block. Application for Zoning By-law Amendment (2021-06) was submitted in conjunction with this application.

A Virtual Public Information Meeting, to be held by City Staff, has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2021. If you would like to participate in the Public Information Meeting, please contact Taylor Meadows, taylor.meadows@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate.

A Statutory Public Hearing in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act will be held by Council at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, AUGUST 10, 2021 via Zoom Meeting. Please contact the City Clerk at clerk@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on Friday, August 6, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate. Please ensure to identify the file number(s) in the email request for participation in the Statutory Public Meeting. All Council meetings are livestreamed on the City’s Website at: www.welland.ca/Council/LiveStream.asp.

The Province declared a state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O, 1990 due to COVID-19. Public gatherings are currently prohibited. Further, Civic Square is currently open by appointment only. The City’s Planning Division is holding Open Houses and Public Meetings electronically and remotely.

Interested parties are invited to participate in this public meeting to express their opinions on the Application. In addition, interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the undersigned concerning the Application. All submissions will be presented to City Council.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, if one is held, or make written submissions to the City of Welland in respect of the proposed Plan of Condominium or By-law before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of vacant land condominium or By-law, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Welland City Council to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, if one is held, or make written submissions to the City of Welland in respect of the proposed plan of condominium or By-law before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of vacant land condominium or By-law, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal 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 Zoning By-law Amendment and/or Draft Plan of Vacant Land Condominium you must make a written request to the City of Welland, 60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4 or email taylor,meadows@welland.ca.

For a copy of the proposed development or for more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, contact Taylor Meadows, Development Planner, Development and Building Services, City of Welland, Civic Square, 60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4, phone 905-735-1700, Extension 2310, Email taylor.meadows@welland.ca or fax to 905-735-8772. Additional information will be available after July 14, 2021.

Dated: July 1, 2021

1. FILE NO. OPA 36

A complete application for Official Plan Amendment (OPA No. 36) has been submitted by BETTER NEIGHBOURHOODS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS on behalf of IDRAKOTH LTD. for lands legally described as PT TWP LT 229 & 230, FORMER CITY OF THOROLD, PARTS 3, 4 ON 59R-1742 AND PARTS 1 & 2 ON 59R-2895, S/T RO345094, S/T RO357411, S/T RL734059, S/T RO778444; PCL 229-3 SEC 59 THOROLD; PART 3 ON 59R-2784; S/T EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF WELLAND HYDRO-ELECTRIC SYSTEM CORP. OVER PART 1 PLAN 59R-11677 & PARTS 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 ON PLAN 59R-8977 AS IN SN19072; PCL F-2 SEC M75; BLK F PL M75 EXCEPT PART 1 ON 59R-2986; S//T LT16884; PCL G-1 SEC M75; BLK G PL M75 EXCPET PART 1 ON 59R-4566, CITY OF WELLAND, municipally known as 800 Niagara Street. Request has been made for Official Plan Amendment to redesignate the north-east portion of the property from Regional Shopping Node to Special Policy High Density Residential. The purpose of the Special Policy is to permit a minimum density of 61 units per hectare and a maximum density of 215 units per hectare. The purpose of the amendment is to redevelop the north-east portion of the property with a mix of apartment buildings (mid and high-rise), townhouses, and accessory dwelling units with a height range of 2 to 30 storeys. Application for Zoning By-Law Amendment (File No. 2021-07) has been submitted in conjunction with the subject application.

2. FILE NO. 2021-07

A complete application for Zoning By-law Amendment (2021-07) has been submitted by BETTER NEIGHBOURHOODS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS on behalf of IDRAKOTH LTD. for lands legally described as PT TWP LT 229 & 230, FORMER CITY OF THOROLD, PARTS 3, 4 ON 59R-1742 AND PARTS 1 & 2 ON 59R-2895, S/T RO345094, S/T RO357411, S/T RL734059, S/T RO778444; PCL 229-3 SEC 59 THOROLD; PART 3 ON 59R-2784; S/T EASEMENT IN FAVOUR OF WELLAND HYDRO-ELECTRIC SYSTEM CORP. OVER PART 1 PLAN 59R-11677 & PARTS 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 ON PLAN 59R-8977 AS IN SN19072; PCL F-2 SEC M75; BLK F PL M75 EXCEPT PART 1 ON 59R-2986; S//T LT16884; PCL G-1 SEC M75; BLK G PL M75 EXCPET PART 1 ON 59R-4566, CITY OF WELLAND, municipally known as 800 Niagara Street. Request has been made for Zoning By-law Amendment to Rezone the north-east portion of the lands from Site Specific Regional Shopping Node (RS-73) to Site Specific Residential Medium Density (RM) and Site Specific Residential High Density (RH). The proposed Site Specific Amendments create two separate Site Specific Residential Medium Density Zones and two Site Specific Residential High Density zones. The Site Specific Amendments propose to: increase the maximum permitted height (3.5 storeys, 8 storeys, 20 storeys, and 30 storeys); allow for additional permitted uses; and amend the yard setback provisions. A copy of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment can be found under reports. Application for Official Plan Amendment (OPA No. 36) has been submitted in conjunction with the subject application.

A Virtual Public Information Meeting, to be held by City Staff, has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M., THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021. If you would like to participate in the Public Information Meeting, please contact Rachelle Larocque, Manager of Planning at rachelle.larocque@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 29, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate.

A Statutory Public Hearing in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act will be held by Council at 7:00 P.M., TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021 via Zoom Meeting. Please contact the City Clerk at clerk@welland.ca no later than 12:00 P.M. on Friday, August 6, 2021 to be provided with a link to participate. Please ensure to identify the file number(s) in the email request for participation in the Statutory Public Meeting. All Council meetings are livestreamed on the City’s Website at: www.welland.ca/Council/LiveStream.asp.

The Province declared a state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O, 1990 due to COVID-19. Public gatherings are currently restricted. Further, Civic Square is currently open by appointment only. The City’s Planning Division is holding Open Houses and Public Meetings electronically and remotely.

Interested parties are invited to participate in these public meetings to express their opinions on the Applications. In addition, interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the undersigned concerning the Applications. All submissions will be presented to City Council.

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 proposed By-law is passed, or before the Official Plan (or Official Plan Amendment) is adopted, 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 proposed By-law is passed, or before the Official Plan (or Official Plan Amendment) is adopted, 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 Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

If you wish to be notified of the Decision of the City of Welland on the proposed Official Plan Amendment or Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to the City of Welland, 60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4 or email rachelle.larocque@welland.ca.

For a copy of the proposed development or for more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, contact Rachelle Larocque, Manager of Planning, Planning and Development Services, City of Welland, Civic Square, 60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4, phone 905-735-1700, Extension 2310, Email rachelle.larocque@welland.ca or fax to 905-735-8772. Additional information will be available after July 29, 2021.

Dated: July 20, 2021