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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Whitestone is holding a Public Meeting pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

THE PURPOSE of the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is to amend Section 3.26 of the Municipality of Whitestone’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 07-2018 to recognize existing lots of record on private roads.  The Municipality recently adopted an Official Plan Amendment (O.P.A. No. 2) that allows for building on existing lots of record on backlots.

THE EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is to allow existing parcels of land not fronting on a year round publicly maintained road nor on a recreational waterbody to be eligible for a building permit.

The proposed Zoning By-law amendment under consideration will apply to the whole of the Municipality of Whitestone and as such, no key map has been provided on this notice.

Date and Location of Public Meeting

Date:               Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Time:               6:30 p.m.

Location:         Dunchurch Community Centre, 2199 Hwy 124, Dunchurch

Participants will also be able to join the meeting by Zoom video conferencing with an option for ‘call in’ only. The Public is welcome to access the meeting and instructions will be placed on the Council agenda and the agenda will be posted on the Municipal website.

ORAL OR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS may be made by the public either in support or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law amendment. Any person may attend the public meeting and make an oral submission or direct a written submission to the CAO-Clerk at the address below, and submissions will be considered as public information and become part of the public record. All those present at the public meeting will be given the opportunity to make an oral submission.

APPEALS AND NOTICE OF DECISION: If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipality of Whitestone before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Municipality of Whitestone to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the OLT unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

To protect your appeal rights, if you wish to be notified of the decision of the Municipality of Whitestone on the proposed Zoning By-law amendment, you must make a written request to the CAO-Clerk, by email to michelle.hendry@whitestone.ca or by mail to 21 Church Street, Dunchurch, ON P0A 1G0. Please include your name and mailing address in the correspondence.

Any other additional materials, if any, can be provided electronically. Please contact Paula Macri, Planning Assistant, at 705-389-2466, ext. 122 or at paula.macri@whitestone.ca during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

Sign the Petition to Save Lake Wahwashkesh!

Join us in the fight to save Lake Wahwashkesh from unsustainable development practices!

Read More About Our Call to Action Here!

How YOU Can Help:

Sign Our Petition at change.org!

By signing the petition, you are requesting that the council for the Municipality of Whitestone refrain from approving this current subdivision proposal as is, also that future subdivision developments are not considered until the official plan has been reviewed and updated.

 

PARKING PERMITS AND MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATES

The Membership Taskforce will advise about the 2023 Parking Permit system – stay tuned.

The Membership Certificates have been changed in an effort to cut costs.  You will be receiving an emailed letter containing the Membership certificate once the design is completed.

 Thank you for continuing to support our lake!

 

MEMBERSHIP

Download your 2022 Membership/Permit form here!

The Membership Taskforce will advise about the 2023 Parking Permit system – stay tuned.

All residents and public at large, that use the docks, are strongly encouraged to purchase their membership, parking, lake access, and trailer parking permits to help support the Association. Your fees pay for dock purchases, upgrades, spring and fall maintenance and the cost of placing and removing the dam boom.

The Association also has yearly costs that benefit us all, such as the Hobo Monitoring, Water Quality Testing and participation in the Lake Partner Program, website, newsletter and bursaries.

We are one Lake Wah-Wash-Kesh Community!

 

Bursary

• FOR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION •

Lake Wah-Wash-Kesh Conservation Association Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Duncan Robertson and Mike Maceina

Open to any immediate family* of a current member of the Wah-Wash-Kesh Conservation Association.

The deadline for submission of applications is July 31st of the current year. Please submit the to the Association’s President.

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Definition of “immediate family member”: spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, niece, nephew, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, including adoptive relationships.

 

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WATER LEVELS

The general public is advised of water levels through the nbmca.ca website with the flood status icon and a link to information about current conditions. The conservation authority also circulates these messages to local media and social media, posting on Twitter (@theNBMCA), Instagram (nbmcainfo), and Facebook (theNBMCA).

 

 

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Who We Are:

The Lake Wah-Wash-Kesh Conservation Association is a not-for-profit association of cottagers and residents on or near Lake Wahwashkesh, Ontario, Canada who…

promote the conservation of the natural resources of Lake Wahwashkesh in the Township of McKenzie, in the District of Parry Sound and to protect and improve the natural environment of the Lake for the benefit of all users

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protect and promote the property interests of landowners on Lake Wahwashkesh or located nearby.