Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Sarnia passed By-law 128 of 2020 on December 7, 2020, under Section 28 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. as amended, to adopt a new Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

The purpose and effect of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is to provide a framework for public investment opportunities in the public realm and the provision of incentive programs to assist the private sector to stimulate redevelopment and to facilitate property improvements in two plan areas: Downtown and Mitton Village.

And take notice that the last day for filing a notice of appeal is January 6, 2021. A notice of appeal must be filed with the Clerk of the City of Sarnia, 255 Christina Street North, PO Box 3018, Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2. A notice of appeal must identify:

  • The specific part of the Community Improvement Plan to which the appeal applies;
  • The reasons for the appeal; and
  • Must be accompanied by the prescribed appeal fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in the form of a cheque payable to the Ministry of Finance, Province of Ontario.

Only individuals, corporations or public bodies may appeal a decision of the Municipality or Planning Board to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. 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.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the CIP was adopted, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

A copy of the adopted Community Improvement Plan and any background material is available online at https://www.speakupsarnia.ca/community-improvement-plan.

Dated this 17th day of December, 2020.

Amy Burkhart

Acting City Clerk

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