TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia passed By-laws Number 71 of 2020 and 72 of 2020, on the 13th day of July 2020 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chap. P.13.

AND TAKE NOTICE that these By-laws are general amendments to Zoning By-law 85 of 2002, which applies City-wide, and for this reason key maps are not provided with these notices.

AND TAKE NOTICE that the purpose of By-law No. 71 of 2020 is to amend Zoning By-law 85 of 2002 to permit secondary dwelling units in single detached dwellings on partial services in the Suburban Residential (SR1), Rural Residential (RR1) and Rural 1 (RU1) Zones.

AND TAKE NOTICE that the purpose of By-law No. 72 of 2020 is to amend Zoning By-law 85 of 2002 to allow all businesses lawfully existing at the time of the proposed use, to extend their business operations onto private outdoor space that are located adjacent to their existing operations between July 14, 2020 and December 31, 2021, under the following conditions:

a)     The property is not primarily attached to a private dwelling;

b)     Authorization is provided by the registered owner of the property and the business is licensed to operate from the said location;

c)     The business possesses a valid Business License and remains, at all material times, in full compliance with all governmental and Health unit regulations and directives. Non-compliance with the terms of the license are enforceable by City of Sarnia By-Law Enforcement Division and may include the revocation or suspension of the license.

d)     The businesses shall strictly follow all health directives issued by Lambton Public Health as well as any guidance or directives issued by the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Health;

e)     Where alcohol is to be served or sold or offered for consumption in the area, the business shall strictly follow any requirements and directives that have been issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO); and,

f)      Where food or drink is to be served or sold or offered for consumption in the area, the business shall strictly follow all food safety guidance and directives issued by Lambton Public Health and comply with all requirements within the Ontario Food Premises Regulation.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency may appeal to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal in respect of these By-laws by filing with the Clerk of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia not later than the 7th day of August, 2020 a notice of appeal setting out the reasons in support of the appeal. If you wish to appeal to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal, a copy of an appeal form is available from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunals website at www.elta.gov.on.ca

AND TAKE NOTICE that only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Local Planning Appeals 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.

AND TAKE NOTICE that no person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, 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 Appeals Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Sarnia City Council considered all written and oral submissions received on this application, the effect of which helped Sarnia City Council to make an informed decision.

AND TAKE NOTICE that the By-law 72 of 2020 also amended the City’s Streets By-law, Sign By-law and License By-law to facility the Economic Recovery of business affected by COVID-19 crisis. The amendments to these by-laws are however, not appealable. 

The complete By-laws are available for inspection through the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours or online at www.sarnia.ca.

DATED at the City of Sarnia this 18th day of July 2020.

AMY BURKHART

DEPUTY CITY CLERK

Please note: An appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal must be accompanied by a certified cheque or money order in the amount of $300.00, made payable to the Minister of Finance, which is the fee prescribed under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act.

City Hall, 255 North Christina Street, P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 7N2

By-law 71 of 2020

By-law 72 of 2020