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NOTICE - Public Meeting for Zoning By-Law Amendment - Update to AG2 Zone

Tuesday August 12th, 2014

ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT
AFFECTING THE TOWNSHIP OF NORTH HURON

TAKE NOTICE that Council of the Township of North Huron will hold a public meeting on September 2nd, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Township of North Huron municipal office.  The purpose of the public meeting is to consider a proposed amendment to the North Huron Zoning By-law 82-2008 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, as amended.  The Council of the Corporation of the Township of North Huron initiated this zoning by-law amendment on August 5th, 2014. 

This amendment applies to all lands within the Township of North Huron.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support or in opposition to the proposed zoning by-law amendment.

BE ADVISED that:
• Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. 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. 

• If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of North Huron before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Township of North Huron to the Ontario Municipal Board.

• If a person or public body does not make an oral submission at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of North Huron 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 Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed by-law amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Township of North Huron, Municipal Office (519) 357-3550, and the Huron County Planning and Development Department (519) 524-8394 Ext. 3.

Dated at the Township of North Huron
This 13th day of August, 2014     ______________________________
                                                 Gary Long, CAO/Clerk
                                                 Township of North Huron 
                                                 P.O. Box 90
                                                 Wingham, Ontario, N0G 2W0
                                                 (519) 357-3550

Purpose and Effect:
The purpose of this amendment is to update the AG2 zone of the Township of North Huron Comprehensive Zoning By-law. Currently, the AG2 zone is the Agriculture—Commercial Wind Energy Facility zone; this zone is no longer needed in the Zoning By-law as these types of facilities are no longer able to be regulated through zoning since the passing of the Green Energy Act in 2009.
The AG2 zone will be deleted and replaced with a Restricted Agriculture zone which will prohibit the establishment of a new residence following a surplus residence consent; this is in line with the policies recently passed by North Huron Council.

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