Notice of a Public Meeting To Regulate Short Term Accommodation In The Municipality Of Highlands East

The Council for The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East, together with the assistance of a stakeholder committee, has prepared a draft licensing by-law, application, guide and zoning by-law amendment to permit and regulate short-term accommodation in the Municipality. This information is now available for public review and Council will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13 as amended, with respect to this initiative.

Date and Location of Public Meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Public Meeting: 6:00PM
Location: Lloyd Watson Community Centre, 2249 Loop Road Wilberforce, Ontario

Summary of Proposed Regulation

Short-term accommodations are proposed to be defined as the rental of a dwelling for a period less than 28 consecutive days. The proposed regulations will permit short-term accommodations in any dwelling subject to the issuance of a license and compliance with the provisions of the licensing by-law and zone regulations. The draft application, guide and zoning by-law amendment are available for review at the Highlands East Municipal Office in Wilberforce, as well as download below. If you wish to discuss the draft regulations you may contact Ms. Shannon Hunter at 705-448-2981 or you may attend the informal open house scheduled below:

Open House

An informal open house is scheduled below for those who wish to discuss this initiative.

Date: Wednesday August 29, 2018
Time: 12 Noon to 2PM
Location of Open House: Lloyd Watson Memorial Centre, Wilberforce

The purpose of these meetings are to ensure that sufficient information is made available to enable the public to generally understand the proposed regulations that are being considered by Council. Any person who attends the meeting shall be afforded an opportunity to make comments on the draft regulations. Council will then use the information collected at this meeting to make a decision at a future meeting with respect to the regulations.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East in respect to the proposed regulations you must submit a written request (with forwarding addresses) to the Clerk of the Municipality of Highlands East.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council before the proposed By-law is approved, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Planning Board to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the Municipality of Highlands East to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipality of Highlands East before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council before the proposed By-law is approved, 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.

Robyn Rogers, Clerk
Municipality of Highlands East

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