The current Official Plan for the City of Brockville was adopted by Council in June 2011 and approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing February 9, 2012.
In 2021 the Offical Plan will be updated in accordance with the Planning Act.
The first meeting to hear more about the process will be held at Brockville City Council on July 13, 2021.
Anyone wishing for more information on the Official Plan Review or to submit comments to City Staff, should do so to OPReview@brockville.com
Public Notice of Special Council Meeting - Official Plan Update
The Purpose of the Special Council Meeting
The Council of the City of Brockville will hold a special meeting, pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended, for the purposes of discussing the revisions that may be required as part of an upcoming update to the City's Official Plan. The Special Council Meeting will be held as follows:
Meeting Date: Tuesday July 13, 2021
Meeting Time: 4:30 P.M.
Virtual Meeting Link: Meeting will be held via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87156744417?pwd=SUlXVlBxMjB1V01qVFRMcXlqcTdzUT09
THE SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL is to discuss the revisions that may be required to the Official Plan. It is intended to provide an opportunity for the public to offer comments regarding any issue or matter that should be considered during the Official Plan Review process. Members of City Council will also be providing input on their issues or matters to be considered during the Official Plan review.
Background on the Official Plan Review
The City of Brockville Official Plan outlines the City’s goals, objectives, and policies primarily used to support growth, economic development, and building Brockville’s future. The plan also establishes a framework for managing the effects of growth on the social, economic and natural environment of the City. The existing Official Plan was approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in 2012.
The Planning Act requires that an Official Plan be updated to ensure that it: conforms with provincial plans, or does not conflict with them; has regard to matters of provincial interest; is consistent with provincial policy statements; and addresses recent legislative changes. Taking into account the timing of the approval of the Official Plan in 2012, the introduction of a 2020 Provincial Policy Statement and amendments to the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, the City has initiated a comprehensive update to its Official Plan.
The update to the Official Plan will affect all lands within the municipal boundary of the City of Brockville. Accordingly, no key map is provided.
Your Input is Important
Any person may attend the special public meeting and/or provide written or a verbal representation. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may provide written comments by submitting them on/or before July 31, 2021, to the address below.
Official Plan Review, c/o Director of Economic and Development Services
City of Brockville
1 King Street West
PO Box 5000
A copy of the agenda for the special public meeting of council, including a the presentation and any attachments, will be available at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021.
The City’s current Official Plan may be reviewed on the City Website at https://brockville.com/index.cfm?PageURL=official-plan
Notice of Collection
Personal information collected as a result of this public meeting is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the Planning Act, and all other relevant legislation, and will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. All personal information (as defined by MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will be made available for public disclosure to members of the public, at the meeting, through requests, and through the website of The Corporation of the City of Brockville. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to the Clerk, City of Brockville; 1 King Street West, PO Box 5000, Brockville, ON. K6V 7A5
This notice published on June 3, 2021 and June 10, 2021.
The health and safety of residents, Council, and staff is the most important part of this meeting. This meeting will be held virtually. The meeting link will be available and published one (1) week prior to the meeting on the City of Brockville website (www.brockville.com) as well as through social media.
Residents who do not wish to attend the meeting virtually have the option of submitting their comments in writing. Both in person and written comments are equally valued.