Notice of a Public Meeting
Regarding Zoning Provisions to Implement the Minimum Distance Separation Formula (MDS)
Council for the Township of Melancthon has initiated a zoning amendment to incorporate the Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) formula in its Comprehensive Zoning By-law. The proposed amendment will incorporate both MDS 1 and MDS 2 provisions.
Interested members of the public are welcome to attend a virtual public meeting with Council to learn more about this initiative. The meeting date is:
Public Meeting: Thursday, November 19th, 2020 – 5:30 pm
This amendment is proposing to add a new regulation to implement the MDS Formula, which is a Provincial publication designed to maintain appropriate separation distances between livestock buildings and manure storage and sensitive uses such as rural residential uses. A draft amendment is available for review by contacting the Township office. A key map is not appended to this notice as the proposed regulation would apply to the entire Township.
NOTE: This will be a virtual meeting. If you wish to attend the virtual meeting, please call or email the Township office prior to the day of the public meeting so you can be provided with a link to the meeting. If you do not have the capability to attend a virtual meeting, please provide written comments and a phone number where you can be reached to the Township Clerk prior to the public meeting.
The purpose of the public meeting is to ensure that sufficient information is made available to enable the public to generally understand the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. Any person who attends the public meeting shall be afforded an opportunity to make representations to Council in respect of the proposed amendment.
If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council for the Corporation of the Township of Melancthon in respect to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, you must submit a written request (with forwarding addresses) to the Clerk of the Township of Melancthon at 157101 Highway 10, Melancthon, Ontario, L9V 2E6 fax (519) 925-1110.
If a person or public body files an appeal of a decision of the Council for the Corporation of the Township of Melancthon, as the approval authority in respect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, but does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council before the proposed amendment is approved or refused, the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal may dismiss all or part of the appeal.
Further information regarding the proposed amendment is available to the public for inspection at the Township of Melancthon Municipal Office on Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Mailing Date of this Notice: October 26, 2020
Denise Holmes, CAO/Clerk
Township of Melancthon