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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

Due to the recent increase of positive COVID-19 cases in the community, the public meetings for the regulation of camping trailers have been postponed. The health and well-being of our residents and staff are our priority. We understand that this is short notice, but it is important to do everything we can to reduce the spread of the virus and protect those at risk. The public meetings will be rescheduled when it is safer to do so. Location and dates will be communicated in due course. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


Public Advisory

(i)  If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Municipality of West Nipissing to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to (name of municipality or planning board) before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

(ii)   If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Municipality of West Nipissing 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 Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

IF YOU WISH to be notified of the decision of the Committee and possible Municipal Board Hearing in respect to the proposed zoning amendment, you must make a written request to the Municipality of West Nipissing c/o Melanie Ducharme at 225 Holditch Street, Suite 101, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1.

Public Meetings to consider proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2014-45

The West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee will hold public meetings to consider proposed amendments to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2014-45 concerning the regulation of Camping Trailers, Travel Trailers, Tent Trailers and Recreational Vehicles (herein referred to collectively as Travel Trailers and Recreational Vehicles) in the Municipality of West Nipissing under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990. See below for the proposed zoning amendment.

Any person may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law amendment.

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THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the zoning amendment is as follows:

SECTION 3 – NEW DEFINITIONS
3.__ “Trailer, Stored” means any travel trailer or recreational vehicle located on the property only for the purpose of sale or storage, but shall not include any trailer being used at any time for living, sleeping or eating accommodations of persons while located on that property.

3.__ “Trailer, Transient” means any travel trailer or recreational vehicle which is placed on a property for a period not exceeding fourteen (14) consecutive days during the months of May, June, July or August in any year.

Section 4.30 is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

NEW SECTION 4.30 – TRAVEL TRAILERS AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES:
4.30.1 No person shall use nor shall any owner of Property permit a person to use and/or keep a travel trailer or recreational vehicle on any Property within the Municipality except as provided in this By-law.

4.30.2 The parking and/or storage of more than one travel trailer or recreational vehicle shall be prohibited in the Residential One (R1), Residential Two (R2), Residential Three (R3) and Residential Four (R4) Zones except where such parking or storage is a permitted use in accordance with this By-law or is accessory to a dwelling located on the lot and the travel trailer or recreational vehicle is owned by the occupant of the lot. No human habitation shall be permitted except in accordance with Section 4.22.1 (g) hereof.

4.30.3 The parking and/or storage of more than two (2) travel trailers or recreational vehicles shall be prohibited in the Shoreline Residential (SR) zone. except where such parking or storage is a permitted use in accordance with this By-law or is accessory to a dwelling located on the lot and the travel trailer or recreational vehicle is owned by the occupant of the lot. No human habitation shall be permitted except in accordance with Section 4.22.1 (g) hereof. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to transient trailers, as herein defined. Any increase to the number of travel trailers or recreational vehicles in the SR zone shall be dealt with through the Minor Variance provisions of the Planning Act (Ontario);

4.30.4 In the Shoreline Residential (SR), Rural Residential (RR), Rural (RU) and Agriculture (A1) Zones, no travel trailer or recreational vehicle shall be placed closer than 15m to any property line, which shall include a Stored Trailer. The parking or storage of a travel trailer or recreational vehicle in the R1, R2, R3 and R4 zones shall be subject to the provisions of Section 5.5, hereof.

4.30.5 No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged from any travel trailer or recreational vehicle any septic effluent or grey water other than in accordance with Section 4.30.6.

4.30.6 The Parking and/or storage of more than six (6) travel trailers or recreational vehicles shall be prohibited in the Rural Residential (RR), Rural (RU) or A1 (Agriculture, One), zones. Any increase in the number of travel trailers or recreational vehicles in the Rural Residential (RR), Rural (RU) or A1 (Agriculture, One), zones shall be dealt with through the Minor Variance provisions of the Planning Act (Ontario)

4.30.7 In any zone, the parking of a travel trailer or recreational vehicle, shall be prohibited, except in accordance with the following regulations:

(a) The travel trailer or recreational vehicle is connected to an approved Class 4 System (leaching bed); or
(b) the property contains an approved Class 1 system (a chemical toilet, an incinerating toilet, a recirculating toilet, a self-contained portable toilet, an earth pit privy, a pail privy, a privy vault or a composting toilet system) and an approved Class 2 system (grey-water); or
(c) the septage and greywater are being removed from the travel trailer or recreational vehicle by a licensed hauler. The Municipality reserves the right to require an owner to provide receipts and/or contracts as evidence of such an arrangement; or
(d) The septage and greywater is being hauled from the property in a portable tank designed for such purpose and disposed of in a licensed transfer (dump) station. The Municipality reserves the right to conduct regular inspections of properties utilizing portable haulage systems.
(e) the provisions of this paragraph 4.30.6 shall not apply to Stored Trailers or Transient Trailers, provided that such Transient Trailer is equipped with a self-contained sanitary system.

4.30.8 No person shall add or cause to be added to a travel trailer or recreational vehicle, including, but not limited to, sunroom, porch, roof canopy or deck unless a permit for the construction of such addition has been obtained and approved by the Municipality. Such additions or structures shall be subject to the provisions of Section 4.2 (Accessory Uses, Buildings and Structures)

4.30.9 Any existing use or structure established in compliance with the provisions of a predecessor of this amendment or in accordance with a variance granted by the Committee of Adjustment will continue to be permitted by this By-Law. Any new use or structure or addition to an existing structure shall meet the provisions of this By-Law.

4.30.10 Any use established in contravention or violation of a predecessor of this By-law is deemed to have been established unlawfully and shall not be considered to be in compliance with this By-Law

DATED at the Municipality of West Nipissing this 27th day of October 2021.


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