Notice of a Committee of Adjustment Hearing - A10-07 (Facey)
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Dear Sir / Madam:

This is to advise that on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., a public hearing will be held in the Township of The Archipelago’s Council Chamber, 9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario pursuant to Section 45(6) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as amended. At that time the following application for a minor variance shall be heard by the Committee of Adjustment for the Township of The Archipelago.

OWNER:                  FACEY, Sarah                                                            

APPLICATION:       A10-17

PROPERTY           Part of Island B-399, being Part Parcel 6450 PSSS, in front of the geographic Township of Cowper

CIVIC ADDRESS:   1-B399 Island Archipelago


The owners are requesting relief from Sections 5.22 c) vi, with respect to the enlargement of an existing non-complying building or structure, and Section 5.8 f) which regulates the maximum near shore portion of a dock as well as the maximum dimensions along the shore. Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. A2000-07, as amended stipulates that legal non-complying structures may not be enlarged or extended. It also stipulates that a dock site on a residential property on Georgian Bay may have a near shore portion of the dock with a maximum area of 70 square metres (753.5 square feet), and maximum dimensions of 15 metres (49.2 feet) long (along the shore) and 6.5 metres (21.3 feet) wide.

The purpose of the proposed application is to permit the enlargement of the existing 16.4 metre long crib dock, by increasing the overall size of the on shore portion of dock; making it wider and larger than that which is allowed.

The effect of the variance would be the expansion of the existing crib dock, for a total on shore portion of 83.43 square metres (898 square feet), requiring a variance of 13.43 square metres (144.6 square feet). Due to the terrain, the maximum width of the on shore portion of dock, would be 7.2 metres (23.6 feet), requiring a variance of 0.7 metres (2.3 feet).

The owners are seeking relief because this area is the only protected docking area associated with their property. The topography of the land behind the existing dock rises steeply. They wish to fill in/cover the area between the existing dock and steep shore portion to make the dock safer and more useable.

View key map and sketch of the proposal.

This letter is for your information only. Persons receiving this notice are under no obligation to attend the Hearing, unless they so desire. Signed written submissions will be accepted by the Secretary‑Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment prior to or during the Hearing. Such written submissions will be available for inspection at the Hearing by any interested person. Persons not attending will not be entitled to further notice in this matter, except as otherwise provided in the Planning Act.

Additional information relating to the application is available from Planning Department staff at the above noted address during normal office hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). The Committee of Adjustment agenda, containing a copy of the Planner’s report and other relevant information, will be posted on the Township’s website ( the week of the Hearing.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Committee of Adjustment in respect of this application, you must submit a written request to the Committee of Adjustment. This will also entitle you to be advised of a possible Ontario Municipal Board Hearing, if required.

Dated this 3rd day of August, 2017

Cale Henderson, Secretary‑Treasurer

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 August 2017 15:11