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Proposed changes to the Building Permit & Fee By-Law
The Updated 2023 Public Works Department Roads Plan
The goal of the Community Improvement Plan, is to stimulate and encourage growth and development within Johnson Township. More info. and applications are listed here
Attached is the file for the Community Improvement Plan for public review.
Notice of a public meeting to inform the public of a proposed zoning bylaw amendment for McDonald Drive.
Johnson Township Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
Johnson Township Council has initiated a project to create a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to identify incentives that can aid in community beautification, the attraction of new development and businesses, and assist in upgrading current establishments, developments, and businesses. The development of this plan will include:
- A Stakeholder Survey to provide your feedback
- Identifying the Plan Area and Outlining Financial Incentives for the area
- A Virtual Open House to view a draft of the plan and ask any questions you may have
- The completion and adoption of the final Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
The completion of the Community Improvement Plan will result in a variety of incentives being offered from the Township to community members, business owners, and key stakeholders to help offset the cost of:
- Beautification to yards and households
- New developments
- Updating existing developments
- Business supports for growth or creation of new businesses
The window for community input into the Community Improvement Plan is now open. There are two options to have your input heard:
- The Stakeholder Survey is available here: https://forms.gle/Xr3QiE9zdvg7vwMc6 and will stay open for input until March 31, 2022. A paper copy is also being mailed to each household and can be dropped off at the Municipal Office, emailed to email@example.com Subject: Community Improvement Plan Survey or Mailed to:
RE: Community Improvement Plan
1 Johnson Drive
P.O. Box 1605
- You are invited to the Virtual Open House on March 30, 2022 from 6pm-8pm on zoom available at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89277933206. To see a copy of the invitation you can download it here: Notice of Virtual Open House – Johnson. Each household will also receive an invitation by mail. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would still like to review the Draft document one can be provided at the Township Office on March 31, 2022. If you have any questions you would like to share please provide them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Community Improvement Plan Questions.
What is a Community Improvement Plan?
A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool used by municipalities within Ontario to provide financial incentives to residents and business owners working towards beautifying, developing and redeveloping within an established plan area. Financial incentives can be provided by way of grants to constituents, as well as incremental tax increases on new uses, etc.
What is the Identified Project Area?
The area that has been identified within the Municipality that is being studied for improvement. Sometimes called the “Project Area”. This helps to identify where, specifically, the incentives identified in the Community Improvement Plan can be spent. The “Project Area” identified in Johnson Township is the whole of the Municipality with a special focus on the Hamlet of Desbarats.
Who is Involved in the Community Improvement Plan?
Council will initiate the need to create a Community Improvement Plan and will adopt the plan once completed. The creation of the plan can be completed by municipal staff or a third party. In the case of Johnson Township, a third party EcoVue Consulting was hired to create the plan.
The creation of the plan involves community members, business owners, and other key stakeholders in the designated Project Area. These individuals will all get a chance to provide feedback and input into the plan. The Planning Act requires that at least one public meeting be held before the Community Improvement Plan is adopted by Council. Our Virtual Public Open House is scheduled for March 30, 2022 from 6pm-8pm. Accessible by zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89277933206. Download the Invitation here. Notice of Virtual Open House – Johnson
How Long Does it Take to Complete the Community Improvement Plan?
The Community Improvement Plan can take upwards of 6 months to complete. Once the project area has been identified and all the community feedback gathered, the draft plan is shared and then reviewed again. Once finalized the Community Improvement Plan is sent to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to provide their comments and ensure there are no contradictions to the Municipal Act within the plan. They have up to 6 months to provide comments. At which point Council can adopt the Community Improvement Plan and incentives can start to roll out.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at: 705-782-6601 or email@example.com Subject: Community Improvement Plan
Facility Review Reports 2021
MMAH – Financial Information Return – Ontario
Every municipality in the Province must complete and submit a Financial Information Return (FIR) to the Ministry each year. To visit the webpage, click here. Search FIR and select MMAH – Financial Information Return, and find your Municipality.
- 2014 Financial Statements
Click here to visit the Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Board website.
- KPMG – Service Delivery & Operational Review
- 2022 05 27 Community Improvement Plan Final
- Official Plan Final Version Oct 2010
- Map of Official Plan
Site Plan By-Law
Previous Site Plan By-law has been repealed and replaced as of April 21, 2021
Lake Management Planning Desbarats Lake
- 2014 Desbarats Lake Full Report – Prepared By: Michalski Nielsen Associates Ltd.
- Johnson Drinking Water Quality Management
Desbarats Drinking Water System Annual Reports
- Drinking Water System Waterworks Annual Summary Report 2020
- 2020-02-18 DSB Report to Owner
- Drinking Water System Waterworks Annual & Summary Report 2019
- Drinking Water System Waterworks Annual & Summary Report 2018
- Annual-Summary-Report 2016.pdf
- Water Quality Policy
Asset (Capital) Plan
- 2020 Bridge and Culvert Inspection report
- 2018 Biennial Bridge and Culvert Inspection Report
- Township of Johnson Asset Management Plan
- Appendix A Desbarats Drinking Water System Financial Plan #275-301 – Shelby Environmental Services
Township of Johnson Town Hall Meeting Presentations, February 24/2020
- Mayor Presentation_A 2020 Review of Johnson Township_V 3
- Meeting_Clerk Presentation_C Wray Feb 24 2020
Township of Johnson Economic Development Strategic Plan
East Algoma Economic Development Strategic Plan
- Johnson Integrity Commissioner Report 2021
- Request for Information – Adopted April 20 2016
- Water Quality Policy
- COVID-19 Return To Work Plan Rev 2 July 9 2020
- 4227_001_Water_Sewer_fee_Collection Bylaw 2021
- Accessibility Plan, Corp. of Johnson
- Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and Policies
Downloadable forms and applications are listed below for a number of services. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please contact us.
Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Board information and applications available here: http://www.tarbutt.ca/planning-board.html
For more information on the Ontario Building Code visit http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page8491.aspx
Applications for a building permit can be completed and either mailed, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Township Office. Once received they will be processed and prepared for issuance. Please note that until further notice, Provincial regulations do not allow us to issue these permits subject to certain exceptions.