Notice of Public Meeting - To consider by-laws that will establish a revised CIPA and CIP
The Planning Committee will hold a Public Meeting under the Planning Act to consider by-laws that will establish a revised Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA) and Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the provision of financial assistance programs supporting the investigation, remediation and redevelopment of environmentally contaminated properties, also referred to as brownfields.
The proposed by-laws provide the basis under the Planning Act for the provision of updated Environmental Remediation and Site Enhancement (ERASE) financial assistance programs intended to support the investigation, remediation and redevelopment of environmentally contaminated properties in historically developed areas of the city. The proposed updated by-laws include the continuation of existing loan and grant assistance programs along with modifications that include, but are not limited to:
- Incentivizing environmental sustainability and housing affordability within new developments on brownfields
- New and modified programs to provide increased assistance towards site remediation for not-for-profit housing developments on brownfields;
- Expansion of the ERASE CIPA to permit certain programs in Rural Settlement Areas;
- Modifying programs and eligible costs to encourage sustainable remediation methods and practices; and
- Expanding the availability of remediation loans to strategic urban commercial districts and corridors.
When: Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 9:30 am
Where: Council Chambers City Hall 71 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario.
Note: Committee meetings are being conducted in a hybrid format via an in-person and Webex platform. Members of the public are also able to view virtual meetings online
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Accessing the Staff Report Proposed Plan and By-laws
The staff report as well as proposed CIPA and CIP By-laws will be available to the public on or after May 24, 2023 and may be obtained:
- From the City’s website at www.hamilton.ca/MeetingAgendas; or
- By contacting Phillip Caldwell at 905-546-2424 ext. 2359 or [email protected]
How to Provide Public Input
The Planning Committee will consider the proposed CIPA and CIP By-laws at a Public Meeting at the above noted date and time.You may submit comments by providing written comments to the Legislative Coordinator, Planning Committee, City of Hamilton, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5 or by email at [email protected]. Comments can also be placed in the drop box which is located at the back of the 1st Floor of City Hall, 71 Main Street West. Written comments must be received by noon on Monday, May 29, 2023. Any written comments received after the deadline will be included on the Wednesday, June 07, 2023 Council agenda.
Members of the public can participate in a statutory public meeting or a Standing Committee by submitting a pre-recorded video by noon Friday, May 26, 2023. The video must be no longer than 5 minutes in length and will be reviewed before the meeting to ensure it adheres to the City’s procedures and protocols in presenting to Council. The video can be submitted by emailing [email protected] or dropping off a USB at the City Hall drop box located at the back of the 1st Floor of City Hall, 71 Main Street West, to the attention of the Legislative Coordinator of the respective Committee. Any videos that do not adhere to the City’s procedures and protocols will not be presented at the meeting.
Oral Submissions During Hybrid Meetings
Members of the public can participate at hybrid meetings, virtually (through Webex via computer or phone) or in-person. Participation in either of these formats requires pre-registration with delegations being no longer than 5 minutes in length. Persons wishing to delegate on a matter that is listed on the Committee agenda, shall submit a Request to Speak form, no later than 12 noon Monday, May 29, 2023. Upon registering for a meeting, members of the public who are participating virtually will be emailed a link for the Webex meeting. The link must not be shared with others as it is unique to the registrant. All members of the public who register to participate virtually will be contacted by City Staff to confirm details of the registration prior to the meeting and provide an overview of the public participation process.
If you need clarification or have any questions on how to participate in a statutory public meeting or Standing Committee, please email [email protected] or by phone at 905-546-2424 ext. 4408.
To Request a Notice of Decision
If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Hamilton on the proposed Community Improvement Project Area and Community Improvement Plan By-laws, you must make a written request to the Legislative Coordinator, Planning Committee, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5 or email [email protected].
In accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act:
i. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton before the proposed CIPA and CIP By-laws are adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Council, City of Hamilton to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)
ii. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton before the proposed CIPA and CIP By-laws are adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the OLT unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party