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Notice of Open House for new Official Plan
- January 09, 2024






That the Municipality of Powassan invites all interested persons to attend a Public Open House in order to consider revisions and provide input on the Municipality’s Draft Official Plan (OP), pursuant to the requirements of section 17(16) of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, as amended.




Date:                                   Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Time:                                   6:00 pm  8:00 pm

Location:                            Municipality of Powassan – 250 Clark Street – Maple Meeting room




An Official Plan provides direction and policy objectives for the growth and development of the community and where land uses (i.e. Residential, commercial, industrial, open space, etc.) should be located. The Official Plan covers a broad range of topics including transportation, economic development, housing and future development opportunities. The Official Plan works along with other municipal planning documents, such as the Zoning By-law, to guide the patterns of development within the jurisdiction of the Municipality.


The Draft Official Plan is available at the municipal office and will be available for public review at the Open House.  A brief presentation outlining the highlights of the Draft OP will be provided by representatives from the consulting firm – Planscape. The consultant and Powassan staff will be available to answer questions and obtain comments.


PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Municipality of Powassan is undertaking the legislated review of its Official Plan as required by the Planning Act. Council adopted the current Official Plan in 2003. The new Official Plan will contain the goals, objectives, policies and Schedules to ensure that it is consistent with the 2020 Provincial Policy Statement, recent changes to the Planning Act and reflects matters of local interest. The new Official Plan will replace the existing Official Plan currently in effect.


THE SUBJECT LANDS include all lands located within the Municipality of Powassan. Accordingly, no key map is provided.


INFORMATION related to the proposed new Official Plan can be viewed at the municipal offices between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday), at 250 Clark Street, Powassan or by contacting Kim Bester, Deputy Clerk, at (705) 724-2813, or by email at:


IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED of the decision of the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Powassan in respect to the proposed new Official Plan, you must submit a written request (with forwarding addresses) to the Clerk of the Municipality of Powassan at P.O. Box 250, 250 Clark Street, Powassan, Ontario, P0H 1Z0.


Personal information contained in any correspondence or oral presentation that you provide will become part of the public record and will become available on the Town website.  Personal information is collected and disclosed pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.



Comments on the Draft are to be provided to the Municipality by February 7, 2024 for consideration prior to the scheduling of a statutory public meeting at a future date.


Mailing Date of this Notice: January 11, 2024


Kimberly Bester, Deputy-Clerk

Municipality of Powassan

Draft Official Plan of Powassan (Consolidated) 

The Municipality of Powassan
250 Clark Street PO Box 250 Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 | Phone: 705-724-2813 | Fax: 705-724-5533 |

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