Cornwall Ontario — No Tanks Update: The City of Cornwall has received an appeal of the Interim Control Bylaw that City Council adopted to prevent the construction of tanks on lands in the harbour area in Cornwall.
The appeal has been lodged by Trillium Distribution Cornwall Inc. and it was received on Friday, February 7th, the last day for appeals to the bylaw.
“Appeals of this nature are heard by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and the City will be forwarding the matter to the OMB,” said Stephen Alexander, General Manager, Planning, Parks and Recreation. “Typically it takes several months for a hearing date to be set for such matters.”
“It is unfortunate that we have an appeal against City Council’s decisive action in passing the Interim Control Bylaw,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “However, we will defend Council’s action and basis for passing the bylaw.”
The Interim Control Bylaw prevents the use of the land for any use other than open space and is in effect for a period of one year, with a possible one year extension. It is intended to give Council and City staff an opportunity to study and subsequently consider adopting different zoning strategies for the area. The bylaw will remain in effect pending the outcome of the appeal before the OMB.