Civic News

Civic News is a special news feature that is published on Thursdays within The Expositor. The section details important information from the City such as public notices, current bids, tenders and proposals. Weekly year-to-date  editions of Civic News can be found below. Alternative formats and communication supports are available upon request. 

2024
January 2024
January 4, 2024

Public Meeting:

Notice of Study Public Information Centre

Northwest Municipal Services Expansion Environmental Assessments

 Project Information

The City has initiated Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) Studies to expand the water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation infrastructure to north of Highway 403, and ultimately to the City’s Northwest Expansion Lands. The MCEAs identify and consider alternative solutions for the services expansion. Due to the overlapping nature and geographic proximity of the recommended MSP and TMP projects, and their combined need to satisfy an optimized servicing strategy, the individual projects are being completed simultaneously.

Northwest Brantford Municipal Services Expansion Study Area Map

Figure 1: Study Area Map

Through the Study process, the City has separated the Oak Park Trunk Sewer project into two with the additional Powerline Road Trunk Sewer (Schedule B) project. The Powerline Road Trunk Sewer was separated into its own project in order to facilitate the design and construction of the first phase of trunk water and wastewater infrastructure on Oak Park Road, which is prioritized in support of development needs. Further, the separation of the Powerline Road Trunk Sewer allows for the sewer alignment alternatives to be reviewed and evaluated in coordination with the Powerline Road Trunk Watermain and Powerline Road Widening projects.

Public Involvement

The City invites businesses, residents, agencies, and interested stakeholders to participate in this planning process and learn more about the planning study through attendance at a Public Information Centre (PIC). This PIC is the first of two (2) PICs for the Northwest Municipal Services Expansion Studies to allow the public the opportunity to share comments and concerns.

The objective of this PIC is summarized in the table below:

The objective of the public meeting

Project Name

PIC 1 Objective

Project MCEA Schedule

Oak Park Road Trunk Watermain

Preliminary Preferred Alternative

B

Powerline Road Trunk Watermain

Opportunities and Constraints, and present Alternatives

B

Oak Park Road Trunk Sewer

Preliminary Preferred Alternative

B

Powerline Road Trunk Sewer

Opportunities and Constraints, and present Alternatives

B

Stormwater Management in Grand River Northwest Catchment

Opportunities and Constraints, and present Alternatives

B

Oak Park Road Widening

Preliminary Preferred Alternative Solution

C

Powerline Road Widening

Preliminary Preferred Alternative Solution

C

Members of the project team will be available at the PIC to answer questions and discuss the study progress to date.

The PIC is scheduled to take place on:

Date and Time: January 18, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. - Presentation at 5:15 p.m. with open questions and answers to follow.

Location: Walter Gretzky Municipal Golf Course and Learning Centre, 320 Balmoral Drive, Brantford, Ontario N3R 7S2

For more information, please visit the Project Website at Brantford.ca/NWServicesExpansion or reach out to a member of the project team.

Ms. Guangli Zhang, P. Eng.
Senior Project Manager
City of Brantford
324 Grand River Ave., P.O. Box 818
Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5R7
Phone: 519-759-4150 Ext. 5705
 
Mr. Julien Bell, P.Eng.
Consulting Team Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
1266 South Service Rd, Unit C3-1
Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8E 5R9
Phone: 905-643-6688 ext. 4264

 

Note: Information collected for the study will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation.

 

First Issued on January 4, 2024

January 11, 2024
No Civic News
January 18, 2024
No Civic News
January 25, 2024

Public Notice:

Notice of Study Commencement

Powerline Road Transportation Capacity Environmental Assessment

Background 

The City of Brantford (City) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study (Study) for improvements to Powerline Road, from Paris Road to the east municipal boundary.  

Powerline Road is classified as a Major Arterial Roadway within the City of Brantford Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and is a two-lane rural road that serves east-west traffic along the former northern municipal boundary. As identified in the 2020 TMP, Powerline Road is forecast to experience significant growth in traffic volumes over the coming years that will result in the majority of Powerline Road approaching or exceeding capacity during the future 2051 planning horizon. 

Purpose 

The purpose of the Study is to identify and evaluate alternative solutions and design concepts to address transportation capacity constraints along Powerline Road to accommodate future growth to the 2051 planning horizon.     

The Study will investigate opportunities to enhance traffic safety, improve multi-modal transportation infrastructure (including active transportation), assess intersection configuration and specifications (including potential roundabouts), improve City and inter-regional traffic operations, and support new growth in the expansion lands. 

Study Area

Map of the Study Area

The Study will consider the associated impacts to the natural, cultural, and social environments, gather input from First Nations, agencies, interested groups, communities, and the general public in the study area, and document the planning and decision-making process.  

The Process 

The Study is being undertaken in accordance with the planning process for a Schedule “C” project, as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2023), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act

A key component of the MCEA process will be public consultation. This notice signals the commencement of the MCEA. Throughout the process there will be opportunities for First Nations, agencies, partners, interested stakeholders and community members to provide input and comments to aid in the development and selection of the alternative solutions and design concepts for Powerline Road.  

We want to hear from you! 

The City would like anyone with an interest in this study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process. If you have any comments or would like additional information regarding the project works, please visit the project website Brantford.ca/PowerlineRoadEA or contact one of the following Project Team Members:

Mehemed Delibasic, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager 
Egis Canada Ltd.
  
James Clarke, C.E.T., PMP
City Project Manager
City of Brantford
519-759-4150, Ext. 5198
This Notice first issued January 25 and February 1, 2024 

Personal information is collected and authorized under Section 10(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to assist in the decision-making process throughout the study. Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Senior Project Manager, 324 Grand River Avenue, Brantford, ON N3T 4Y8, 519-759-4150 Ext. 5198. In addition, personal information collected will be used in accordance with the purpose noted above, as well as with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

February 2024
February 1, 2024

Public Notice:

Notice of Study Commencement

Powerline Road Transportation Capacity Environmental Assessment

Background 

The City of Brantford (City) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study (Study) for improvements to Powerline Road, from Paris Road to the east municipal boundary.  

Powerline Road is classified as a Major Arterial Roadway within the City of Brantford Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and is a two-lane rural road that serves east-west traffic along the former northern municipal boundary. As identified in the 2020 TMP, Powerline Road is forecast to experience significant growth in traffic volumes over the coming years that will result in the majority of Powerline Road approaching or exceeding capacity during the future 2051 planning horizon. 

Purpose 

The purpose of the Study is to identify and evaluate alternative solutions and design concepts to address transportation capacity constraints along Powerline Road to accommodate future growth to the 2051 planning horizon.     

The Study will investigate opportunities to enhance traffic safety, improve multi-modal transportation infrastructure (including active transportation), assess intersection configuration and specifications (including potential roundabouts), improve City and inter-regional traffic operations, and support new growth in the expansion lands. 

Study Area

Map of the Study Area

The Study will consider the associated impacts to the natural, cultural, and social environments, gather input from First Nations, agencies, interested groups, communities, and the general public in the study area, and document the planning and decision-making process.  

The Process 

The Study is being undertaken in accordance with the planning process for a Schedule “C” project, as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2023), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act

A key component of the MCEA process will be public consultation. This notice signals the commencement of the MCEA. Throughout the process there will be opportunities for First Nations, agencies, partners, interested stakeholders and community members to provide input and comments to aid in the development and selection of the alternative solutions and design concepts for Powerline Road.  

We want to hear from you! 

The City would like anyone with an interest in this study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process. If you have any comments or would like additional information regarding the project works, please visit the project website Brantford.ca/PowerlineRoadEA or contact one of the following Project Team Members:

Mehemed Delibasic, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager 
Egis Canada Ltd.
  
James Clarke, C.E.T., PMP
City Project Manager
City of Brantford
519-759-4150, Ext. 5198
This Notice first issued January 25 and February 1, 2024 

Personal information is collected and authorized under Section 10(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to assist in the decision-making process throughout the study. Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Senior Project Manager, 324 Grand River Avenue, Brantford, ON N3T 4Y8, 519-759-4150 Ext. 5198. In addition, personal information collected will be used in accordance with the purpose noted above, as well as with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

February 8, 2024
No Civic News
February 10, 2024

Public Meeting

Notice of Public Information Centre

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Wayne Gretzky Parkway North Extension

Project Information

The City of Brantford has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) study for a northern extension of the Wayne Gretzky Parkway. The purpose of the study is to identify and evaluate alternative solutions to extend transportation services through the North Expansion Lands, to improve and expand the overall transportation network, to service the Designated Greenfield Areas development, and to improve the city and regional traffic in the future.

The Study will also assess the locations, configuration, and specifications of the intersections in the study area, including potential roundabouts. The investigation is to enhance intersection performance for traffic safety, active transportation, and examine road and area drainage, property acquisitions, and environmental impact and mitigation for project implementation.

Study Area Map

Study area map

Public Involvement

The City invites the public, agencies, stakeholders, businesses, residents and First Nations to participate in this planning process and learn more about this study through by attending a Public Information Centre (PIC). This PIC will be the first of two PICs for this study. The objective of this PIC will be to present the planning process, summary of existing site conditions, proposed alternative solutions, identify the preferred solution(s) and provide an opportunity for attendees to share comments and concerns pertaining to the study. Members of the project team will be available at the PIC to answer questions and discuss the study.

A Public Information Centre (PIC) is scheduled to take place on:

Wednesday February 21st, 2024 from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm

(Presentation at 5:15 pm with open question-and-answer period to follow)

Walter Gretzky Municipal Golf Course and Learning Centre

320 Balmoral Drive, Brantford, ON N3R 7S2

We want to hear from you!

Input and comments received during the PIC period and throughout the study will be taken into consideration when selecting the preferred alternative solution/design concepts.  If you have any comments or would like additional information regarding the project works, please visit the project website Brantford.ca/WGPExtension or contact one of the following Project Team Members. Please feel free to forward any questions or comments prior to the PIC.

Guangli Zhang, P.Eng.

Senior Project Manager

City of Brantford

324 Grand River , P.O. Box 818

Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5R7

Phone: 519-759-4150 ext. 5705

WGPExtension@brantford.ca

Mehemed Delibasic, P. Eng.

Consultant Project Manager

Egis

6240 Highway 7, Suite 200

Woodbridge, ON L4H 4G3

Phone: 647-463-7993

Mehemed.Delibasic@egis-group.com

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation. If you have accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact one of the project team members listed above.

This notice was first issued on February 7th, 2024.

February 15, 2024
No Civic News
February 22, 2024

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2024 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, February 28

Instalment 2:  Friday, April 26

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL,

PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT 519-759-4150

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number.  Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account.  Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person.  Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

February 29, 2024

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2024 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, February 28

Instalment 2:  Friday, April 26

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL,

PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT 519-759-4150

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number.  Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account.  Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person.  Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.


March 2024
March 7, 2024
No Civic News
March 14, 2024
No Civic News
March 21, 2024
No Civic News
March 28, 2024

Public Notice:

Notice of Public Information Centre

St. Andrews Drive Wastewater Pumping Station Upgrades

The Project

The City of Brantford’s (the City) recent Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update identified critical municipal infrastructure upgrades required for the St. Andrews WWPS to continue servicing an upstream catchment area consisting of a residential neighbourhood in Brantford’s Northwest Industrial Area.

The planned improvements to the St. Andrews WWPS, located on 119 St. Andrews Drive, include upgrading structural, mechanical (including new pumps) and electrical equipment and installing emergency storage as proposed by the most recent Master Servicing Plan that projected required upgrades to the City’s pumping stations up to 2051.

Project Area

Map of the St. Andrews WWPS Project Area

The Process

The City is notifying pertinent stakeholders that the St. Andrews Wastewater Pumping Station (WWPS) Upgrades project is currently undergoing the Detailed Design Phase (2023 - 2024), with Construction scheduled for 2025.

Under the “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment” (manual updated in 2023) Project Descriptions, these works are sufficiently minor to be exempt from a Screening Process or classification as a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule B or C project. However, as a matter of due diligence, project information will be made available to the public, Indigenous communities, and governmental review agencies.

Public Involvement

Public, Indigenous communities, governmental review agencies, and stakeholder groups’ input and comments are invited for incorporation into the planning and design of the upgrade project. The City would like anyone with an interest in this study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process.

A Public information Centre will be held to share information regarding this study and solicit feedback. It will take place at the Walter Gretzky Municipal Golf Course (Clubhouse) on 320 Balmoral Dr., Brantford, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on April 11, 2024.

This will include the issues being addressed and opportunities being considered, study findings, and the evaluation of alternatives for the St. Andrews WWPS, including the preferred recommended upgrades to the WWPS.

To stay up to date, visit the project website: brantford.ca/StAndrewsWWPS 

If you have any questions or comments regarding this study or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact either one of the project team representatives below.

Shahab Shafai, M.Sc., P.Eng.
City Project Manager
City of Brantford
519-759-4150 Ext. 5745
 
Joan Thompson, P.Eng.
Consultant Team Project Designer
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
519-748-1440 Ext. 4275

Note: Information collected for the study will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation.

First Issued on March 28, 2024


April 2024
April 4, 2024
No Civic News 
April 11, 2024

Public Notice:

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS2024 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, February 28

Instalment 2:  Friday, April 26

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759-4150.

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due-date above. Late payments received after the due-date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Instalment date PAP is also available. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings.  You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

April 18, 2024

Public Notice:

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS2024 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, February 28

Instalment 2:  Friday, April 26

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759-4150.

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due-date above. Late payments received after the due-date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Instalment date PAP is also available. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings.  You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

April 25, 2024

Public Notice:

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS2024 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, February 28

Instalment 2:  Friday, April 26

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759-4150.

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due-date above. Late payments received after the due-date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Instalment date PAP is also available. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings.  You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.


May 2024
May 2, 2024
No Civic News
May 9, 2024
No Civic News
May 16, 2024
No Civic News
May 23, 2024

Public Meeting:

Proposed Renaming of Longboat Run to Longboat Run East

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Committee of the Whole – Planning and Administration

Council Chambers, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON

Please be advised that Brantford City Council will be considering a proposal to rename Longboat Run to Longboat Run East between Conklin Road and Hunter Way. Adding the directional suffix (i.e. East) to the street name is intended to reduce the occurrence and future potential of visitors and courier and emergency services arriving at the incorrect municipal address, particularly between municipal addresses 2 to 20 Longboat Run and 2 to 20 Longboat Run West.  

The extent of Longboat Run proposed to be renamed to Longboat Run East is shown on the map below.

In accordance with Brantford’s Municipal Street Naming Policy (Corporate - 048), costs associated with the renaming will be covered by the City, including administrative costs associated with notification and publication of the proposed name change, changes to personalized stationery and replacement signage. City street signage will be updated in the future to include the applicable directional suffix (i.e. “West” between Conklin Road and Gillespie Drive and, if approved, “East” between Conklin Road and Hunter Way). 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Michelle Le Dressay, Planner, Long Range Planning at 519-759-4150 ext. 5279, by email at mledressay@brantford.ca or by visiting City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 2J2. Written comments can be sent to the email or address noted above. Personal information collected and recorded at the meeting or through written submissions on this subject is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, and will be used by Members of Council or Committee and City of Brantford staff in their consideration of this matter. Questions about this collection should be referred to the City Clerk, 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford ON, N3T 5R7, or at 519-759-4150 Ext. 5713.

If you would like to participate by speaking at the Committee of the Whole – Planning and Administration, you must register as a delegate by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2024. To register to speak at the meeting either in person or virtually online via Zoom, please visit calendar.brantford.ca/meetings and click the June 11, 2024 Committee of the Whole – Planning and Administration link. Alternatively, please call 519-759-4150 and if necessary, leave a voicemail including your name, phone number and the June 11 meeting date. A member of Staff will contact you to complete your registration. You can also watch the meeting live on YouTube by visiting Brantford.ca/virtualcouncil.

NOTICE DATED:  May 23, 2024

 

May 30, 2024

Public Notice:

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURES

ANNUAL ROTARY BRANTFORD CLASSIC RUN

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024

The Annual Rotary Brantford Classic Run will take place on Sunday, June 2 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. All events will start and end at the W. Ross Macdonald School (350 Brant Ave.). The map below shows the approximate timing of the various street closures during the race. Detour routes will be in effect.

The following streets will be closed during the event:

  • St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue/Dufferin Avenue)
  • Dufferin Avenue from St. Paul Avenue to Preston Boulevard
  • Preston Boulevard from Dufferin Avenue to Parkside Drive
  • Parkside Drive from Preston Boulevard to Dufferin Avenue
  • Dufferin Avenue from Parkside Drive to Wilkes Dam
  • Morrell Street from Dufferin Avenue to Grand River Avenue
  • Webster Street from Morrell Street to Grand River Avenue
  • Grand River Avenue from North of Webster Street to Leonard Street
  • Leonard Street from Grand River Avenue to Burwell Street
  • Burwell Street from Leonard Street to Morrell Street

 Map of road closures

For additional information, please contact Customer Service at 519-759-4150.


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June 13, 2024

Public Notice

Applications are now being accepted for membership on the

Brantford Public Library Board

(1 citizen member to be appointed for a term to expire November 15, 2026)

Qualifications

Citizen members are qualified to be appointed as a member of the Board if they are:

(a)  at least eighteen (18) years old;

(b)  a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

(c)  a resident of Brantford; and

(d)  not employed by the Board or by the municipality.

Information Sessions

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions to learn more about the Board’s role, composition, qualifications, meeting dates and meeting times, and to have the opportunity to ask questions before applying for membership:

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.

The information sessions run approximately one hour in length and will be held in the Library Boardroom, 3rd Floor, Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford.  If you are unable to attend an information session, questions about the Library Board can be directed to lboard@brantfordlibrary.ca.

Application Forms and Deadline

Applications may be submitted directly online through the Library’s website (brantfordlibrary.ca). Paper copies of the form will also be available at both Brantford Public Library branches and Brantford City Hall (58 Dalhousie Street).

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2024.

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact Brantford Public Library administration at 519-756-2220 or via email at lboard@brantfordlibrary.ca.

City Council wishes to ensure that its Boards and Advisory Committees reflect the diverse nature of Brantford’s population and invites all eligible residents to consider these opportunities.

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2023
January 2023
January 5, 2023

Public Notice:

2023 Mohawk Street Landfill

Tipping Fee Schedule

 

During the October 6, 2022 City Council meeting, the 2023 Fees and Charges Bylaw was approved. Effective January 1st, 2023 the following Tipping Fee Schedule will apply at the Mohawk Street Landfill.

Tipping Fees Schedule
Waste material2023 Rate
Residential, industrial and commercial waste $83.00/tonne
Yard and landscaping material such as leaves, grass, weeds No charge
Brush $77.00/tonne
Wood skids and pallets $200.00/tonne
Asbestos $225.00/tonne
Registrable non-hazardous waste soil $35.00/tonne
Mixed clearing waste (sod, grass and soil) $30.00/tonne
Concrete, asphalt and brick rubble $25.00/tonne
Banned mixed waste products (corrugated cardboard, recyclable wood, recyclable metal) $190.00/tonne
Appliances $10.00 each
Tires off rims (limit of 10) No charge
Tires on rims (limit of 10) No charge
Minimum load fee (all loads weighing 150 kg or less) $10.00 per load
Commercial Load Destruction Verification Fee $150.00 per load, plus applicable tipping fee
Large scale disposal projects surcharge 1.5 times applicable tipping fee
Backyard composter $25.00
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March 2023

March 2, 2023

Public Notice:

NOTICE OF COMPLETION

Pressure District 2/3 Water Storage Tank

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study for siting a new water storage tank to service existing and future residents in the City’s Pressure District 2/3. The need for additional storage in PD 2/3 was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update.

The study has evaluated various alternatives for siting a new water storage tank to address the need for additional storage within the distribution system, in addition to associated transmission watermains and modifications to existing pumping stations to meet service area demands. The preferred solution is to site a new elevated water storage tank on King George Road with accommodation for future additional storage, pending growth.

Preferred Site for New Water Storage Tank

Map showing the preferred site for a new water storage tank on King George Road.

The Process

The study has been conducted in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment" manual (October 2000, as amended in 2015) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

How to Review the Project File

The Project File documenting the planning process is available for public review and comment for a period of 30 calendar days starting on March 8, 2023 and ending on April 7, 2023. To facilitate public review of this document, the Project File report is available on the City’s website: brantford.ca/WaterStorageTankEA. All comments and concerns should be sent directly to the Project Managers:

Shahab Shafai

City Project Manager

City of Brantford

Phone: 519-759-4150 ext. 5745

Email: sshafai@brantford.ca

Semyon Chaymann

Consultant Project Manager

AECOM Canada Ltd.

Phone: 647-524-9314

Email: semyon.chaymann@aecom.com

In addition, a Section 16 Order request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy potential adverse impacts on Aboriginal and treaty rights, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the Ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent in writing or by email by April 7, 2023 to both contacts below:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

777 Bay Street, 5th Floor

Toronto ON M7A 2J3

minister.mecp@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor

Toronto ON, M4V 1P5

EABDirector@ontario.ca

Requests should also be copied to the City of Brantford Project Manager by mail or by e-mail. Please visit the Ministry’s website for more information on requests for orders under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act at: ontario.ca/page/class-environmental-assessments-section-16-order.  

All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, under the authority of Section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the Study.

This notice first issued on March 2, 2023

March 9, 2023

Public Notice:

NOTICE OF COMPLETION

Pressure District 2/3 Water Storage Tank

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study for siting a new water storage tank to service existing and future residents in the City’s Pressure District 2/3. The need for additional storage in PD 2/3 was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update.

The study has evaluated various alternatives for siting a new water storage tank to address the need for additional storage within the distribution system, in addition to associated transmission watermains and modifications to existing pumping stations to meet service area demands. The preferred solution is to site a new elevated water storage tank on King George Road with accommodation for future additional storage, pending growth.

Preferred Site for New Water Storage Tank

Map showing the preferred site for a new water storage tank on King George Road.

The Process

The study has been conducted in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment" manual (October 2000, as amended in 2015) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

How to Review the Project File

The Project File documenting the planning process is available for public review and comment for a period of 30 calendar days starting on March 8, 2023 and ending on April 7, 2023. To facilitate public review of this document, the Project File report is available on the City’s website: brantford.ca/WaterStorageTankEA. All comments and concerns should be sent directly to the Project Managers:

Shahab Shafai

City Project Manager

City of Brantford

Phone: 519-759-4150 ext. 5745

Email: sshafai@brantford.ca

Semyon Chaymann

Consultant Project Manager

AECOM Canada Ltd.

Phone: 647-524-9314

Email: semyon.chaymann@aecom.com

In addition, a Section 16 Order request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy potential adverse impacts on Aboriginal and treaty rights, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the Ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent in writing or by email by April 7, 2023 to both contacts below:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

777 Bay Street, 5th Floor

Toronto ON M7A 2J3

minister.mecp@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor

Toronto ON, M4V 1P5

EABDirector@ontario.ca

Requests should also be copied to the City of Brantford Project Manager by mail or by e-mail. Please visit the Ministry’s website for more information on requests for orders under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act at: ontario.ca/page/class-environmental-assessments-section-16-order.  

All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, under the authority of Section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the Study.

This notice first issued on March 2, 2023

March 16, 2023

Public Notice:

Cemetery Services Columbarium Installation

Two of four new Columbarium niche walls will be installed at Oakhill cemetery in the spring of 2023. Any inquiries related to this project can be directed to the administrative office at Mt. Hope Cemetery by contacting 519-753-0313.

Columbarium

March 23, 2023

Public Notice:

Cemetery Services Columbarium Installation

Two of four new Columbarium niche walls will be installed at Oakhill cemetery in the spring of 2023. Any inquiries related to this project can be directed to the administrative office at Mt. Hope Cemetery by contacting 519-753-0313.

Columbarium


March 30, 2023

Public Notice:

Notice of Study Completion

Downtown Streetscaping Class Environmental Assessment

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for streetscaping the Downtown to improve walkability, accessibility, and underground infrastructure to allow for development, enhance the infrastructure for all transportation modes, and increase pedestrian capacity. The goal of the streetscaping improvements is to create a Downtown that is attractive, vibrant and safe for users and provides the infrastructure needed to accommodate expected growth. An illustration of the proposed study limits is available on the other side of the page.

The Process

The EA has been undertaken in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule “C” projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.  The study defined the problem, identified and evaluated alternative solutions to the problem, evaluated alternative design concepts for the solution, and recommended a preferred design concept after assessing potential environmental impacts and identifying mitigation measures associated with the preferred design.   

Public Information Centre (PIC) No.3 was held on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 in person at Brantford City Hall. At the PIC, the preferred alternative was presented and reviewed taking into account comments received from the public and regulatory agencies and modified as required. The recommended alternative included:

  • Maintaining one-way traffic flow on Colborne Street and Dalhousie Street
  • Maintaining parking on both sides of the roads
  • Introducing separated cycle lanes on the roads
  • Introducing street furnishing zones

The Environmental Study Report

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and decision making processes that were followed.  By this notice, the ESR is being placed on the public record for a 30-day review period (starting March 30, 2023, and ending April 29, 2023) in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class EA.  The ESR is available for review at the following location:

58 Dalhousie Street

P.O Box 818

Brantford, Ontario

N3T 2J2

519-759-4150

The ESR is also available at www.brantford.ca/newdowntown.

Any inquiries, comments and requests for further information may be directed to Gagan Batra, Senior Project Manager, Downtown Revitalization (see contact information below).  If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City of Brantford, a person or party may request that the minister of the Environment Conservation and Parks make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order).  Requests for a Part II Order must be received by the minister, at the address noted below, by April 29, 2023.  A copy of the request must also be sent to the Director of the Environmental Approval Branch and City of Brantford’s Manager.  If no request is received by April 29, 2023,  the City of Brantford intends to proceed with the detailed design and construction as outlined in the ESR.

 

The Honourable David Piccini                            

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

777 Bay Street

Toronto, Ontario

M7A 2J3

College Park 5th Floor

 

Director, Environmental Approvals Branch MECP                        

2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A

Toronto, ON, M4V 1L5

Toll Free: 1-800-461-6290

Phone: 416-314-8001

Fax: 416-314-8452

 

Gagan Batra                             

Manager, Business Support and Sustainability

City of Brantford

58 Dalhousie Street

Brantford, ON N3T 2J0

Phone: 519-759-4150, Ext. 5426

Email: cobdowntown@brantford.ca

 

Information collected for the study will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation.

Study Area

Study area map

This notice first issued on March 30, 2023.

 

April 2023
April 6, 2023

Public Notice:

Notice of Completion
Utility Access Route between Glenwood Drive and Peartree Court
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment Study for a permanent access route for utility inspections and maintenance between Glenwood Drive and Peartree Court.

The Wastewater Collection System, including sanitary and storm sewers, are valuable assets owned by the City of Brantford. Ownership of such utilities requires regular maintenance and inspection programs, along with the ability to repair and upgrade.

The sanitary and stormwater network from Glenwood Drive to Peartree Court extends through natural environment settings and has been overgrown since installation, which in turn provides limited opportunities for the City to undertake regular maintenance and inspections or emergency repairs.

Study Area

Glenwood Drive and Peartree Court Utility Access Route Study Area

 

The Process

This Study was conducted in accordance with the planning process for Schedule “B” projects as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

The Study has examined the Wastewater Network and the associated natural resources within the Study Area, identified constraints to access and potential future risks, and explored alternative solutions for the access route. Based on the Study findings, including feedback received from public, stakeholders and other government agencies, a 420m long and 5m wide road extending from Glenwood Drive along the sanitary sewer was selected as the preferred solution to provide long-term reliable access to the infrastructure and utilities within the study area. The access road will have a rather natural surface to fit within the valley setting. Detailed configurations of the road will be established during the future detailed design phase.

Public Review

A Project File has been prepared to document the planning and decision-making process for this study and is now available for public review. By this Notice of Completion, the Project File is being placed on the public record for a thirty (30) day review period from and including April 13, 2023 on the City’s website at: Brantford.ca/UtilityAccessPIC.

Interested persons may provide written comments to our project team by May 13, 2023. All comments and concerns should be sent directly by mail or by email to the individuals below:

Alex Lee-Bun, C. Tech.

Project Manager

Public Works Commission, Environmental Services

City of Brantford

324 Grand River Avenue

Brantford, ON, N3T 4Y8

519-759-4150 Ext. 5763

ALeeBun@brantford.ca

 

Robert Amos, MASc., P.Eng.

Consultant Project Manager

Aquafor Beech Ltd.

2600 Skymark Avenue, Unit 6-201

Mississauga, ON L4W 5B2

416-705-2367

Amos.R@aquaforbeech.com

In addition, a request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name for the ministry.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for additional conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy those potential adverse impacts, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent in writing or by email to:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

777 Bay Street, 5th Floor

Toronto ON M7A 2J3

Email: minister.mecp@ontario.ca

 

And

 

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor

Toronto ON, M4V 1P5

Email: EABDirector@ontario.ca

Requests should also be sent to the Project Team above by mail or by e-mail.

This notice first issued on April 6, 2023.

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. 

Alternate formats are available as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act by contacting the individuals above. 

Public Notice:

Notice of Open House and Public Meeting

Amendment No. 5 to the City of Brantford Official Plan – Envisioning Our City: 2051

Pursuant to Subsection 17(17) and Subsection 26(4) of The Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13 (As Amended), take notice that an Open House and Public Meeting will be held by The Corporation Of The City Of Brantford

 

Date, Time and Location of Open House

Monday, May 1, 2023

6:00 pm

Council Chambers, City Hall

58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON

 

Date, Time and Location of Public Meeting

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

6:00 pm

Committee of the Whole – Planning and Administration

Council Chambers, City Hall

58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON

 

Purpose and Effect of the Proposed Official Plan Amendment:

The Amendment affects lands identified in the City of Brantford Official Plan as part of the Natural Heritage System for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Growth Plan NHS) and which have been removed from the Growth Plan NHS by the Province of Ontario. The Amendment changes the Growth Plan Natural Heritage System and corresponding Core Natural Areas Designation and Adjacent Lands Overlay on Schedule 6 of the City of Brantford Official Plan to align with the revised Growth Plan NHS. The Amendment also changes the affected Core Natural Areas to other land uses on Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the City of Brantford Official Plan as originally proposed in the Council-adopted Official Plan (March 26, 2021) prior to the new Official Plan’s approval as modified by the Province (August 4, 2021).

Location of Lands Affected:

The lands are located within the municipal boundary adjustment lands that were transferred to the City of Brantford from the County of Brant on January 1, 2017, generally to the east of Park Road in the north and in the Tutela Heights rural area in the south.

Virtual Participation Option (for those not attending in person at City Hall):

  • If you would like to participate in the May 1 Open House virtually via Zoom, please register by 4:30 pm on Friday, April 28, 2023 by emailing cobplanning@brantford.ca You can watch the Open House live on YouTube by visiting http://Brantford.ca/neighbourhoodplanningmeetings
  • If you would like to participate in the May 9 Public Meeting virtually via Zoom, please visit http://calendar.brantford.ca/meetings/ and click the May 9, 2023 Committee of the Whole – Planning and Administration to access the unique registration link for virtual participation. You can also watch the Public Meeting live on YouTube by visiting http://Brantford.ca/virtualcouncil

 

Additional Information:

A copy of the proposed Official Plan Amendment is posted on the City website at www.brantford.ca/officialplan

A hard copy is also available for public viewing between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, at the Customer Service Counter, 1st Floor, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON N3T 2J2.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact Alan Waterfield, Manager of Long Range Planning, at 519-759-4150, ext. 5163 or by email to awaterfield@brantford.ca

Written comments can be submitted by emailing clerks@brantford.ca any time prior to the Public Meeting or by mail to the City Clerk, City of Brantford, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, P.O. Box 818, Brantford, ON N3T 5R7.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Brantford on the proposed Official Plan Amendment, you must make a written request to the City Clerk at clerks@brantford.ca or by mail to the City Clerk, City of Brantford, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, P.O. Box 818, Brantford, ON N3T 5R7. If Council adopts the Official Plan Amendment, it will be sent to the Province of Ontario for approval in accordance with Section 26 of the Planning Act. The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is the approval authority. Pursuant to subsections 17(36.5) and 21(3) of the Planning Act, the Minister’s decision is final as there is no appeal in respect of a decision of the approval authority if the approval authority is the Minister.

Personal information collected and recorded at the Open House and Public Meeting or through written submissions on this subject is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, and the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 and will be used by Members of Council or Committee and City of Brantford staff in their consideration of this matter. The written submissions, including names and contact information arising from the public participation process, will be made available to the public. Video recordings of the Open House and Public Meeting may also be posted to the City of Brantford website. Questions about this collection should be referred to the City Clerk, City of Brantford, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, P.O. Box 818, Brantford, ON N3T 5R7, or to 519-759-4150 ext. 5713.

NOTICE DATED: April 1, 2023, April 6, 2023

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2023 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 24

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 26

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL,

PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT 519-759-4150

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments

do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number.  Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account.  Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person.  Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans.  Call 519-759-4150 for details.

 

April 13, 2023

Public Notice:

Notice of Study Commencement

Northwest Municipal Services Expansion Environmental Assessments

The Study

The City of Brantford (the City) has long-term growth plans which identified critical municipal infrastructure required to service the City’s Northwest Expansion lands, as outlined in the Master Servicing Plan (MSP), and the Transportation Master Plan (TMP). This critical infrastructure corridor will connect the City’s existing water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation infrastructure to the City’s Northwest Expansion Lands, north of Highway 403.

The City has initiated Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) Studies to identify and consider alternative solutions to expand the municipal services to the study area. The studies include the following individual projects. Due to the overlapping nature and geographic proximity of the six (6) projects and their combined need to satisfy an optimized servicing strategy, the projects are being completed simultaneously.

Study Area

Study area map 

The Process

The studies are being planned following Schedule B or C processes in accordance with the MCEA process (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2023). It is expected that these studies will take approximately two years to complete.

  • Oak Park Road Trunk Watermain - Schedule B
  • Powerline Road Trunk Watermain - Schedule B
  • Oak Park Road Trunk Sewer - Schedule B
  • Stormwater Management in Grand River Northwest Catchment - Schedule B
  • Oak Park Road Widening - Schedule C
  • Powerline Road Widening - Schedule C

Subject to the identification of the preferred solutions and designs to expand the municipal service systems, and the receipt of necessary approvals, the City intends to proceed with these projects upon conclusion of the MCEA studies.

Public Involvement

Consultation with the public, Indigenous Peoples, agencies and stakeholder groups is a key element of the Study. There will be two Public Information Centre (PIC) meetings planned through the course of this Study. Any interested people, communities or agencies are encouraged to bring comments or concerns to the attention of the project team. For more information, or to provide comments, please visit brantford.ca/NWServicesExpansion or contact: 

Guangli Zhang, P. Eng.
Senior Project Manager City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street, P.O. Box 818
Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5R7
Phone: 519-759-4150 Ext. 5705
Email: NWServiceExpansion@brantford.ca
 
Julien Bell, P.Eng.
Consulting Team Project Manager GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
1266 South Service Rd, Unit C3-1 Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8E 5R9
Phone: 905-643-6688 Ext. 4264
Email: Julien.Bell@gmblueplan.ca

Information collected for the study will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation.

This notice first issued April 13, 2023

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2023 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 24

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 26

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL,

PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT 519-759-4150

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments

do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number.  Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account.  Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person.  Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

 

April 20, 2023

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2023 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 24

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 26

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL,

PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT 519-759-4150

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments

do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number.  Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account.  Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person.  Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

Public Meeting:

Notice of Public Meeting Regarding Amendments to the

City of Brantford Official Plan

Pursuant to Section 17(17) of The Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990  (As Amended), take notice that a Public Meeting will be held by The Corporation of The City of Brantford

Date of Meeting: Thursday, May 11, 2023      

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Place: Council Chambers, City Hall (58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON)

File No.:OP-02-23

Roll No.: Not applicable

Location of Lands Affected: Mohawk Lake District

Applicant: City of Brantford

 

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF PROPOSED APPLICATION

Application OP-02-23 involves City Initiated Amendments to City of Brantford Official Plan to introduce the necessary policies to implement the Mohawk Lake District Plan that was approved by Brantford City Council in November 2020. Through these policies, the Mohawk Lake District is intended to be transformed into a mix of new residential, commercial, and institutional uses, as well as parks, open spaces and trails, which will serve the local neighbourhood and also become a destination for the larger Brantford community and surrounding region.  

The following matters are proposed to be addressed:

  • Redesignating portions of the “Residential” and “Parks and Open Space” designations within the subject area to align with the recommended land use structure of the Mohawk Lake District Plan.

  • Amending site-specific Modified Policy Area 4 applicable to the subject lands to establish more detailed policies and development principles such as permitted land uses, building heights, key public realm features, and land use compatibility that apply to the three areas of the Mohawk Lake District: the Gateway Area, the Culture and Community Destination Area, and the Mohawk Lake and Park Recreational Area.

LOCATION OF LANDS AFFECTED: 

The lands include 347 Greenwich Street, 22 Mohawk Street, and 66 Mohawk Street (known as the former Greenwich Mohawk brownfield site), Mohawk Park, Mohawk Lake, and lands adjacent to Mohawk Canal from the intersection of Colborne Street and Clarence Street to the Alfred Watts Hydro Generating Station Ruins located at the Grand River south of Mohawk Street and Locks Road.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about this matter contact Tara Tran, Senior Planner, Long Range Planning at 519-759-4150 Ext. 5684, by email at ttran@brantford.ca. Written comments can be sent to the email or to the address for City Hall noted below.

  1. A copy of the proposed Official Plan Amendment is posted on the City’s website at www.brantford.ca/MohawkLakeDistrictPlan
  2. A paper copy is also available for public viewing at the Customer Service Counter, 1st Floor, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON N3T 2J2 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  3. A copy of the Staff Report regarding the proposed Official Plan Amendment will be available on the City of Brantford’s website the Friday before the meeting. It can also be forwarded electronically or paper copy to interested parties through a written request to the Clerk, City of Brantford, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 2J2 or via email: clerks@brantford.ca
  4. You may attend the Public Meeting in-person or virtually. Usually a number of different development applications are scheduled on a single Public Meeting Agenda, so the specific time of commencement of a particular application will depend upon the meeting progress. You are encouraged to provide comments in writing or via email in advance of the meeting. Comments can be submitted by emailing the City Staff Contact noted above anytime prior to the meeting.
    1. In-Person: no pre-registration is required. The Meeting Chair will call for members of the public in attendance to speak to the item.
    2. Virtual participation option (for those not attending in person at City Hall): If you would like to participate and speak at the Public Meeting virtually via Zoom, please register by visiting https://calendar.brantford.ca/meetings and registering for the May 11, 2023 meeting. You may also phone the Clerks Department at 519-759-4150 for assistance.
    3. By Telephone: Members of the public can also participate in the meeting via telephone, but they must register in advance by calling 519-759-4150.
    4. Watch the meeting only: You can also watch the meeting live on YouTube by visiting the City of Brantford YouTube Channel.
    5. Corporate Policy 050 – Electronic / Virtual Meeting Operation Procedures provides rules of holding hybrid meetings at the City of Brantford

5. If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Brantford on the proposed Official Plan Amendment, you must make a written request to the Clerk, City of Brantford, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON, N3T 2J2.

6. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Brantford before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the City of Brantford Council to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). Furthermore, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

7. Personal information collected and recorded at the Statutory Public Meeting or through written submissions on this subject, is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, and the Planning Act, 1990 R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 and will be used by Members of Council or Committee and City of Brantford staff in their consideration of this matter. The written submissions, including names and contact information and the associated reports arising from the public participation process, will be made available to the public, including publishing on the City’s website. Video recordings of the Statutory Public Meeting may also be posted to the City of Brantford’s website. Questions about this collection should be referred to the City Clerk, 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford ON, N3T 2J2, or at 519-759-4150 Ext. 5713.

NOTICE DATED: April 20, 2023

 

Public Meeting:

Ava Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project

The Ava Road Bridge project has received the approval of City Council and will be going out to tender very soon. The state of the bridge requires that both the deck and the supporting steel girders be replaced. Two approaches have been considered, the first is a staged approach with half of the bridge being demolished and rebuilt followed by the other half. The second is a full closure of the road and demolition and construction being carried out on the whole bridge all at once. Analysis of the two options showed that the staged approach would cost significantly more and would require two construction seasons to complete as opposed to one season for the full closure. Therefore, City Council decided to proceed with the full closure with the work starting this summer of 2023.

We will be holding a public meeting to provide more information on the project and answer any questions that you may have. The meeting will be held: 

Wednesday April 26th, 2023

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre

16 Morrell Street, Brantford, Ontario

The meeting will be a drop-in format with information about the project posted around the room on display boards. Staff from the City and the Engineering Consultant will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

Information on this project is available on the City’s website at www.brantford.ca/AvaRoadBridge

You are encouraged to review the information online and forward any of your questions, suggestions or concerns to the contacts for the project:

Curtis Stewart, P.Eng.
Manager, Transportation Structures
McIntosh Perry
6240 Highway 7 Suite 200
Woodbridge, ON L4H 4G3
Phone: 289-351-0367
Email: c.stewart@mcintoshperry.com

 

Mike Campbell, P.Eng.
Design and Construction
City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street,
Box 818 Brantford, Ontario, N3T 2J2
Phone: 519-759-4150 ext. 5247
Email: mcampbell@brantford.ca
April 27, 2023
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May 2023
May 4, 2023

Public Notice:

NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT

Wayne Gretzky Parkway North Extension Environmental Assessment

Background

The City of Brantford (City) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) study for the Wayne Gretzky Parkway North Extension (Study). A northern extension of the Wayne Gretzky Parkway was identified in the 2020 Transportation Master Plan to provide optimization of the transportation network as an interregional travel route accessing the provincial highways to and from the north part of the City. Wayne Gretzky Parkway serves as a major north-south connection though the City. The corridor also conveys the traffic from downtown Brantford to Highway 403 and other major east-west transportation corridors.

Purpose

To support the City’s planning and decision making, the Study will examine the feasibility of the Wayne Gretzky Parkway extension alignment. The purpose of the study is to identify and evaluate alternative solutions to extend transportation services through the North Expansion Lands, to improve and expand the overall transportation network, to service the Designated Greenfield Areas development, and to improve the City and regional traffic in the future.

The Study will also assess the locations, configuration and specifications of the intersections in the study area, including potential roundabouts. The investigation is to enhance intersection performance for traffic safety, active transportation, and examine road and area drainage, property acquisitions, and environmental impact and mitigation for project implementation.

Study Area

Study area map

The Study will consider the associated impacts to the natural, cultural, and social environments, gather input from Indigenous peoples, agencies, interested groups, communities and the general public in the study area, and document the planning and decision-making process.

The Process

The MCEA is being undertaken in accordance with the planning process for a Schedule “C” project, as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2023), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

A key component of the MCEA process will be public consultation. This notice signals the commencement of the MCEA. Throughout the process there will be opportunities for agencies, partners, interested stakeholders and community members to provide input and comments to aid in the developing and selecting the Alternative Solutions/Design Concepts for Wayne Gretzky Parkway North Extension.

We Want To Hear From You!

The City would like anyone with an interest in this study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process. If you have any comments or would like additional information regarding the project works, please visit the project website Brantford.ca/WGPExtension or contact one of the following Project Team Members: 

Mehemed Delibasic, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.
647-463-7993
 
Guangli Zhang, P. Eng.
City Project Manager
City of Brantford
519-759 4150  Ext. 5705

 Information collected for this study will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation. If you have accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact one of the project team members listed above.

This notice first issued May 4, 2023

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June 2023
June 1, 2023

Public Notice:

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURES

ANNUAL ROTARY BRANTFORD CLASSIC RUN

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023

 

The Annual Rotary Brantford Classic Run will take place on Sunday, June 4th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. All events will start and end at the W. Ross Macdonald School (350 Brant Ave.). The map below shows the approximate timing of the various street closures during the race. Detour routes will be in effect.

The following streets will be closed during the event:

  • St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue/Dufferin Avenue)
  • Dufferin Avenue from St. Paul Avenue to Preston Boulevard
  • Preston Boulevard from Dufferin Avenue  to Parkside Drive
  • Parkside Drive from Preston Boulevard to Dufferin Avenue
  • Dufferin Avenue from Parkside Drive to Wilkes Dam
  • Morrell Street from Dufferin Avenue to Grand River Avenue
  • Webster Street from Morrell Street to Grand River Avenue
  • Grand  River Avenue from North of Webster Street to Leonard Street
  • Leonard  Street from Grand River Avenue to Burwell Street
  • Burwell Street from Leonard Street to Morrell Street

Rotary Brantford Classic Run 2023 temporary street closures map

For additional information, please contact Customer Service at 519-759-4150.

June 8, 2023
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June 15, 2023

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2023 Final Property Tax Due Dates

Instalment 1:  Friday, June 30

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 6

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT 519-759-4150

PAYMENTS:

Cheques post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due dates above. Late payments received after the due date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 percent of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default. Additional interest of 1.25 percent is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banker for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of TWO years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

 

June 22, 2023

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2023 Final Property Tax Due Dates

Instalment 1:  Friday, June 30

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 6

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT 519-759-4150

PAYMENTS:

Cheques post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due dates above. Late payments received after the due date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 percent of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default. Additional interest of 1.25 percent is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banker for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of TWO years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.


June 29, 2023

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2023 Final Property Tax Due Dates

Instalment 1:  Friday, June 30

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 6

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT 519-759-4150

PAYMENTS:

Cheques post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due dates above. Late payments received after the due date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 percent of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default. Additional interest of 1.25 percent is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banker for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of TWO years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.


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July 6, 2023
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August 24, 2023
Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2023 FINAL Property Tax Due Dates

Instalment 1:  Friday, June 30

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 6

If you have not received your bill, please call the tax office at 519-759-4150.

 

PAYMENTS:

Cheques post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due dates above. Late payments received after the due dates are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default. Additional interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banker for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON N3T 6L6.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance. Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of TWO years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

August 31, 2023
Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2023 FINAL Property Tax Due Dates

Instalment 1:  Friday, June 30

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 6

If you have not received your bill, please call the tax office at 519-759-4150.

PAYMENTS:

Cheques post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due dates above. Late payments received after the due dates are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default. Additional interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banker for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON N3T 6L6.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance. Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of TWO years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

September 2023
September 7, 2023
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September 28, 2023
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October 2023
October 5, 2023
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November 2023
November 2, 2023
Public Notice:

Opportunity for Public Input

Draft Downtown Façade and Safety Improvement Grant Program

The City of Brantford is preparing a new grant program that will provide Downtown property owners with a financial incentive to improve commercial and mixed-use building façades and increase safety using CPTED principles (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).

City Staff are hosting an Open House to receive public input on the proposed grant program, which will be implemented through an amendment to the Downtown Community Improvement Plan, within the area shown below. The public Open House will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 6 pm – 8 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. There is no need to register to attend in-person. If you would like to participate virtually (provide comments or ask questions through Zoom), please email developmentincentives@brantford.ca by 4:30 p.m. on November 7.

Map of the Downtown CIP Area

Eligible projects would include building façade improvements, enhanced lighting, and installations to deter graffiti, theft and vandalism that will improve the aesthetics and safety of the Downtown. It is envisioned that these projects will promote revitalization and bring more people to Downtown Brantford by providing a safe and comfortable environment. Additional details including the draft program description can be reviewed by visiting brantford.ca/DowntownCIP or by contacting Planning Staff.

In addition to the Open House, the City welcomes comments on the draft grant program. Please provide comments no later than Wednesday, November 15, 2023 so they may be considered while the program is finalized and presented to Brantford City Council for approval later this year.

For more information or to provide comments, please contact:

Michelle Le Dressay, Planner, Long Range Planning

Planning and Development Services Department

58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON N3T 2J2

Mail: P.O. Box 818, Brantford, ON N3T 5R7 Canada

519-759-4150 ext. 5279

developmentincentives@brantford.ca

November 9. 2023
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November 16, 2023

Public Meeting

Pursuant to sections 17(17) and 28(5) of The Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 (as amended), take notice that a public meeting will be held by The Corporation of the City of Brantford.

Regarding: Amendment to the Downtown Community Improvement Plan: Proposed Downtown Façade and Safety Improvement Grant Program

Date of Meeting: Tuesday December 12, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Committee of the Whole – Planning and Administration, Council Chambers, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON

File Number: DCIP-01-23

Location of Lands Affected: Downtown  Community Improvement Project Area (Downtown Urban Growth Centre)

Applicant: City of Brantford

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT

The proposed amendment to the Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) has been initiated by the City of Brantford to introduce a new program to the Downtown CIP: the Downtown Façade & Safety Improvement Grant Program. The new program will provide property owners within the Downtown Community Improvement Project Area (which aligns with the Downtown Urban Growth Centre) with a financial incentive to improve commercial and mixed-use building façades using CPTED principles (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). 

Map of the Downtown CIP Area

Eligible projects would include building façade improvements, enhanced lighting, and installations to deter graffiti, theft and vandalism that will improve the aesthetics and safety of the Downtown. It is envisioned that these projects will promote revitalization and bring more people to Downtown Brantford by providing a safe and comfortable environment. Additional details including the draft program description can be reviewed by visiting brantford.ca/DowntownCIP or by contacting Planning Staff.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A copy of the proposed CIP Amendment can be made available to the public for inspection at the Customer Service Counter, 1st Floor, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON N3T 2J2 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact Michelle Le Dressay, Planner, Long Range Planning at 519-759-4150 ext. 5279, by email at mledressay@brantford.ca or by visiting City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 2J2. Written comments can be sent to the email or address noted above.

Personal information collected and recorded at the Statutory Public Meeting or through written submissions on this subject, is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, and the Planning Act, 1990 R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 and will be used by Members of Council or Committee and City of Brantford staff in their consideration of this matter. The written submissions, including names and contact information and the associated reports arising from the public participation process, will be made available to the public, including publishing on the City’s website. Video recordings of the Statutory Public Meeting may also be posted to the City of Brantford’s website. Questions about this collection should be referred to the City Clerk, 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford ON, N3T 5R7, or at 519-759-4150 Ext. 5713.

NOTICE DATED:  November 16, 2023

November 23, 2023
No Civic News
November 30, 2023
No Civic News
December 2023
December 7, 2023

Public Notice: 

Notice of Study Commencement

Brantford Wastewater Treatment Plant New Effluent Pumping Station and Forcemain Study

The Project

The City of Brantford has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify and evaluate alternative solutions for a new effluent pumping station and forcemain. The purpose of this project is to ensure continuous discharge capability under all influent flow and receiver water level conditions. In recent years, high water levels in the Grand River have impacted the operation of the Brantford Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

In 2020, the City of Brantford completed a feasibility study to explore options to ensure plant operations were not impacted by high water levels. Various alternative solutions were developed and evaluated, ultimately resulting in the preliminary recommendation to build a new pumping station and forcemain. This Study will evaluate the various alternatives for the new Effluent Pumping Station and Forcemain, which may include new construction on the existing property / within the existing easement.

The Process

This study is being conducted in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment” (October 2000, as recently amended in 2023) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Public Involvement

The City would like anyone with an interest in this study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process. A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held in early 2024 to share information regarding this study. This will include the issues and opportunities being addressed, study findings, and the evaluation of alternatives. Details regarding this future PIC will be advertised as the study progresses.

New Effluent Pumping Station and Forcemain Study Area

Map of the Study Area

To stay up to date, visit the project page at Brantford.ca/WastewaterTreatmentPlantEA.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this study or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact either one of the project team representatives below. 

Shahab Shafai, M.Sc., P.Eng.
City Project Manager
City of Brantford
519-759-4150 Ext. 5745
 
Warren Saint, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
CIMA Canada Inc.
Note: Information collected for the study will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation.
This notice first issued December 7, 2023
December 14, 2023

Public Notice:

Notice of Public Consultation

St. Andrews Drive Wastewater Pumping Station Upgrades

The Project

The City of Brantford’s (the City) recent Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update identified critical municipal infrastructure upgrades required for the St. Andrews WWPS to continue servicing an upstream catchment area consisting of a residential neighbourhood in Brantford’s Northwest Industrial Area.

The planned improvements to the St. Andrews WWPS, located on 119 St. Andrews Drive, include upgrading structural, mechanical (including new pumps) and electrical equipment and installing emergency storage as proposed by the most recent Master Servicing Plan that projected required upgrades to the City’s pumping stations up to 2051.

Map of the St. Andrews WWPS Project Area

The Process

The City is notifying pertinent stakeholders that the St. Andrews Wastewater Pumping Station (WWPS) Upgrades project is currently undergoing the Detailed Design Phase (2023 to 2024), with Construction scheduled for 2025.

Under the “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment” (manual updated in 2023) Project Descriptions, these works are sufficiently minor to be exempt from a Screening Process or classification as a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule B or C project. However, as a matter of due diligence, project information will be made available to the public, Indigenous communities and governmental review agencies.

Public Involvement

Public, Indigenous communities, governmental review agencies, and stakeholder groups’ input and comments are invited for incorporation into the planning and design of the upgrade project.

The City would like anyone with an interest in this study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process. A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held in early 2024 to share information regarding this study. This will include the issues and opportunities being addressed, study findings, and the evaluation of alternatives for the St. Andrews WWPS, including the preferred recommended upgrades to the WWPS. Details regarding this future PIC will be advertised as the project progresses.

To stay up to date, visit the project page at brantford.ca/StAndrewsWWPS.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this study or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact either one of the project team representatives below.

Shahab Shafai, M.Sc., P.Eng.
City Project Manager
City of Brantford
519-759-4150 Ext. 5745
 
Joan Thompson, P.Eng.
Consultant Team Project Designer
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
519-748-1440 Ext. 4275

Note: Information collected for the study will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation.

 This notice first Issued on December 14, 2023

December 21, 2023
Civic News will be provided once information becomes available
December 28, 2023
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2022
January 2022

 January 6, 2022

Civic Meetings:

MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2022

  • Estimates Committee commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022

  • Committee of the Whole - Operations commencing at 6:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022

  • Social Services Committee commencing at 9:00 a.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)
  • Estimates Committee commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page.

January 13, 2022

Civic Meetings:

 MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022

  • Estimates Committee commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

 TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022

  • Special City Council - Private and Confidential Items commencing at 2:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)
  • Committee of the Whole - Planning and Administration commencing at 6:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022

  • Estimates Committee commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall -Virtual)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page.

January 20, 2022

Civic Meetings:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2022

  • Special City Council - Private and Confidential Items commencing at 2:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)
  • City Council meeting commencing at 6:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page.

January 27, 2022

Civic Meetings:

MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022

  • Estimates Committee meeting commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2022

  • Committee of the Whole - Operations commencing at 6:00 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022

  • Estimates Committee meeting commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Virtual)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page.

February 2022
February 3, 2022

Public Notice:

Notice of Study Commencement

Pressure District 2/3 Water Storage Tank Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

 

The Study

The City of Brantford has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) study for siting a new water storage tank to service existing and future residents in the City’s Pressure District (PD) 2/3. The need for additional storage in PD 2/3 was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update.

The study will evaluate various alternatives for siting a new water storage tank to address the need for additional storage within the distribution system, in addition to associated transmission watermains and modifications to existing pumping stations to meet service area demands.

The Process

The study is being conducted in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment" manual (October 2000, as recently amended in 2015) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

How to Get Involved

The City would like anyone with an interest in this study to have an opportunity to provide input, which will help the project team in the decision-making process. A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held in early 2022 to present the issues being addressed and opportunities being considered, study findings, and the evaluation of siting options for the new water storage tank, including the preferred recommended site, and associated infrastructure. Details of the PIC will be advertised prior to the event.  

To stay up to date, visit the project website: brantford.ca/WaterStorageTankEA

If you have any questions or comments regarding this study or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact either one of the project team representatives below:

Shahab Shafai, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
City of Brantford, Environmental Services
Phone: 519-759-4150 Ext. 5745
Email: SShafai@brantford.ca
Semyon Chaymann
Consultant Project Manager
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Phone: 647-524-9314

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the Study. The Study is being conducted according to the requirements of the MCEA, which is a planning process approved under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act.

This notice first issued on February 3, 2022.

February 10, 2022

Civic Meetings:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022

  • Estimates Committee meeting commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Hybrid)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022

  • Estimates Committee meeting commencing at 4:30 p.m. (Brantford City Hall - Hybrid)

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

 

February 17, 2022

Civic Meetings:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022

  • Special City Council commencing at 6:00 p.m. for purposes of adopting the City Budget (Hybrid – Brantford City Hall)

Delegates may register by 9:00 a.m. the day of the meeting to speak regarding the recommended budget. For information on registration please visit brantford.ca/VirtualCouncil or call 519-759-4150.

The above listed meetings are proceeding but are subject to cancellation. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting being webcast live by RogersTV Brantford or the City of Brantford YouTube page

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

February 24, 2022

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

March 2022
March 3, 2022
No civic news
March 10, 2022
No civic news
March 17, 2022
No civic news
March 24, 2022

 Public Meeting:

Notice of Public Information Centre 3

Downtown Streetscaping

Class Environmental Assessment

The Study

The City of Brantford has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for streetscaping the Downtown to improve walkability, accessibility, and underground infrastructure to allow for development, enhance the infrastructure for all transportation modes, and increase pedestrian capacity. The goal of the streetscaping improvements is to create a Downtown that is attractive, vibrant and safe for users and provides the infrastructure needed to accommodate expected growth. Illustrations of the proposed study limits are available below.                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Process

The EA is being undertaken in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule “C” projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.  This study will define the problem, identify and evaluate alternative solutions to the problem, evaluate alternative design concepts for the solution, and recommend a preferred design concept after assessing potential environmental impacts and identifying mitigation measures associated with the preferred design.

Public Information Centre

The City is hosting the Public Information Centre (PIC) in person on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at Brantford City Hall, 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford, ON. The PIC will provide information about the EA, findings from the technical studies, key issues from previous PICs, evaluation criteria, and the preferred alternative. The City will expect that those persons attending will comply with any provincial directed COVID-19 protocols or mandates in place at the time of this meeting. For those who are unable to attend in-person, presentation slides will be available for review on the City’s webpage and the Project Team will be accepting questions and comments for a two week period. All content and instructions on how to submit comments will be available on the project webpage, www.LetsTalkBrantford.ca/Downtown.

PIC Schedule
Dates and TimePIC Information Items

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

PIC boards posted on project webpage. Question and comment period will be open for two weeks.

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

In-person PIC takes place at Brantford City Hall at 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford, ON in Council Chambers.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Question and comment period closes.

Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Consolidated list of questions and answers will be posted on project webpage.

This Notice and all future project updates will be posted on www.brantford.ca/NewDowntown. If you have questions or comments regarding the EA or wish to be added to the EA mailing list, please contact either of the project team members:

Gagan Batra                        
City Project Manager
City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2J2
T: 519-759-4150 Ext. 5426
 
Vince Pugliese, P.Eng., MBA, PMP
Consultant Project Manager
MTE Consultants Inc.
520 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON N2B 3X9
T: 519-743-6500 Ext. 1347

Information collected for the study will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Except for personal information, including your name, address and property location, all comments received throughout the study will become part of the public record and included in project documentation.

Full Study Area: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Brant Ave to Kiwanis Way

Map 1 - Full Study Area: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Brant Ave to Kiwanis Way

Close up of Study Area, Part 1: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Brant Ave. to Alfred St.

Map 2 - Close up of Study Area, Part 1: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Brant Ave. to Alfred St.

Close up of Study Area, Part 2: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Park Ave to Iroquois St.

Map 3 - Close up of Study Area, Part 2: Colborne St. and Dalhousie St. from Park Ave to Iroquois St.

This notice first issued on March 24, 2022.

March 31, 2022
No civic news

 

April 2022
April 7, 2022
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April 14, 2022

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD – 2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

OCTOBER 24, 2022

NOTICE OF NOMINATION FOR OFFICE

Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.32)

 

NOTICE is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the City of Brantford. Take notice that every person who proposes to be a candidate for any office in the 2022 Municipal Election to be held in the City of Brantford on October 24, 2022 must file a Nomination Paper with the City Clerk responsible for the 2022 Election. A Nomination Paper can be filed on or after May 2, 2022 through to, and including August 18, 2022 during normal business hours. The last day to file nominations will be Friday, August 19, 2022, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A Nomination Paper may be filed in person or by an agent for the candidate and must be accompanied by;

a)   filing fee of $200.00 for the office of Mayor or, $100.00 for all other offices with the fee payable to the City of Brantford in the form of cash, debit, certified cheque or money order, and;

b)   consent to the nomination and a declaration of qualification, both on the prescribed form, signed by the person being nominated; and

c)   25 endorsement signatures, in the prescribed form by voters eligible in the City of Brantford (Council positions only, not needed for Trustee positions)

Nominations in the City of Brantford for the offices of:

 

Office

 Number of individuals for office

Mayor

1 to be elected at large

Councillor – Wards 1 through 5

2 per ward to be elected

Trustee – Grand Erie District

School Board

4 to be elected at large

Trustee – Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District

School Board

2 to be elected at large

Trustee – Conseil scolaire Viamonde

1 to be elected at large

Trustee – Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

1 to be elected at large

NOTE: No person who proposes to be a candidate may accept contributions for the purpose of the election or incur campaign expenses until that person has filed a completed Nomination Paper. Nomination Papers are available through the Office of the City Clerk., City Hall, 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

NOTE: An individual, corporation or trade union must register with the City Clerk responsible for the 2022 Election to be a third party advertiser in a municipality. An individual, corporation or trade union can register to be a third party advertiser beginning on May 2, 2022, and can file a registration until the close of business on Friday, October 21, 2022.

For more information please contact Clerks Department – Election Team at 519-759-4150 or election@brantford.ca

 

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

 

April 21, 2022

Public Notice:

 

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Friday, February 25

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, April 27

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759-4150.

(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number.  Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account.  Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca .

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person.  Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

 

Public Notice:

Notice of Project

St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue to Terrace Hill Street)

Road, Sewer and Watermain Construction

As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain and improve our infrastructure, The City of Brantford, through its contractor, Beech Infrastructure Group Ltd., will be reconstructing St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue to Terrace Hill Street). The project is anticipated to begin the week of April 18th, and be completed by November 2022, weather permitting. 

In order to accommodate the work, the contractor will be required to reduce lanes of traffic and detour northbound traffic around the construction zone. Southbound traffic will be maintained for access to local properties. Those who normally travel on St. Paul Avenue can expect delays and should allow for additional time to arrive at their destination.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period of disruption. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

Matt Welsh, C.Tech, PMP
Project Coordinator
Design and Construction
Public Works Commission
City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street
519-759-4150 Ext. 5446
mwelsh@brantford.ca

April 28, 2022
No civic news

 

May 2022
May 5, 2022

Public Meeting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE

Pressure District 2/3 Water Storage Tank

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

 

The Study

The City of Brantford is currently completing a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study for siting a new water storage tank to service existing and future residents in the City’s Pressure District 2/3. The need for additional storage in PD 2/3 was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update.

The study is evaluating various alternatives for siting a new water storage tank to address the need for additional storage within the distribution system, in addition to associated transmission watermains and modifications to existing pumping stations to meet service area demands.

The Process

The study is being conducted in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment" manual (October 2000, as recently amended in 2015) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Public Information Centre

The City invites you to attend our in-person Public Information Centre:

Date and Time: Wednesday May 18, 2022 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Drop-in-Centre Format)

Location: Walter Gretzky Municipal Golf Course (320 Balmoral Drive, Brantford) in the Clubhouse

The intent of the Public Information Centre is to introduce and build awareness of the project. This includes sharing the study findings and evaluation of potential sites for a new water storage tank, including the preferred recommended site. The potential sites are located on Powerline Road and King George Road. Attendees are welcome to drop-in between the hours specified above to view project materials and provide feedback. Representatives from the study team will be available to discuss the project. 

The Public Information Centre material will also be available for viewing on the project website following the event: brantford.ca/WaterStorageTankEA

If you have any questions or comments regarding this study or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact either one of the project team representatives below:

Shahab Shafai

City Project Manager

City of Brantford

Phone: 519-759-4150 Ext. 5745

Email: sshafai@brantford.ca

 

Semyon Chaymann

Consultant Project Manager

AECOM Canada Ltd.

Phone: 647-524-9314

Email: semyon.chaymann@aecom.com

 

All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, under the authority of Section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the Study.

This notice first issued on May 5, 2022

May 12, 2022

Public Notice:

The City of Brantford conducts aerial spray application to help control Spongy Moth infestations

The ‘Spongy Moth’ (Lymantria dispar dispar, also known as the gypsy moth) is a non-native defoliating insect that feeds on a variety of tree species found in southern Ontario and can be problematic in forested areas with oak dominant species such as Mohawk Park.

The public is advised that in an effort to help control Spongy Moth infestations, the City of Brantford will be conducting an aerial spray of selected problematic areas in the city with a naturally occurring insecticide. Aerial spraying will be conducted by helicopter and take place on two days between May 10 and June 10, 2022. The designated spraying areas which will be temporarily closed during spraying include Mohawk Park, Mount Hope Cemetery, Glenhyrst Gardens and Deer Park. The Wyndham Hills area will also be sprayed and residents have received notification.

The treatment being used is a biological control made from a naturally occurring bacterium found in soil and biodegrades rapidly in the environment and is non-toxic to people, animals, birds, honeybees, fish and most other insects. Two treatments will be applied, 7 to 10 days apart, and will be performed by helicopter, weather permitting, between 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. The treatment is called 48B Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension (Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain ABTS-351) PCPA Registration No. 24977 known as “BTK”. BTK is approved for urban aerial use by Health Canada. Specific spray dates are weather dependent and will be confirmed 48-hours in advance and posted on the City’s websiteFacebookInstagram and Twitter pages for the public’s information. Residents may register to receive 48-hour notice of spraying in their area by completing an online request for notification. More information, including spray area maps and adjacent property listings can also be found on the City’s website at brantford.ca/SpongyMoth.

Please direct any additional questions to the City’s Forestry Division by emailing forestry@brantford.ca or by calling 519-759-4150 ext.5766. Collect calls will be accepted.

 

May 19, 2022

Public Notice:

The City of Brantford conducts aerial spray application to help control Spongy Moth infestations

The ‘Spongy Moth’ (Lymantria dispar dispar, also known as the gypsy moth) is a non-native defoliating insect that feeds on a variety of tree species found in southern Ontario and can be problematic in forested areas with oak dominant species such as Mohawk Park.

The public is advised that in an effort to help control Spongy Moth infestations, the City of Brantford will be conducting an aerial spray of selected problematic areas in the city with a naturally occurring insecticide. Aerial spraying will be conducted by helicopter and take place on two days between May 19 and June 10, 2022. The designated spraying areas which will be temporarily closed during spraying include Mohawk Park, Mount Hope Cemetery, Glenhyrst Gardens and Deer Park. The Wyndham Hills area will also be sprayed and residents have received notification.

The treatment being used is a biological control made from a naturally occurring bacterium found in soil and biodegrades rapidly in the environment and is non-toxic to people, animals, birds, honeybees, fish and most other insects. Two treatments will be applied, 7 to 10 days apart, and will be performed by helicopter, weather permitting, between 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. The treatment is called 48B Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension (Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain ABTS-351) PCPA Registration No. 24977 known as “BTK”. BTK is approved for urban aerial use by Health Canada. Specific spray dates are weather dependent and will be confirmed 48-hours in advance and posted on the City’s websiteFacebookInstagram and Twitter pages for the public’s information. Residents may register to receive 48-hour notice of spraying in their area by completing an online request for notification. More information, including spray area maps and adjacent property listings can also be found on the City’s website at brantford.ca/SpongyMoth.

Please direct any additional questions to the City’s Forestry Division by emailing forestry@brantford.ca or by calling 519-759-4150 ext.5766. Collect calls will be accepted.

Public Notice:

Three Grand River Crossings

Municipal Class EA

Notice of Study Completion

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to review alternatives for three crossings over the Grand River, including the Lorne Bridge, Brant’s Crossing Bridge and TH&B Crossing Bridge. The recommended design solutions for the three bridges are summarized as follows:

Rehabilitate Lorne Bridge:Study area map

  • Maintain existing sidewalks and lane widths
  • Complete repairs to remove winter load limit

Replace and Raise Brant’s Crossing Bridge:

  • Pony trusses at the two end spans and through trusses for the two middle spans
  • 4 metre wide pathway over bridge
  • Concrete deck surface
  • Incorporation of a lookout
  • Incorporate basic lighting and consider aesthetic lighting during detailed design

Minor Rehabilitation and Eventual Removal of TH&B Crossing Bridge:

  • Replace existing deck in the same configuration (do not raise deck)
  • New wood deck system designed to minimize damage from maintenance equipment and improve ease of deck repairs

The recommended design solutions were officially approved by Brantford City Council on December 21, 2021. The findings of this EA have been documented in an Environmental Study Report (ESR). The ESR will be available for public review starting May 19, 2022, at the City’s project webpage: www.brantford.ca/ThreeGrandRiverCrossings

This Notice initiates a 30 calendar day Public Review Period. We encourage members of the public to review the Project File and share their comments or concerns by June 18, 2022. Please contact one of the following members of the project team if you have any questions or comments:

 

Gagan Batra
City Project Manager City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street Brantford, ON N3T 2J2 
519-759-4150 Ext. 5426

 

Jack Turner, P.Eng. Consultant Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
650 Woodlawn Road West, Block C, Unit 2 Guelph, ON N1K 1B8
519-824-8150 Ext. 1237

 

In addition, a Section 16 Order request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e. requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g. require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name for the ministry.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for additional conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy those potential adverse impacts, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent in writing or by email to:

 

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks 
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3

 

and

 

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch 
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5

 

Requests should also be sent to the City of Brantford by mail or by e-mail. Additional information on requests for orders under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act is available on the Ministry’s website.

This Notice first issued May 19, 2022.

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, please note all comments will become part of the public record.

Public Notice:

Technical Amendment to Zoning By-law 160-90

PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 34(13) OF THE PLANNING ACT, R.SO. 1990 (AS AMENDED) TAKE NOTICE THAT A PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD BY THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BRANTFORD

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON  N3T 2M3

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF PROPOSED APPLICATION

Application PZ-17-22 involves City Initiated Amendments to Zoning By-law No. 160-90 which includes zoning regulations for outdoor commercial patios and to also rescind a temporary use zoning by-law as it relates to recreational vehicles. The proposed patio modifications currently exist on a temporary basis as a result of the City’s pandemic response. 

One of the purposes of this By-law is to formalize the temporary provisions with allowances for seasonal commercial patios and assist in the continued economic recovery post-pandemic.  The following regulations are being proposed:

  1. Outdoor patios shall not obstruct required works, such as ramps, fire routes, fire hydrants and drive aisles or disturb any existing vegetation.
  2. Any recreation and/or entertainment uses are not permitted on temporary outdoor patios.
  3. The provision of accessible parking and associated walkways shall be maintained at all times.
  4. Proposed temporary outdoor patio must be adjacent to the existing restaurant or business.
  5. Proposed temporary outdoor patio must be set back a minimum of 5 m from a Residential Zone.
  6. Notwithstanding any of the requirements above, the Police Chief, Fire Chief or Chief Building Official may impose further conditions or requirements that they deem appropriate to safeguard public safety or mitigate nuisances.
  7. Outdoor temporary patios shall only be permitted seasonally from the months May to October.

Further, the Temporary Use By-laws (15-2021 and 16-2021), which permitted the use of motor homes and travel trailers (recreational vehicles) for temporary occupancy in order to provide an alternative form of accommodation so as to quarantine away from others in the household, is also being considered. Planning Staff is recommending that those by-laws be rescinded, which will eliminate the permission of using such vehicles post-pandemic.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information regarding the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is available to the public for inspection at the Planning Department, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON N3T 2M3 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday or by calling Joe Muto, Manager of Development Planning, at 519-759-4150, ext. 5295. Written comments can also be sent to the address noted above or by email to jmuto@brantford.ca

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Brantford before the By-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the City of Brantford Council to the Ontario Land Tribunal. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Brantford before the By-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Brantford in respect of the By-law, you must make a written request to the Clerk at clerks@brantford.ca, or via mail to the City of Brantford, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON N3T 2M3.

NOTICE DATED:  May 19, 2022

May 26, 2022
No Civic News

 

June 2022

June 2, 2022

Public Meeting:

Public Information Centres

June 8, 2022 (virtual) and June 16, 2022 (in-person)

The City of Brantford’s New Zoning By-law Project is focused on establishing a new Zoning By-law that is in conformity with the City’s Official Plan - Envisioning our City: 2051, Provincial policies and emerging best practices. The new Zoning By-law will regulate all lands within the City of Brantford, including the boundary adjustment lands formerly within the County of Brant. It will contain specific requirements for parcels of land including, for example, permitted uses, building height and setbacks, and parking requirements.

To inform the format and content of the new Zoning By-law, a series of background Discussion Papers has been prepared to consider key topics as follows:

  1. Zoning By-law Structure
  2. General Provisions     
  3. Definitions
  4. Parking and Loading Standards
  5. Mixed-Use Zones       
  6. Residential Zones
  7. Employment Zones
  8. Institutional Zones
  9. Agricultural Zones
  10. Other Zones

The Discussion Papers review best practices from other municipalities and the policy framework in the City’s Official Plan to identify options and preliminary recommendations for the new Zoning By-law. The Discussion Papers and a Summary Report are available for review on the City’s website at www.brantford.ca/NewZBLProject.

Virtual and in-person Public Information Centres are planned to present the Discussion Papers and seek input from the public and stakeholders.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Virtual Meetings (online via Zoom or by telephone)

Join us for one or more of the topic focused virtual meetings:

Parking from12:00 – 1:00 pm

Residential and Mixed-Use Zones from 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Employment and Institutional Zones from  3:00 – 4:00 pm

Parks, Open Space, Natural Heritage and Agricultural Zones from 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Registration is required to attend the virtual meetings. Please register by Tuesday June 7, 2022 at 4:30 pm at https://brantford-zoning-bylaw-project.eventbrite.ca

Thursday, June 16, 2022 In-person Meeting from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Presentation at 6:00 pm, followed by topic focused discussion groups

Location:

Council Chambers,

Brantford City Hall

58 Dalhousie Street

Registration is not required to attend the in-person meeting.

For more information please contact:

Victoria Coates, Senior Planner, Long Range Planning

519-759-4150, Ext. 5712 or vcoates@brantford.ca

 

Public Notice:

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURES

ANNUAL ROTARY BRANTFORD CLASSIC RUN

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022

 

The Annual Rotary Brantford Classic Run will take place on Sunday, June 5th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  All events will start and end at the W. Ross Macdonald School. The map below shows the approximate timing of the various street closures during the race. Detour routes will be in effect.

The following streets will be closed during the event:

• St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue/Dufferin Avenue)

•  Dufferin Avenue from St. Paul Avenue to Preston Boulevard

• Preston Boulevard from Dufferin Avenue to Parkside Drive

• Parkside Drive from Dufferin Avenue to Ava Road

• Ava Road from Parkside Drive to Hardy Road

• Bike lane along Hardy Road from Ava Road to 750m past the Trail

• Parkside Drive from Dufferin Avenue to Burwell Street

• Burwell Street from Morrell Street to Leonard Street

• Leonard Street from Burwell Street to Grand River Avenue

• Grand River Avenue from Leonard Street to North of Webster Street

• Webster Street from Grand River Avenue to Morrell Street

• Morrell Street from Dufferin Avenue to Grand River Avenue

Map of street closures

For additional information, please contact the City of Brantford Corporate Contact Centre at 519-759-4150.

June 9, 2022

Public Meeting:

Virtual Candidate Information Session

The City of Brantford and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing jointly present a Virtual Candidate Information Session from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16th. Municipal Election topics include key dates, campaign finance requirements, relevant campaign by-laws, and much more. 

Register online at brantford.ca/Election by June 15th to attend the virtual information session.

Questions about this event can be emailed to election@brantford.ca.

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, June 29

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 7

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above.  Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details. 

June 16, 2022

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, June 29

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 7

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above. Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details. 

June 23, 2022

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: 2022 INTERIM TAX BILLS

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, June 29

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 7

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759 4150.(Property owners on Monthly Pre-Authorized Payments do not receive an Interim Bill)

Cheques, post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the Due-Date above. Late payments received after the Due-Date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

PAYMENTS:

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banking representative for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING: Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number. Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account. Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month. Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person. Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of two years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed/renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession. Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

Public Notice:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE

Mohawk Lake and Mohawk Canal Cleanup and Rehabilitation Project- Design Update

Background

The City of Brantford (the City) completed a Functional Master Drainage and Restoration Study (the Study) as part of the Mohawk Lake and Mohawk Canal Cleanup and Rehabilitation Project. Through (the Study), the City identified rehabilitation measures to address accumulated sediment and opportunities/recommendations to improve the environmental quality and protect and enhance its future in our community.

The following documents were prepared and completed as part of this Study: A Subwatershed Stormwater Plan, an Environmental Assessment Report in accordance with the Schedule B of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process, and a Master Plan Report.

The Study reports are available on the City of Brantford’s website: https://www.brantford.ca/en/your-government/mohawk-lake-and-mohawk-canal-cleanup-and-rehabilitation-project.aspx.

Subsequently, the design works are being undertaken for the following priority projects of the Environmental Assessment Report:

  • An off-line wet pond in Shallow Creek Park which will divert low flows from Shallow Creek for water quality treatment
  • The retrofit of the west Mohawk Canal (between Shallow Creek Park and Murray Street) to include improvements for water quality

Virtual Public Information Centre

This Public Information Centre will be carried out virtually.

As part of the project, this virtual public engagement has been arranged to share information with interested community members, to inform and identify priorities and interests that should be considered in project design and execution.

Information materials will be available on project webpage starting June 23, 2022. We encourage you to participate by reviewing the information materials and providing any comments by July 7, 2022.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the following Study team members:

Nahed Ghbn P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
City of Brantford
Tel: 519-759-4150 ext. 5262
Email: NGhbn@brantford.ca

 

Matt Senior, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Water Resources Engineer
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Tel: 905-335-2353
Email: matt.senior@woodplc.com

All information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. RSO, 1990, c.F.31. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

All information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. RSO, 1990, s. 10(1). With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

June 30, 2022

Public Notice:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE

Mohawk Lake and Mohawk Canal Cleanup and Rehabilitation Project- Design Update

Background

The City of Brantford (the City) completed a Functional Master Drainage and Restoration Study (the Study) as part of the Mohawk Lake and Mohawk Canal Cleanup and Rehabilitation Project. Through (the Study), the City identified rehabilitation measures to address accumulated sediment and opportunities/recommendations to improve the environmental quality and protect and enhance its future in our community.

The following documents were prepared and completed as part of this Study: A Subwatershed Stormwater Plan, an Environmental Assessment Report in accordance with the Schedule B of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process, and a Master Plan Report.

The Study reports are available on the City of Brantford’s website: https://www.brantford.ca/en/your-government/mohawk-lake-and-mohawk-canal-cleanup-and-rehabilitation-project.aspx.

Subsequently, the design works are being undertaken for the following priority projects of the Environmental Assessment Report:

  • An off-line wet pond in Shallow Creek Park which will divert low flows from Shallow Creek for water quality treatment
  • The retrofit of the west Mohawk Canal (between Shallow Creek Park and Murray Street) to include improvements for water quality

Virtual Public Information Centre

This Public Information Centre will be carried out virtually.

As part of the project, this virtual public engagement has been arranged to share information with interested community members, to inform and identify priorities and interests that should be considered in project design and execution.

Information materials will be available on project webpage starting June 23, 2022. We encourage you to participate by reviewing the information materials and providing any comments by July 7, 2022.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the following Study team members:

Nahed Ghbn P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
City of Brantford
Tel: 519-759-4150 ext. 5262
Email: NGhbn@brantford.ca

 

Matt Senior, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Water Resources Engineer
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Tel: 905-335-2353
Email: matt.senior@woodplc.com

All information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. RSO, 1990, c.F.31. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

All information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. RSO, 1990, s. 10(1). With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

July 2022
July 7, 2022 

Public Notice:

The City of Brantford, the County of Brant, Haldimand County and Norfolk County are currently seeking interested applicants for appointment to a Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022 Municipal Election. The term of office for this committee is four years beginning on November 15th, 2022.

 Recommended skill sets for members of the MECAC include:

  • Accounting and/or auditing experience
  • Academic experience with expertise in political science or local government administration
  • Legal experience and/or education
  • Others with knowledge of the campaign finance rules contained in the Act 

Applications can be submitted online through the City of Brantford Election Website brantfordvotes.ca or picked up and dropped off in person at Brantford City Hall.

Questions can be emailed to election@brantford.ca

More information regarding this Committee and application can be found at brantfordvotes.ca

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on August 24th, 2022

Public Notice:

The City of Brantford’s contractor, BEECH Infrastructure, will be moving into the next stage of construction on St. Paul Avenue on July 11, 2022. The work involved in this stage of work will include reconstruction of the road, sewer and watermain within the Brant Avenue intersection. In order to accommodate this work in a safe manner for both the workers and travelling public, there will be additional traffic control measures and detours in place to redirect traffic around the construction zone.
The southside of this intersection will be closed to all traffic for the duration of this stage of work, which is anticipated to be completed by mid-September.  Northbound St. Paul traffic will be detoured to Brant Avenue via Grand River Ave and Church Street.

July 14, 2022

Public Notice

Project Update

St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue to Terrace Hill Street)

Brant Avenue Intersection Reconstruction

 

The City’s Contractor, Beech Infrastructure Group Ltd., is moving into the next stage of construction of St. Paul Avenue, which will include reconstruction of the road, sewer and watermain within the Brant Avenue intersection.  

In order to accommodate the work in a safe manner for both the workers and travelling public, there will be additional traffic control measures and detours in place to redirect traffic around the construction zone. 

Starting the week of July 18th, the south side of this intersection will be closed and a detour will be posted to divert traffic northbound St. Paul Avenue traffic.  The detour will be in place until the work within the intersection is finished, which is anticipated to be mid-September, weather permitted. 

St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue to Terrace Hill Street) Brant Avenue Intersection Reconstruction

One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained along Brant Avenue through the intersection, with the exception of when the work involves deep excavations near the center of the road.  There will be period of approximately five (5) days when eastbound traffic (from Paris Road) will be detoured while the Contractor is working in this area.  This work will take place during off-peak hours (7pm – 7am) while traffic volumes are low, and re-opened during the day. 

Due to the limited space available within the intersection for large vehicles making turns, there will also be detours posted to divert trucks travelling from Paris Road and King George Road around this intersection for the duration of the work.

Those who normally travel through this area can expect delays and should allow for additional time to arrive at their destination.

Thank you in advance for your tolerance and understanding during this period of construction. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

Matt Welsh, C.Tech, PMP
Project Coordinator

Design and Construction
Public Works Commission
City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street
226-387-0859
mwelsh@brantford.ca

Public Notice:

Notice to City Of Brantford Ratepayers:
2021 Audited Financial Statements

The 2021 Audited Financial Statements have been received by Council and are now available on the City’s website at the following address:

www.brantford.ca/AnnualReporting

In addition, any taxpayer or resident of the City of Brantford may request an individual copy, at no cost, by contacting the Finance Department.

If you have any questions concerning these documents, please contact:

Heather Goodman, CPA, CGA,
Senior Financial Analyst
Finance Department Phone: 519-759-4150, Ext. 5298
E-mail: HGoodman@brantford.ca

July 21, 2022

Public Notice

Project Update

St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue to Terrace Hill Street)

Brant Avenue Intersection Reconstruction

 

The City’s Contractor, Beech Infrastructure Group Ltd., is moving into the next stage of construction of St. Paul Avenue, which will include reconstruction of the road, sewer and watermain within the Brant Avenue intersection.  

In order to accommodate the work in a safe manner for both the workers and travelling public, there will be additional traffic control measures and detours in place to redirect traffic around the construction zone. 

Starting the week of July 18th, the south side of this intersection will be closed and a detour will be posted to divert traffic northbound St. Paul Avenue traffic.  The detour will be in place until the work within the intersection is finished, which is anticipated to be mid-September, weather permitted. 

St. Paul Avenue (Brant Avenue to Terrace Hill Street) Brant Avenue Intersection Reconstruction

One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained along Brant Avenue through the intersection, with the exception of when the work involves deep excavations near the center of the road.  There will be period of approximately five (5) days when eastbound traffic (from Paris Road) will be detoured while the Contractor is working in this area.  This work will take place during off-peak hours (7pm – 7am) while traffic volumes are low, and re-opened during the day. 

Due to the limited space available within the intersection for large vehicles making turns, there will also be detours posted to divert trucks travelling from Paris Road and King George Road around this intersection for the duration of the work.

Those who normally travel through this area can expect delays and should allow for additional time to arrive at their destination.

Thank you in advance for your tolerance and understanding during this period of construction. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

Matt Welsh, C.Tech, PMP
Project Coordinator
Design and Construction
Public Works Commission
City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street
226-387-0859
mwelsh@brantford.ca

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August 25, 2022

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2022 Final Tax Bills

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, June 29

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 7

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759-4150.

PAYMENTS:

Cheques post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due-dates above.  Late payments received after the due-date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Additional interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banker for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number.  Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account.  Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca.

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person.  Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of TWO years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

September 2022
September 1, 2022 

Public Notice:

CITY OF BRANTFORD NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

2022 Final Tax Bills

Instalment 1:  Wednesday, June 29

Instalment 2:  Wednesday, September 7

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE AT: 519-759-4150.

PAYMENTS:

Cheques post-dated to the due-date, may be sent early to ensure you do not miss the due-dates above.  Late payments received after the due-date are subject to a penalty of 1.25 % of the unpaid tax, on the first day of default.  Additional interest of 1.25% is added on the first day of each month thereafter. Penalty and interest charges cannot be waived.

AT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Ask your banker for the payment options they may provide.

ON-LINE BANKING:  Payment can be made through on-line banking using your account number.  Please pay at least two days before due date to ensure we have your payment in time.

Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP): Taxes may be paid conveniently by PAP from your bank account.  Monthly PAP is offered for the 1st or 15th of the month.  Please call our Tax Office for details. Online forms are also available from our website – www.brantford.ca.

BY MAIL: To The City of Brantford, PO Box 515, Brantford, ON  N3T 6L6.

IN-PERSON: Brantford City Hall, located at 58 Dalhousie Street is open to make payments in person.  Also, payments can be placed in the drop box located at the Queen Street entrance.  Please do not put cash in the drop box.

PROPERTIES WITH TAX ARREARS

If your property taxes are in arrears for all or part of TWO years as at January 1, it is subject to the Municipal Act, 2001, Part XI - Sale of Land for Tax Arrears, and subject to our fees and costs for all notices sent to inform you of this matter.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPERTIES

For newly constructed / renovated homes or buildings, it can take up to three years for the assessment to be given to the City, but taxes are payable from the date of fit-for-occupancy or possession.  Please plan ahead by setting aside funds for these retroactive tax billings. You can also pre-pay by joining the PAP plans. Call 519-759-4150 for details.

Public Notice:

City of Brantford –2022 Municipal Election

October 24, 2022 

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.40)

 

NOTICE is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the City of Brantford.

Visit brantford.ca/Election for all updates on the 2022 Brantford Municipal Election

ONLINE VOTING

Monday, October 3 at 10:00 a.m. through to Election Day October 24 8:00 p.m.
Vote from anywhere (Access to Internet required)

Information on how to access this option will be provided in the Voter Information Notices mailed to registered electors in advance of the election.

Advanced Poll Voting Locations       

Wednesday, October 12 to Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Civic Centre (Auditorium) – 69 Market St. South
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre – 254 North Park St.   
Appointment of Voting Proxy

If for any reason you will be unable to cast your ballot in person on Election Day or at an advance poll, proxy voting allows you to appoint another person to vote on your behalf. A voting proxy is someone who is an eligible voter in the City of Brantford and who you trust to vote in accordance with your wishes. Appointment of Voting Proxy forms are available online, as well as City Hall, 58 Dalhousie St.

Voting Locations

A full list of Election Day voting locations can be found at brantford.ca/Election

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October 2022
October 6, 2022
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October 27, 2022

Public Notice:

Applications are now being accepted for membership on the

The Brantford Public Library Board

(7 Citizen Members to be appointed for a term to expire November 15, 2026)

Qualifications

Citizen Members are qualified to be appointed as a member of the Board if they are:

  1. at least eighteen (18) years old;
  2. a Canadian citizen;
  3. a resident of Brantford; and
  4. not employed by the Board or by the municipality.

Information Sessions

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of the following Information Sessions to learn more about the Board’s role, composition, qualifications, meeting dates and meeting times, and to have the opportunity to ask questions before applying for membership:

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, November 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

The Information Sessions run approximately one hour in length and will be held in the Library Boardroom, 3rd Floor, Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford.  If you are unable to attend an Information Session, questions about the Library Board can be directed to lboard@brantfordlibrary.ca

Application Forms and Deadline

Application forms for the Board are available at Brantford City Hall (58 Dalhousie Street), during regular business hours, or applicants can apply directly online on the City’s website at www.brantford.ca.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022.

For any questions regarding applications or the application process, please contact the City Clerk’s Department at 519-759-4150 or via email at clerks@brantford.ca.

City Council wishes to ensure that its Boards and Advisory Committees reflect the diverse nature of Brantford’s population and invites all eligible residents to consider these opportunities.

November 2022
November 3, 2022
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November 10, 2022
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November 17, 2022

Public Notice:

NOTICE OF COMPLETION

Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station Upgrades

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment 

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for the upgrades to the Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station (WWPS). The need for increasing the capacity of the Empey Street WWPS was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update and is required to meet planned growth.

The Study evaluated various alternatives for the WWPS. The preferred solution is to upgrade the existing Empey Street WWPS on site. The project will also incorporate new emergency storage tank and other upgrades to the existing WWPS necessary to meet future service area demands. All works will be constructed on the Empey WWPS property and within the existing road right of ways. 

The Process

The Study has been completed in accordance with Phases 1 and 2 of the Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment," (October 2000, as amended in 2015) planning process which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Study Area

Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station Area Map

How to Review the Project File

The Project File documenting the MCEA planning process is available for public review and comment for a period of 30 calendar days starting on November 24, 2022 and ending on December 24, 2022. To facilitate public review of this document, the Project File report is available at brantford.ca/EmpeyWWPS. All comments and concerns should be sent directly to the Project Managers:

Shahab Shafai, M.Sc., P.Eng.

City Project Manager

City of Brantford

519-759-4150 Ext. 5745

SShafai@brantford.ca

Chris Gouett, M.A.Sc.

Consultant Project Manager

AECOM Canada Ltd.

519-650-8614

Chris.Gouett@aecom.com

In addition, a Section 16 Order request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (a request for conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy potential adverse impacts on Aboriginal and treaty rights, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the Ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent in writing or by email by December 24, 2022 to both contacts below:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

777 Bay Street, 5th Floor

Toronto ON M7A 2J3

minister.mecp@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor

Toronto ON, M4V 1P5

EABDirector@ontario.ca

Requests should also be copied to the City of Brantford Project Manager by mail or by e-mail. Please visit the Ministry’s website for more information on requests for orders under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act at: ontario.ca/page/class-environmental-assessments-section-16-order.   

All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, under the authority of Section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the Study.

This notice first issued on November 17, 2022

November 18, 2022

Public Meeting:

Amendments to the City of Brantford Official Plan

Pursuant to Section 17(17) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 (as amended), take notice that a public meeting will be held by the corporation of the City of Brantford

Date of Meeting: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Place: Council Chambers, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON

File No.: OP-02-22

Roll No.: Not applicable

Location of Lands Affected: City-Wide

Applicant: City of Brantford

Purpose and Effect of Proposed Application

Application OP-02-22 involves City Initiated Amendments to City of Brantford Official Plan to introduce policies that establish a class of minor amendments to the Zoning By-law and to update policies for public consultation and required studies for a complete application. The amendments related to minor amendments to the Zoning By-law address matters arising from the Supporting People and Business Act, 2021 (Bill 13). The amendments related to the list of required studies for a complete application address matters arising from the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022 (Bill 109). Amendments regarding public consultation relate to both pieces of legislation.

The following matters are proposed to be addressed:

  • A set of policies will be added to Section 9.2 of the Official Plan to set out Zoning By-law amendments that may be deemed to be minor in nature, in accordance with Section 39.2 of the Planning Act. Policies will also set out authority for modifications to the review process, and establishment of conditions on when matters can be deemed minor. Minor amendments to the Zoning By-law are proposed to consist of:
    • Removal of Holding symbols and provisions where conditions are satisfied;
    • Approval or extension of a Temporary Use;
    • Amendments to add one permitted use to a zone where the use is contemplated in the Official Plan Designation;
    • Amendments to floodplain overlays, to harmonize the overlay with the latest information available from the Grand River Conservation Authority;
    • To make minor technical and administrative updates to the Zoning By-law (e.g. typographical or other corrections, updating references to external agencies, formatting, etc.)
  • Section 9.10 of the Official Plan will be amended to:
    • Reorganize and amend existing polices, separating policies regarding Statutory Public Meetings and policies regarding Neighbourhood Meetings.
    • Policies will be added to allow for alternate processes for Statutory Public Meetings as contemplated in Section 34 of the Planning Act; these policies will relate to minor amendments to the Zoning By-law.
  • Section 9.11 of the Official Plan will be amended by introducing additional requirements to Table 1 – Required Studies. The new studies will allow for greater clarity and more efficient processing of complete Planning Act applications. New studies to be added include:
    • Pre-submission technical review by external (non-City) agencies;
    • Requirement for responses to City Pre-Consultation comments to accompany a complete application.
    • Requirements relating to pre-submission Neighbourhood Meetings, including notice, presentation material, and record of discussion.
    • Requirements relating to clarity around Zoning By-law compliance.
    • Requirements for a plans and drawings showing works in the City right-of-way distinct from on-site works 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A copy of the proposed Official Plan Amendment can be made available to the public for inspection at the Customer Service Counter, 1st Floor, City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON N3T 2J2 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact Patrick Vusir, Planner, Long Range Planning at 519-759-4150 ext. 5698, by email at pvusir@brantford.ca, or by visiting City Hall, 58 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 2J2. Written comments can be sent to the email or address noted above.

Personal information collected and recorded at the Statutory Public Meeting or through written submissions on this subject, is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, and the Planning Act, 1990 R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 and will be used by Members of Council or Committee and City of Brantford staff in their consideration of this matter. The written submissions, including names and contact information and the associated reports arising from the public participation process, will be made available to the public, including publishing on the City’s website. Video recordings of the Statutory Public Meeting may also be posted to the City of Brantford’s website. Questions about this collection should be referred to the City Clerk, 58 Dalhousie St., Brantford ON, N3T 5R7, or at 519-759-4150 x 5715.

NOTICE DATED:  November 18, 2022

November 24, 2022

Public Notice:

NOTICE OF COMPLETION

Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station Upgrades

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment 

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for the upgrades to the Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station (WWPS). The need for increasing the capacity of the Empey Street WWPS was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update and is required to meet planned growth.

The Study evaluated various alternatives for the WWPS. The preferred solution is to upgrade the existing Empey Street WWPS on site. The project will also incorporate new emergency storage tank and other upgrades to the existing WWPS necessary to meet future service area demands. All works will be constructed on the Empey WWPS property and within the existing road right of ways. 

The Process

The Study has been completed in accordance with Phases 1 and 2 of the Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Engineers Association "Municipal Class Environmental Assessment," (October 2000, as amended in 2015) planning process which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Study Area

Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station Area Map

How to Review the Project File

The Project File documenting the MCEA planning process is available for public review and comment for a period of 30 calendar days starting on November 24, 2022 and ending on December 24, 2022. To facilitate public review of this document, the Project File report is available at brantford.ca/EmpeyWWPS. All comments and concerns should be sent directly to the Project Managers:

Shahab Shafai, M.Sc., P.Eng.

City Project Manager

City of Brantford

519-759-4150 Ext. 5745

SShafai@brantford.ca

Chris Gouett, M.A.Sc.

Consultant Project Manager

AECOM Canada Ltd.

519-650-8614

Chris.Gouett@aecom.com

In addition, a Section 16 Order request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (a request for conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy potential adverse impacts on Aboriginal and treaty rights, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the Ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent in writing or by email by December 24, 2022 to both contacts below:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

777 Bay Street, 5th Floor

Toronto ON M7A 2J3

minister.mecp@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor

Toronto ON, M4V 1P5

EABDirector@ontario.ca

Requests should also be copied to the City of Brantford Project Manager by mail or by e-mail. Please visit the Ministry’s website for more information on requests for orders under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act at: ontario.ca/page/class-environmental-assessments-section-16-order.   

All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, under the authority of Section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the Study.

This notice first issued on November 17, 2022

Public Notice:

2023 DOG LICENCE RENEWALS

2023 dog licences are now available for purchase and renewal. Dog owners in the City of Brantford are required to licence their dog(s) each year as per Chapter 206 of the City’s Municipal Code. Take advantage of the lower rate by making your payment by December 31, 2022. Rates increase as of January 1, 2023.

Apply online at brantford.ca/DogLicence

Renew online using your Customer ID number printed on the renewal notice received in the mail. New dog owners can also apply for a licence using the online form found at brantford.ca/DogLicence. If your dog(s) has been spayed or neutered you must show proof to apply for discounted rates. The documentation can be uploaded using the online form.

2023 Fee Up to December 31, 2022:

  • Altered - $30.00
  • Unaltered - $60.00
  • Senior Rate – Altered $15.00
  • Senior Rate – Unaltered $20.00

2023 Fee As of January 1, 2023:

  • Altered - $45.00
  • Unaltered - $75.00
  • Senior Rate – Altered $25.00
  • Senior Rate – Unaltered $30.00

Accepted forms of payments: Visa, Mastercard, Debit, cash and cheques.

Please make cheques payable to the City of Brantford

Please visit City Hall for in-person renewals at 58 Dalhousie Street, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays.

Applications can also be mailed to: 

Dog Licensing,

City of Brantford Clerk’s Department,

P.O. Box 818, N3R 5R7

December 2022
December 1, 2022
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December 15, 2022

Public Notice:

2023 Mohawk Street Landfill

Tipping Fee Schedule

 

During the October 6, 2022 City Council meeting, the 2023 Fees and Charges Bylaw was approved. Effective January 1st, 2023 the following Tipping Fee Schedule will apply at the Mohawk Street Landfill.

Tipping Fees Schedule
Waste material2023 Rate
Residential, industrial and commercial waste $83.00/tonne
Yard and landscaping material such as leaves, grass, weeds No charge
Brush $77.00/tonne
Wood skids and pallets $200.00/tonne
Asbestos $225.00/tonne
Registrable non-hazardous waste soil $35.00/tonne
Mixed clearing waste (sod, grass and soil) $30.00/tonne
Concrete, asphalt and brick rubble $25.00/tonne
Banned mixed waste products (corrugated cardboard, recyclable wood, recyclable metal) $190.00/tonne
Appliances $10.00 each
Tires off rims (limit of 10) No charge
Tires on rims (limit of 10) No charge
Minimum load fee (all loads weighing 150 kg or less) $10.00 per load
Commercial Load Destruction Verification Fee $150.00 per load, plus applicable tipping fee
Large scale disposal projects surcharge 1.5 times applicable tipping fee
Backyard composter $25.00

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