The City of Kingston Planning Services Department has changed its process for posting legislated notices under the Planning Act beginning this past week. The change came in response to new and stricter COVID-19 measures from the Ontario government.
As permitted by the Planning Act, the process has been temporarily changed from direct mail-outs to nearby property owners to posted notices in the Kingston Whig-Standard nerwspaper.
This measure is intended to reduce reliance on third-party services while permitting City staff to continue working remotely where possible and alsdo keep Planning Services open for business and meeting its commitments under the Planning Act.
The Department of Planning Services continues to urge residents to access services remotely and staff are available to address inquiries about potential applications via phone at 613 546-4291 ext. 3180 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to a City release: applicants should email or call the Planner assigned to their files, as the planning offices at 1211 John Counter Blvd. are closed until further notice. Planning Act applications can still be submitted online through DASH.
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