Proposed By-law Changes

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The City of Thunder Bay is proposing changes to its Property Standards By-law and Yard Maintenance By-laws and is splitting out some sections to create two additional by-laws; the Vacant Building Security By-law and the Minimum Heat By-law.

The changes come after receiving feedback from the public and Thunder Bay City Council. The City is also expanding the number of Municipal Law Enforcement Officers on staff, which will allow for a more robust enforcement of municipal By-laws.

Input received from the public on these proposed By-laws was incorporated in a First Report presented to Thunder Bay City Council on June 20, 2022. The By-laws will again be brought to City Council for consideration on July 25, 2022.

Submit your feedback on the latest changes to the By-laws by July 13, 2022 using our feedback form.

The following four By-laws were presented to City Council for consideration:

Draft Clean and Clear Yards By-law

Draft Minimum Heat By-law

Draft Municipal Standards for Property By-law

Draft Vacant Building Security By-law

Previous draft versions of the Property Standards, Yard Maintenance/Clean and Clear Yards By-laws and two new By-laws, the Draft Vacant Building and Draft Minimum Heat By-laws were released to the public in May, 2022.

About the Proposed Changes:

The Current Property Standards By-law generally deals with the maintenance standards of buildings, structures and lands, at residential and non-residential properties in the City of Thunder Bay.

The Yard Maintenance By-law, which will now be called the Clean and Clear Yards By-law, generally deals with the appearance, cleaning and clearing of grounds.

The Draft Vacant Building Security By-law will create standards for securing buildings that are unoccupied and require owners to register these properties after 90 days. This was formerly dealt with under the Property Standards By-law.

Next Steps:

Feedback from the public will help shape the revised/new by-laws. A first report on the by-law changes was presented to City Council on June 20.

Additional feedback from the public will be presented at City Council on July 25, 2022.

Feedback was presented to the City at an open house at City Hall on Monday, May 16 and through an online survey found on this page, available from May 16 - May 30.

The City of Thunder Bay is proposing changes to its Property Standards By-law and Yard Maintenance By-laws and is splitting out some sections to create two additional by-laws; the Vacant Building Security By-law and the Minimum Heat By-law.

The changes come after receiving feedback from the public and Thunder Bay City Council. The City is also expanding the number of Municipal Law Enforcement Officers on staff, which will allow for a more robust enforcement of municipal By-laws.

Input received from the public on these proposed By-laws was incorporated in a First Report presented to Thunder Bay City Council on June 20, 2022. The By-laws will again be brought to City Council for consideration on July 25, 2022.

Submit your feedback on the latest changes to the By-laws by July 13, 2022 using our feedback form.

The following four By-laws were presented to City Council for consideration:

Draft Clean and Clear Yards By-law

Draft Minimum Heat By-law

Draft Municipal Standards for Property By-law

Draft Vacant Building Security By-law

Previous draft versions of the Property Standards, Yard Maintenance/Clean and Clear Yards By-laws and two new By-laws, the Draft Vacant Building and Draft Minimum Heat By-laws were released to the public in May, 2022.

About the Proposed Changes:

The Current Property Standards By-law generally deals with the maintenance standards of buildings, structures and lands, at residential and non-residential properties in the City of Thunder Bay.

The Yard Maintenance By-law, which will now be called the Clean and Clear Yards By-law, generally deals with the appearance, cleaning and clearing of grounds.

The Draft Vacant Building Security By-law will create standards for securing buildings that are unoccupied and require owners to register these properties after 90 days. This was formerly dealt with under the Property Standards By-law.

Next Steps:

Feedback from the public will help shape the revised/new by-laws. A first report on the by-law changes was presented to City Council on June 20.

Additional feedback from the public will be presented at City Council on July 25, 2022.

Feedback was presented to the City at an open house at City Hall on Monday, May 16 and through an online survey found on this page, available from May 16 - May 30.

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