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WHEREAS pursuant to City of Timmins By-law No. 2019-8360 which sets out policies and procedures for the sale and disposition of municipal land.

AND WHEREAS Section 6.0 – Accountability, Transparency and Public Notice Requirements, requires that in considering a sale of City owned land, the land must be declared surplus to the needs and requirements of the municipality and prior to the land sale, notice of the disposition of the surplus lands posted on the City’s website and advertised in the local newspaper for two (2) consecutive weeks. The purpose of such notice is to secure any comments from the public respecting this proposed land sale to be considered by Council so that Council may consider, and if applicable, incorporate into an implementing by-law.

AND WHEREAS the Council for the Corporation of the City of Timmins considers it desirable and expedient that the described lands be declared surplus to the Corporation’s municipal requirements so as to advertise the sale of these lands through a public tender.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins does hereby declare the following described land as being surplus to the Corporation’s requirements and offer these lands for public sale:

Subject Land: Kamiskotia Road
Part of Roll No. 5627-010-130-06400
Plan 6R-9260, Part 1, Part of Robb MCP 6811, Plan 6R-9097, Part 5, Part of Pcl 18711 SEC
Robb Township
City of Timmins
District of Cochrane, Ontario

Property location on Kamiskotia Road

Frontage: 188.46 metres (618.31 feet)
Depth: 168.955 metres (554.31 feet) on average
Area: 3.182 hectares (7.862 acres)
Appraised Value: $78,600.00

There shall be no minimum amount required for any proposed offer; however, this property has an appraised value of $78,600.00 and this value shall be used as a key factor in evaluating public offers. The City reserves the right not to accept, without explanation, any proposed offer submitted.

City of Timmins Official Plan designates this property as Resource Development Area. City of Timmins Zoning By-law 2011-7100 zones the subject property as Rural (RD-RU). A single detached dwelling is a permitted use in this zone.

The City of Timmins does acknowledge that there is a rock outcrop on the subject lands, which may impact development. This rock outcrop is noted in the appraisal report. Further, a report prepared by Rivard Engineering stated that “it is believed that the properties are suitable for building but there will be challenges for builders with the current property slopes and bedrock outcrops”. The report noted “access and development of the properties is possible, but will have significant issues and associated costs.” The subject property is being sold “as is, where is”. Any site development is the responsibility of the purchaser. The property is not serviced and would require a private well and septic system.

City Council approved Resolution 18-233 (July 10, 2018) which declared the subject property surplus to the needs of the municipality.

TENDER SUBMISSION

The City of Timmins is interested in securing tenders from parties who wish to purchase the above described property that is surplus to the needs of the municipality. Interested parties are asked to submit their tender to the City of Timmins Bids and Tenders website no later than 2:00 p.m. (Timmins time) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021.  If proponents do not have an account, one must be created. Proponents who will be submitting a tender must register as a plan taker for this tender process. If the proponent is not registered as a plan taker for this bid, the submission will not be considered.

As a part of the tender submission, please complete the Real Property bid form and indicate the intended property use.

Tenders must include a copy of a bank draft or certified cheque added to the mandatory upload section payable to the City of Timmins and representing ten (10) percent of the tender amount. The successful bidder will have ten days from official notification to submit the original to the City of Timmins. The awarded bid shall be charged HST at the time of final sale.

Additional information or questions regarding this bid opportunity can be received by a request made through the “Vendor Question” tab on the Bids and Tenders website. Inquiries outside of the provided facilities will not be answered and will be discarded. Please note that questions from proponents will only be accepted prior to 12 p.m. (Timmins Time) on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021.

To provide any comments regarding this proposed public tender, please contact Dave St.Onge, Community Development Planner, by phone: 705-360-2600 ext. 3347. Public comments shall be submitted not later than Thursday, October 21st, 2021, so that they can be presented to Council for its consideration. Tender submissions can only be submitted through the Bids and Tenders website, and not to City staff.

Posted by David St.Onge  On Sep 29, 2021 at 4:25 PM
  

WHEREAS pursuant to City of Timmins By-law No. 2019-8360 which sets out policies and procedures for the sale and disposition of municipal land.

AND WHEREAS Section 6.0 – Accountability, Transparency and Public Notice Requirements, requires that in considering a sale of City owned land, the land must be declared surplus to the needs and requirements of the municipality and prior to the land sale, notice of the disposition of the surplus lands posted on the City’s website and advertised in the local newspaper for two (2) consecutive weeks. The purpose of such notice is to secure any comments from the public respecting this proposed land sale to be considered by Council so that Council may consider, and if applicable, incorporate into an implementing by-law.

AND WHEREAS
the Council for the Corporation of the City of Timmins considers it desirable and expedient that the described lands be declared surplus to the Corporation’s municipal requirements so as to advertise the sale of these lands through a public tender.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins does hereby declare the following described land as being surplus to the Corporation’s requirements and offer these lands for public sale:

Subject Land: Kamiskotia Road
Part of Roll No. 5627-010-130-06400
Plan 6R-9260, Part 2, Part of Robb MCP 6811, Plan 6R-9097, Part 5, Part of Pcl 18711 SEC
Robb Township
City of Timmins
District of Cochrane, Ontario

Property location on Kamiskotia Road

Frontage: 188.39 metres (618.07 feet)
Depth: 159.54 metres (523.43 feet) on average (irregular shape)
Area: 3.063 hectares (7.568 acres)
Appraised Value: $75,700.00

There shall be no minimum amount required for any proposed offer; however, this property has an appraised value of $75,700.00 and this value shall be used as a key factor in evaluating public offers. The City reserves the right not to accept, without explanation, any proposed offer submitted.

City of Timmins Official Plan designates this property as Resource Development Area. City of Timmins Zoning By-law 2011-7100 zones the subject property as Rural (RD-RU). A single detached dwelling is a permitted use in this zone.

The City of Timmins does acknowledge that there is a rock outcrop on the subject lands, which may impact development. This rock outcrop is noted in the appraisal report. Further, a report prepared by Rivard Engineering stated that “it is believed that the properties are suitable for building but there will be challenges for builders with the current property slopes and bedrock outcrops”. The report noted “access and development of the properties is possible, but will have significant issues and associated costs.” The subject property is being sold “as is, where is”. Any site development is the responsibility of the purchaser. The property is not serviced and would require a private well and septic system.

City Council approved Resolution 18-233 (July 10, 2018) which declared the subject property surplus to the needs of the municipality.

TENDER SUBMISSION

The City of Timmins is interested in securing tenders from parties who wish to purchase the above described property that is surplus to the needs of the municipality. Interested parties are asked to submit their tender to the City of Timmins bids and tenders website no later than 2:00 p.m. (Timmins time) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. If proponents do not have an account, one must be created. Proponents who will be submitting a tender must register as a plan taker for this tender process. If the proponent is not registered as a plan taker for this bid, the submission will not be considered.

As a part of the tender submission, please complete the Real Property bid form and indicate the intended property use.

Tenders must include a copy of a bank draft or certified cheque added to the mandatory upload section payable to the City of Timmins and representing ten (10) percent of the tender amount. The successful bidder will have ten days from official notification to submit the original to the City of Timmins. The awarded bid shall be charged HST at the time of final sale.

Additional information or questions regarding this bid opportunity can be received by a request made through the “Vendor Question” tab on the Bids and Tenders website. Inquiries outside of the provided facilities will not be answered and will be discarded. Please note that questions from proponents will only be accepted prior to 12 p.m. (Timmins Time) on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021.

To provide any comments regarding this proposed public tender, please contact Dave St.Onge, Community Development Planner, by phone: 705-360-2600 ext. 3347. Public comments shall be submitted not later than Thursday, October 21st, 2021, so that they can be presented to Council for its consideration. Tender submissions can only be submitted through the Bids and Tenders website, and not to City staff.

Posted by David St.Onge  On Sep 29, 2021 at 4:21 PM
  

Construction continues along a portion of the Connecting Link between Mattagami Blvd. South and Theriault Blvd. City contractors have completed 90% of the underground infrastructure work and will begin paving this Wednesday.

Concrete work continues this week and a traffic signal contractor will start on the signals at the Theriault Blvd. intersection.

 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 27, 2021 at 11:15 AM
  
Work on the Whitney-Tisdale Pump Station is nearing completion. City contractors begin a final phase of the project on Monday that will require that access to the Prospector’s Trail, part of the Bart Thomson Trail system around Porcupine Lake, be closed for approximately two weeks.

The trail will be closed at this location to facilitate construction while crews excavate the existing underground network of pipes. The closure is necessary to ensure public safety in an active construction zone. While access to the trail system is closed at the Whitney-Tisdale Pump Station, the public can access the Bart Thomson Trail from the Northern College property.

This work is necessary before final commissioning of the plant. We appreciate your continued patience as this important project comes to a close.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 24, 2021 at 2:19 PM
  

Effective September 22, 2021, access to City facilities will require proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per the provincial health order.

Indoor meeting and event spaces and areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities where proof of vaccination is required includes:
• McIntyre Community Centre
• Archie Dillon Sportsplex and Pool
• Mountjoy Arena
• Whitney Arena
• Maurice Londry Community Centre

Proof of Vaccination must be provided by:
• Those attending adult workshops, meetings and events at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Center
• All patrons/players 18 years of age or older who are actively participating in an organized sport
• All spectators viewing a game/practice/event who are 12 years of age or older including parents or guardians of youth actively participating in an organized sport

Exemptions to providing proof of vaccination include:
• Children 11 years of age and under who do not qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine
• Those 12 to 17 years of age, who are entering the indoor premises of a facility used for sports and recreational activities to actively participate in an organized sport. This exemption does not apply to youth who are spectators at sporting events.
• Those entering an indoor area solely for the purposes of:
- using a washroom
- accessing an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route
- making a retail purchase
- placing or picking up an order
- paying for an order
- purchasing admission; or
- health and safety.
• Those entering indoor premises of a meeting or event space in a cemetery, crematorium or similar establishment that provides funeral, cemetery, or cremation services.
• Patrons who provide a written document, completed and supplied by a physician or by a registered nurse in the extended class, that sets out:
i) a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and
ii) the effective time-period for the medical reason.

Security will be at identified screening points upon entry. Validation of identification must show the name of the identification holder and date of birth as well as verify that the date of administration of the final shot is at least fourteen days prior to the patron seeking access to a facility. All other public health measures including masking and physical distancing continue to apply.

Individuals needing to obtain a copy of their vaccine receipt can do so by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal at covid19.ontariohealth.ca, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

Any individuals who have previously registered for City swimming programs that may not be able to participate may obtain refunds or credits by contacting the pool at 705-360-2655 or leisureservices@timmins.ca.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 22, 2021 at 9:04 AM
  
The City of Timmins has implemented a workplace vaccination policy that requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all municipal employees, students, contractors within City facilities, and volunteers. The City has a responsibility to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety and protection of its workers, their loved ones, the community, and our healthcare system.

Unless medically exempt, the workplace vaccination policy requires proof of full vaccination by end of business day on Friday, October 1, 2021. Employees who have received one vaccine dose as of the above date will need to complete Rapid Antigen Testing twice per week as they move towards full vaccination.

The policy was crafted following guidance and mandates recently set by the province regarding vaccine passports. The City of Timmins is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 21, 2021 at 11:40 AM
  
Please be advised that the City of Timmins is issuing a boil water advisory for the Pine Ridge Trailer Park effective immediately.

The City of Timmins is requiring you to take the following steps:
• Users of the water supply should bring their water to a rolling boil for one minute prior to consumption.
• Any dishes used for cooking/food preparation must be sanitized with a 100ppm chlorine solution for a minimum of two minutes.
• All water taps must be posted, indicating that the water is not safe to drink.

The BWA will remain in effect until the sample results confirm the water is fit for human consumption. Sampling must consist of two consecutive sets of samples taken at least 24 hours apart.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 15, 2021 at 4:28 PM
  
The City of Timmins wishes to remind residents that it is not necessary to contact City Hall or Service Timmins to register for the upcoming federal election.

For the September 20 federal election, you can register online at elections.ca or in person at the local Elections Canada Office located at 120-38 Pine St. North.

You must register to vote in the federal election by September 14 at 6:00 p.m. To register and vote in a federal election, you must be a Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old on election day.

For more information and to verify that your address is registered, visit elections.ca.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 09, 2021 at 2:19 PM
  

The City of Timmins Environmental Services Department wishes to advise the public of mandatory flow testing activities in the following areas that could affect water quality.

  • Area: South Porcupine and Porcupine. All areas east of Crawford St

  • Time of Disruption: Sept 13 2021 8:30am until Sept 17 2021 4:00pm

Homeowners and businesses may experience loss in water pressure or experience brown or rust-coloured water during the testing. It is recommended not to drink or wash laundry with the discoloured water. While it is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry. Should this occur, it is advised turn on the COLD water tap closest to the source (usually your laundry tub tap) and let it run for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the water colour has returned to normal.

City staff would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this necessary process, and advise that if there are any questions, concerns or requests for additional information, they may contact the Service Timmins at (705) 264-1331. After-hours emergencies should be directed to 705-264-1201.

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On Sep 08, 2021 at 3:25 PM
  

The City of Timmins Environmental Services Department wishes to advise the public of private fire flow testing activities in the following areas.

  • Area: Schumacher from Father Costello Dr to Hwy 655

  • Time of Disruption: Sept 07 2021 8:30am until Sept 07 2021 4:00pm

Homeowners and businesses may experience short-term loss in water pressure or experience brown or rust-coloured water following the testing. It is recommended not to drink or wash laundry with the discoloured water. While it is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry. Should this occur, it is advised to turn off your tap for 10-20 minutes in order to allow the crew to complete the test. Once the test is complete and the work crew has left the area, turn on the COLD water tap closest to the source (usually your laundry tub tap) and let it run for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the water colour has returned to normal.

City staff would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this necessary process, and advise that if there are any questions, concerns or requests for additional information, they may contact the Service Timmins at (705) 264-1331. After-hours emergencies should be directed to 705-264-1201.

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On Sep 07, 2021 at 8:09 AM
  
 
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