Chatham-Kent officials are seeking public input on how the municipality views the future of different forms of rental residential housing in the community.

The Legislative Services Team has prepared an online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LodgingHouseRoomRental and will hold community meetings as it examines rental housing, room rentals, and boarding and lodging houses.

In conducting the review, Legislative Services is considering possible amendments to the provisions of the Zoning By-law which may impact these types of rental accommodations.

“An important part of this review is to consult widely with the public,” said Chatham-Kent Chief Legal Officer John Norton. “To name just a few, I hope we will hear from many landlords, tenants, students, migrant workers and neighbours of rental properties. Opportunity for public comment will be through an online survey and two public meetings taking place in September 2017.”

The survey is online now and paper copies are available at all municipal service centres for those who don’t have Internet access. The survey will be active until Sept. 15.

The public meetings will be held Wednesday Sept 6 in council chambers at the Civic Centre and Thursday, Sept. 7 at the RDC Pioneer Lecture Theatre, Ridgetown College.

Both session begin at 6 p.m. and are scheduled for two hours.

 

For more information contact:

John Norton, Chief Legal Officer
Department Leader Legislative Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 extension 3800