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Notice of Public Hearings

Three online public hearings will be held on Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Verbal submissions will be received at the time of the Public Hearings by registering to call in. Speakers are required to register no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, June 9th by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written submissions will also be accepted. Due to the possibility of technical issues, written submissions are preferred.

Take notice that the Council of the Town of Yarmouth will hold virtual public hearings regarding the following matters:

1. Proposal to Rezone 8 James Street

What is this Proposal About?
The property owners of 8 James Street submitted a rezoning application to the Town of Yarmouth Planning department to rezone the subject property (PID #90337155 & PID #90204520) from its current zoning of Institutional (I-1) to Medium Density Residential Main Street (R-2M) Zone.

How will this affect me?
If approved, the subject property will be permitted to establish up to six (6) residential dwelling units on the lot, as well as a limited variety of commercial uses permitted in the R-2M Zone. The property owners are interested in establishing the following uses on the subject property, which is permitted in the R-2M Zone as-of-right: six (6) residential dwelling units, an inn with a maximum of eight (8) bedrooms or suites, and a café art gallery between six hundred feet squared (600 ft2) to eight hundred feet squared (800 ft2) in size.

How do I get More Information?
More information on the proposal to rezone 8 James Street can be found in the Planner’s Report. To view this report, visit: or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your specific questions.

2. Repeal of Municipal Emergency Measures Bylaw

This hearing addresses the repeal of the Municipal Emergency Measures Bylaw (Bylaw NO 24). The repeal is necessary as Council passed a motion to adopt the Regional Emergency Management Bylaw at their regular council meeting on May 13th. The new Regional Emergency Management Bylaw will replace the Municipal Measures Bylaw. A copy of bylaw 24 can be found at while the new bylaw can be found at 

3. Amend Bylaw 14 - Minimum Housing Standards Bylaw

This hearing addresses the reccomendation to amend Bylaw 14, Minumum Housing Standards Bylaw, as recommended by staff. The requested change is to allow the town to incur costs to remedy situations (up to $1500) where landlords have not followed an order and tenants are at risk. All costs, up to the approved limit, would be a lien against the property, and subject to interest charges. A copy of the current bylaw can be found at


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