The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
Change of Use Permit
A change of use permit is formal permission from the municipality to commence construction to change the use of a building or a portion thereof. It means the plans that have been submitted for permit have been reviewed by the municipality for compliance to the Ontario Building Code, the zoning bylaw and other applicable laws.
Change of use permits are necessary to ensure that zoning requirements, fire and structural safety standards and other building standards are met, primarily for health and safety reasons. It is the building and or property owner's responsibility to ensure that a change of use permit is obtained when required.
Change of use permits are required when there is a change of major occupancy in the building as provided in part 2 & 10 of the Ontario Building Code.
Change of use permit fees are based on the value of the work; $25 for the first $1000 of work and $7 dollars for each subsequent $1000 of work. The value shall include all costs associated with the work and the Chief Building Official may place a value on the work and the change of use permit applicant shall pay the prescribed fee before the issuance of the permit.
Change of use permit applications can be made through Building Services, a section of the Environmental Services Department, City of St. Thomas. Should you have enquiries regarding change of use permits please call Building Services at (519) 631-1680 ext.4160.
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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