Metrolinx Telecommunication Facility Application - 90 Westney Road South

Posted on Monday December 18, 2017

Re:     

Telecommunication Facility Application: TF1/16
Metrolinx Telecommunication Tower 
90 Westney Road South 

 

The Town of Ajax is in receipt of Telecommunication Facility Application TF1/16,submitted by Metrolinx to request Council's concurrence to erect a 60 metre tall tri-pole telecommunication tower on lands located at 90 Westney Road South. The telecommunication tower is needed in order to meet Metrolinx and Durham Region Transit's service area (both train and bus) demand by expanding the radio communication network in the Town of Ajax. The proposed tower will also include a co-location opportunity to accommodate another telecommunication carrier infrastructure.  

The approval of the location and design of telecommunication towers is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Government of Canada through Industry Canada and is not subject to the Planning Act. During this process, the municipal Council is requested, by the applicant, to provide concurrence of the proposed telecommunications tower. If the municipal Council concurs with the proposal, the proponent can proceed through the remaining Industry Canada requirements to construct the tower.  However, if the municipal Council does not concur with the proposal, the proponent can request that a decision be made by Industry Canada on the matter.

We are offering you, as an assessed person within 180 metres of the subject lands, the opportunity to review and comment on this application prior to or during its consideration by the Community Affairs and Planning Committee, at a meeting to be held on:

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ajax Town Hall – 65 Harwood Avenue South
Room: Council Chambers

A copy of the Staff Report with recommendations to the Committee will be available after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 65 Harwood Avenue South.  Any written submissions should be directed to Amanda Dunn, Development Planner at 905-619-2529 ext. 3207 or amanda.dunn@ajax.ca by Wednesday, January 10, 2018.   

If you wish to be notified of Council’s decision on the proposed application, you must make a written request to the Town of Ajax Clerk's Department, 65 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax, Ontario, L1S 2H9.

Those planning to attend the Public Meeting who require accessibility accommodations are asked to contact Amanda Dunn by January 10, 2018. Alternative formats of documents and materials can be made available upon request.