Community consultation meeting to shape the licensing by-law governing scrap metal facilities In the City

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The City of Sault Ste. Marie is preparing a by-law to licence, regulate and govern scrap metal facilities. As part of this process, two consultation meetings will be held to seek input. 

With the growing significance of scrap metal operations in the community, the City recognizes the need for a robust framework that ensures the safety, environmental responsibility, and orderly development of such facilities. The intention of this proposed by-law is to strike a balance between supporting businesses and minimizing any adverse impact on the surrounding neighbourhoods and the environment.

City officials will have a preliminary framework of the by-law for review with topics including but not limited to:

  • Licensing and permit requirements
  • Zoning and location criteria to ensure compatibility with surrounding areas.
  • Operating hours for scrap metal facilities.
  • Safety protocols including storage and handling of scrap metals.
  • Environmental regulations to address potential pollution or hazardous materials.
All residents and industry representatives are encouraged to attend. The insights gathered from the meeting will play a vital role in shaping the final version of the by-law.  If you are unable to attend a session but would like to provide input, a draft copy of the by-law can be found on the City’s website at Email comments to [email protected].

The following consultation meetings will take place:

Public Meeting (public at large)                                                            

Date:  August 10, 2023                                                                  

Time: 4 – 7 p.m. (come and go)

Location: Steelton Room, Northern Community Centre, 556 Goulais Avenue

Stakeholder Meeting (local businesses)

Date: August 15, 2023

Time: 4 – 6 p.m. (come and go)

Location: Russ Ramsay Room, Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive.

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