The Committee of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body made up of five members, appointed by Council by-law, that hears applications and makes decisions on Minor Variances and Consents.
The Planning Act grants authority to hear development applications for:
1. Minor Variances from the provisions of a Zoning By-law; or enlargement, extension or alteration of a legal non-conforming use of land, buildings or structures.
2. Consent or severance of a parcel of land for the following purposes:
a. Creating a new lot;
b. Lot adjustments and extensions;
c. Leases, right-of-ways and easements over 21 years;
d. Corrections to deeds or property descriptions.
Agendas and minutes for the Committee of Adjustment meetings can be found through the following link Agendas & Minutes. Please note if you would like to view the agendas and minutes for past meetings that are not posted on the website, they can be requested through Melissa Moher by phone at 905-885-2431 ext.2505 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As per Section 45 of the Planning Act, the Committee of Adjustment is permitted to make decisions on Minor Variances that do not comply with the regulations contained in the current Zoning By-law and to grant permission for altering or changing a lawful non-conforming use of land, buildings or structures.
Minor Variance Application Form
A Consent Application is required to be heard by the Committee of Adjustment regarding land transactions for the separation of a parcel of land from existing land holdings i.e. creation of a new parcel of land; boundary adjustments / lot addition; easements or correction of title; leases, rights-of-ways or easements if such extend beyond a period of 21 years and to partially mortgage or partially discharge a mortgage on a parcel of land under the provisions of the Planning Act.
Consent/Severance Application Form
The Committee of Adjustment meets every third Thursday of every month at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. See below for the Schedule of Meeting Dates and Application Submission Deadlines.
|Submission Deadlines||Meeting Dates||Location|
|Monday, December 17, 2018||Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Monday, January 21, 2019||Thursday, February 21, 2019 @4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Tuesday, February 19, 2019||Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m. CANCELLED||Town Hall|
|Monday, March 18, 2019||Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Monday, April 15, 2019||Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Monday, May 21, 2019||Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Monday, June 17, 2019||Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Monday, July 15, 2019||Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m. CANCELLED||Town Hall|
|Monday, August 19, 2019||Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Monday, September 16, 2019||Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Monday, October 21, 2019||Thursday, November 21, 2019 @4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Monday, November 12, 2019||Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
|Monday, December 16, 2019||Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m.||Town Hall|
Chair: Dale Chipman
Vice Chair:Marilyn Curson
Secretary-Treasurer: Melissa Moher
Municipal Planner: Emily Schaefer
Council Rep: Deputy Mayor Les Andrews
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