The Committee of Adjustment is an independent body appointed by Council, under authority granted by the Province of Ontario. The Committee of Adjustment is composed of three members of the public, who are appointed by Town Council.
The Town's Committee of Adjustment has authority under the Planning Act to grant minor variances from the Zoning By-law, Sign By-law, Fence By-law as well as Severances (Consents); and other associated powers under Section 45(2) of the Planning Act with extensions and similar/compatible uses to non-conforming uses, and conformity of uses that are defined in general terms.
The Committee of Adjustment follows By-law 2004-67 as their Terms of Reference.
The Committee of Adjustment convenes public hearings normally the third Wednesday of each month. These dates are posted on the Council Calendar.
On February 20, 2019 Council adopted a Procedural By-law pertaining to the Committee of Adjustment, being By-law 2019-5.