Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment (COA) is appointed by Council pursuant to the provisions of The Planning Act to deal with applications to sever parcels of land and minor variances.

The COA hears applications to sever land, also known as a ‘consent’ through public meetings and makes decisions keeping in mind the proper and orderly development of the municipality.

The COA also hears applications submitted by an owner of land requesting a minor variance to the provisions of the Town’s zoning bylaw, in respect of the land, building or structure or the use on land. The approval of an application may be subject to such terms and conditions as the Committee considers advisable.


Agendas and Minutes

Terms of Reference

Please read the “Advisory Committee Handbook” found near the top of the Committees and Boards Webpage for specific Terms of Reference for this Committee.  

Committee Composition

The COA consists of a maximum of 5 members and not less than 3 citizens having knowledge of planning processes including minor variance and consent processes, the ability to be objective and possess relevant education components or equivalent experience to have an open mind in order to fully consider the evidence provided

The length of term for a person appointed to the COA shall be for the Council Term of Office.

Current COA Members

  • Chris Burns
  • Joseph Bonello
  • John S. Rogers
  • Karen Whitney
  • Lynda Rogers

The COA meets twice a month on average in the Civic Centre Council Chambers.

More information

For further assistance and information please contact the Secretary-Treasurer by email or telephone at 905-476-4301 Ext. 2258.

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