Hearing Committee

Mandate

To hear all matters requiring a hearing except for matters that are to be heard by the Planning Committee or Council.

Where the Hearing Committee is exercising a statutory power of decision and is required by law to hold a hearing, or to afford to the parties to the proceeding an opportunity for a hearing, before making a decision, the hearing process shall comply with the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.22, as amended.

Councillor Role

Hearing matters that include, but are not limited to:

  • licensing under Part IV of the Municipal Act, 2001;
  • property tax issues under s. 357 of the Municipal Act, 2001;
  • issues under the Drainage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. D.17;
  • issues under the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 27, as amended;
  • lottery licensing for charities;
  • site alteration;
  • acting as a property standards committee pursuant to section 15.6 of the Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c. 23, as amended;
  • appeals of muzzling orders under s. 105 of the Municipal Act, 2001;
  • street renaming;
  • appeals regarding the regulation of trees on municipal road rights of way;
  • complaints under s.20 of the Development Charges Act, 1997;
  • appeals regarding eligibility for Handi-Transit services; and
  • such other matters as set out in municipal bylaws.

Membership

Five Members of Council.

Time Commitment

Approximately six meetings per year.

The Hearing Committee meets, if required, on the third Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 6 p.m.

Remuneration

N/A.