Committee of Adjustment/Sign Variance Committee

The Committee of Adjustment is a group of five Council appointed members of the public who decide on possible variances from municipal by-laws.  Their powers are specified in the Planning Act. 

The Committee of Adjustment typically meets every two weeks to consider applications that have been submitted to the City for variance, such as:

  • Minor variances from provisions of the Zoning By-law 
  • Extension, enlargements or changes to existing non-conforming uses under the Zoning By-law 
  • Determining whether a particular use conforms with the provisions of the Zoning by-law  where the uses of land, building or structures permitted in the by-law are defined in general terms 
  • For more information see Sections 45(1) and 45(2) of the Planning Act
The members of the Committee of Adjustment are also appointed by Council to be members of the City’s Sign Variance Committee. The Sign Variance Committee hears appeals on decisions to deny a sign variance to the City’s Sign By-law.

Term of Office

  • The Committee members’ term of office is the same as the term of Council that appointed them and continues until the newly elected Council appoints  a new Committee of Adjustment
  • If a member leaves before their term ends, Council will appoint another person for the remainder of the term.

Public Hearings

Applicants will be called in the order of the posted agenda. During a public hearing, the Secretary-Treasurer will provide a description of each application, then the applicant(s) will be invited to provide a summary of their application to the Committee of Adjustment.

After these presentations, any interested party will be provided the opportunity to address the Committee in support of or opposition to the application and will be afforded a maximum of five (5) minutes to speak.

Once all public input has been received, the applicant(s) will have an opportunity to respond to comments. After this, the public hearing will be closed.

It is the practice of the Committee to render a decision immediately following the hearing of each application.

 

 


Agendas, minutes and recordings

The Committee of Adjustment meeting agendas, minutes and recordings can be found below.

Upcoming meeting livestreams

2022

January 12, 2022
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January 25, 2022 - Special Meeting
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February 9, 2022
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February 24, 2022

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March 9, 2022

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March 23, 2022

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April 6, 2022

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April 22, 2022

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May 4, 2022

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May 18, 2022

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June 1, 2022

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June 15, 2022

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June 29, 2022

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July 13, 2022

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July 27, 2022

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August 10, 2022

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August 24, 2022

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September 7, 2022

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September 21, 2022

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October 5, 2022

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2021

Jan 6, 2021 -    Recording Web-Link

Feb 3, 2021 -    Recording Web-Link

Feb 19, 2021 -  Recording Web-Link

Mar 5, 2021 -    Recording Web-Link

Mar 17, 2021 -  Recording Web-Link

April 14, 2021 - Recording Web-Link


April 28, 2021
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May 12, 2021

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May 27, 2021

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June 9, 2021

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June 24, 2021

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July 7, 2021

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July 21, 2021

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August 4, 2021

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August 18, 2021

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September 1, 2021

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September 15, 2021

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September 29, 2021

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October 14, 2021

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October 27, 2021

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November 10, 2021

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November 24, 2021

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December 10, 2021

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December 22, 2021

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2020

June 24, 2020 -  Recording Web-Link
June 25, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
July 8, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
 July 22, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
Aug 5, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
Aug 19, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
Sept 2, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
Sept 16, 2020- Recording Web-Link
Sept 30, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
Oct 28, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
Nov 12, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
Nov 25, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
Dec 10, 2020 - Recording Web-Link
Dec 22, 2020 - Recording Web-Link