Committee of Adjustment

 

The Committee of Adjustment is an independent body appointed by Council, under authority granted by the Province through the Planning Act, the Statutory Powers and Procedure Act and various Provincial Regulations. The Committee of Adjustment is composed of five members of the public who are appointed by the Township of West Lincoln Council. The role of the Committed of Adjustment is to consider applications for minor variance and consent.

Members

The members of the Committee of Adjustment (2018-2022) are:

  • Bonnie Baarda
  • Deborah Coon-Petersen
  • Kim Willis
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • Peter Forsberg

Only three members of the Committee of Adjustment sit at any given meeting.

What are the Hearing Schedule and Cut-off dates for the Committee of Adjustment?

Hearing/Comments Cutoff Dates
For both Consents & Minor Variance
January 29 2020
December 18 2019
February 26 2020
January 24 2020
March 25 2020
February 21 2020
April 29 2020
March 27 2020
May 27 2020
April 24 2020
June 24 2020
May 22 2020
July 29 2020
June 26 2020
August 26 2020
July 24 2020
September 30 2020
August 28 2020
October 28 2020
September 25 2020
November 25 2020
October 23 2020
December 16 2020
November 13 2020

 What you need to know about applying for a Minor Variance  Official Minor Variance Brochure

  • Applications can be picked up at the Township Office or click on “Minor Variance Application”.
  • The Minor Variance application fee is $1690.00.
  • There may also be a fee payable to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority as well to the Region of Niagara  where the application is on a Regional road or there is a Regional or Provincial Interest identified.
  • Public Notice must be circulated to land owners within 60 metres of the subject property ten (10) days prior to the hearing date. A Public Notice sign is required to be posted on the subject lands ten (10) days prior to the hearing date.
  • An appeal period of twenty (20) days is required after making a decision on a minor variance application.
  • The Committee of Adjustment convenes public hearings normally the third Wednesday of each month.

What you need to know about applying for a Severance (Consent)  Official Consent brochure

  • Applications can be picked up at the Township Office or click on “Consent Application”.
  • The fee for a Severance is $2320.00 The fee for a Minor Boundary Adjustment is $1165.00.
  • There may also be a fee payable to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority as well as to the Region of Niagara where the application is on Regional Road or there is a Regional or Provincial interest identified. There may be a Township Health Inspection Fee required where a new lot is created outside of the urban area ($200 per new lot + remnant).
  • Public Notice must be circulated to land owners within 60 metres of the subject property fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing date. A Public Notice sign is required to be posted on the subject lands fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing date.
  • An appeal period of twenty (20) days is required after making a decision on a consent application.
  • The Committee of Adjustment convenes public hearings normally the last Wednesday of each month (except in December).

 

For more information on the Committee of Adjustment or how to apply for a minor variance or severance (consent), please contact:

Alexa Cooper, Secretary/Treasurer
Committee of Adjustment
318 Canborough Street
P.O. Box 400
Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
Tel: 905-957-5140
Fax: 905-957-3219
E-mail: acooper@westlincoln.ca