Committee of Adjustment/Property Standards

The Committee of Adjustment/Property Standards Committee is a quasi judicial body and hears Applications for Minor Variances  and Consent. Minor variance applications are required under Secotion 45 of Planning Act, where a proposal can not meet the intent of the  Zoning By-law. Minor variance applications are also required, for enlargement or extension of a building or structure that is legally non-conforming, or for the expansion of a non-conforming use.  Applications for Consent under Section 53 of the Planning Act are required to sever a property or for any agreement, mortgage or lease that extends for 21 years or more.

As a Property Standards Appeal Committee, if an owner or occupant upon whom an order has been served is not satisfied with the terms or conditions of the order may appeal to the committee by sending a NOTICE OF APPEAL. The Committee shall conduct a hearing and make a decision with respect to the order.

For more information regarding minor variances and consent applications please see link here

Meetings

Applications for minor variances and consents are heard in person at a Public Meeting, the location of the public meeting will be described in the Notice of Public Meeting. Any perons attending the public meeting will have an opportunity to speak at the public hearing to express any comments, concers or ask questions relative to the application, for the Committee to take into consideration before rendering a decision. 

2022 Meeting Schedule

 

Composition of Committee

The Committee of Adjustment/Property Standards Committee is composed of five (5) voting members. Citizen members are appointed in accordance with the corporate policy known as “Recruitment and Selection – Committee/Local Committee Appointments”.

Non-voting members include:

  • Committee Secretary-Treasurer
  • Director of Planning, or designate
  • By-law Enforcement Officer, or designate as may be required
  • Clerk, as may be required

Key Qualifications & Eligibility Requirements of Citizen Members include:

  • Must be eligible to vote in the Town of Collingwood municipal election;
  • Citizen members should represent a following skill sets and/or interest areas: interest and understanding of the complexities and challenges of building;have knowledge in one or more areas of: law, planning, architecture, government, economic development, community development, land development, or citizen advocacy, but not act as an agent for applicants before the Committee of Adjustment;
  • Demonstrate decision-making, communication, and mediation skills to facilitate an open and fair hearing process; and
  • Demonstrate leadership (mandatory for chair).

Current Membership

Joann Bowden, Chair
Peter Tollefsen, Vice-Chair
Norma Bryant
David Matthews
Christopher Baines

Staff Resources: Robin Shugan, Planning Technician & Secretary Treasurer and Stefanie Hochrein, Committee Secretary

Please contact Robin Shugan for application submission dates at rshugan@collingwood.ca.For any information regarding the above kindly contact our Secretary-Treasurer, Robin Shugan, Planning Services at 705-445-1290, Extention 3259 or rshugan@collingwood.ca. Our offices are located at 55 Ste. Marie Street, Unit 302, Collingwood, ON. L9Y 0W6 and we are open between the hours of 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.   

 

Comments: The comments above are made to the best of our knowledge using all of the information and resources available at the posting time. The information contained herein is believed to be correct, however, the Town assumes no liability for negligence, inaccuracies, or omissions. You are welcome to request more information from planning@collingwood.ca or call to set up an appointment with planning staff. 

Planning Act: Individuals who make written submissions with respect to a Planning Act application should be aware that their submission and any personal information in their correspondence will become part of the public record and made available to the Applicant, Committee and Council.