Committee of Adjustment Meetings

Meeting Schedule
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January 12, 2022

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January 12, 2022

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February 9, 2022 

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February 9, 2022 

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March 9, 2022 

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March 9, 2022 

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April 13, 2022

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April 13, 2022

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May 11, 2022

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May 11, 2022

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June 8, 2022

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June 8, 2022

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July 13, 2022

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July 13, 2022

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August 10, 2022

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August 10, 2022

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September 14, 2022

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September 14, 2022

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October 12, 2022

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October 12, 2022

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November 9, 2022

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November 12, 2022

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December 14, 2022

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December 14, 2022

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Deferrals
Agenda ItemDeferred Hearing Date

A09-22-PC - Mapleview Crescent

June 8, 2022

TBD

A17-22-PC - 133 Durham Street

June 8, 2022 TBD

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment reviews planning applications for Minor Variance, Consent, and the expansion of Legal Non-Conforming uses. The City of Port Colborne Committee of Adjustment consists of 5 members appointed by Council in accordance with the Planning Act. The committee meets to consider applications on a monthly basis. Please see the schedule below.

Committee of Adjustment Schedule

What kind of applications does the Committee consider?

  • Applications for Minor Variance to grant relief from the provisions of the Zoning By-law
  • Applications for Consent to sever a piece of land
  • Enlarge or extend an existing legal non-conforming building or structure
  • Change a legal non-confirming use to one which is either similar to or more compatible with the uses permitted by the Zoning By-law

Committee of Adjustment members

Committee members serve a term concurrent with that of the Council that appointed them. The committee elects a Chair who presides at hearings, and a Secretary-Treasurer who is responsible for application processing and record keeping. The current members are:

  • Dan O'Hara, Chair
  • Gary Bruno, Vice-Chair
  • Angie Desmarais, Member
  • Donna Kalailieff, Member
  • Eric Beauregard, Member

Rights of Appeal

A decision on a Minor Variance or Consent (or any conditions of the consent) can be appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) but only if the objector is:

  • The applicant; or
  • A person who provided oral or written submissions at a Public Hearing and/or asked, in writing, to receive notice of the decision.

You must file your appeal within 20 days of the date of making/mailing a decision with the Secretary-Treasurer. Written reasons supporting your objection and payment of the OLT fee for an appeal must be included. An appeal to the OLT is a serious matter.

For more information regarding the City of Port Colborne's Committee of Adjustment please contact Chris Roome, Planning Technician and Secretary-Treasurer.