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Committee of Adjustment

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Purpose

The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the zoning bylaw, to permit extensions, enlargements or variations of existing legal non-conforming uses and give consent to an owner of land who wishes to sell, convey or transfer an interest "part" of their land. Further information about the committee if described in chapter 40 of the Woodstock Municipal Code.

The committee's mandate is to weigh the evidence, apply standards of law and render a decision in a formal manner similar to the court system. Visit our minor variances page for information regarding application forms, fees, etc.

Raising issues

If you have an issue or concern, contact us.

Appointments

Members of the committee remain on the committee for the duration of the current council term of office.

Members

  • Frederick Curry
  • Jennifer Da Ponte
  • Howard Pye
  • Leonard Reeves (Chair)
  • Peter Rigby
  • Bob Sutherland
  • Tom Rock (Vice Chair)

Meetings

Meetings are held in a quasi-judicial setting, on the Monday prior to the 2nd Woodstock City Council meeting of the month, excluding January, July, August and December when the hearing will be held on the Monday prior to the only scheduled Woodstock City Council meeting.

Committee meetings are held at Woodstock City Hall.

Committee members are paid a remuneration of $50 per meeting.

View Meetings and Minutes.

Applying for a Board or Committee Position

City of Woodstock residents can make a difference in the community by becoming a volunteer member of a Board or Committee.  Advisory Board and Committee members provide information to City Council, which contributes to the development of policies, programs and initiatives. Your expertise, enthusiasm and pride can make all the difference.

  • Notices are placed on the City Website or in the What's on Woodstock magazine when positions become available. 

  • Applications received for a board or committee that does not have a current vacant position will be retained for use until November 30, 2018.

Boards and Committees Application

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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