Committee of Adjustment Meetings

Meeting Schedule
Date/Agenda ItemsLive Stream Details
January 12, 2021 - Agenda Package Watch here 
February 9, 2021 - Agenda Package Watch here 

March 10, 2021 - Agenda Package

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April 14, 2021 - Agenda Package

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May 12, 2021 - Agenda Package

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June 9, 2021 

 

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July 14, 2021 - (Agenda Package posted Friday prior to the meeting) Watch here 
August 11, 2021 - (Agenda Package posted Friday prior to the meeting) Watch here 
September 8, 2021 - (Agenda Package posted Friday prior to the meeting) Watch here 
October 13, 2021 - (Agenda Package posted Friday prior to the meeting) Watch here 
November 10, 2021 - (Agenda Package posted Friday prior to the meeting) Watch here 
December 8, 2021 - (Agenda Package posted Friday prior to the meeting) Watch here 

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.

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 Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) 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 LPAT fee for an appeal must be included. An appeal to the LPAT 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.