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The Town of Fort Erie has established a Committee of Adjustment to hold public meetings and make decisions on minor variances, consents (severances, boundary adjustments, easements, leases, partial discharge of mortgage or charge) and extensions/enlargements to legal non-conforming uses. The Committee is made up of seven members, appointed by Town Council to serve a four year term.
The function of the Committee of Adjustment is to review applications, staff and agency comments, information provided by the applicant, as well as the input of any neighbours. Decisions made by the Committee of Adjustment must be in conformity/consistent with Provincial, Regional and Town planning policies, in accordance with the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.P13, as amended.
Applicants are required to conduct a pre-consultation meeting with the Development Approvals division in advance of making a formal submission for consent and are encouraged to speak in advance to Town Staff regarding Minor Variance applications prior to submission.
Committee of Adjustment meetings are generally held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, unless otherwise posted. Any application must be submitted a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to the hearing date.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Interested parties are invited to attend the public Committee of Adjustment hearings.
Location: Town Hall Council Chambers, 1 Municipal Centre Drive, Fort Erie
Residents can participate in the public meetings two different ways:
1. Send your comments via e-mail to the Secretary-Treasurer to the Committee of Adjustment who will provide them to the Committee of Adjustment
2. Attend the public meeting in person in Council Chambers at Town Hall.
If you are concerned about a minor variance or severance application that may affect you, you should:
- Find out as much as possible about the application
- Discuss your concerns with the Planning Department
- Provide written comments to the Committee of Adjustment
If you have any concerns, you should address them early in the process so that your concerns can be brought forward to the Committee of Adjustment and they have time to review your comments and if necessary, get further information from planning staff prior to the meeting.
Secretary-Treasurer to the Committee of Adjustment
Tel: 905.871.1600 ext. 2508