Wollaston Township has five Advisory Committees that typically meet on a monthly basis to assist Staff with advancing Township activities. Advisory Committees typically meet once a month and report monthly back to Council when they are meeting as Committee of the Whole.

 

Community members apply to participate on an Advisory Committee. See below for the application form:

Duties and Functions

The Committee of Adjustment makes decisions on whether to permit a minor variance application. For the Committee to approve a minor variance application it must:

  • Be minor;
  • Be desirable for the appropriate development or use;
  • Maintain the general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law; and
  • Maintain the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan.

Appointment

This committee is part of the Fence Viewers Committee, in accordance with the Planning Act, appointed by Council. Terms are for the duration of the current council term or reappointment.

Notice of Hearing

Prior to each meeting, a notice of request is sent out to neighbouring property owners and commenting bodies. A Planner/CBO prepares a staff report and recommendations for the Committee. The report outlines municipal policies and input received in response to a Notice of Hearing.

Making a request

Complete the Building Permit Application (listed below) to make a request to the Committee. Applications must include a concept plan based upon Ontario Land Survey information and the Building Fees (listed below)

You should meet with the Planner/CBO and discuss your proposal before sending your application. Contact the township to book an appointment.

Below you will find helpful documents  and information, such as:

Fence Viewers Committee

Duties and Functions

To carry out the provisions of the Line Fences Act, R.S.O. 1990 for the purpose of resolving disputes between neighbouring landowners regarding the construction and maintenance of fences, reporting to the Chief Building Official/By-law Enforcement Officer.

Appointment

This committee is part of the Committee of Adjustments, appointed by Council. Terms are for the duration of the current council term or reappointment.

Helpful links and Information

Committees and Boards Documents