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

Wollaston Township currently has one Advisory Committee, the Recreation Committee. 

The Recreation Committee typically meets once a month to discuss events, statutory holiday celebrations, parades, and small cause fundraising (for example, our Families in Need Christmas Drive). This information is then gathered and reported on at our next regularly scheduled Council Meeting. 

Community members are welcome to apply to volunteer, and we are always looking for assistance with events. Please keep in mind you will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check through the OPP in order to join the committee, however there is no fee for completing this as we issue a letter waiving that fee. 

Committees and Boards Documents