The city is looking for 15 volunteers to serve on the Committee of Adjustment.
Committee of Adjustment
Apply to serve on the Committee of Adjustment
Fifteen Public Members Required
Members of the Committee consider applications for minor variances to the City’s zoning by-laws and applications to divide (sever) property. The Committee is an independent and autonomous body that performs its duties at “arm’s length” from the City administration and operates under the authority of the Province’s Planning Act.
The Committee is divided into three geographic panels – urban, suburban and rural.
Skills and abilities
Committee members will be selected based on experience with previous Committees of Adjustment as well as their knowledge of the general area and familiarity with basic land-use planning and urban design principles, official plans, zoning by-laws, etc.
To be eligible, you must be a resident of the City of Ottawa and at least 18 years of age or older. Employees of the City of Ottawa are not eligible.
What is the level of commitment required?
Each Committee Panel meets about 22 times per year, with two of the panels meeting during the daytime and one in the evening. This involves a four to five hour commitment, plus pre-meeting and reading of material.
Terms of Committee members are concurrent with that of City Council.
How to apply?
Applications can be submitted in one of four ways and must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2010:
* By electronic submission
* By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* By fax: 613-580-9609 (Attention: Diane Blais)
* By mail, please send to:
City Clerk and Solicitor Dept.
Attention: Diane Blais
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
For more information about this application process, please contact Diane Blais at 613 580-2424, ext. 28091 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or email@example.com
In addition, there will be an Open House/Information Session where staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information regarding the mandate and responsibilities of the Committee of Adjustment and members’ role on same. The details are as follows:
Monday, November 15, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ben Franklin Place, Atrium
101 Centrepointe Drive
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