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The Township is currently seeking interested individuals to submit their expression of interest for various Committees of Council.  Descriptions will follow below.

  • Committee of Adjustment (3 positions)
  • Property Standards Committee (3 positions)
  • SDG Accessibility Committee for North Stormont (1 position)
  • Fence Viewers (up to 4 positions)
  • Livestock Valuers (up to 2 positions)

Interested individuals are asked to submit their expression of interest prior to January 24th, 2019 to bdehaan@northstormont.ca.

Fence Viewer

The Line Fences Act is one of Ontario’s most historic pieces of legislation that provides a local method of arbitrating fencing disputes between neighbouring property owners.

A Fence Viewer is an individual who is appointed by Council to assist in resolving a fence dispute and issue a decision which is called an award.  The Fence Viewers are authorized to only address one or both of the following situations:

1)      The appointment of responsibility for the fencing work between the two adjoining owners; or

2)      The description of the fence that is to be constructed or reconstructed on the boundary line, including the materials to be used.

http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page176.aspx

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment receives and hears delegations, considers and makes decision on Minor Variance Applications and reviews and makes recommendations to Council on By-laws to set regulations, policies and fees for said applications.

Property Standards Committee

The Property Standards Committee hears appeals by persons who have been issued Orders under the Township’s Property Standards By-law.  The Property Standard’s By-law establishes the minimum levels of maintenance of properties and buildings in the municipality.  The committee meets, as a quasi-judicial board to hear appeals and also makes recommendations to Council respecting the Property Standards By-law.

A copy of the Property Standards By-law is provided below.

SDG Accessibility Committee

The SDG Accessibility Committee consists of one member from each lower tier municipality, with a majority of the Committee experiencing some form of disability.  The Committee provides advice to the municipal government on a wide range of municipal processes to help make public services and facilities accessible to everyone.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-serve-municipal-accessibility-advisory-committee-guide

Livestock Valuers

Livestock Valuers are responsible for investigating claims of damage to livestock caused by wildlife, as outlined in the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program.  The Valuer completes a written report and submits a copy to the Municipal Clerk and the Owner.  Knowledge of the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program along with knowledge of fair livestock value is an asset.

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/predation/owdcguideJan17.htm 

Property Standards By-law

Fence Viewers By-law