The Committee of Adjustment reviews planning applications for Minor Variance, Consent and the expansion of Legal Non-Conforming uses. The Planning Act provides that a Committee of Adjustment may consider requests to:
- Sever new lots or grant rights-of-way and/or easements
- Grant relief from the provisions of any Zoning By-law, an Interim Control By-law as well as certain other By-laws as authorized by Council;
- Enlarge or extend an existing legal non-conforming building or structure; and
- Change a legal non-conforming use to one which is either similar to or more compatible with the uses permitted by the Zoning By-law.
The Municipality of West Nipissing's Committee of Adjustment consists of five (5) members appointed by Council in accordance with the Planning Act. The Committee meets to consider applications on a monthly basis or as needed.
West Nipissing Committee of Adjustment Members:
Normand Roberge, Conseiller municipal
Guy Fortier, Conseiller municipal
Committee members serve a term concurrent with that of the Council which appointed them. The Committee elects a Chair who presides at Hearings. Additionally, the Committee appoints a Secretary-Treasurer, who is responsible for application processing and record keeping.