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In accordance with the Municipal Act, Building Code Act and the Municipality of North Grenville Property Standards By-Law, the Property Standards Committee rules upon appeals of Property Standards Orders.
The appeals are to consider whether Property Standards Orders were in accordance with provisions under the Property Standards By-Law; if remedial action proposed is reasonable, the Property Standards Committee may make decisions regarding the length of time corrective action may take.
The Committee shall have regard to the Community Strategic Plan, Committee Handbook, and Procedural By-Law.
The Committee shall be comprised of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) volunteer members, all of whom have voting rights. A staff person(s) from Planning & Development may also attend meetings as a liaison(s) to the Municipality.
In considering the appointment of members to the Committee, Council shall consider the following:
- influential decision makers (current and retired) from various business/industry sectors;
- individual members willing to take on specific responsibilities for specific areas of the program;
- the individual’s qualifications and commitment as they relate to the Council adopted programs/policies; and
- availability of members to participate in the programs/policies and attend Committee meetings.
The Committee, by a majority vote of its members, may recommend to Council to remove any member of the Committee who does not fulfil their obligations under their appointment.
The Municipality of North Grenville is committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of its work, including appointments to advisory committees. An increase in diversity can assist in promoting equal opportunities and memberships with a diversity of lived experiences. A more diverse membership will contribute to the work of each advisory committee. Each advisory committee shall endeavour to have balanced representation from various equity- and inclusion-seeking groups including, but not limited to, people with disabilities, francophones, Indigenous people, newcomers, older adults, racialized community members, rural residents, 2SLGBTQIA+, those facing socioeconomic disadvantage, women, minority faith-based and spiritual group members, and youth.
The Committee shall elect a Chair from among its volunteer members. The position will be elected by a secret ballot by a majority of the voting members of the Committee.
In the absence of the Chair, the Committee shall appoint an Acting Chair.
The members of the committee shall provide for a secretary. The secretary shall keep on file the records of all official business of the committee, including records of all applications and minutes of all decisions respecting those applications, and section 253 of the Municipal Act, 2001.
The Committee shall meet at least once during the four-year term to appoint a Chairperson.
Meetings will occur upon receiving a Notice of Appeal for an order issued under the Property Standards By-Law – either in person or via an accessible virtual platform. Additional meetings can be held at the call of the Chair.
A Hearing Agenda package will be sent out the week prior to a meeting. Hearing Decision (minutes) will be completed and distributed by email to each Committee member by the Clerk’s division within one (1) week following the meeting.
Quorum of the Committee shall be a majority of the appointed members.
Decision making of the group shall be by majority vote. The decision can be made during closed deliberations.
Planning and Development – The Director is responsible to ensure that all associated legislative responsibilities to the Committee are fulfilled.
The Clerk delegates authority to the Planning Clerk to provide minute taking. Agenda preparation and distribution will be done by the Planning Clerk in conjunction with the Co-Chairs and Clerk’s division. The Clerk’s division will post the agenda on the Municipal website and via the meeting calendar invitation.