Committee of Adjustments agenda
RE: PUBLIC NOTICE
I would like to thank whoever took it upon themselves to advertise the agenda for the upcoming Nov. 15 Committee of Adjustment meeting in a recent Spec.
This normally invisible committee, which annually makes decisions on hundreds of millions of dollars of construction projects in the city, allows property owners to present their renovation plans to their neighbours and provides a civil forum for conflicts to be resolved as decisions are made to make illegal renovations possible.
It may also be time for this committee to go through a process of renewal as decade-long serving members are given a break. Maybe now members can be expected to participate in workshops offered by the Ontario Association of Committee of Adjustments. Most importantly, it may be time for this committee to prevent situations like we have today, where the actual addition being constructed was never seen by either the neighbours or COA. Brian S Henry, Hamilton