The Township of Guelph/Eramosa relies on its citizens to volunteer their time and knowledge to serving on various Committees. These Committees give input and recommendations on matters that affect the community.
If you are interested on serving on one of our Committees, please visit our Employment page to see if there are vacancies.
The Committee of Adjustment is composed of three members, who are appointed by the Council of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa. The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the Zoning By-law and to permit extensions, enlargements or variations of existing legal non-conforming uses.
The Election Compliance Audit Committee considers applications from voters, who are entitled to vote in an election and who believe that a candidate has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, relating to election campaign finances.
The Heritage Committee advises and assists Council on matters relating to the conservation of properties of historic or architectural value and supports civic interest in heritage conservation.
The Committee of the Whole facilitates the decision-making process of Council and makes recommendations to Council. The purpose of this Committee to provide a forum for policy and debate and public input on issues within Council's area of responsibility. The Committee of the Whole system provides an opportunity for all Members of Council to participate in the discussions that result in the Committee's final recommendation to Council.
Property Standards Committee
The Property Standards Committee is a quasi-judicial body that hears appeals by property owners or their agents who have received an order of the By-law Enforcement/Property Standard Officer from the Township.
The responsibilities of the Committee will be to:
- Confirm the Property Standards Order; or
- Modify the Property Standards Order; or
- Quash the Property Standards Order; or
- Extend the time for complying with the order provided that, in the opinion of the Committee, the general intent and purpose of the Property Standards By-law is maintained.