Zoning By-law Amendment Decision Process
1) Notice of Public Meeting
- The neighbouring property owners are sent a letter inviting them to a Community Development Committee Meeting (CDC);
- The Notice of Public Meeting will explains how members of the public can register to speak at the meeting.
2) Community Development Committee (CDC)
CDC meetings take place on Monday evenings. Staff describe the proposal and the issues raised in the planning report;
Members of the public who have registered to speak, make presentations about their concerns or support for the application;
- CDC will discusses the proposal and vote on it;
CDC will make the decision whether to approve, modify, or refuse the application.
3) Council Meeting
Burlington's City Council reviews CDC's decision approximately one week after the CDC meeting;
Members of the public can register to speak at the Council Meeting or submit comments about the proposal;
Council will discuss the proposal and vote on it.
4) Notice of Council Decision and Appeal Period
- Anyone who has sent in comments, spoken at a CDC and/or Council, or has asked to be kept informed about a proposal, will receive a notice of Council's decision. The notice includes information on how to appeal the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board.
- Appeal priod is 20 days and starts from the date of Council's decision.
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