Voting Select Committee members shall be appointed by Council and will be comprised of a minimum of five (5) and up to seven (7) community representatives (both resident and non-resident property owners).
Non-Voting Electronic Committee Members
The District will appoint up to twenty Electronic Participants to participate in all three committees (Sustainable Land Use Select Committee, Social Sustainability Select Committee and Heritage Select Committee). These E-Participants may, at their discretion, provide input to the Committees on specific issues that the Committees are addressing. The E-Participants will receive agendas and shall provide any comments they may wish to make to the Voting Committee for consideration at their meetings.
E-participants shall be appointed by Council and may wish to participate in all or only some of the items the committee is working on through email correspondence. E-Participants shall report back via the Corporate Officer.
Board of Variance
The Board of Variance is established under the provisions of the Local Government Act which requires each municipality that has enacted a Zoning Bylaw to establish and appoint members to a Board of Variance.
The District of Highlands Board of Variance is a statutory committee composed of three volunteer members appointed by Council. The Board of Variance has the authority, upon receiving application, to grant minor variances from the Zoning Bylaw in situations where compliance with respect to siting, dimensions, or size of a building or structure would cause an applicant undue hardship. Variances may not vary the density or the permitted use of land.
The Board of Variance may also grant relief from a requirement contained in the Tree Bylaw within certain limitations where it is satisfied that compliance would cause the applicant undue hardship.
Meetings of the Board of Variance are dependent upon the submission of applications. Terms of appointment are generally for three years unless otherwise specified when advertised.
For more information, please refer to the Board of Variance Bylaw No. 248, 2005.