Application for Appointment to Council's Board of Variance
Members of the public are invited to apply to serve on the Board of Variance, an independent panel of five members appointed by Council to consider minor variances from the City’s Zoning Bylaw.
Appeals to the Board are generally made by homeowners or developers when compliance with a minor aspect of Zoning Bylaw (such as a side yard setback) would cause “hardship” to the applicant.
Why join the Board? This is an opportunity to play a role in land-use decision-making in Campbell River. No specific knowledge or qualifications are required, but an interest in civic governance and land use regulations is important.
The Board meets when applications are received, typically 4 to 10 times a year.
Criteria for membership on the Board includes being available to meetings during working hours, with at least 10 days’ notice. Meetings generally last no longer than an hour.
During a meeting, the Board will consider whether the application is “minor” and whether “hardship” is evident, and will either deny or approve an application. The Board usually visits a site, and then hears representations from an applicant and/or their neighbours before making a decision. City staff provide administrative and technical support.
The term for these positions is three years, starting April 1, 2014 through to March 31, 2017.
Questions? Please contact Tracy Bate, Deputy City Clerk at 250-286-5705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and applications are at City Hall or at www.campbellriver.ca
Apply today! Deadline is 4:30 PM Friday, January 31, 2014.