Boards and Committees

Committees and boards provide valuable input to Council.

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Planning Act to consider applications for:

  • Minor variances from the provisions of the zoning by-law

  • Extensions, enlargements or variations of existing legal non-conforming uses under the zoning by-law

  • Land Division (severing a new lot from an existing lot, adding land to an existing lot, easements, mortgages or leases in excess of 21 years)

  • Determining whether a particular use conforms with the provisions of the zoning by-law where the uses of land, buildings or structures permitted in the by-law are defined in general terms 

The County of Bruce Planning Department is responsible for the preparation of the planning reports and recommendations to the Committee for these applications.

The seven members of Council have been appointed to the Committee of Adjustment and meet as required monthly in conjunction with the Council Meeting (Planning Applications) scheduled on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes 

Visit the Agendas and Minutes page for the Committee of Adjustment meeting schedule, agendas and minutes. 

Court of Revision

The Court of Revision hears appeals on assessments for proposed drainage work. The assessment includes the portion of the cost of the proposed drainage work to be collected as taxes from the landowner.

To appeal to the Court of Revision a landowner assessed for the drainage work must give a written notice of appeal to the Clerk at least ten days before the first sitting of the Court.  The notice must state which land is assessed too high or too low or which land has not had proper consideration of its use.

A decision of the Court of Revision can be appealed to the Ontario Drainage Tribunal.

Court of Revision takes place once an appeal notice is received.

Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes 

Visit the Agendas and Minutes page for the Court of Revision meeting schedule, agendas and minutes.

Huron-Kinloss Police Services Board

The Police Services Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services in the municipality and determining objectives and priorities for police services in consultation with the detachment commander in the Township of Huron-Kinloss.

By-Law 2015-112 Establish Huron-Kinloss Police Services Board By-Law

By-Law 2015-113 Huron-Kinloss Police Services Board Governance By-Law

2021 Police Services Board Meeting Schedule

2019 South Bruce OPP Annual Report

Agendas and Minutes 

Visit the Agendas and Minutes page for the Police Services Board meeting schedule, agendas and minutes.

Nuclear Waste Community Advisor Committee

The Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee (NWCAC) work with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and the community of Huron-Kinloss in the in the process of gathering information regarding the possibility of siting of a high-level nuclear waste Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) in Huron-Kinloss.

On May 22, 2013 Council appointed the members of the Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee. The committee members were selected by an open process. The NWCAC meet on a monthly basis. Agendas and minutes are posted and all meetings are open to the public.

2020 Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee

  • Mayor Mitch Twolan – Chair
  • Deputy Mayor Don Murray – Vice Chair
  • Mr. Larry Allison
  • Mr. Mike Diebel
  • Mr. David Grant
  • Mrs. Dianne Heinisch
  • Mr. Wilf Gamble
  • Mary Rose Walden - non voting member
  • Elyse Dewar - Secretary, non voting member

Delegations to Committee

Members of the public who wish to make delegations to the Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee on their own behalf or on behalf of an organization shall notify the Project Coordinator no later than 1:00 pm in the afternoon one week prior to the committee meeting in order that your delegation may be placed on the agenda. Please note that the purpose of a delegation is to provide information to the Committee. They will provide you with a response at a later date. Each delegation is allotted 10 minutes to speak with the Committee. Once heard, a delegation will not be heard again on substantially the same material for three months. If your material is urgent in manner, the Committee may allow the delegation to proceed even if the proper notification process is not carried out.

Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes 

Visit the Municipal Calendar for the NWCAC meeting schedule or the Agendas and Minutes page to view agendas and minutes.

Property Standards Committee

This Committee of Council has certain decision-making abilities and can decide if a Property Standards Order should be upheld, dismissed, modified or if an extension should be given.

When a property owner in the Township of Huron-Kinloss has been served a Property Standards Order they have the right to appeal it to the Property Standards Committee. The appeal request must be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Committee.

The Property Standards Committee is made up of five members of the public. Meetings are held on an as needed basis and are open to the public.

Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes 

Visit the Agendas and Minutes page for the Property Standards Committee meeting schedule, agendas and minutes.