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Board Member Opportunity - Development Appeal Board and/or Board of Revision

The Town of White City is currently accepting applications from interested community members to be appointed to the Board of Revision and/or Development Appeal Board for a two-year paid term beginning January 1, 2021.  Remuneration is based on a per hearing basis.

 

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Development Appeal Board

 

A Development Appeal Board (DAB) is a quasi-judicial board, with members appointed by council who are responsible for hearing appeals and making decisions in a formal manner similar to a court. A DAB is considered to be an administrative tribunal, created by government to provide the public with an accessible, independent and competent forum for a review of decisions in matters that affect the public’s economic, cultural and personal interests. 

 

The function of the DAB is to hear appeals on developments which council approved or rejected under 'The Planning and Development Act, 2007'. In its role as an adjudicator, a DAB, like a court, is expected to be fair and impartial. Examples of appeals include minor variances, demolition control districts, misapplication of the Zoning Bylaw (ZB) or refusal to issue a development permit that contravenes the ZB, and requests for variances to the standards of the ZB. 

 

As it applies to the application of the ZB, the DAB has responsibility to ensure: 

 

     

  • proper procedures are followed in decision-making; 
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  • discretionary municipal planning powers are exercised fairly and based on legally adopted planning policy and zoning controls; 
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  • planning decisions made in error are corrected within a reasonable timeframe; 
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  • the consideration of special or unusual circumstances; and 
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  • the granting of a variance to a ZB is consistent with the objectives of the bylaw and with the policies of the Official Community Plan (OCP). 
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A DAB enhances local and regional planning and development by providing an opportunity for independent review of planning decisions.

 

Board of Revision 

 

A Board of Revision (BOR) is a quasi-judicial board, with members appointed by council who are responsible for hearing appeals and making decisions in a formal manner similar to a court. A BOR is considered to be an administrative tribunal, created by government to provide the public with an accessible, independent and competent forum for a review of decisions in matters that affect the public’s economic, cultural and personal interests. 

 

The function of the BOR is to hear appeals on property assessments as determined by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency. In its role as an adjudicator, a BOR, like a court, is expected to be fair and impartial. 

 

Community members interested in being appointed to the DAB or BOR can apply here. Applications will be accepted until December 18, 2020. 

 

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