Developer takes Township to OMB over minor variance application

A decision of Brock Township’s committee of adjustment has been challenged to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

Members of council received a letter from the OMB at Monday’s (Sept. 18) council meeting that notes that an appeal has been filed regarding the committee’s decision to deny a minor variance application regarding setbacks for two-storey homes.

The appeal was filed by Diane, Victoria and Frank Fisico and involves the redevelopment of the former Rebekah Lodge property on Simcoe Street in Beaverton.

Council had previously passed a bylaw that would allow three one-storey homes, one detached and two linked, to be built on the property. The application for a minor variance came after the plans were changed to include three two-storey homes.

While the it was denied by the committee of adjustment, which is comprised of appointed volunteers, members of council voiced no opposition to the request when it was discussed at a planning committee meeting in June.

The OMB has set aside one day – Tuesday, Nov. 14 – for the hearing. It will be held at 10 a.m. at the Brock Township municipal office in Cannington.