A Tribunal is a person or group of persons upon which a statutory power of decision is conferred by or under statute. Tribunal hearing are not governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 or the City’s Procedural By-law but instead are governed by their establishing legislation, the Statutory Powers and Procedures Act, R.S.O. 1990 (“SPPA”) and procedures established under the SPPA. Tribunals are subject to certain open meeting requirements as provided by their establishing legislation, the Statutory Powers and Procedures Act, R.S.O. 1990 (“SPPA”) and/or Procedures established under the SPPA as applicable.
The Line Fences Act provides a procedure for the resolution of line fence disputes between owners of adjoining properties within the rural boundary of the City of Hamilton. Fence viewers are required to arbitrate this procedure.
Prior experience in the following would be an asset:
conducting on-site inspections to ensure compliance with provincial legislation
dispute resolution skills
Roles and Responsibilities
Individuals appointed as Fence viewers will be provided an overview of the requirements under the Line Fences Act prior to being called upon to attend a fence viewing arbitration procedure.
Fence viewers will be called upon as needed. They do not meet regularly or routinely.
Fence viewers are compensated $90 plus mileage for each viewing, when called upon.
When Fence viewers are called upon to arbitrate a fence viewing procedure, as determined by the City Clerk, 3 Fence viewers are required to attend a viewing.
Telephone: 905-546-2424 x2743
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