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COURT OF REVISION - Looking for members

The Town of LaSalle is seeking expressions of interest to serve on the new Court of Revision. 

The Court of Revision is an appeal body established under the Drainage Act. 

The Act sets out a democratic process for constructing new drains or improving existing drains.  The basic premise is that property owners who benefit from a new or improved drain should pay their share toward the cost of construction.  

Members of the Court of Revision may hear appeals on three grounds:

  • Land or road has been assessed too high or low
  • Land or road should have been assessed but has not
  • Due consideration was not given to the land's use

The Court of Revision hears these appeals and decides whether they are valid. 

Members must conduct themselves fairly and without bias. 

The Court of Revision only has authority to change the schedule of assessments.  Members cannot make changes to the technical aspects of the report. 

Those persons interested in applying should take note of potential conflicts of interest, ie. reside in rural area that may be affected by drainage works.  To be eligible to sit as a Court of Revision member, applicants must be eligible to seek election as a member of Council (ie. Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older, reside in the Town or be the owner or tenant or spouse of the owner or tenant of land in the Town, and not prohibited from voting).

Remuneration  $45/meeting

Applications outlining interest/expertise will be accepted until November 10, 2017 at:

              Clerk, Town of LaSalle    or          bandreatta@lasalle.ca

              5950 Malden Rd

              LaSalle, ON N9H 1S4