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Agency Details

(as on: Sunday, April 20, 2014)
Ministry:  ATTORNEY GENERAL
Agency:  ONTARIO MUNICIPAL BOARD (ENVIRONMENT AND LAND TRIBUNALS ONTARIO)
Agency URL:  www.omb.gov.on.ca
Address:  15th Floor, 655 Bay Street Toronto M5G 1E5 Ont.
Tel.:  (416) 326-6800; 1-866-887-8820
Fax:  (416) 326-5370

Background:  Ontario Municipal Board Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. 0.28, s. 4; Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 33, Sched. 5, s. 15; O. Reg. 126/10
Period:  N/A - N/A
Type:  ADJ

Prerogative:  Mandatory Legislation; Minister's OIC
Function:  The Ontario Municipal Board is an independent administrative tribunal that hears applications and appeals on municipal and planning matters such as zoning bylaws, subdivision plans, official plans, consents and minor variances under the Planning Act, land compensation matters under the Expropriations Act, and objections to municipal proposals to borrow to finance capital works under the Municipal Act and other legislation.

The Ontario Municipal Board is designated as part of an adjudicative tribunal cluster by regulation made under the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009.



Membership:  The Lieutenant Governor in Council determines the number of members, makes appointments and designates one member as chair and one or more vice-chairs. Where, (a) the chair is absent or unable to act, a vice-chair designated by the chair; or (b) the office of chair is vacant, a vice-chair designated by the Attorney General, has and shall exercise the jurisdiction and powers of the chair, including the power to complete any unfinished matter.

In accordance with the governance structure of the clusters, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint: an executive chair to be responsible for all of the adjudicative tribunals included in a cluster; an associate chair for each adjudicative tribunal that is included in a cluster; one or more of the associate chairs as alternate executive chairs of the cluster; one or more vice-chairs for each adjudicative tribunal that is included in a cluster. The executive chair and each alternate executive chair must also be members of each of the adjudicative tribunals in the cluster, and the associate chair and each vice-chair must also be members of the tribunal to which they are appointed as associate chair and vice-chair.



Term:  There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings:  Hearings are held in centres throughout the province. A moderate amount of preparation is required. There is extensive travel for hearings conducted outside Toronto.

Requirements:  Appointments to this tribunal follow a competitive, merit-based selection process that includes the following:

1. An appointment advertisement will be posted on a government website for a minimum of ten days excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays. The appointment advertisement will include the skills, knowledge, experience, other attributes and specific qualifications required for the position.

2. Applications on file and those received during the posting period will be reviewed to assess the following criteria: Experience, knowledge or training in the subject matter and legal issues dealt with by the tribunal; aptitude for impartial adjudication; aptitude for applying alternative adjudicative practices and procedures that may be set out in the tribunal's rules.

3. Applicants that meet the above criteria will be considered for further evaluation in the selection process through personal or telephone interviews, enhanced reference checks or stakeholder consultations

The only exception to this selection process is where an automatic or discretionary waiver applies.

Reference: Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, s. 14, 23 (e); Ontario Regulation 88/11 (Appointment to Adjudicative Tribunals)

BOARD MEMBERS
No.   POSITION      MEMBER NAME       TENURE     REMUNERATION    LOCATION  
1.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)HUSSEY, KARLENE20-APR-2005 - 03-JAN-2016SMG2STRATFORD
2.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)SCHILLER, 
SUSAN DE AVELLAR
06-SEP-2005 - 03-JAN-2016SMG2OAKVILLE
3.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)STEFANKO, STEVEN20-APR-2005 - 03-JAN-2016SMG2LONDON
4.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)SEABORN, JAN DE PENCIER31-MAY-2000 - 22-MAR-2016SMG2TORONTO
5.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)MCKENZIE, JAMES R.03-JUL-2007 - 02-JUL-2017SMG2THORNHILL
6.VICE-CHAIR (FULL-TIME)ZUIDEMA, JYOTI V.20-AUG-2007 - 19-AUG-2017SMG2BRANTFORD
7.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)MAKUCH, RICHARD G. M.13-JUN-2012 - 12-JUN-2014SMG1ORLEANS
8.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)SNIEZEK, JOSEPH E.23-JUN-2004 - 22-JUN-2014SMG1SAULT STE. MARIE
9.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)CARTER-WHITNEY, MAUREEN15-AUG-2012 - 14-AUG-2014SMG1TORONTO
10.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)CHEE-HING, JASON01-SEP-2004 - 31-AUG-2014SMG1RICHMOND HILL
11.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)TAYLOR, BLAIR S.17-OCT-2012 - 16-OCT-2014SMG1OAKVILLE
12.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)ATCHESON, JOHN PETER05-JUL-2004 - 04-JUL-2015SMG1BRANTFORD
13.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)JACKSON, HELEN24-MAY-2011 - 23-MAY-2016SMG1TORONTO
14.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)DENHEZ, MARC31-MAY-2004 - 30-MAY-2016SMG1OTTAWA
15.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)ROSSI, REID31-MAY-2004 - 30-MAY-2016SMG1TORONTO
16.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)HEFFERON, COLIN20-SEP-2006 - 19-SEP-2016SMG1SCARBOROUGH
17.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)SUTHERLAND, SYLVIA21-MAR-2007 - 20-MAR-2017SMG1PETERBOROUGH
18.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)CONTI, 
CHRISTOPHER L. (CHRIS)
03-JUL-2007 - 02-JUL-2017SMG1OSHAWA
19.MEMBER (FULL-TIME)SILLS, MARY-ANNE03-JUL-2007 - 02-JUL-2017SMG1BELLEVILLE
20.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LEVY, ALAN DAVID06-NOV-2013 - 05-NOV-2015$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
21.EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF ELTOTANAKA, 
LYNDA CATHERINE E.
16-MAY-2011 - 15-MAY-2014SMG4TORONTO
22.ALTERNATE
EXECUTIVE CHAIR OF ELTO
DEMARCO, JERRY01-SEP-2010 - 31-AUG-2015NILTORONTO
23.ASSOCIATE
CHAIR (FULL-TIME)
LEE, SHING KAN WILSON01-JUL-1988 - 01-MAY-2015SMG2TORONTO