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​OMB Appeals Process

Any applicants for a zoning by-law amendment can appeal to the OMB following 120 days from the date when a temporary or permanent use by-law application is deemed complete by the Township Council, and if Township Council has not rendered a decision on that completed application within the same 120 days.

In conjunction with its Temporary Use By-law appeal, BCEG Inc. submitted a Permanent Use By-law application to allow special events, accessory camping, parking and concession booths, and minor soccer use on the 434 acres of land not currently zoned for special events.

The Township has not yet rendered a decision on this Permanent Use By-law application. Accordingly, BCEG Inc. is in a position to appeal this PUB to the OMB as of June 17, 2016. If Township Council had enacted the Permanent Use By-law, an appeal could have been filed with the OMB by a third party.

OMB Dismisses Request for a Prohibition Order, July 12, 2016

Legal counsel for the West Oro Ratepayers’ Association and Save Oro filed a request for a prohibition order with the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) on April 29, 2016 for the 2016 WayHome and Boots and Hearts festivals. After reviewing the materials provided, and considering other related issues, the OMB dismissed the request.

Why Didn’t the Township Make a Decision Regarding BCEG Inc.’s TUB and PUB Applications?

The Township did not render a decision on BCEG Inc.’s TUB application because it was missing substantiating information from BCEG Inc.

For BCEG Inc.’s PUB application, Council was unable to render a decision before the 120-day deadline as the PUB is currently in review with commenting agencies such as Simcoe County, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Research OMB Cases

To research OMB case files, use the E-Status Case Information tool. The case file number for the Burl’s Creek TUB application is PL151011.