Council & Committee Meetings

Fence Viewers

About the group

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.

Membership

 

  • Shane Clair
  • Ron Jones
  • Robert Kominar

Lisa Barroso
Phone: 905-546-2424 x2743
Email: [email protected]

Reports to: City Clerk
Meeting schedule: As required
Composition: 5 citizens required

Qualifications

Prior experience in the following would be an asset: 

  • reviewing plans/surveys;
  • construction;
  • 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.