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Minimum Property Standards By-law (Provisions of Substandard Properties Appeal Committee)Provisions Governing the Procedure and Operation of the Saint John Substandard Properties Appeal Committee Current to: Friday, July 24, 2015 -2 - Recitals 1. WHEREAS, subsection 190.01(3) of the Municipalities Act provides that an officer appointed by Common Council may notify the owner or occupier of a premises, building or structure when such premises is in an unsightly condition because of specified items being upon it, and when the building or structure presents a hazard to the safety of the public by reason of dilapidation or unsoundness of structural strength; and 2. WHEREAS, a Notice may also be sent by an officer appointed by Common Council with respect to a dwelling or dwelling unit which is being leased to another person and does not comply with the minimum property standards set out in the Saint John Minimum Property Standards By -Law or in the Residential Properties Maintenance and Occupancy Code Approval Regulation — Municipalities Act or in both. The appointed officer may, in his Notice, require that the unsightly and/or hazardous condition be remedied, or may require that the dwelling or dwelling units be brought into compliance with minimum property standards; and 3. WHEREAS, subsection 190.021(1) of the Municipalities Act provides that an owner or occupier of a premises, building or structure who has been given a Notice and who is not satisfied with the terms or conditions set out therein may appeal to the appropriate committee of council by filing a Notice of Appeal by registered mail to the clerk of the municipality within fourteen (14) days after having been given the Notice. The Saint John Minimum Property Standards By- law also provides a similar right of appeal from a Notice issued under said By- law. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Saint John Substandard Properties Appeal Committee is hereby created. AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the provisions herein shall apply to the order and dispatch of business of the Saint John Substandard Properties Appeal Committee. -3- A. Dernitions 1. Wherever a word is used in these Provisions with its first letter capitalized, the term is being used as it is defined in this Section A. Where any word appears in ordinary case, its regularly applied meaning in the English language is intended. "Appeal Committee" means the Saint John Substandard Properties Appeal Committee. "Architect" means a professional architect registered in the Province of New Brunswick. "Business Day" means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday in the Province of New Brunswick. "Business Hours" means 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. of any Business Day. "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Appeal Committee. "Common Clerk" means the Common Clerk of the City of Saint John or the Assistant Common Clerk. "Common Council" means the elected municipal council of the City of Saint John. "Engineer" means a professional engineer or a consulting engineering firm who is currently licensed to practice within the Province of New Brunswick to carry out engineering services. "Inspection Officer" means an inspection officer appointed under the Saint John Minimum Property Standards By-law and designated by resolution of Common Council "Notice" means a Notice to Comply prescribed by New Brunswick Regulation 2007-22 under the Municipalities Act, issued under subsection 190.01(3) of the Municipalities Act or under Section 23 of the Saint John Minimum Property Standards By-law. "Official Languages" means the two official languages of New Brunswick within the meaning of the Official Languages Act, S.N.B. 2002, c. 0-0.5, and amendments thereto. "Standards Officer" means a Standards Officer appointed under the Saint John Minimum Property Standards By-law and also a by- law enforcement officer appointed pursuant to Section 14 of the Police Act and designated by resolution of Common Council. "Property" means the property for which a Notice of Appeal has been sent to and received by the Common Clerk pursuant to the Municipalities Act. "Vice -Chairperson" means a Vice -Chairperson of the Appeal Committee. B. Interpretation 1. Headin s: The captions, article and section names and numbers appearing in these Provisions are for convenience of reference only and have no effect on its interpretation. 2. Gender, Number: These Provisions are to be read with all changes of gender or number required by the context. 3. Legislation References: Each reference to legislation in these Provisions is printed in Italic font. Where the name of the statute does not include a year, the reference is to the Revised Statutes of New Brunswick, 1973 edition. Where the name of the statute does include a year, the reference is to the Statutes of New Brunswick for that year. In every case, the reference is intended to include all applicable amendments to the legislation, including successor legislation and regulations. Where these Provisions reference other by-laws of the City of Saint John, the term is intended to include all applicable amendments to that by-law, including successor by-laws. 4. Severability: If any section, clause or provision of these Provisions, is for any reason declared by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the ruling shall not affect the validity of the Provisions as a whole, nor any other part of it. C. Composition of the Saint John Substandard Properties Appeal Committee and Vacancies 1. There shall be an Appeal Committee composed of three members being one Chairperson and two Vice -Chairpersons. 2. All Appeal Committee members shall be: (a). members in good standing of the Law Society of New Brunswick; -5- (b). have been in active legal practice for at least five years; and 3. At least one Appeal Committee member shall be fluent in both Official Languages. 4. Common Council shall appoint all members who serve on the Appeal Committee. 5. Should a member of the Appeal Committee die, resign, become ineligible to be a member or be removed from office, Common Council shall, as soon as reasonably possible, appoint another person to replace such member, and such newly appointed member shall hold office for the remainder of the term of the member he replaces. D. Terms of Office 1. Common Council shall determine the length of time that a member will be appointed to the Appeal Committee. 2. The Chairperson shall be appointed by Common Council for a term determined by Common Council, or until he ceases to be a member of the Appeal Committee, whichever comes first. 3. Vice -Chairpersons shall be appointed by Common Council for a term determined by Common Council, or until he ceases to be a member of the Appeal Committee, whichever comes first. 4. Should a hearing of appeal be scheduled for multiple days or should an appeal regarding the same or common premises, structure, or building be heard in succession, Common Council can extend a term of a member of the Appeal Committee who has heard some or all of the appeal or appeals until all hearings have been completed and decisions rendered. This will occur on a case by case basis. E. Duties of ChairpersonNice-Chairperson 1. The Chairperson shall determine the time, date and place of hearings of the Appeal Committee. 2. A Vice -Chairperson is authorized to act as Chairperson in the event of the Chairperson's absence or his inability to act, or in the case of a vacancy in the chairmanship and, when so authorized, the Vice -Chairperson shall have all the powers and duties of the Chairperson. 3. All references in the Provisions Governing the Procedure and Operation of the Saint John Substandard Properties Appeal Committee referring to Chairperson shall include Vice -Chairperson when a Vice -Chairperson is authorized to act as the Chairperson. F. Revocation of Appointment 1. Any appointment to the Appeal Committee may be revoked by Common Council at any time. 2. A member may resign at any time by submitting his resignation in writing to Common Council. 3. In the event that the membership of the Appeal Committee is increased, Common Council shall appoint such additional member(s) and amend the Provisions Governing the Procedure and Operation of the Appeal Committee accordingly. 4. In the event that the membership of the Appeal Committee is decreased, Common Council shall remove the necessary number of member(s) and amend the Provisions Governing the Procedure and Operation of the Appeal Committee accordingly. G. Rules of Procedure 1. When he receives a Notice of Appeal that has been issued in accordance with subsection 190.021(1) of the Municipalities Act, the Common Clerk shall: (a). Obtain from the Growth and Community Development Services Department a copy of the Notice to which the Notice of Appeal relates; (b). Promptly notify the Chairperson of the Appeal Committee; (c). Enface the original copy of the Notice of Appeal and all documents submitted by the Appellant with the date upon which it was received; (d). Assign and enface the Notice of Appeal and all documents submitted by the Appellant with a file number; (e). Retain and file the original Notice of Appeal and all documents submitted by the Appellant; (f). Forward a copy of the Notice of Appeal and all documents submitted by the Appellant, including the Notice, to the Chairperson of the Appeal Committee; -7- (g). Forward a copy of the Notice of Appeal and all documents submitted by the Appellant to a Standards Officer; and (h). Attempt to ascertain the Appellant's Official Language of choice. 2. The Appeal Committee shall hold a hearing during normal Business Fours within sixty calendar days after being advised by the Common Clerk that a Notice of Appeal has been sent to, and received by the Common Clerk, in accordance with subsection 190.021(1) of the Municipalities Act, with respect to: (a). Premises which are allegedly unsightly; (b). Buildings or structures which are allegedly a hazard to the safety of the public by reason of dilapidation or unsoundness of structural strength; or (c). Buildings that allegedly do not meet the minimum property standards set out in the Saint John Minimum Property Standards By-law or Residential Properties Maintenance and Occupancy Code Approval Regulation —Municipalities Act or in both of them. 3. The Common Clerk shall, at least ten calendar days before a scheduled hearing: (a). Advise a Standards Officer of the date, time and place of the hearing and (b). Notify the Appellant of the date, time and place of the hearing by causing the original or copy thereof of the Notice of Hearing to be given: (i) if the Appellant is an individual, by personal service on the individual or by posting the Notice of Dearing in a conspicuous place on the premises, building or structure; (ii) if the Appellant is a corporation, by personal service on an officer, director or agent of the corporation or on a manager or person who appears to be in control of any office or other place of business where the corporation carries on business in New Brunswick or by posting the Notice of Dearing in a conspicuous place on the premises, building or structure; or (iii) if the Appellant is represented by counsel and his counsel is authorized to accept service, by service on his counsel. 4. Prior to hearing the submissions of the parties, the Chairperson shall ask the Appellant: (a). To review the Notice received from the Common Clerk; and (b). Confirm that the Notice received from the Common Clerk is the Notice that the Appellant is appealing. 5. The following order shall be followed by the Appeal Committee when hearing any representations and evidence: (a). Firstly, hear the representations and evidence presented by the Appellant in support of his Notice of Appeal; (b). Secondly, hear the representations and evidence from a Standards Officer and/or Inspection Officer in support of the Notice; and (c). Offer the Appellant a chance to rebut the representations of and evidence from the Standards Officer and/or the Inspection Officer. 6. Should the Appellant wish to abandon his appeal, he shall file with the Common Clerk a Notice of Abandonment or provide written confirmation to the Common Clerk stating that he abandons his appeal. 7. A Notice of Appeal is deemed to have been abandoned when the Appellant or his counsel does not appear at the time, place and date set out in the Notice of Dearing. H. Duties and Powers 1. The hearing of an appeal shall be heard by one member of the Appeal Committee, selected by the Chairperson, who shall have all the powers and duties of the Chairperson in regards to said appeal. 2. A quorum of the Appeal Committee shall consist of one member. 3. The Appeal Committee shall, when making its decision in an appeal involving an allegedly dangerous building or structure, give due consideration to the following: (a). Section 190.07 of the Municipalities Act, which provides that a report from an Architect, an Engineer, a Building Inspector or the Fire Marshall stating that a building or structure is dilapidated or structurally unsound is proof in the absence of evidence to the contrary that a building or structure is dilapidated or structurally unsound; (b). Other representations and evidence presented in support of the Notice that is being appealed; and (c). Other representations and evidence presented by the Appellant or his counsel. 4. The Appeal Committee shall, when making its decision in an appeal involving allegedly unsightly premises, give due consideration to the following: (a). Whether the items involved are enumerated in subsection 190.01(1) of the Municipalities Act; (b). The location from which the items involved are clearly visible; (c). The location and use of the Property; (d). Any representations and evidence presented in support of the Notice that is being appealed; and (e). Any representations and evidence presented by the Appellant or his counsel. 5. The Appeal Committee shall, when making its decision in an appeal involving a building or structure which allegedly does not meet the minimum property standards, give due consideration to the following: (a). The provisions of the Saint John Minimum Property Standards By- law and the Residential Properties Maintenance and Occupancy Code Approval Regulation —Municipalities Act; (b). Any representations and evidence presented in support of the Notice that is being appealed; and (c). Any representations and evidence presented by the Appellant or his counsel. 6. If the Appellant abandons his appeal or if neither the Appellant nor his counsel appears at the date, time and place fixed for hearing of the appeal or at a rescheduled date, the Appeal Committee shall: (a). Upon proof of service of the Notice of Hearing on the Appellant or his counsel, or upon proof that the Notice of Hearing was posted in -10- a conspicuous place on the premises, building or structure in relation to the proceedings, carry out the following: (i). Return the Notice of Appeal and all documents submitted by the Appellant to the address shown on the Notice of Appeal; and (ii). Notify the Appellant in writing at the address shown on his Notice of Appeal of the decision of the Appeal Committee. I. Hearings to be Public 1. All hearings before the Appeal Committee shall be open to the public. J. Language of Proceedings 1. Prior to the commencement of an appeal hearing, the Chairperson shall confirm the Appellant's choice of Official Language for the hearing. 2. The "language of the Appellant" for the purposes of the appeal hearing, is the Official Language chosen by the Appellant. It does not have to be the Appellant's dominant language. 3. Where the Appellant does not indicate to the Chairperson his language of choice, the Appellant shall be deemed to have chosen the Official Language chosen by the Chairperson and the Chairperson shall ask if the Appellant objects to the hearing being conducted in that language. 4. Simultaneous interpretation shall be made available in circumstances where the language of the Appellant differs from the Official Language with which the members of the Appeal Committee are familiar. K. Right to Counsel 1. A person who brings an appeal shall be heard by the Appeal Committee and may be represented by counsel. L. Records of the Proceedings 1. The Appeal Committee shall keep records of its proceedings and shall use audio recording technology to record its appeal hearings. 2. The audio recording of a hearing may be destroyed one (1) calendar year after the hearing of the appeal if the Appellant has not exercised his right under the -11 - Municipalities Act to appeal the Appeal Committee's decision to The Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick. M. Decisions 1. The Appeal Committee shall provide a copy of its decision to the Appellant within fourteen (14) days after making its decision. The decision may confirm, modify or rescind the Notice or extend the time for complying with the Notice. 2. The Appeal Committee's decision shall be dated and such date shall be the date of the decision. 3. All decisions of the Appeal Committee shall be written by the Appeal Committee member who acted as the Chairperson. N. Conflict of Interest 1. Any member must excuse himself from participating in a hearing in circumstances where he has a conflict of interest. O. Remuneration and Expenses 1. Members of the Appeal Committee will be remunerated as follows: (a). $600.00 per day of hearing. 2. Members of the Appeal Committee will be reimbursed for necessary expenses, reasonably and actually incurred by virtue of their participation in an Appeal Committee hearing. P. Funding 1. The City of Saint John shall provide funding for the Appeal Committee's activities through its normal budgeting procedure. 2. The City of Saint John shall provide the following to the Appeal Committee: (a). Avenue where the hearings shall take place; (b). Audio recording equipment which is sufficient to record the hearing; (c). Secretarial services, as required; (d). Official stationery, as required; and -12- (e). Such other incidental services or resources that are necessary for the proper functioning of the Appeal Committee. Q. Office of the Appeal Committee 1. The address of the Appeal Committee shall be as follows: Saint John Substandard Properties Appeal Committee c/o The City of Saint John Common Clerk Stn Floor, City Fall Building P. O. Box 1971 Saint John, New Brunswick EM 4L1 R. Matters Not Provided For 1. Any matter of procedure or practice not expressly provided for in the Provisions Governing the Procedure and Operation of the Appeal Committee shall be left to the members of the Appeal Committee to decide. -13- Reglement interieur du Comite des appels sur les residences non conformer aux normes de Saint John En date du : vendredi 24 juillet 2015 -14- ATTENDU : 4. que le paragraphe 190.01(3) de la Loi sur les municipalites prevoit qu'un fonctionnaire nomme par le CONSEIL COMMUNAL pent aviser le proprietaire ou 1' occupant de lieux, d' un batiment ou d' une construction qui sont inesthetiques en 11 raison de la presence de certaines choses ou qui presentent un danger pour la securite du public du fait de leur delabrement ou de leur manque de solidite; 5. qu'un fonctionnaire nomme par le CONSEIL COMMUNAL peut aussi envoyer un AVIS relativement a une habitation ou a un logement qui est loue a une autre personne et qui ne repond pas aux normes minimales enoncees dans 1'Arrete sur les normes minimales regissant les residences ou le Reglement portant approbation du code d'entretien et d'occupation des residences — Loi sur les municipalites. Le fonctionnaire nomme peut exiger dans son AVIS qu'il soft remedie aux problemes de la situation inesthetique ou dangereuse ou que Phabitation ou le logement se conforme aux normes minimales regissant les residences; 6. que le paragraphe 190.021(1) de la Loi sur les municipalites prevoit que le proprietaire ou l' occupant de lieux, d' un batiment ou d' une construction a qui un AVIS a ete notifie et qui n' accepte pas les modalites ou les conditions qui y sont enoncees peut interj eter appel devant le comite du conseil approprie en envoyant un avis d' appel par courrier recommande au secretaire de la municipalite dans les quatorze jours qui suivent la notification de 1' AVIS. L'Arrete sur les normes minimales regissant les residences accorde un droit d' appel semblable a 1' egard d' un AVIS donne sous le regime de 1' arrete; A CES CAUSES: Est Gree le Comite des appels sur les residences non conformes aux normes de Saint John. Le present reglement interieur regit le deroulement des travaux du Comite des appels sur les residences non conformes aux normes de Saint John. -15- A. Definitions 1. Les mots ecrits en petites capitales dans le present document sont employes au sens des definitions qui suivent, sinon les mots ont le sens ordinaire en francais. AGENT DES INSPECTIONS » S' entend d'un agent des inspections nomme en vertu de l 'Arrete sur les normes minimales regissant les residences et designe par resolution du CONSEIL COMMUNAL. AGENT DES NORMES » S' entend d'un agent des normes nomme en vertu de 1'Arrete sur les normes minimales regissant les residences ou d'un agent charge de 1'execution des arretes municipaux nomme en vertu Particle 14 de la Loi sur la police, designe par resolution du CONSEIL COMMUNAL. ARCHITECTE » Architecte professionnel autorise a exercer au Nouveau - Brunswick. AVIS » Avis de conformite prescrit par le Reglement sur les formules du registre de biers fonds —Loi sur les municipalites pris en vertu de la Loi sur les municipalites et donne en vertu du paragraphe 190.01(3) de la Loi sur les municipalites ou de Particle 23 de 1'Arrete sur les normes minimales regissant les residences. 0 COMITE D 'APPEL » Le Comite des appels sur les residences non conformes aux normes de Saint John. CONSEIL COMMUNAL >> Le conseil elu de la municipalite. GREFFIER COMMUNAL >> Le greffier communal ou le greffier communal adjoint de la municipalite. HEURES DO UVERTURE » Entre 8 h 30 et 16 h 30 d' un JOUR OUVRABLE. INGENIEUR » Ingenieur ou cabinet de conseil en ingenierie qui est 11 autorise a exercer la profession d' Ingenieur au Nouveau -Brunswick. JOUR OUVRABLE » Toute journe"e autre que le samedi, le dimanche ou un jour ferie au Nouveau -Brunswick. LANGUES OFFICIELLES » Les deux langues officielles du Nouveau - Brunswick au sens de la Loi sur les langues officielles, L.N.-B. 2002, ch. 0-0.5, ensemble ses modifications. PRESIDENT » Le president du COMITE D'APPEL. -16 - RESIDENCE » Residence au suj et de laquelle un avis d' appel a ete communique au GREFFIER COMMUNAL conformement a la Loi sur les municipalites. VICE-PRESIDENT » Un vice-president du COMITE D'APPEL. B. Interpretation 5. Intertitres : Les en-tetes, les intertitres et la numerotation du present document sont donnes pour la commodite du lecteur uniquement et n' ont aucune incidence sur 1'interpretation du document. 6. Genre et nombre : Le pluriel et le singulier s' appliquent indifferemment a l' unite et a la pluralite, et le masculin et le feminin s' appliquent indifferemment, suivant le contexte, aux personnes physiques de Fun ou 1'autre sexe ou aux personnes morales. 7. Sources legislatives : Toute source legislative apparait en italique dans le present document. Toute loi dont 1' annee n' est pas mentionnee dans le nom fait partie de la serie des Lois revisees du Nouveau -Brunswick de 1973, autrement it s' agit d'une loi de 1'annee indiquee. Dans chaque cas, la source vise egalement toutes les modifications apportees a la loi, y compris les lois de remplacement, ainsi que les reglements d' application. Dans le cas de references a des arretes de la municipalite, la source vise egalement leurs modifications, y compris les arretes de remplacement. 8. Dlylslblllte : Le fait pour un tribunal judiciaire ou administratif competent de declarer nul un article, une clause ou une disposition du present document n' a aucune incidence sur la validite de tout ou partie du document. C. Composition du Comite des appels sur les residences non conformes aux normes de Saint John et remplacements 1. Le COMITE D'APPEL est compose de trois membres, savoir le PRESIDENT et deux VICE-PRESIDENTS. 2. Tous les membres du COMITE D'APPEL doivent posseder les qualifications suivantes : a) etre membre en regle du Barreau du Nouveau -Brunswick; b) avoir exerce activement le droit pendant au moins cinq ans. 3. En outre, au moins un membre du COMITE D'APPEL doit maitriser les deux LANGUES OFFICIELLES. -17- 4. Le CONSEIL COMMUNAL nomme tous les membres qui siegent au COMITE D'APPEL. 5. Le CONSEIL COMMUNAL procede diligemment au remplacement, pour le reste de son mandat, de tout membre du COMITE D'APPEL qui decede, demissionne, n'a plus les qualifications requises ou est destitue. D. Duree des mandats 1. Le CONSEIL COMMUNAL fixe la duree du mandat de chaque membre du COMITE D'APPEL. 2. Le PRESIDENT demeure en fonction pendant la duree qu' a fixee le CONSEIL COMMUNAL, aussi longtemps qu'il reste membre du COMITE D'APPEL. 3. Les VICE-PRESIDENTS demeurent en fonction pendant la duree qu' a fixee le CONSEIL COMMUNAL, aussi longtemps qu'ils restent membres du COMITE D'APPEL. 4. Dans le cas ou 1' audition d' un appel dolt s' etendre sur plusieurs j ours ou que des appels concernant des lieux, une construction ou un batiment identiques ou communs doivent etre entendus successivement, le CONSEIL COMMUNAL peut, en procedant au cas par cas, prolonger la duree du mandat d' un membre du COMITE D'APPEL qui a entendu tout ou partie de 1'appel ou des appels jusqu'a' la fin des audiences et du prononce des decisions. E. Fonctions du president et du vice-president 1. Le PRESIDENT fixe les date, heure et lieu des audiences du COMITE D' APPEL. 2. En cas d' absence ou d' empechement du PRESIDENT ou de vacance a la presidence, un VICE-PRESIDENT pent assumer la presidence et exercer toutes les attributions de la charge. 3. Toute reference au PRESIDENT dans le present document s' applique egalement au VICE-PRESIDENT autorise a assumer la presidence. F. Revocations 1. Toute nomination au COMITE D'APPEL est revocable au gre du CONSEIL COMMUNAL. 2. Un membre peut demissionner en pr11 11 esentant sa demission par ecrit au CONSEIL COMMUNAL. 3. S'il faut accroitre le nombre des membres du COMITE D'APPEL, le CONSEIL 11 COMMUNAL nomme les membres additionnels et modifie le present document en consequence. 4. S'il faut diminuer le nombre des membres du COMITE D'APPEL, le CONSEIL COMMUNAL supprime les postes en trop et modifie le present document en consequence. G. Rules de procedure 1. Saisi d'un avis d' appel depose conformement au paragraphe 190.021(1) de la Loi sur les municipalites, le GREFFIER COMMUNAL a) obtient du Service de la croissance et du developpement communautaire une copie de 1' AVIS auquel se rapporte l' avis d' appel; b) en avise aussitot le PRESIDENT du COMITE D'APPEL; C) inscrit la date de reception au recto des originaux de 1' avis d' appel et de tous les documents presentes par P appelant; d) inscrit un numero de dossier au recto de 1' avis d' appel et de tous les documents presentes par 1' appelant; e) conserve et classe les originaux de 1' avis d' appel et de tous les documents presentes par P appelant; f) transmet une copie de 1' avis d' appel et de tous les documents presentes par 1' appelant, dont 1' AVIS, au PRESIDENT du COMITE D'APPEL; g) transmet une copie de 1' avis d' appel et de tous les documents presentes par 1' appelant a un AGENT DES NORMES; h) s' efforce d' identifier la LANGUE OFFICIELLE de predilection de 1' appelant. 2. Mis au courant par le GREFFIER COMMUNAL d'un avis d'appel d11 epose conformement au paragraphe 190.021(1) de la Loi sur les municipalites, le COMITE D'APPEL tient dans les soixante jours civils qui suivent, pendant les HEURES D' OUVERTURE normales, une audience au suj et, selon le cas : a) des lieux qui seraient inesthetiques; b) des batiments ou des constructions qui seraient dangereux pour la securite du public du fait de leur delabrement ou de leur manque de solidite; -19- c) des batiments qui ne repondraient pas aux normes minimales enoncees dans 1'Arrete sur les normes minimales regissant les residences ou le Reglement portant approbation du code d 'entretien et d 'occupation des residences — Loi sur les municipalites. 3. Au moins dix j ours civils avant 1' audience, le GREFFIER COMMUNAL: a) informe un AGENT DES NORMES des date, heure et lieu de 1' audience; b) avise P appelant des date, heure et lieu de 1' audience en lui communiquant 1' original ou une copie de 1' avis d' audience de la fawn suivante : (i) dans le cas ou P appelant est un particulier, par signification en main propre ou par son affichage en un endroit bien visible des lieux, du batiment ou de la construction, (ii) dans le cas ou 1' appelant est une personne morale, par signification en main propre a un de ses dirigeants, adminlstrateurs ou representants ou a un gestionnaire ou une personne qui parait etre responsable d'un bureau ou de quelque autre etablissement de la personne morale au Nouveau -Brunswick ou par son affichage en un endroit bien visible des lieux, du batiment ou de la construction, (iii) dans le cas ou 1' appelant est represente par un avocat 11 autorlse a accepter la signification, par signification a 1' avocat. 4. Avant d' entendre les parties, le PRESIDENT demande a 1' appelant : a) d' examiner 1' AVIS requ du GREFFIER COMMUNAL; b) de confirmer que cet Avis est bien 1'avls dont it interjette appel. 5. L'audition des observations et de la preuve par le COMITE D'APPEL se deroule dans 1' ordre suivant : a) premierement, it entend les observations et la preuve presentees par 1' appelant a 1' appui de son avis d' appel; b) deuxiemement, it entend les observations et la preuve d'un AGENT DES NORMES et/ou d' un AGENT DES INSPECTIONS a 1' appui de 1'AVIS; -20- c) it donne la chance a 1' appelant de refuter les observations et la preuve de 1' AGENT DES NORMES et/ou de 1' AGENT DES INSPECTIONS. 6. L' appelant qui desire abandonner son appel depose un avis d' abandon aupres du GREFFIER COMMUNAL ou lui confirme par ecrit qu' it abandonne son appel. 7. L' avis d' appel est repute etre abandonne si P appelant ou son avocat ne se presente pas aux date, heure et lieu enonces dans 1' avis d' audience. H. Exercice des attributions 1. Chaque appel est entendu par un membre du COMITE D'APPEL que choisit le PRESIDENT et qui a tous les pouvoirs et toutes les fonctions du PRESIDENT a 1' egard de P appel. 2. Le quorum du COMITE D'APPEL est d'un membre. 3. En prenant sa decision a Tissue d'un appel relatif a un batiment ou a une construction qui serait dangereux, le COMITE D' APPEL Boit tenir compte de ce qui suit : a) Particle 190.07 de la Loi sur les municipalites, qui dispose qu'un rapport emanant d'un ARCHITECTS, d'un INGENIEUR, d'un inspecteur des constructions ou du prevot des incendies etablissant qu'un batiment ou une construction est delabre ou manque de solidite fait foi, en 1' absence d' une preuve contraire, du delabrement ou du manque de solidite de ce batiment ou de cette construction; b) toute autre observation ou preuve present11 ee a 1' appui de 1' AVIS objet de 1' appel; C) toute autre observation ou preuve presentee par 1'appelant ou son avocat. 4. En prenant sa decision a Tissue d'un appel relatif a des lieux qui seraient inesthetiques, le COMITE D'APPEL Boit tenir compte de ce qui suit : a) le fait que les choses en question sont enumerees ou non au paragraphe 190.01(1) de la Loi sur les municipalites; b) 1' endroit a partir duquel les choses en question sont faciles a voir; C) 1' emplacement et 1' utilisation de la RESIDENCE; -21- d) toute observation ou preuve present11 ee a 1' appui de 1' AVIS objet de P appel; 11 11 e) toute observation ou preuve presentee par 1'appelant ou son avocat. 5. En prenant sa decision a Tissue d'un appel relatif a un batiment ou a une 11 construction qui ne repondrait pas aux normes minimales regissant les residences, le COMITE D' APPEL dolt tenir compte de ce qui suit : a) les dispositions de 1'Arrete sur les normes minimales regissant les residences et du Reglement portant approbation du code d 'entretien et d 'occupation des residences — Loi sur les municipalites; b) toute observation ou preuve presentee a 1' appui de 1' AVIS objet de P appel; C) toute observation ou preuve presentee par 1'appelant ou son avocat. 6. Si 1'appelant abandonne son appel ou si 1'appelant ou son avocat omet de se presenter aux date, heure et lieu fixes pour 1' audition de 1' appel ou a une date de remplacement, le COMITE D' APPEL : a) constatant, preuve a 1' appui, que 1' avis d' audience a ete signifie a 1'appelant ou a son avocat ou que 1' avis d' audience a ete affiche en un endroit Bien visible des lieux, du batiment ou de la construction 11 vises (i) retourne 1' avis d' appel et tous les documents presentes par 1'appelant a 1' adresse indiquee dans 1' avis d' appel; (ii) avise 1'appelant par ecrit, a 1' adresse indiquee dans son avis d'appel, de la decision du COMITE D'APPEL. I. Publicite des audiences 1. Toutes les audiences du COMITE D'APPEL sont ouvertes au public. J. Lansue des procedures 1. Avant 1' audition d' un appel, le PRESIDENT verifie quelle est la LANGUE OFFICIELLE 11 de predilection de 1'appelant pour le deroulement de 1' audience. 2. La « langue de 1'appelant » pour 1' audition de P appel est la LANGUE OFFICIELLE choisie par 1'appelant, quelle que soft sa langue principale. -22- 3. 22- 3. L' appelant qui omet de dire au PRESIDENT quelle est sa langue de predilection est repute avoir cholsl la LANGUE OFFICIELLE choisie par le PRESIDENT, lequel demande alors a 1' appelant s' it s' oppose a ce que 1' audience se deroule dans cette langue. 4. La traduction simultanee est utilisee dans les cas ou la langue de 1' appelant differe de la LANGUE OFFICIELLE connue des membres du COMITE D'APPEL. K. Droit aux services d'un avocat 1. La personne qui interj ette appel est entendue par le COMITE D' APPEL et peut etre representee par un avocat. L. Enregistrement des actes du comite 1. Le COMITE D'APPEL consigne ses actes dans des dossiers et fait des enregistrements sonores de ses audiences. 2. L'enregistrement sonore d'une audience peut etre detruit douze mois apres 1' audition de 1' appel, si 1' appelant n' a pas exerce son droit d' appeler de la decision du COMITE D'APPEL devant la Cour du Banc de la Reine du Nouveau - Brunswick en vertu de la Loi sur les municipalites. M. Decisions 1. Le COMITE D'APPEL doit fournir une copie de sa decision a 1' appelant dans les quatorze jours suivant la date a laquelle it a rendu sa decision. La decision peut confirmer, modifier ou annuler 1' AVIS ou proroger le delai pour s' y conformer. 2. Les decisions du COMITE D'APPEL sont datees, la date etant celle de la decision. 3. Toutes les decisions du COMITE D'APPEL sont redigees par le membre qui exergait la presidence. N. Conflit d'interets 1. Un membre dolt s' abstenir de participer a une audience s' it est en conflit d' interets. O. Remuneration et depenses 1. Les membres du COMITE D'APPEL regoivent la remuneration suivante : a) 600 $ par joume"e d'audience. -23- 2. Les membres du COMITE D'APPEL sont indemnises des depenses necessaires engagees raisonnablement et effectivement a 1' occasion de leur participation a une audience du COMITE D' APPEL. P. Financement 1. La municipalite finance les activites du COMITE D'APPEL dans le cadre de son processus budgetaire habituel. 2. La municipalite fournit ce qui suit au COMITE D'APPEL a) le lieu d' audience; b) le materiel audio necessaire pour enregistrer 1' audience; C) les services de secretariat, au besoin; d) le papier a lettres officiel, au besoin; e) les autres services ou ressources connexes qui sont necessaires au bon fonctionnement du COMITE D'APPEL. Q. Si e"', du COMITE D'APPEL 1. L' adresse du COMITE D' APPEL est la suivante Comite des appels sur les residences non conformes aux normes de Saint John a/s The City of Saint John Greffier communal 8e etage, Edifice de 1'hotel de ville C.P. 1971 Saint John (Nouveau -Brunswick) E2L 4L1 R. Questions non pr11 evues 1. Le COMITE D'APPEL est habilite a trancher toute question de procedure non reglee expressement dans le present document.