There is a specific process for dealing with complaints/allegations of bylaw violations:
Ramara Township will act on written complaints from the general public concerning alleged bylaw violations. Staff will offer assistance and direction with respect to bylaw concerns, however no investigation will be initiated until the complaint is received in writing.
Upon receipt of the written complaint, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will conduct an investigation to determine the validity of the complaint and the nature of the infraction relative to our existing bylaws. You will be advised accordingly whether or not the complaint is valid or alternatively refer you to another government agency to assist you.
If it is determined that the complaint is valid the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will contact the party and outline the bylaw infraction and request that the matter be rectified and/or cease to exist. In some cases the municipality will provide a grace period to conform to the bylaw which is followed by a subsequent inspection.
If the matter is rectified, the investigation will be closed. If the bylaw infraction continues proper paperwork must be completed.
The Bylaw Complaint Form is available on the Forms page .
See also the Bylaws link under the menu heading Council for more information.