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in the United States. In the New England states the town is the basic unit of local government. The New England town government's unique feature is the town meeting, much praised as a nearly pure form of democracy.
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A political and geographic area within the boundaries of a municipal government; sometimes separate from a larger county.


1. a small town
2. (in the Scottish Highlands and islands) a small crofting community
3. (in the US and Canada) a territorial area, esp a subdivision of a county: often organized as a unit of local government
4. (formerly, in South Africa) a planned urban settlement of Black Africans or Coloured people
5. English history
a. any of the local districts of a large parish, each division containing a village or small town
b. the particular manor or parish itself as a territorial division
c. the inhabitants of a township collectively
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In the case of the Ontario Municipal Board, author John Chipman, an independent scholar and practitioner of land use planning law in Toronto, sets out to answer this question by evaluating 870 decisions made by the OMB during the periods 1971-1978, 1987-1994, and 1995-2000.
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Christou, who is widely expected to record a landslide win this time round, said that the incumbent municipal board had worked successfully as a team and had rewarded the wide-ranging support with several works.
Though the Wal-Mart application worked its way to an Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing, and $1 million was spent by the developers to independently peer review the Wal-Mart file, Doughty worked out an arrangement between First Professional, the BIA and the Huntsville Place Mall to allow room for expansion.
However, the by-law effectively eliminates appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board but does not actually speed-up the approval process.
Barr noted that some residents have appealed the County's zoning approval decision to the Ontario Municipal Board.
The Ontario Municipal Board has ruled against the county and the province in an appeal for a residential condo development on agricultural land near Paris.
A controversial proposed reload centre may finally get out of the blocks with approvals in place from the Ontario Municipal Board.
The cities of Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa, with support from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, had appealed an Ontario Municipal Board ruling that an amendment to Toronto's Official Plan was illegal and invalid.
UN) today announced that it has completed a settlement with the City of Mississauga on their claim for costs arising from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing on the rezoning of the Britannia site.
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