This is the story of every Commission's life.
Maybe not in this case, but you'll get an answer of 'oh, doesn't the yard look great?' The landscaping with all these horticultural and/or potentially invasive plants are beautiful! What a beautiful view of the lake we have since those trees got cut down!
I personally think that every permit-tee needs to have their feet held to the fire for non-compliance. I hope you have a well worded Bylaw outlining penalties for ignoring an OOC. I feel that of all the Boards and Commissions, the ConCom tends to be the most ignored. How many times have I seen someone come in and ask for a COC when they haven't even gotten an as-built done? Too many. They'll pay attention to their building inspector or make sure the septic gets inspected, but erosion controls and limits of work? Plantings? Stormwater?
Brandon B. Faneuf, Principal PWS, RPSS, CPESC, CWB
Ecosystem Solutions, Inc.