Some committees are mandated to be in operation every year, while others are created by Town of BWG Council to run concurrent to the four-year term of office. Advisory committees provide recommendations, advice and information to Council, and carry out assigned responsibilities (as described in the Terms of Reference of each group).
The committees below are mandated to operate; additional committees will be struck by the new term of council and then this page will be updated with detailed information.
Accessibility Advisory Committee
Purpose: The Accessibility Advisory Committee is established to:
Provide advice and comments to Council and staff regarding the Town’s accessibility Plan
Respond to Council’s requests for advice with respect to accessibility in Town services
Ensure the standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 are being met
Review plans for development under Section 41 of the Planning Act with respect to accessibility issues and advise of any concerns
Champion accessibility within the community
Committee of Adjustment
Ontario Planning Act grants authority to Municipal Councils to appoint committees to approve a number of minor applications.
Section 45 of the Planning Act permits the Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on Minor Variances from the Zoning By-law and to grant permission for altering or changing a lawful non-conforming use of land, buildings or structures.
Section 53 of the Planning Act permits the Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on applications for changes to land configuration in the form of Consents.