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Committees & Boards

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Current Committees and Boards


Library Board

The Library Board is a governing body mandated by the Public Library Act. The Board works closely with staff to provide library services, manage budgets and develop strategic goals.

The Board is comprised of one Council representative with the remainder of the members being representatives from the community at large.  The Committee shall consist of a minimum of five members to a maximum of nine members.

Members generally meet once per month (exception July/August).

2015-2018 Members:

  • Sheila Ewing
  • Julie Dillon
  • Adrienne Harrop
  • Mary Anne Winslow
  • Anna Thompson
  • Wayne Greenley
  • Bruce Clark
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne

Selwyn Public Library Board Legacy Document

Selwyn Public Library Website

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

Accessibility Advisory Committee logo

The Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee provides information and recommendations to Township and County Councils with regard to accessibility issues. The Committee strives to reduce barriers to accessibility for persons with disabilities.

The Committee consists of three representatives who have a disability; two appointed by the Selwyn Township and one appointed by Peterborough County. The Committee serves both Peterborough County and Selwyn Township, and includes one political representative from each of the respective Councils. Staff from both the County and Township support the Committee.

Members generally meet monthly (exception July/August)

2015-2018 Members:

  • Eric Thornley - Public Member
  • Thomas E. Campbell - Public Member
  • Councillor Anita Locke - Selwyn Township
  • Alec Denys Public Member - Peterborough County
  • Councillor John Fallis - Peterborough County
  • Angie Chittick, Clerk - Selwyn Township
  • Sally Saunders, Clerk - Peterborough County
  • Lynn Fawn, Deputy Clerk - Peterborough County

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee Webpage

Fence Viewers

Where an owner of land desires to construct, repair or maintain a fence to mark the boundary between the owner's land and adjoining land but the owner and the owner of the adjoining land cannot agree on how the costs of constructing, maintaining or repairing the fence should be apportioned, either owner may request fence-viewers arbitrate the dispute. 

Minimum of three members from the community at large. No Council appointees. 

Members meet on an as needed basis.

2015-2018 Members:

  • Pat Young
  • Glen Bilton
  • Murray Kidd

View the Line Fences Act

Property Standards

Property Standards are to ensure that all environmental nuisances in residential neighbourhoods are eliminated and that substandard and deteriorated structures become compliant with minimum property maintenance code requirements. Property Standards' staff also work closely with neighbourhood groups and concerned citizens by acquainting them with Municipal By-laws and helping them monitor their own neighbourhoods to prevent deterioration.  Staff address items such as high weeds, deteriorated houses and unlicensed or inoperable cars. Property Standards are governed by By-law and the Building Code Act and require a committee to address any appeals to Orders issued by Township staff. 

Minimum of three members from the community at large. No Council appointees. 

Members meet on an as needed basis.

2015-2018 Members:

  • Pat Young
  • Glen Bilton
  • Murray Kidd

Trail Advisory Committee

The Township of Selwyn Recreational Trails Advisory Committee is dedicated to assisting in developing a safe and publicly accessible integrated trails system that connects local and regional destinations, supports local walking and cycling, and contributes to the overall beautification and sustainability of the Township of Selwyn.

The Committee will be appointed by Council and shall be comprised three members of the public; two members of the current Council; one citizen member from the Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee, and one citizen member from the B.E.L. Rotary Club. The Committee will receive administrative support from Township staff.

The Committee shall meet monthly.

2014-2018 Members:

  • Bruce Bellchambers
  • Dave Cavanagh
  • Yvonne Spradbrow
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne
  • Councillor Gerry Herron
  • Tony Davidson as the B.E.L. Rotary Club representative
  • David Walsh as the Lakefield Trail Committee representative

Selwyn Recreational Trails Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.

Heritage Committee

The Heritage Committee's role is advisory and consultative. The Committee will advise and assist Council in matters relating to heritage conservation districts, individual structures of historical and/or architectural significance, and the conservation of archaeological resources and cultural landscape features. The Committee will also encourage and promote heritage conservation within the Township and assist property owners in undertaking appropriate conservation/ preservation and maintenance practices.

The Committee is comprised of one Council representative and is made up of 4-6 members from the community at large.  The committee is also supported by Township staff.  

Members meet quarterly, or on a more frequent basis as required.

2015-2018 Members:

  • Sheryl Smith
  • Grant Murphy
  • Joseph (Joe) Latour
  • Steve Gavard
  • Tiffany McLellan
  • Councillor Anita Locke - Council Representative
  • Robert Lamarre - Staff
  • Jamie-Lee Wiltshire - Staff

Heritage Committee Terms of Reference.

Municipal Heritage Committee Website

Municipal Heritage Committee Pamphlet

Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board

The role of the Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board is to advise the O.P.P. with respect to policing services within the Municipality. The Board generally makes recommendations on objectives and priorities for police services and works with the O.P.P. and the Community Policing Volunteers in responding to the safety and security of the community.

The Board is comprised of one Council representative, one representative appointed by the Province and one member from the community at large.

Members meet approximately every two months.

2015-2018 Members:

  • Steve Connolly - Public Member
  • Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis - Council Representative
  • Postion Currently Vacant - Provincial Representative
  • Suzanne Schroeter - Staff

Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board Procedural By-law

Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board Website

Economic Development and Business Committee

The Township of Selwyn Economic Development and Business Committee is an advisory committee appointed by Council to promote and facilitate ongoing communication and cooperation among community partners with respect to economic development matters pertaining to business attraction, retention and expansion; marketing and tourism; and other specific projects identified by Council.

The Economic Development and Business Committee will be appointed by Council and will consist of two members of Municipal Council and a maximum of eight individuals from the public representing a variety of business sectors and organizations.

The public members of the Committee shall be appointed to serve for a 2 year term ending on November 30th at the close of their term. At the end of the first two (2) year term, existing members would have the option to indicate interest in serving for another 2 year term. The extension of the term would be endorsed by a Resolution of Council.

The Committee will meet monthly. If it is not necessary to meet this often or, if it is necessary, more frequently, meetings will be held at the call of the Chair.

2015-2017 Members:

  • Diana Carter
  • Fred Koster
  • Terry McCullough
  • Rick Hickson
  • Sarah Sullivan
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Erin McLean
  • Krista Morgan
  • Mayor Mary Smith
  • Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis

Economic Development and Business Committee Terms of Reference

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is an advisory committee appointed by Council to review and facilitate the recommendations in the 2012 Recreation Services Plan regarding parks and recreation initiatives, facilities and events; and other specific projects identified by Council.

2015-2018 Members:

  • Kerri Davies
  • Teena Flood
  • Stacy Knox
  • Deanna Moher
  • Greg Braund
  • Don Young
  • Helen Young
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne
  • Councillor Gerry Herron

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Committee of Adjustment

The Committe of Adjustment is a committee, comprised of Council members, which deals with minor variances and meets once a month.  The Committee of Adjustment is authorized to grant minor variances from the Township's Zoning By-law, and to permit enlargements, extensions or changes to legal non-conforming uses.

2014-2018 Members:

  • Mayor Mary Smith
  • Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne
  • Councillor Gerry Herron
  • Councillor Anita Locke