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Committees & Boards

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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).

2019-2022 Members:

  • Julie Dillon
  • Kerri Davies
  • Rosellen Hickey
  • Judy Hyland
  • Barbara Jinkerson
  • Anna Thompson
  • Kathleen Whiteley
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne
  • Mayor Andy Mitchell

Selwyn Public Library Board Legacy Document

Selwyn Public Library Website

Selwyn Public Library By-laws

Selwyn Public Library Board Member Responsiblities

Agendas & Minutes from Library Board Meetings

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)

2019-2022 Members:

  • Eric Thornley - Public Member
  • Thomas E. Campbell - Public Member
  • Councillor Anita Locke - Selwyn Township
  • Alec Denys Public Member - Peterborough County
  • Councillor Carolyn Amyotte - Peterborough County
  • Angie Chittick, Clerk - Selwyn Township
  • Ashley Henderson - Peterborough County

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee Webpage

Agendas & Minutes from Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee Meetings

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.

2019-2022 Members:

  • Bruce Bellchambers
  • Yvonne Spradbrow
  • Ian Deslauriers
  • Councillor Gerry Herron
  • Tony Davidson as the B.E.L. Rotary Club representative
  • David Walsh as a Lakefield Trail Committee representative
  • Mike Richardson - Staff
  • Tania Goncalves - Staff

Selwyn Recreational Trails Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Agendas & Minutes from Trail Advisory Committee Meetings

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.

2019-2022 Members:

  • James Forrester
  • Steve Gavard
  • Grant Murphy
  • Anita Locke - Council Representative
  • Robert Lamarre - Staff
  • Jamie-Lee Wiltshire - Staff

Heritage Committee Webpage

Heritage Committee Terms of Reference

Agendas & Minutes from Heritage Committee Meetings

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.

2019-2022 Members:

  • Steve Connolly - Public Member
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne - Council Representative
  • Ron Black - Provincial Representative
  • Suzanne Schroeter - Staff

Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board Procedural By-law

Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board Website

Agendas & Minutes from Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board Meetings

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.

2019-2022 Members:

  • Dianna Carter

  • Dave Cavanagh

  • Rick Hickson

  • Fred Koster

  • Erin McLean

  • Troy Pearcy

  • Donna Rork

  • Pat Smith

  • Mayor Andy Mitchell
  • Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis
  • Angela Chittick - Staff
  • Meaghan Larocque - Staff

Economic Development and Business Committee Terms of Reference

Agendas & Minutes from Economic Development and Business Committee Meetings

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.

2019-2022 Members:

  • Carly Davenport
  • Peter Davis
  • Laura Edmonstone
  • Aaron Fallis
  • Bart Fielders
  • Teena Flood
  • Stacy Knox
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne
  • Councillor Gerry Herron
  • Mike Richardson - Staff 
  • Tania Goncalves - Staff

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Agendas & Minutes from Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meetings

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.

2019-2022 Members:

  • Mayor Andy Mitchell
  • Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis - Committee of Adjustment Chair 
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne
  • Councillor Gerry Herron
  • Councillor Anita Locke

Agendas & Minutes from Committee of Adjustment Meetings