Agendas for Committee and Board meetings can be found on the Calendar page of the website.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

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The Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) 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 (excluding July/August).

2019-2022 Members:

  • Eric Thornley - Public Member appointed by Selwyn Township
  • Thomas E. Campbell - Public Member appointed by Selwyn Township
  • Councillor Anita Locke - Selwyn Township Council Representative
  • Alec Denys - Public Member appointed by Peterborough County
  • Councillor Carolyn Amyotte - Peterborough County Council Representative
  • Angie Chittick, Clerk - Selwyn Township Staff
  • Kari Stevenson - Peterborough County Staff
Committee of Adjustment

The Committee 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
Economic Development & Business Committee

The role of the Economic Development & Business Committee (EDBC) is 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 Committee is comprised of two Council representatives and is made up of a maximum of eight members from the community at large representing a variety of business sectors and organizations. The Committee is also supported by Township staff.  

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

2019-2022 Members:

  • Diana Carter
  • Dave Cavanagh
  • Rick Hickson
  • Fred Koster
  • Erin McLean
  • Troy Pearcy
  • Donna Rork
  • Pat Smith
  • Mayor Andy Mitchell - Council Representative
  • Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis - Council Representative
  • Angela Chittick - Staff
  • Leisha Newton - Staff
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.

2019-2022 Members:

  • Glen Bilton
  • Murray Kidd
  • Lorna Plunkett
  • Tara Bullock
  • Andrew Fordham
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
  • Tania Goncalves - Staff
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 meet monthly (excluding July/August).

2019-2022 Members:

  • Julie Dillon
  • Kerri Davies
  • Rosellen Hickey
  • Judy Hyland
  • Barbara Jinkerson
  • Anna Thompson
  • Kathleen Whiteley
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne - Council Representative
  • Mayor Andy Mitchell - Council Representative  
Parks & 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
  • Eric Thornley
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne
  • Councillor Gerry Herron
  • Mike Richardson - Staff 
  • Tania Goncalves - Staff
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.

2019-2022 Members:

  • Glen Bilton
  • Murray Kidd
  • Lorna Plunkett
  • Tara Bullock
  • Andrew Fordham
Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board

The role of the Smith-Ennismore Police Services Board (SEPSB) is to advise the OPP with respect to policing services within the Municipality. The Board generally makes recommendations on objectives and priorities for police services and works with the OPP 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
  • Tania Goncalves - Staff
Trails Advisory Committee

The 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 is comprised of three members of the public; two members of Council; one citizen member from the Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee, and one citizen member from the B.E.L. Rotary Club. The Committee is also supported by Township staff.

Members meet monthly (excluding July/August).

2019-2022 Members:

  • Yvonne Spradbrow
  • Ian Deslauriers
  • Michele Kadwell-Chalmers
  • James Nelson
  • Councillor Gerry Herron - Council Representative
  • Tony Davidson - B.E.L. Rotary Club representative
  • David Walsh - Lakefield Trail Committee representative
  • Mike Richardson - Staff
  • Tania Goncalves - Staff
Working Groups/Ad-hoc Committees

From time-to-time the Township develops working groups or ad-hoc committees to explore a specific issue, topic or task.

These groups/committees can be composed of Council members, private citizens, business owners etc. depending on the topic or need.

The group or committee is generally dissolved after the completion of the task or full review of the issue/topic.

Current Selwyn working groups/ad-hoc committees:

Wild Rice Communication Group

The objectives and composition of the group can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Group Members:

  • Mayor Andy Mitchell
  • Councillor Donna Ballantyne
  • Selwyn C.A.O Janice Lavalley
  • Larry Wood
  • Ron Bailey
  • Alan Easton
  • Bob Brown (alternate)

Agendas & Minutes from Wild Rice Communication Group Meetings

Short-term Rental Stakeholder Consultation Group

The objectives and composition of the group can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Group Members:

  • Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis
  • Councillor Gerry Herron
  • Sandra Burri
  • Glenn Empey
  • Mike Fortin
  • Dave Koch
  • Sunny Montgomery

Agendas & Minutes from Short-term Rental Stakeholder Consultation Group Meetings

Building & Planning Ad-Hoc Committee 

The objectives and composition of the group can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Group Members:

  • Mayor Andy Mitchell
  • Deputy Mayor Sherry Senis
  • Dan Caldwell
  • Roger Glover
  • Richard Hagg
  • Randy Kingdon
  • Cindy Windover

Agendas & Minutes from Building & Planning Ad-Hoc Committee Meetings

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