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Committee Volunteers Required

Feb 28, 2019 | Clerk | Public Notice

After each municipal election, Orangeville Town Council appoints citizens to various boards and committees that make decisions or advise Council on a variety of matters. 

The term of the appointment is four years, concurrent with the term of Council.  Most committees meet monthly.  Each committee, at its first meeting, determines the schedule of meetings for the new term. 

Subject to Council approval, residents, property owners, business owners and employees of businesses in the Town of Orangeville are eligible to serve on committees.

The Town is seeking volunteers for the following committees.

Access Orangeville/Seniors Committee

Pursuant to the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Orangeville Accessibility and Seniors Advisory Committee shall,

  • advise Council about the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards and the preparation of accessibility reports and such other matters for which Council may seek its advice under subsection (5) of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act;
  • review in a timely manner the site plans and drawings described in section 41 of the Planning Act that the committee selects; and
  • perform all other functions that are specified in the regulations.

The committee may also provide advice on matters Council is considering which affect persons with disabilities, seniors and other citizens with access issues, and report to Council or to another committee designated by Council for that purpose.

Business and Economic Development Advisory Committee (BEDAC)

The Business and Economic Development Advisory Committee (BEDAC) will:

  • advise Council on the Economic Development and Culture plans and how to best achieve its economic goals
  • advise and make recommendations to Council regarding policies, strategies and implementation plans to support and enhance the Town of Orangeville’s business and economic development, tourism and cultural programs
  • assist the administration of the Town of Orangeville to implement Town Council approved Business and Economic Development Plans.

Committee of Adjustment/Property Standards Committee/Dog Designation Appeal Committee

The citizens appointed to the Committee of Adjustment will also serve on the Property Standards Appeal Committee/Dog Designation Appeal Committee.  During the 2014-2018 term of Council, there were no meetings of the Property Standards Committee and one meeting of the Dog Designation Appeal Committee.

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment makes decisions on:

  • requests for minor variances from the provisions of the Town’s Zoning By-law
  • requests for consent with respect to severing property to create a new lot or form a lot addition
  • easements or entering into an agreement or lease that extends for more than 21 years

and reviews applications for validation of title.

Property Standards Committee

This quasi-judicial committee hears appeals by persons who have been issued Orders under the Property Standards By-law of the Town which establishes the minimum levels of maintenance of properties and buildings in the municipality and considers requests to confirm, modify or rescind an order to demolish, repair or to extend the time for complying with an order under the property standards bylaw.

Dog Designation Appeal Committee

Pursuant to Animal Control By-law (No. 68-2000, as amended, and any successor by-laws), the Property Standards Committee also acts as the Dog Designation Appeal Committee and considers appeals of Notices to Muzzle issued pursuant to the provisions of such by-law.

Cultural Plan Task Force

The Committee contributes to decision making and progress of arts and cultural development within the Town of Orangeville through the advancement of the Town’s Municipal Cultural Plan “Orangeville’s Cultural Advantage” and issues relating to arts and culture.

Heritage Orangeville

Heritage Orangeville provides advice and recommendations to Council on:

  • matters relating to the identification or designation of properties of cultural heritage value or interest as well as the designation of heritage conservation districts pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act;
  • promoting awareness, education, stewardship and conservation of Orangeville’s heritage;
  • establishing partnerships with heritage groups and organizations; and
  • promoting excellence and recognition in the heritage community.

Orangeville Sustainability Advisory Committee (OSAC)

OSAC assists in the development, implementation and promotion of environmentally sustainable practices within the Town of Orangeville to reduce the Town’s environmental impact and improve the quality of life of its residents including:

  • urban food systems (e.g. community gardens)
  • active transportation awareness and infrastructure (e.g. cycling)
  • waste reduction initiatives (garbage, recycling and composting)
  • water conservation and stewardship, air quality, energy conservation
  • urban forestry improvements and initiatives (e.g. tree planting)
  • assisting with implementation of the Town’s Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan

Application Forms are available from the reception desk at the municipal offices, or the Town’s website (Town Hall, Council, Committees, Boards and Committees Application).

If you require further information, please contact Susan Lankheit, Deputy Clerk, at 941-0440 Ext. 2223, email [email protected].


Completed applications must be received in the Clerk’s Division, Municipal Offices, 87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1K1, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.