Boards and Committees

Boards and Committees

Full list of 2018 Committees and Members

Below is more information on various Committees of Council.

NOTE: Mayor George Bridge, an Ex-Officio member on all Committees.

TERM: Unless otherwise noted members are appointed for terms from date of adoption of the approving By-law for Schedule “A” until the end of the Council term to which the appointment applies.


Accessibility Committee:  

Information Group with Wellington County to provide information to Council on implementation of Provincial Accessibility Legislation.

Matthew Lubbers, Accessibility Coordinator


Clifford Jamesway Manor Representative: 

Non-Profit Housing Corporation responsible for residential facility in Clifford.

Councillor Jean Anderson
Dianne Lawless


Committee of Adjustment:

Quasi-judicial Board responsible for minor variances, change or expansion of non-conforming uses and other matters as provided for under the Planning Act.

All of Council, Mayor George Bridge, (Chair)
Bill White- Secretary
Gordon Duff - Alternate Secretary


Clifford

Clifford Revitalization Committee:

Provides advice to the Economic Development Committee regarding community development initiatives in the Clifford urban area.

Councillor Jean Anderson
Jerrica Li
Isabel Senek
Don Senek
Craig Thompson
Karen Dowler
Wendy Albrect
Belinda Wick-Graham
Taylor Keunen


Harriston DRC logo

Harriston Revitalization Committee: 

Provides advice to the Economic Development Committee regarding community development initiatives in the Harriston urban area.

Councillor David Turton
John Mock
Randy Martin
Sandra Martin
Tony Tsotros
Geoff Gunson
Lisa Leslie
Krista Fisk
Ken Rogers
Cheryl Bell
Raissa Rogers
Belinda Wick-Graham
Taylor Keunen


Palmerston DRC logo

Palmerston Revitalization Committee:

Provides advice to Economic Development Committee regarding community development initiatives in the Palmerston urban area.

Councillor Ron Elliott
JoAnne Caughill
Bob McEachern
Connie Robinson
Barbara Burrows
Susan Forbes
Wayne Martin
Paul Brown
Terry Cormack
Jurgen Stemmer
Belinda Wick-Graham
Taylor Keunen


Treasures of Minto

Cultural Roundtable:

Provides information and advice to Council regarding implementation of the Cultural Plan and general cultural development activities in the Town.

Councillor Mary-Lou Colwell
Councillor Jean Anderson
Chair Peggy Raftis
Caitlin Hall
Andrew Gowan
Megan Raftis
Brooke McLean
John Cox
Belinda Wick-Graham
Taylor Keunen


Minto Farmers’ Market: 

Assists with the growth and development of the Farmers’ Market in Palmerston.

Councillor Judy Dirksen
Katie Baarda
Luke Hartung
Crystal Hartung 
Lena Martin
Suelaine Poot  
Bob McEachern  
Taylor Keunen (Market Manager)

 


Minto Youth Action Council logoMinto Youth Action Council:

Assists with the growth and development of opportunities, activities and initiatives for youth in Minto.

Lola Brown
Erin Raftis
Caitlyn Aasman
Charlotte Hale
DJ Campbell
Ian Faris
Sabrina Smallgange
Tyler Bernier
Samantha Wilson

Adult Allies:
Taylor Keunen
Gabby Ieropoli
Megan Raftis


Local Heritage Marker Committee:

To develop the Local Heritage Marker Program.

Bob McEachern
Mark McKenzie
June MacDonald
Bonnie Whitehead
Megan Raftis
Belinda Wick-Graham
Taylor Keunen


Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum CommitteePalmerston Railway Heritage Museum Committee: 

Provides direction and key decision-making on the on-going development of the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum.

Mayor Bridge
Councillor Mary Lou Colwell
Andrew Gowan 
Susan Welsh
Bob McEachern
Chad Martin
Wayne Martin
Delanie Toner
Belinda Wick-Graham
Taylor Keunen


Drinking Water Quality Management Standards (DWQMS) Team:

Meeting at a minimum annually to ensure Town compliance with Provincial Clean Water Legislation is maintained.

Councillor Dave Turton
Todd Rogers, QMS Rep. Compliance Co-ordinator
Wayne Metzger, Water Sewer Foreman
Gordon Duff, Treasurer
Jackie Hymers, Water Clerk


Economic Development and Planning Committee: 

Provides advice to Council on the business retention, attraction and other community development initiatives.

Councillor Mary Lou Colwell
Councillor Jean Anderson
Councillor Ron Elliott
Mayor George Bridge
CAO Bill White
Jonathan Zettler - Chair
Kirk Brownell
Hope Reidt
Gerry Horst
Alison Armstrong
Kelly Schafer
Glen Hall
Jamie Doherty
Belinda Wick-Graham
Taylor Keunen


Finance and Personnel Committee: 

Provides recommendations to Council on the policies and procedures impacting the financial activities of the Town.

All of Council, Councillor Mary-Lou Colwell (Chair)
 


Fire and Emergency Measures Committee:

Provides recommendations to Council on policies and procedures impacting the activities of the Town Service and other emergency measures.

All of Council, Deputy Mayor Ron Faulkner (Chair)


Health Professional Recruitment Committee: 

Provides information and advice to Council regarding the recruitment of physicians and other health care professionals.

Deputy Mayor Ronald Faulkner


Maitland Valley Conservation Authority: 

Appointed to represent the Town on the Board established to govern Authority activities under the Conservation Authorities Act.

Councillor David Turton


Norgan Theatre Board: 

Provides information and advice to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee regarding policies, procedures and activities at the Norgan Theatre.

Councillor Ron Elliott
Scott Mc Fadden (Chair)
Elaine Elliott
Jane Toner
Delanie Toner
Gordon Blyth
Matt Lubbers
Grace Wilson


North Wellington Health Care Board Representative: 

The board of directors are elected and appointed members and, working together with the hospitals senior management team, oversee the activities of both Louise Marshall Hospital and Palmerston and District Hospital.

Councillor Judy Dirksen

Property Standards Committee: 

A quasi judicial body established under the Building Code Act to consider appeals to orders issued under the Property By-law or other violations of certain Ontario Building Code requirements.
Deputy Mayor Ronald Faulkner
George Strachan
Brad Richardson
Dave Burns
Kim Mac Kenzie


Public Works Committee: 

Provides recommendations to Council on the policies and procedures impacting the activities of the Public Works Department including urban services (water and sewer), roads and drainage, and cemeteries.

All of Council, Councillor David Turton (Chair)


Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (P.R.A.C.)

Ron Elliott
Chairman/Council Representative

David Turton
Council Representative

Geoff Gunson
Harriston Representative

Bob McEachern
Palmerston Representative

Dorothy Grotenhuis
Township Representative

Bill Raynard
Clifford Representative

Ryan Fisk
Member at Large

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to recreation in the Town of Minto, feel free to contact the Recreation Department at 519-338-2511 or talk to any member of P.R.A.C.

October 29, 2018 Agenda


Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority: 

Appointed to represent the Town and Wellington North on the Board governing Authority activities under the Conservation Authorities Act.

Wellington North Councillor Steve McCabe


Municipal Representative to the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Source Protection Committee: 

Appointed to represent the Township of Howick, Town of Minto, Township of Wellington North, Municipality of North Perth, Township of Perth East and Township of Mapleton on the Board governing Authority activities under the Conservation Authorities Act

Mark MacKenzie (three year term) 2015-2018


Minto-Mapleton Communities in Motion:

Sandy Turner
Helen Edwards
Joan Heath
Sandra Good


Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority:

Appointed to represent the Town and Wellington North on the Board governing Authority activities under the Conservation Authorities Act.

Wellington North Councillor Steve McCabe


Municipal Representative to the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Source Protection Committee:

Appointed to represent the Township of Howick, Town of Minto, Township of Wellington North, Municipality of North Perth, Township of Perth East and Township of Mapleton on the Board governing Authority activities under the Conservation Authorities Act

Mark MacKenzie (three year term) 2015-2018


Minto Retiree Activity GroupMinto Retirees Visit MPP Randy Pettapiece and the Ontario Legislature in Toronto

Ross Wilkie
Jim Connell
Jean Wallace
Doug Anderson
Lyle Murray
Alieda Murray
Bob Wallace
Jean Wallace
Doddi Reid

The Minto Retiree Activity Group is a collaboration of members from Clifford, Harriston, Palmerston and the former Minto Township. Some of the members are also members of their local senior's club, while others are not. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month with a focus on meeting the needs of seniors in the Town of Minto.


Westario Power:

Provides information to Council and represents the Town at shareholder meetings regarding the operation of Westario Power in the urban areas of the municipality.
 
Mayor George Bridge


Minto Trails Committee:

Provides recommendations to Council to increase usage of the trails and improvements of the trails within Minto

Deputy Mayor Ronald Faulkner
Jill Welsh
Vic Palmer
Rick Rock
Dave Mallett
Susan Forbes
Scotty Forbes
Paul Frayne
Quinn Foerter


Livestock Valuers and Fence Viewers: 

Livestock valuers assess payments to an owner of livestock killed or damaged by a dog, wolf or coyote, while fence viewers settle cost sharing disputes under the Line Fence Act

Barry Heinmiller
Gerald Koeslag
Alan Simpson


Trees for Minto: 

Provide recommendations to Council to increase forest coverage in the watershed, to reduce the carbon footprint, reduce soil erosion and retain floodwaters through natural processes.

Deputy Mayor Ronald Faulkner
Councillor Judy Dirksen
Edwin Martin
Jonas Martin
Paul Martin
Melvin Steckle
Dr. Terry Fisk
Louise Heyming, Grand River Conservation Authority
Rob Johnson, Wellington County Tree Nursery
Bert Von Westerholt
Jared James
Annilene McRobb


LaunchIt Board of Directors:

Provides recommendations to Council on strategic direction and key decision-making on on-going projects and tasks related to the Incubator

Councillor Mary Lou Colwell
Glen Hall
Ryan Koeslag
Calvin Frey
Hope Reidt
Tony Tsotros
John Mock
Bernice Weber-Passcher
Harold Devries
Belinda Wick-Graham
Somer Antonopoulos


Other Appointments not to a Board or Committee

Dog Control Officer:

Richard John Rauwerda

Nuisance Trappers:

(Until October 1, 2018 with current license)
David Herman

Pound Keeper:

Terry Kuipers