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Boards and Committees

Boards and committees provide advice and recommendations to Council. Most committees include members of the public, and members of Council.

Some advisory committees are provincially legislated, while others are created by Council to address a specific topic or facility. Advisory committees or task forces may be created on a temporary basis with a specific end date.

Each advisory committee must adhere to a clearly defined mandate and Terms of Reference approved by Council. All committees must provide a report to Council that outlines their work plan and results at least once per year. They must also post all meeting agendas and minutes online.

If you're interested in serving on a City Board or Committee, visit our Join a Board or Committee page.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee (KLAAC) is a provincially mandated committee of Council. Each member appointed by Council to provide advice on accessibility for people with disabilities and the accessibility standards enacted under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. People with disabilities must make up at least half of the Committee.

Use our calendar to keep track of upcoming Accessibility Advisory Committee meetings.

Airport Board 

The Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport Board is established as a corporate body and, subject to the provisions of the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport Board By-law 2010-100, is entrusted with the business.

Use our calendar to keep track of upcoming Airport Board meetings.

Agricultural Development Advisory Board

The Agriculture Development Advisory Board (ADAB) is a volunteer board appointed by City Council. ADAB will provide advice and assistance to Council and Economic Development to optimize economic opportunities available to and within the City by working towards the implementation of activities focused on the continued growth and prosperity of the rural areas and agricultural sector of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Use our calendar to keep track of upcoming Agricultural Development Advisory Board.

View the terms of reference for the Agricultural Development Advisory Board.

Bobcaygeon Legacy CHEST Fund Grant Committee

The Bobcaygeon Legacy CHEST Fund Grant Committee's mission is to make recommendations concerning financial assistance through the Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund to non-profit, community based organizations and individuals that provide programs, projects, services, or activities that enhance the quality of life for Bobcaygeon residents in the areas of health, arts, culture, heritage, education and the environment.

View the terms of reference for the Bobcaygeon Legacy CHEST Fund Grant Committee.

Download the Legacy CHEST Fund Application Form

Coboconk Railway Station Restoration Committee

The Coboconk Railway Station Restoration Committee's mission is to oversee and administer the continuing restoration of the Coboconk Railway Station as a heritage and cultural museum highlighting the significance of the Shedden Area. It also manages the Coboconk Railway Station facility with volunteers and in the most cost-effective way while maximizing community use of the facility and its surrounding lands.

View the terms of reference for the Coboconk Railway Station Restoration Committee.

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment is a Planning Committee that approves or denies Minor Variance applications to the Zoning By-laws. The committee does this by applying four tests to determine if the variance is minor and should be approved. The committee also makes decisions on land severances. 

 

Drainage Board

The Drainage Board reviews all petitions for Municipal Drainage filed with the City Clerk and makes recommendations to Council as to whether the petition should proceed or not and, if it is recommended to proceed, further recommend the engineer or engineering firm to be appointed from the pre-approved list of qualified engineers. The Board holds the Drainage Consideration Meeting and the Court of Revision. The term of this Board is the same as the term of Council.

Environmental Advisory Committee

The City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee's (CKLEAC) mission is to advise Council and educate the public on issues that impact the environment of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

View the terms of reference for the Environmental Advisory Committee.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is established to allow an opportunity for senior staff to review and vet issues with members of Council in the preliminary stages of the issue and vice versa.

View the terms of reference for the Executive Committee.

Fenelon Falls Museum Board

The Fenelon Falls Museum Board's mission is to manage the Fenelon Falls Museum facility with volunteers in the most cost-effective way while maximizing community use of the facility and its surrounding lands.

View the terms of reference for the Fenelon Falls Museum Board.

Fenelon Landfill Public Review Committee

The Fenelon Landfill Public Review Committee (PRC) serves as a point for discussion of information regarding the operation of the Fenelon landfill site, including environmental monitoring, maintenance, complaint resolution and new approvals or amendments to existing certificates of approval related to the operation of the landfill site. 

View the terms of reference for the Fenelon Landfill Public Review Committee.

Heritage Victoria 

Heritage Victoria is a volunteer Municipal Heritage Committee appointed by Council to assist and advise Council on community heritage matters. They evaluate and recommend candidate sites of cultural heritage value or interest according to the criteria identified in Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (conservation of properties of cultural heritage value or interest) and on the identification of potential Heritage Conservation Districts under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. The committee serves the citizens of Kawartha Lakes by helping to ensure that plans for change and progress are developed in a way that recognizes the historical continuity of their community.

View the terms of reference for the Heritage Victoria Committee.

Joint Cemetery Board

The Joint Cemetery Board provides advice and input on City of Kawartha Lakes cemetery services and supports related local community initiatives such as annual Decoration Days for City-owned cemeteries. They promote the sale of cemetery lots, and give guidance on the provision of cemetery maintenance (includes foundations, setting of markers, staking, grass cutting, and general upkeep).

View the terms of reference for the Joint Cemetery Board.

Library Board

The Kawartha Lakes Public Library Board functions as a Local Board of the City and is appointed by City Council to operate, under the Public Libraries Act, a Public Library system for the municipality.

Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Area

The Lindsay Downtown BIA functions as a Local Board of the City of Kawartha Lakes and represents nearly 150 businesses in the downtown region of Lindsay. The Board of Directors consists of a group of Business and Property Owners, City Councillors, City of Kawartha Lakes Staff Liaisons, who all have the common goal of making Lindsay Downtown a thriving and vibrant place to live, work, and play. For more information, visit the Downtown Lindsay website

Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund Grant Committee

The Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee makes recommendations concerning financial assistance through the Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund to non-profit, community based organizations and single organizations that provide programs, projects, services, or activities that enhance the quality of life for Lindsay residents in the areas of health, arts, culture, heritage, education and the environment.

View the terms of reference for the Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund Grant Committee.

Download the Legacy CHEST Fund Application Form

Lindsay Ops Landfill Public Review Committee

The Lindsay Ops Landfill Public Review Committee (PRC) serves as a point for discussion of information regarding the operation of the Lindsay Ops landfill site, including environmental monitoring, maintenance, complaint resolution and new approvals or amendments to existing Certificates of Approval related to the operation of the landfill site.

Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee

The City of Kawartha Lakes Compliance Municipal Election Audit Committee has full delegation of the authority under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, to address applications requesting an audit of a candidate's election campaign finances. This authority includes, but is not limited to the review of applications and to grant or reject audit requests, appoint an auditor, review the audit report, and decide whether legal proceedings shall be commenced. 

View the terms of reference for the Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee.

Planning Advisory Committee

The Planning Advisory Committee is established by Council under Section 8(1) of the Planning Act, with the delegated authority to hear matters such as Zoning By-law Amendments, Official Plan Amendments, on behalf of Council.

Police Services Board

The Kawartha Lakes Police Services Boards fulfills a major civilian oversight role as per the Police Services Act. With special permission under the Act, the City of Kawartha Lakes has a five member board, whose responsibilities include the appointment of Police Officers, the establishment of objectives and priorities for the police service, the establishment of policies for effective management of the police service, and the hiring and evaluation of the police chief and deputy chiefs.

For more information, visit the Kawartha Lakes Police Service website.

Transit Board 

The Transit Board is responsible for governance oversight of Lindsay Transit and LIMO Specialized Transit operations in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001. The Board vision is to provide safe, reliable and accessible transportation to the Citizens of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

View the terms of reference for the Transit Advisory Board.

Victoria Manor Committee of Management

The Victoria Manor Committee of Management is responsible for governance oversight of Victoria Manor's operations in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 and regulations there under.

View the terms of reference for the Victoria Manor Committee of Management.

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