The Municipality of Central Elgin has several boards and committees of Council designed to improve and shape the future of our community by providing advice and feedback on a variety of issues. Some boards and committees also organize and participate in community events.

The Boards and Committee follow both the Municipality of Central Elgins Advisory Board and Committee Policy as well as the Municipality of Central Elgin Advisory Board and Committee Rules of Procedure.

Current Boards and Committees

Blue Flag Committee

Purpose

The Blue Flag Committee (CEBFBC) is a volunteer Committee. The Blue Flag program is an international eco-label awarded to beaches and marinas. The program began in Europe in 1985 and is administered by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in Denmark. The Canada Blue Flag is operated by Swim Drink Fish. Swim Drink Fish is a nonprofit organization working to connect people with water since 2001.

Terms of Reference

Blue Flag Committee Terms of Reference

Members

The CEBFBC may be composed of a maximum of 7 members as follows:

1 representative from the public

2 members of Council

3 members of staff

1 representative from Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

2022 Members

Andy Gates, Owners of GT's on the Beach in Port Stanley 

Tom Marks, Deputy Mayor 

Colleen Row, Ward 1 Councillor

Geoff Brooks, Director of Infrastructure and Community Services

Ray Ormerod, Fire Rescue Services/Fire Chief

Shannon Zylstra, Communications Specialist

Jennifer Dow, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority Water Conservation Supervisor

Upcoming Meetings

To view the past, and upcoming Blue Flag Committee meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

Community Policing Committee

Purpose

The Central Elgin Community Policing Committee (CECPC) is a volunteer committee. The purpose of the CECPC is to work together with stakeholders in identifying, prioritizing, and problem-solving of local community policing issues on a proactive basis through the sharing of ideas, addressing issues of common concerns and the delivery of programs, in order to preserve and enhance the quality of life and safety in the community.

Terms of Reference

Community Policing Committee Terms of Reference

Members

The CECPC may be composed of a maximum of 11 members as follows:

1 member from each of the 5 wards of the Municipality of Central Elgin

3 members from the Municipality at large

2 members of Council

1 Community Policing Officer

Upcoming Meetings

To view past and upcoming Community Policing Committee meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

 Elgin County Land Division Committee 

Are you interested in joining the Land Division Committee as a representative of Central Elgin? Fill out the online application form today! (Deadline is Monday, December 19, 2022 at 4pm)

Purpose

The Elgin County Land Division Committee receives a variety of consent (severance) applications, which can include the creation of a new lot, additions to a lot, surplus farm dwelling severances and the creation of easements. The Elgin County Land Division Committee has local representatives from each municipality under Elgin County and vote on the decisions of severance applications as well as impose conditions, which must be fulfilled by the applicants. Conditions are recommended by Elgin County staff, conservation authorities, municipal staff and councils.

2022 Members

Dugald Aldred  – The Municipality of West Elgin
Ian Fleck – The Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich
John Andrews – The Township of Southwold
Dennis O’Grady – The Municipality of Central Elgin
Jack Van Kasteren – The Town of Aylmer
Rosemary Kennedy – The Township of Malahide
John Seldon – The Municipality of Bayham

Upcoming Meetings

To view the past and upcoming Land Division Committee meetings please visit the Elgin County Land Division page

 

Environmental Advisory Committee

Purpose

The Environmental Advisory Committee is a volunteer committee. Its purpose is to research and promote environmental concerns and solutions to subsequently set environmental goals and advise Council in implementing those goals as policies of the Municipality of Central Elgin.

Terms of Reference

Environmental Committee Terms of Reference

Members

The CEEC may be composed of a maximum of 12 members as follows:

3 representative from the public

2 members of Council

5 members of staff

1 representative from Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

1 representative from Catfish Creek Conservation Authority

2022 Members

Diane Dubois, Community Member

Julie Berry, Community Member

Sally Martyn, Mayor 

Colleen Row, Ward 1 Councillor, Chair 

Paul Shipway, CAO/Clerk

Geoff Brooks, Director of Infrastructure and Community Services

Alex Piggot, Environmental Services Manager

Trevor Martin, Water/Wastewater Assistant Superintendent

Shannon Zylstra, Communications Specialist

Betsy McClure, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

Dusty Underhill, Catfish Creek Conservation Authority

Upcoming Meetings

To view past and upcoming Environmental Committee meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

Heritage Committee

Purpose

The Heritage Committee is a volunteer committee. Its purpose of the Committee is to: 

  • Establish criteria for the evaluation of properties of architectural and/or historical value or interest, and co-ordinate the submission of all information, recommendations, and advice to Council with regard to the conservation of the Municipality of Central Elgin's heritage;
  • Recommend to Council buildings, lands, or areas worthy of conservation;
  • Initiate, consider, and develop proposals for the preservation, the maintenance, and the restoration of properties designated for preservation;
  • Advise Council, when Council in accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act, consults with the Committee about its intention to:
    • designate a property within the municipality to be of historic or architectural value or interest;
    • repeal a by-law or part thereof designating property;
    • consider a property owner's application to alter the property where the alteration is likely to affect the reason for the designation;
    • consider a property owner's application to demolish or remove any building or structure on such property or to permit such demolition or removal
    • pass a by-law to define the municipality or one or more areas thereof as an area to be examined for future designation as a heritage conservation district and to prepare an official plan amendment with respect to such designation.
  • To implement programs and activities to increase public awareness and knowledge of heritage conservation issues;
  • To advise and assist Council on all matters relating to Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act 1990;
  • To advise and assist Council on any other matters relating to buildings and areas of architectural and/or historical significance

Terms of Reference

Heritage Committee Terms of Reference

Members

The Heritage Committee is composed of a maximum of 11 members as follows:

10 representatives from the public

1 member from each of the 5 wards of the Municipality of Central Elgin if possible

1 member of Council

2022 Members

Dr. Robert Burns, Chair

Craig Cole

Daniel Vasek

Donald Leitch

Jessica Lockhard

John Martyn

John Morrow

Kim Saunders

Sandy Higgs

Sally Martyn, Mayor 

Upcoming Meetings

To view past and upcoming Heritage Committee meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

Purpose

The purpose and goals of the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee are to:

  • advising Council on the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards and the preparation of accessibility reports
  • reviewing site plans and drawings for buildings and facilities
  • providing advice on the preparation of accessibility reports, including the annual accessibility plan, as required under the AODA
  • promoting public awareness and sensitivity
  • educating businesses about providing accessible customer service and meeting the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.

Terms of Reference

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

2022 Members

Doug Mayer, Chair

Arnold Row

Michele Horton

Tom Marks, Deputy Mayor

Dianne Wilson, Deputy Clerk, The Municipality of Central Elgin

Sarah Savoie, County of Elgin, Accessibility Coordinator

Upcoming Meetings

To view past and upcoming Joint Accessibility Committee meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

Port Stanley Business Improvement Association

Purpose

The BIA board of Management and the General Membership strive to improve, beautify and maintain municipally owned lands, buildings and structures while promoting the Business Improvement Area as a business and Retail Trade district.

Policies

A BIA is established through municipal by-law and is governed under The Municipal Act, Sub-Sections 204-215. The Municipal Act requires local board to adopt certain policies, which can be viewed below.

2022 Members

Dustin Allen, Chair

Ted Halwa

Michelle Graham

Colleen Row, Ward 1 Councillor

Archana Gupta-Harit, Central Elgin Director or Finance, Treasurer

Dianne Wilson, Central Elgin Deputy Clerk

Upcoming Meetings

To view past and upcoming Port Stanley BIA meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.