Boards & Committees

The Township of Norwich has several Boards and Committee's. The members are appointed for a term coinciding with that of the appointing Council. Notices are placed in the paper and on the website after each municipal election. This allows residents the opportunity to submit their letters of interest to participate on one of our Boards or Committee's. Members are then appointed shortly after Council's inaugural meeting. 

Police Services Act R.S.O. 1990

Some duties of the board are to; determine objectives and priorities, establish polices, receive regular reports, establish guidelines for dealing with complaints and review the chiefs administration of the complaint process, as well as monitor the chiefs overall performance.

Council appoints one member of the public and one member of council to sit on the board, with the third member being appointed by the Lieutenant Governor

Police Service Board meetings are held in the administration building boardroom on the third Wednesday of each month, excluding May, July and December. 

Police Service Board Agenda's & Minutes



Members


Lori Vermeersch, Councillor Scholten and Gerrit Tenhove (Provincial appointee)


Documents


PSB Rules and Procedures
To oversee the improvement, beautification and maintenance of municipally owned lands, buildings and structures in the area, beyond that generally provided by the expenditures of the municipality and to promote the area as a business or shopping area.

Members


Bob McLean, Maria Davis, April Greenwood, Laura Barker, Kevin McLean, Mardy Fransen and Councillor DePlancke


Documents


Terms of Reference;
Once the Clerk has determined the validity of the request for fence viewers, a viewing is scheduled. The arbitration process is applicable when: no fence exists on a boundary line and one owner wants a new fence constructed or where a line fence exists and one owner believes it requires repair or reconstruction. In these situations, the fence viewers are only authorized to address one or both of the following issues: the apportionment of responsibility for the fencing work; or the description of the fence that is to be constructed or reconstructed o the boundary line, including the materials to be used.


Members


Peter Vanderweerd, David Kerr


Documents


Fenceviewers By-law 52-2011
This group fundraises and dedicates time and effort into the beautification and maintenance of the Otterville Park. They also handle rentals for events in the Pavilion and Park

Members


Kerrie Gill, Robert McQuiggan, Helen Davis, Trish Scholten, Gail Lewis, Jennifer Grant, Susan DeRoo, Deborah Stubbs and Councillor John Scholten


Documents


Terms of Reference



Members


Dave Topham, Lois Topham, Ruth Storey, Dianne Haycok, Jackie Robinson and Councillor Palmer


Documents


Terms of Reference

Mandate - “Support of the Pioneer Rooms to insure continued use of the Pioneer Rooms by the youth and community of Norwich Township”

The group fundraises and dedicates time to facility improvements.



Members


Bonnie Lazenby, Bob Lazenby, Robert Hird, Teena Hird, Dave Armstrong, Judy Armstrong, Susan Hampson, Eileen Alyea, Liz Buchanan, Wayne Buchanan and Councillor Alan Dale


Documents


Terms of Reference
To advise and assist Council on matters relating to Parts IV (the designation of properties) and V (designation of heritage conservation districts) of the Ontario Heritage Act.This Committee has been working towards publishing a book on local architecture and has developed a recognition program for buildings to acknowledge ‘historical significance’

Members


Marie Avey, Heather Gennalls, Gail Lewis, Joyce Pettigrew, Helen Davis, Councillor Scholten and Youth Advisor - Harrison Lackenbauer


Documents


Terms of Reference
The Committee is to oversee and administer the ongoing operation of the Woodlawn Adult Centre. They are responsible for the formation of operational policy, establishing proposed rental rates, supervising the ongoing operation of the centre, ensuring property maintenance is carried out as required.

Members


Nancy Rebelo, Mae Leonard, Barb Davis, Linda Hofman, Joan McQuiggan, Gail Lewis, Sharon Garner and Councillor Jim Palmer


Documents


Terms of Reference
If an owner or occupants received an order to demolish or repair a structure and/or property they can appeal the order to the Property Standards Committee. Upon receipt of an appeal, notice is given to affected individuals/organizations and a hearing is held. After the hearing the Committee may confirm the order, modify it, rescind it or may extend the compliance deadline provided the general intent and purpose of the Property Standards By-law and the Official Plan are maintained.

Members


Douglas Buck and David Kerr


Documents



To be appointed annually (based on the host village location) to act as facilitator for the annual Canada Day festivities, by: engaging the community to provide a free event that is accessible to all residents, fundraising, securing grants and creating promotional materials. 


The Host Villages will be as follows:
2016 - Springford
2017 - Otterville
2018 - Oxford Centre
2019 - Burgessville
2020 - Norwich



Members





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Canada Day Committee
The committee reviews and provides input into issues, policies, training and retrofit plans/drawings. The committee also advises Council about the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of the Annual Municipal Accessibility Plan. 

Members


Ray Sambrooks, David Kerr, Pauline Jackson and Wendy Martin


Documents


Terms of Reference