Each year The Town of Renfrew Council appoints elected officials and citizens to various boards and committees. Some of the boards and committees are established by The Town of Renfrew Bylaws, while others are established by external entities. These boards and committees may be delegated certain duties and powers that may be advisory or decision making in nature. For more information and to show expression of interest in joining one of the Boards please contact the Clerks Department by calling 613.432.4848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Committees and Boards associated with the Town of Renfrew:
Committee of Adjustment members are appointed under the authority of the Planning Act, the Committee of Adjustment considers the merits of applications under Section 45 of the Planning Act (e.g. minor variance, permission) for the Town of Renfrew. Approvals do not require Council endorsement, but can be appealed.
The Development & Works Committee provides guidance and advice to Council and Department staff on policy and level of service priorities so that the programs delivered by the Department of Development & Works may be refined to meet established budget targets. The Committee also advises on matters requiring resolution with respect to infrastructure, and all activities under the Development and Works Department.
The Economic Development & Tourism Committee is established to provide advice and strategic direction to Council concerning business promotion, development and Tourism matters. The Committee advises Council on policies, procedures and strategic directions that should be considered for the purposes of fostering and advancing economic, business and tourism opportunities for the promotion of the Town of Renfrew. The Committee will promote the Town of Renfrew and Area as a destination that offers the friendship and hospitality of rural Ontario. The Committee will research any available grants to help promote economic development and tourism.
The Finance Committee examines and reviews the annual budget, providing advice and guidance. The Finance Committee makes recommendations to council on adoption of the budget, and on all other matters pertaining to Municipal finance.
The Fire Committee provides advice and support on requirements for the Fire Hall, fire fighting and related equipment and clothing (including fire trucks) and recommends programs designed to enhance public relations through fire prevention, fire inspection programs, training programs, mutual aid, Fire protection agreements, Fire Department communications (including dispatch), emergency plan preparation and updates, 911 response system, building inspection services.
The Human Resources Committee prepares proposals for Council to deal with the resolution of Human resource issues and makes recommendations to deal with all other personnel matters (including performance review, wages, benefits, etc.).
The Renfrew Library Board ensures that comprehensive and efficient public library services reflect the community’s needs. The Public Library Board is a legal corporation with the authority to make policy and govern the Library’s affairs under the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990
The Parks & Recreation Committee provides advice to the Department of Parks & Recreation on all aspects of leisure and recreation services offered through the Department by the Town and other agencies under the auspices of the Town. The Committee advises on the conceptual planning of park services, the creation of park development policies, including public open spaces and their acquisition, and the development and review of agreements that provide for the usage of parks and other Town recreational facilities, advises on the development of programs aimed at celebrating current and historic cultural strengths of the community, creates policies to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery of parks and recreation services, consults on the provision and use of recreation facilities. The Committee also determines the recreational needs and wants of community groups, and establishes priorities for future development, assists, encourages and provides advisory services on request to all groups, organizations or persons carrying on recreational activities in the Town and keeps the residents of the Town aware of the recreational opportunities which are available.
The Planning Advisory Committee will provide a thorough review of all issues and considerations with a focus on the needs of development within the Town of Renfrew. The Committee provides recommendations to Council for proposed Zoning By-Law amendments, Official Plan amendments, and other planning matters including Plan of Sub-Division Agreements and Site Plan Control Agreements. The Committee will also advise Council in the preparation of new Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-Law documents, in addition to property standards development.
To oversee the operation of the Town of Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.