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Boards and Sub-Committees

Citizen committees provide Council and staff with input about a wide variety of subjects through discussions, presentations and recommendations. Some committees also organize and participate in community events. Becoming a member of a citizen committee offers residents a unique chance to volunteer their highly valued skills and knowledge to strengthen our shared sense of community. We value and applaud the citizens who participate on these committees!

Accessibility Advisory Committee
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Ameliasburgh Ward Scholarship Ad Hoc Committee
Audit Committee
Cemetery Advisory Committee
Community Development Commission
Community Grant Program Committee
Environmental Ad Hoc Committee
Fence Viewers
Healthcare Advisory Committee
Heritage Advisory Committee
Livestock Evaluators
Master Fire Plan Working Ad Hoc Committee
Museum Advisory Committee
Picton BIA Board of Management
Picton Harbour Development Concept Subcommittee
Police Services Board
Prince Edward-Lennox & Addington Social Services
Property Standards Committee
Public Library Board
Tip of the Bay Boardwalk Ad Hoc Committee
Traffic Committee
Youth Park Ad Hoc Committee

County Appointment to External Agencies

Cultural Roundtable
Councillor Alec Lunn

Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit Board
Councillor Bev Campbell
Councillor Heather Campbell

Hastings Quinte Emergency Services Committee
Councillor Barb Proctor

PEC Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Public web-site
Councillor Jamie Forrester

Prince Edward Region Watershed Advisory Board
Ray Hobson
John Thompson

Quinte Conservation Authority
Councillor Jim Dunlop
Councillor Janice Maynard
Councillor Barb Proctor
John Drechsler
George Underhill

Quinte Health Care Advisory Members
Sharon Balsys
Margaret Walker
Bill Roberts

Quinte Region Source Protection Committee
Sandra Latchford
For more information contact Quinte Region Source Protection Committee

Quinte Waste Solutions Centre & South Hastings Waste Services Board
Councillor Barry Turpin
Councillor Barb Proctor (alternate)


Boards and Sub-Committees

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Duties and Functions: To provide advice to Council each year about the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of the municipality’s accessibility plan. They meet as required, a minimum of three (3) times a year.

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Agricultural Advisory Committee

Duties and Functions: To provide information and recommendations to Council regarding agricultural matters, as required by Council. They meet as required.

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Ameliasburgh Ward Scholarship Ad Hoc Committee

Duties and Functions: The Committee has contact with area schools notifying students of scholarship and criteria. The Committee meets as required to consider the applicants and to recommend scholarships to students in Ameliasburgh Ward.

 

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Audit Committee

Duties and Functions: The Audit Committee shall promote an appropriate environment for the management of public funds and a high level of accountability and ensure compliance with laws, regulations and municipal policies. The Audit Committee shall be responsible to Council for all audit matters and those items resulting from any communications from the external auditor. The Audit Committee shall meet quarterly, and at any other time, as directed by Council. The Committee will report and make recommendations to the Committee of the Whole, in conjunction with regularly scheduled meetings contained within the Finance Policy, or as called by the Mayor.

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Cemetery Advisory Committee

Duties and Functions: The Prince Edward County Cemetery Advisory Committee is responsible for the administration, management, care, maintenance, and improvement of all municipal cemeteries in the County of Prince Edward in accordance with the Cemeteries Act (revised), R.S.O. 1990, Chapter C.4. The Committee will engage and appoint managers, employees or agents to carry out the instructions of the Committee.  The Committee and the Clerk will keep registers, records, and books as are necessary for properly recording all acts, interment rights certificates and matters pertaining to the cemeteries. They meet at the call of the chair.

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Community Development Commission

Mandate:
Explore mandates and roles of community development partners, identify duplication and gaps in service supports and delivery for the community

Identify the service, the level and the appropriate entity best able to deliver and recommend funding levels;

Prepare for Council approval a strategic plan for community development in the County to guide long and short-term development of the County having regard to the Official Plan, the Secondary Plans, the Corporate Strategic Plan and the Community Improvement Plan

Identify and conduct activities relating to business and industry retention, expansion and attraction

Develop communications, marketing and promotion strategies for the Municipality and identify delivery methods

Recommend to Council Municipal financial resources required for community development

Make appropriate recommendations to Council regarding community and economic development policy, programming and action planning

  • Explore opportunities to infuse financial stability into the County’s built heritage attractions, non-profit and volunteer organizations

Encourage and facilitate organizations, institutions and individuals within the community to be involved in joint ventures, partnerships and other cooperative efforts to improve the community economically, socially, culturally, and environmentally

Identify methods to collaborate and liaise with the myriad of ancillary community partners and resources who may participate on Sub-Committees, to ensure feedback and input from the broader community expertise on specific topics and issues in determining objectives 

Network with government agencies and participate in regional economic planning activities when appropriate

Ensure ongoing public consultation with respect to community and economic development needs and recommend appropriate actions if necessary

Ensure alignment of  the objectives in the Council Community Development Strategic Plan, the Official Plan, the Secondary Plans and the Corporate Strategic Plan related to community development, and

Revisit Commission structure after one year to evaluate efficacy

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Community Grant Program Committee

Duties and Functions: To address the requests from local community groups/organizations for financial assistance and/or in kind support (through waiving facility fees or staff services) in a transparent, fair and equitable manner; To review and evaluate requests based on criteria outlined in the Community Grant Program Information and Guidelines.

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Environmental Ad Hoc Committee

Purpose: To be developed.

 

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Fence Viewers

Duties and Functions: To carry out the provisions of the Line Fences Act, R.S.O. 1990 for the purpose of resolving disputes between neighbouring landowners regarding the construction and maintenance of fences, reporting to the County’s Chief Building Official/By-law Enforcement Officer. They meet as required.

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Line Fences Act

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Heritage Advisory Committee

Duties and Functions: The mandate of the Heritage Advisory Committee is to advise Council on all matters relating to the protection and promotion of the County’s heritage resources, including significant architectural, cultural, historical, archaeological or scientific interest within the County according to Part IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act. They meet monthly (usually the second Tuesday of the month).

Heritage Property Designation Archaeology in the County
Heritage Links History and Cultural Landscape
Historic Walking Tours Natural Heritage
Committee Members Ontario Ministry of Culture Heritage Property Designations
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Heritage Property Designation

Why Designate A Heritage Property?
1.

To recognize its heritage value.
We value the historical, architectural, cultural and natural heritage of our communities. In order to tangibly recognize this value, properties are designated and a register of designated properties is kept by the County.

2. To preserve its heritage characteristics.
Designation helps to preserve the property so that it may be appreciated and enjoyed by future generations.
3. To gain local, Provincial and National recognition of the heritage property.
Every designated property is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Culture and is entered into the Ontario Heritage Properties Database which is fully accessible by the public. In addition, every designated property is eligible for inclusion in the Government of Canada's Canadian Register of Historic Places.
4. To access financial assistance.
Only designated heritage properties will be able to access government programs of financial assistance for preservation and restoration purposes.
5. Designation does NOT:
• impose additional expenses on the owner
• prohibit building alterations or additions
• forbid demolition of a heritage building
• negatively affect the resale value of the property


The Designation Process:
1. An individual property owner or group of citizens contacts PEHAC, or the County planning department or County council will a proposal to designate a property.
2. PEHAC undertakes an assessment of the property's heritage value and prepares a report containing the possible reasons for designation.
3. The form, Request for Heritage Designation, is completed by the property owner and submitted to the County Planning Department.
4. Once PEHAC recommends designating the property, County Council votes on the recommendation.
5. If the recommendation is accepted, the property owner is informed and a "Notice of Intention to Designate" is published in the local newspaper.
6. If there are no objections from the public within 30 days of the Notice, County Council is able to enact a by-law designating the property.
7. The by-law is registered at the Land Registry office, the owner of the property is notified, and an announcement is published in the local newspaper.
8. Any major alterations to a designated property must be approved by PEHAC, the County Planning Department, and County Council.


Walking Tour brochures are available online, here:
  Macaulays Johnsons Ferguson Bloomfield Barley Barker

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Heritage Links

Prince Edward County Genealogy
Loyalist Parkway Association
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario

Ontario Archaeological Association

Ontario Ministry of Culture, Heritage Branch
Canadian Register of Historic Places
Heritage Canada Foundation

Prince Edward County Museums
Quinte Conservation
Community Heritage Ontario

Ontario Heritage Foundation

UNESCO World Heritage

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Healthcare Advisory Committee

Duties and Functions:  To act as a liaison between the County and the health service providers within the municipality; to support "needs and services matching" within the municipality; to improve understanding and communications between Council, the community and health service providers; and, to advise Council on health care matters requiring municipal attention.

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Livestock Evaluators

Duties and Functions: To document any reported incidences of livestock kills for reporting to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. They meet as required.

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Livestock, Poultry & Honey Bee Protection Act

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Master Fire Plan Working Ad Hoc Committee

Duties and Functions: To develop a comprehensive Master Fire Plan, with the support of the Office of the Fire Marshal.

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Museum Advisory Committee

Statement and Purpose:  The Museum Advisory Committee is established to provide volunteer input and expertise for the Museums of Prince Edward County within the jurisdiction of the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The County of Prince Edward Museum Advisory Committee shall advise and make recommendations to Council through the Recreation, Parks and Culture Committee on matters dealing with:
1.     Promoting public appreciation of the rich historical heritage of the communities within the County of Prince Edward.
2.     Encouraging the preservation of the County's heritage in all forms and processes, including but not limited to written records, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, film footage, sound recordings, and documentary art.
3.     Providing input into the strategic objectives, action plan and annual review of the museums' long term strategic plan.
4.     Developing and implementing fundraising initiatives to assist with capital repairs/upgrades and exhibit development.
5.     Developing and implementing special projects furthering public awareness of and enjoyment of the heritage of the County and its people.
6.     Developing policies and practices relating to:  museum operations, programming, marketing, financial management, volunteer management, collection management and conservation of artifacts.

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Picton BIA Board of Management

Duties and Functions: All properties within the Corporate limits of the Town of Picton are designated an improvement area for the purpose of improving, beautifying and maintaining municipally owned lands, buildings and structures and the promotion of the area as a business or shopping area. A sum sufficient to pay the cost of improvement, beautification, maintenance and promotion for the improvement area as contained in estimates approved by Council for the year shall be levied and borne by persons assessed for business assessment in the improvement area. They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., Committee Room, Shire Hall.

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Picton Harbour Development Concept Subcommittee

Duties and Functions: To advise the Community Development Commission on tourism opportunities, buisness and residential development opportunities, potential land acquisition opportunities, growth opportunity, access requirements and needed amenities.

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Police Services Board

Duties and Functions: The County of Prince Edward Services Board acts in accordance with the Police Services Act. Ch.P.15 as amended by the Statutes of Ontario 1997, Ch.8. They meet monthly, or as required.

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Property Standards Committee

Duties and Functions: The purpose of the Property Standards Committee is to conduct a hearing and make decisions regarding all appeals received by the County’s Chief Building Official/By-law Enforcement Officer pertaining to orders issued pursuant to the County’s Property Standards By-law 317-1999, as amended. The County’s Property Standards By-law 317-1999 prescribes minimum standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property within the municipality. They meet as required.

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Property Standards By-law No. 317-1999

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Public Library Board

Duties and Functions: The County of Prince Edward Library Board is responsible for the management and direction of the public libraries of the County of Prince Edward in accordance with the Public Libraries Act, RSO 1990, c 44, as amended. The library board meets once a month.

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Traffic Committee

Purpose:  To provide information and recommendations to the Committee of the Whole regarding the safe operation and use of public highways.

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Youth Park Ad Hoc Committee

Duties and Functions: To assist staff and/or Council as required with determining operational practices, improvements, environmental enhancements, changes and events/activities at the Youth Park.

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