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5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Committee Appointments

The Township of Essa Council appoints members of the community to assist the municipality in sitting on the various committees and boards for the Council term.

The Township of Essa is not currently accepting applications to sit on committees, as each Committee term runs for four years (consecutive to Council term).  Please check back later.​​

Committee Descriptions​​​

Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)
If you have an interest in taking an active role in creating a barrier-free Township, we invite you to consider serving on the Accessibility Advisory Committee.  The Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires that the majority of Committee members be persons with disabilities.  The Committee is comprised of volunteers from the community, a member of Council with administrative assistance from the Clerk's Department.  The Committee meets quarterly, four times per year, or at the call of the Chair.  Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are approximately one to two hours in length.  Honorarium to be determined.

Committee of Adjustment (COA)
If you have an interest in land use planning, land severance and minor variances, we invite you to consider serving on the Committee of Adjustment.  The Committee is comprised of five volunteers from the community with administrative assistance from the Planning and Development Department.  The Committee meets monthly on the fourth Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. or can meet at another time agreed by the Committee members.  The meetings are approximately two hours in length.  Members receive an honorarium of $85.00 per meeting and $40.00 for attending site visits.

Essa Public Library Board
If you have an interest in literacy, lifelong learning and cultural programs, we invite you to consider serving on the Essa Public Library Board.  The Library Board is comprised of seven volunteers from the community, a member of Council and the CEO/Chief Librarian.  The Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month, ten times a year.  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are approximately two hours in length.  

Parks and Recreation
If you have an interest in recreation, we invite you to consider serving on the Parks and Recreation Committee.  The Committee is comprised of five members from the community and one member of Council with administrative assistance from the Manager of Parks and Recreation.  The Committee meets quarterly, or at the call of the Chair.  Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are approximately two hours in length. Honorarium to be determined

Healthy Community Committee (HCC)
If you have an interest in planning for trails, sidewalks and public spaces within the Township for the purpose of creating a healthier community, we invite you to consider serving on the Healthy Community Committee.  The Committee is comprised of volunteers from the community, a representative of the Simcoe County District Health Unit and a member of Council with administrative assistance from the Planning and Development Department.  The Committee meets four times per year.  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday evenings and are approximately two hours in length. Honorarium to be determined.

Economic Development Committee (EDC)
If you have an interest in promoting growth in Essa's commercial and industrial sectors while also supporting existing business, we invite you to consider serving on the Economic Development Committee.  The Committee is comprised of business owners or operators from the community, a representative of CFB Borden and a member of Council with administrative assistance from the Planning and Development Department.  The Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are approximately two hours in length.  Honorarium to be determined.

Fenceviewers
If you have a background in negotiations, arbitrations and fencing issues, we invite you to consider serving as a fenceviewer.  Fenceviewers respond to calls from the Clerk's Department to investigate complaints in accordance with the Line Fences Act.  Guided by the Statutory Powers Procedure Act and the Line Fences Act, fenceviewers respond to situations regarding the placement of fences and also where a tree from either property falls on the line fence.  Fenceviewers receive an honorarium of $50.00 per occurrence.

Livestock Evaluators
If you have a background in the agricultural sector, we invite you to consider serving as a Livestock Evaluator.  Livestock Evaluators respond to the loss of livestock by farmers in the Township to determine the value of claim to be awarded based on the evidence presented in accordance with Livestock, Poultry and Honey Bee Protection Act.  Livestock Evaluators receive an honorarium of $50.00 per evaluation.​

Related

Accessibility Advisory Committee Meetings and Minutes

Committee of Adjustment Meetings and Minutes

Economic Development Committee Meetings and Minutes

Essa Public Library Meetings and Minutes

Healthy Community Committee Meetings and Minutes

Parks and Recreation Meetings and Minutes