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Committees.pngThe Municipality has numerous Committees established by Council. The Standing Committees are comprised of Council members only.

 Standing Committees

General Committee

The Committee reviews and recommends to Council all policy matters related to the business of the Municipality.​

The Committee meets regularly once per month (second Monday of the month) with additional meetings scheduled as deemed necessary from time to time.  The July and August meetings are at the call of the Chair. 

Meeting dates are also subject to change due to statutory holidays, etc. For current information on upcoming meetings please refer to the calendar in the Meetings and Agendas section of this website.


Mayor
Gord​on McKay​​

gmckay​@midland.ca
Deputy Mayor ​​
Mike Ross

mross@midland.ca
Ward 1 Councillors 
Jonathan Main
Geroge J. MacDonald
Patricia File

jmain@midland.ca
gmacdonald@midland.ca
pfile@midland.ca
Ward 2 Councillors
​Glen Canning
​Cody Oschefski
Jack Contin

gcanning@midland.ca
 
coschefski@midland.ca
jcontin@midland.ca
Ward 3 Councillor ​
Stewart Strathearn
​​
sstrathearn@midland.ca

Planning & Development Committee

The Planning and Development Committee is a Council Committee and is comprised of Council members. Staff from the Planning and Engineering Departments are technical resources for the Committee.  The Committee reviews and recommends to Council all matters related to land use planning and development.

The Committee meets regularly once per month on the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the Town of Midland Council Chambers with additional meetings scheduled as deemed necessary from time to time.

Members

Chair​
Councillor Glen Canning ​

Vice Chair

​Councillor George MacDonald 

Mayor Gord McKay​ ​

Deputy Mayor
Mike Ross 

Councillor Cody Oschefski
Councillor Jonathan Main ​Councillor Jack Contin
​Councillor Patricia File
Councillor Stewart Strathearn​

Resource Persons

Director of Planning and Building Services 
Wesley Crown

Chief Administrative
Officer
Caroyln Tripp

Planner

Andrea Betty

Executive Assistant​
Sherri Edgar



​​Council appoints a combination of Council members and citizens to a number of local boards and committees. Please check out the Boards and Committees Vacanies​​​​​​ if you are interessted in joining a committees​

 Boards and Committees

Midland Bay Landing Steering Committee

MIDLAND BAY LANDING STEERING COMMITTEECOMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA

​(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee)

The Midland Bay Landing Steering Committee (formerly known as the Waterfront Project Steering Committee) advises and assists the Town of Midland in the development of the Midland Bay Landing Development Project.

The Committee considers and provides recommendations to Council on the overall Conceptual Plan, including the Architectural Guidelines, Urban Design Guidelines, and other related special projects, in accordance with the Waterfront Masterplan.  In addition, the Committee works with the private developer to develop a public communication plan for communication during the design and development phases of the development and provides regular updates to Council.

The Waterfront Project Steering Committee is comprised of three Members of Council, three community representatives, with the Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Planning and Building Services, Town Engineer, and other staff, as required, attending in an advisory capacity.  In addition, the private developer may attend as required by the Committee.

The Waterfront Project Steering Committee meets bi-weekly on Fridays, with additional meetings called by the Chair, as required, for review of particular matters or issues.

​Due to the confidential nature of certain items considered and reviewed by the Committee, applicants are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.  

 ​

Youth Committee

Midland Youth Committee

Council is currently seeking applications for the Midland Youth Committee. This newly established committee seeks to engage youth in the process of providing recommendations and advocating for youth within the Town.

Applicants must be residents of Midland.

Applications are being sought in the following categories:

5 Youth (Grades 7 and 8)
6 Youth (Grades 9 to 12)

Youth appointees will serve for a term of one to two years depending on the requirements of the member.

Please submit your application by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Youth appointees will serve for a term of one to two years depending on the requirements of the member. The Public Member appointee shall serve a four year term consistent with the appointing Council’s Term of Office.

Applications are available on-line HERE or at the Municipal Office.  Prior to applying applicants are encouraged to obtain information regarding the Committee by contacting the undersigned.

Karen Desroches
Deputy Clerk
Town of Midland
email: kdesroches@midland.ca
705-526-4275 Ext#2208

Active Transportation Advisory Committee

MIDLAND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE​

COMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee)

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee meets a minimum of five times per year on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre.  Agendas are typically circulated one to two weeks in advance of the meeting.

The goals and objectives are:

Goals:

  • To promote Active Transportation methods in the Town of Midland.
  • To encourage citizens to choose Active Transportation methods.
  • To influence local public policy and planning in support of Active Transportation.
  • To advise Council on Active Transportation in relation to budget, infrastructure, education, policy and public awareness.
  • To support the local economy and enhance tourism.
  • To create an Active Transportation network that accommodates a range of Active Transportation methods.
  • To improve existing conditions and reduce  risks for all Active Transportation users, regardless of age, skill or ability.
  • To encourage partnerships with local organizations who share a common vision of Active Transportation.
  • To encourage Active Transportation linkages with the Town of Midland.

Objectives:

  • Provide citizens of the Town of Midland with the information that they need about Active Transportation methods.
  • Ensure new and existing/established developments are pedestrian oriented.
  • Increase awareness of the need and benefits of Active Transportation within the Town of Midland. 

Members are encouraged to have interest and knowledge relating to Active Transportation. 

This Committee is comprised of seven members, with one being a member of Council, one Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit representative, and five members appointed by Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Council's term of office.

 

Audit Committee

MIDLAND AUDIT COMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee)​

The Audit Committee meets quarterly on the third Monday of the month at 1:30 pm at the Municipal Office in the Council Chambers. Agendas are circulated typically one week prior to the next scheduled meeting.

The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing all material aspects of the Corporation's financial reporting, control and audit functions with a particular focus on the qualitative aspects of financial reporting.

Members are encouraged to have a business background currently practicing in accounting or finance. ​

The Audit Committee is comprised of two Council members and two members of the public appointed for the four year term of Council. 

Business Improvement Area

​For more information about the Midland BIA, please visit the Downtown Midland Improvement Area page here.​

Canada Day Committee

For information about getting invloved with the Canada Day Committee, please Contact Niocle Major at nhutton@midland.ca or call at 705-526-9395 ext. 3206

Cultural Advisory Committee

MUNICIPAL CULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MCAC) INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA 

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee) 

The Midland Cultural Advisory Committee is a newly established committee formed for the purpose of celebrating and leveraging Midland’s Cultural Resources to grow a prosperous year-round economy and enhance the quality of life for all residents. 

The Committee will meet monthly on the first Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre. 

The Committee will work cooperatively with and provide advice and support to the Municipality in implementing the Municipal Cultural Plan and support ongoing cultural development. 

This Committee is comprised of 9 members consisting of 1 member of Council, 7 members from specific cultural groups, 3 municipal staff and 1 community member appointed by Council for a term to expire November 30, 2014. 

Huronia Airport Commission

HURONIA AIRPORT COMMISSION COMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA 

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Commission)

The Huronia Airport Commission meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Huronia Airport Administration Building. Agendas are circulated one week in advance of the meeting. 

The establishment of the Huronia Airport Commission was confirmed by special legislation of the Province of Ontario, entitled Huronia Airport Commission Act, 1996. By-law 2000-68 was passed on September 25, 2000 and provided for a Joint Agreement with the Township of Tiny, the Town of Penetanguishene and the Town of Midland for the control and management of the Huronia Airport (an air harbor located in the Township of Tiny). While the three municipalities are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Airport, control and management has been entrusted to the Huronia Airport Commission through the Agreement. 

Members are encouraged to have financial and/or business knowledge. Knowledge of aviation would be considered an asset. 

The Huronia Airport Commission is comprised of seven commissioners. Three represent the Town of Midland, with one being a member of Council and the remaining two members appointed by Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Council’s term of office. 

Huronia Museum Board

For more information about the Huronia Museum Board, please visit the Huronia ​​Museum site​.

Committee of Adjustment

COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA 

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee) 

The Committee of Adjustment meets once a month (depending on receipt of applications) on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office. Agendas including staff reports are circulated typically on the Friday prior to the next scheduled meeting. 

The Committee of Adjustment makes decisions on Minor Variance, Requests to Expand Legal Non-conforming use applications to the Town’s Zoning By-law, and Consent applications for the creation of new lots, lot line adjustments, easement/ROW applications, and lease applications all pursuant to the Ontario Planning Act. 

Members are encouraged to conduct site visits for each of the applications prior to the Public Meeting. Members are remunerated yearly based on the number of meetings and the number of applications. Members are encouraged to have an understanding of the Planning Act, the Town’s Official Plan, Zoning By-law, and other procedural by-laws. Appointees also act as the Town’s Sign Variance Committee, with meetings typically scheduled immediately following the Committee of Adjustment. Agendas are circulated similar to the Committee of Adjustment agenda. 

The Sign Variance Committee makes decisions on sign variance applications to the Town’s Sign By-law. The Committee is comprised of five members that are appointed by Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Council’s term of office. 

For more information about our committee, please visit our web page​.

Sign Variance Committee

SIGN VARIANCE COMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA

The Committee is made up of five members, appointed by Council, to review and make decisions on applications pertaining to variances to the regulations of the Sign By-law.  Staff from the Planning and Building Services Department are technical resources for the Committee.

The Committee holds hearings once per month on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30pm in the Town of Midland Council Chambers. The Committee considers a Report from Town Staff on each application together with the public input in response to the Notice of Public Hearing distributed in advance of the hearing.

For more information, please visit our web page​.

Midland Seniors Council

​MIDLAND SENIORS COUNCIL COMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA 

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee) 

The Seniors Council meetings are generally held monthly on the third Thursday at 10:00 am at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre. Agendas are circulated typically one week prior to the next scheduled meeting. 

The Midland Seniors Council acts as an advocate to Council regarding issues pertaining to Midland Seniors. Although Senior’s are usually appointed, you do not necessarily have to be a senior to be appointed to the Seniors Council. 

Members are encouraged to have knowledge of the needs of seniors and senior services within the community. Experience with respect to housing, heath care, transportation or planning would be considered an asset. 

The Seniors Council is comprised of nine to thirteen members appointed by Town Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Town Council’s term of office. A member of the Town Council is also appointed.


​For more information about the Midland Senior's Council, please visit our web page​.

Heritage Committee

​​MIDLAND HERITAGE COMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERI

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee) 

The Heritage Committee typically meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office. Additional meetings may be called by the Chair. Agendas including staff reports are circulated typically on the Friday prior to the next scheduled meeting. 

The mandate of the Committee is to advise and assist Town staff and Council: 

  • on all matters relating to the designation of property, the review of heritage permit applications and other cultural heritage conservation measures under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.18, as amended
  • on establishing criteria for the evaluation of properties of architectural and/or historical value or interest
  • in the preparation, evaluation and maintenance of a Heritage Inventory and Registry of properties and areas worthy of conservation
  • on any other matters relating to the conservation of a Heritage Inventory and Registry of properties or areas of cultural heritage value or interest
  • on programs and activities to increase public awareness and knowledge of heritage conservation issues; and to prepare, by the 31st day of January each year, an annual report of the previous year’s activities. 

Members are encouraged to have a keen interest and knowledge of local history, architecture, and the heritage aspects of the Planning Act and the Ontario Heritage Act. The Committee is comprised of 9 members appointed by Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Council’s term of office.

​For more information about the committee, please visit our web page.

For more information Midland's historical sites, please visit the Heritage web page.

To view the Heritage Merit and Appreciation Awards​ please visit the Heritage Merit and Appreciation Awards page.​

Severn Sound Environmental Association

The Severn Sound Environmental Association is a partnership between nine municipalities in the Severn Sound Watershed. Each municipality appoints one person to serve on the SSEA Board. The SSEA Board holds quarterly meetings where management and review of the business of the SSEA Office occurs.

For more information, please visit the SSEA web site​.

Midland Accessibility Advisory Committee

MIDLAND ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA 

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee)

The Midland Accessibility Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly on the first Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office.  Additional meetings called by the Chair, as required, for review of particular plans and drawings. Agendas are circulated typically on the Friday prior to the next scheduled meeting.

The Midland Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) advises and assists the Town in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free Midland for citizens of all abilities (universal accessibility), including persons with disabilities.  The aim is achieved through the review of municipal policies, programs and services and the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by persons with disabilities.  Each voting member of the Committee is an independent representative to the Committee and shall not represent the concerns of only one disability or group.  The members of this Committee shall work together for the purpose of developing a common approach that is reasonable and practical.

The Committee is comprised of seven members of the general public with the majority of members being persons with disabilities. The members are appointed by Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Council’s term of office

For more information, please visit our web page​.

Midland Public Library Committee

MIDLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD COMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee)

The Board meets once a month, on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the library. Special meetings may be called with reasonable notice. Agendas including staff reports are circulated typically on the Thursday prior to the next scheduled meeting. 

The Board is the employer of the C.E.O. of the Library and provides general supervision and direction of the operations of the Public Library and its staff and shall seek to provide a comprehensive and efficient Public Library service that reflects the community’s unique needs while making such rules as it may deem necessary regarding the use of Library services. To this end the Board develops and approves an annual budget which it submits to Council for approval. While Council may amend that proposed budget, once it is approved the Board will supervise its management over the year. 

The Midland Public Library Board is a corporation under the Public Libraries Act. To be qualified to be appointed a person must be: at least 18 years old; a Canadian citizen; a resident of Midland; and not an employee of the Board or the Municipality. Members are encouraged to have an interest in the library, and possess a familiarity with Human Resources and financial management. Enthusiasm for community involvement is also an asset. 

The Board is comprised of 9 members, with one being a member of Council, seven members appointed by Council, and one Tiny Township resident recommended to Council by the Township of Tiny. The term for all non-Council members is consistent with the appointing Council’s term of office.

Midland Police Service Board

MIDLAND POLICE SERVICES BOARD INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA 

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee) 

The Midland Police Services Board meets once a month, generally the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office. Agendas including reports are circulated typically on the Friday prior to the next scheduled meeting. 

The Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services within the Town. No judge, justice of the peace, police officer or person who practices criminal law as a defence counsel may sit as a member of the board. Applicants must be a taxpayer in the Town of Midland. Applicants must receive a personnel screening clearance before they may be offered an appointment. As such, a personnel screening check is conducted upon your written consent. A personnel screening check involves verification of personal information, a Declaration in respect of previous convictions for federal offences, and a police records check. 

Members are remunerated yearly based on the number of meetings, conferences, and training sessions they attend. Applicants are expected to have a firm understanding of the Police Services Act of Ontario. 

The Board is comprised of five members with two being members of Council and two members being appointed by the Province. The final member is appointed by Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Council’s term of office.

Midland Power Utility Corporation

MIDLAND POWER UTILITY CORPORATION BOARD COMMITTEE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CRITERIA 

(Applicants should include in their application experience that relates to the criteria and why they would like to serve on the Committee) 

The Midland Power Utility Corporation meets once a month at 8:00 am in their office located at 16984 Highway #12. Additional meetings may be called by the Chair. Directors may be required to meet with Town Council from time to time. Agendas are circulated typically on the Tuesday prior to the next scheduled meeting. Midland Power Utility Corporation is a regulated local electricity distribution company, owned by the Corporation of the Town of Midland. 

The Board of Directors provides guidance and oversees the management and business affairs of the Corporation on behalf of the Town of Midland 

Successful applicants will 

  • have a strong professional background in law, business and/or finance
  • an awareness of public policy issues related to the Corporation
  • experience on boards of directors of significant commercial corporation
  • knowledge and experience with risk management strategy
  • be willing to contribute their time and expertise to the Corporation

Electricity distribution and knowledge would be an asset. The Board is comprised of five members with two being members of Council, the remaining three members are appointed by Council for a duration consistent with the appointing Council’s term of office.