The Official Plan Review Steering Committee shall guide the Town’s Official Plan
Review (OPR) project and advise and assist the Town’s selected consultant and Town
staff in completing the project in accordance with the approved of OPR Terms of
Reference (attached). The Committee is to consider input from the public and provide
recommendations to Council on the suitability of the Discussion Papers and Draft
documents for public consultation and in respect of adoption of a new Official Plan for
the Town of Midland. The Committee will provide regular updates to Council.
The Committee shall consist of four (4) Members of Council and three (3) community
representatives, with the Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Planning and Building
Services, Town Engineer, Director of Operations, and Director of Corporate Services (or
their alternates) and other staff, as required, attending in an advisory capacity.
The Members shall be appointed by Council for a term to coincide with the term of
project. The OPR Project is expected to take approximately 18 months and will
terminate with Council adoption of the new Official Plan for the Town of Midland.
The Committee shall meet as required by the OPR Terms of Reference, with additional
meetings to be called by the Chair as required for review of particular matters or issues.
The Committee shall report directly to Council and shall be responsible for the following:
a) Provide advice and guidance to the selected consultant on the completion of the
b) review and provide input and comment on all draft reports, Discussion Papers,
communications and consultation plans, and the various drafts of the proposed
c) provide appropriate recommendations to Council on the appropriateness of all
documents for public consultation purposes and recommend to Council the final
version of an Official Plan suitable for adoption by the Town of Midland.
Reporting Structure of the Committee
Minutes of the Committee meetings shall be recorded by the secretary/resource person
and shall be approved by the Committee at the next meeting and forwarded to Council
via the Council Information Package.
Specific reports and/or recommendations by the Committee will be presented to Council
by the applicable municipal staff representative by way of a staff report at the next
Planning and Development Committee of Council.
a) Secretary/Resource Person; and
b) Other Municipal Staff as required