COMMITTEES

Committee Meetings and Agendas can be found on our Meetings and Information Portal.

The Township of Greater Madawaska recently undertook a collaborative planning exercise to modernize the Committees of Council, and to incorporate the views and suggestions expressed by community members.

Learn more about the process that was taken and learn about the current and new coming committees.

Feel free to contact the Deputy Clerk by email or phone 613-752-2229 with any questions.

Committee Survey - closed February 8, 2023

The Township of Greater Madawaska undertook a collaborative planning exercise to modernize the Committees of Council, and to incorporate the views and suggestions expressed by community members.

To effectively and efficiently serve the needs of the Township of Greater Madawaska a survey was released seeking valued input on the formation and prioritization of our Community Committees. The survey deadline was February 8, 2023.

The Committee Survey that was developed and made available to the public received only 127 responses, which equates to 2.5% of eligible electors. Despite this low level of response, the feedback from the survey, along with other key resources, was used to help identify the most important standing and ad-hoc committees, supporting open and transparent governance in the delivery of services throughout the Township. The information gathered was used to select three committees to be formed at this time; Recreation Advisory Committee, Inclusivity Advisory Committee, and Economic Development and Communications Advisory Committee.

Recreation Advisory Committee
 Coming Soon!
Inclusivity Advisory Committee
 Coming Soon!
Economic Development and Communications Advisory Committee
 Coming Soon!
2023 Canada Day Committee - established January 19, 2023

The purpose of the Canada Day Committee is to plan and implement Canada Day activities within Ward 1 and work with the private halls of DACA Centre and Matawatchan Hall, if there is interest from DACA and/or Matawatchan, who host Canada functions, to celebrate national and local civic pride, culture, and Community.

The Terms of Reference outline the details of the Committee.

Committee application deadline was January 6, 2023.

The following applicants and member of Council were appointed to the Committee by Council Resolution during the January 19, 2023 Council Meeting:

  • Councillor Rob Tripp
  • Jean Libbey
  • Jane Weir
  • Lucie Perrier
  • Lesley Cassidy
  • Jolene Meloche

Committee Meetings and Agendas can be found on the Township's Meetings and Information Portal.

KEEP IN MIND that the Committee will be in need of volunteers to help run the event.

Watch for notices if you want to get involved!

Feel free to contact the Deputy Clerk by email or phone 613-752-2229 with any questions or if you would like to be a volunteer on event day.

Griffith Mile Committee - not established

The purpose of the Griffith Mile Committee is to make a recommendation to Council regarding improving the safety of Highway 41 through the village of Griffith.

The Terms of Reference outline the details of the Committee.

Committee application deadline was February 24, 2023.

No applications were received. 

Madawaska Street Docks Committee - established March 16, 2023

The purpose of the Madawaska Street Docks Committee is to make a recommendation to Council regarding the use of private docks on Madawaska Street (Township owned land) and if private docks will be allowed, what rules and regulations will apply.

The Terms of Reference outline the details of the Committee.

Committee application deadline was January 27, 2023.

The following applicants and member of Council were appointed to the Committee by Council Resolution during the March 16, 2023 Council Meeting:

  • Mayor Rob Weir
  • Chris Fleming
  • Christopher Merla
  • Deb Giffin
  • Kurt Viehbacher
  • Leo Mulvihill
  • Luke Goulette
  • Sharon Pearce
  • Sherry Cameron

Committee Meetings and Agendas can be found on the Township's Meetings and Information Portal.

Greater Madawaska Public Library Board - established December 1, 2022

The Greater Madawaska Public Library Board is a governance board which runs under the authority of the Public Libraries Act of Ontario. The Board is responsible for providing library services and programs in Greater Madawaska. The Ontario Public Libraries Act mandates that Board members must be: at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), a resident of the municipality, and not employed by the board or by the municipality or county.

Board members, also known as trustees, set up policies, goals and objectives of the library. The Board is the legal authority of the library and is the ultimate authority for decision-making and oversight. They also advocate strongly for the library in the community. The Board works side by side with the Library CEO and staff. The Library CEO handles day-to-day operation of the library with their staff.

The Township of Greater Madawaska advertised for the appointment of a minimum of 5 members to the Library Board to serve a 4-year term, concurrent with the members of council, until November 15th, 2026. The application deadline was Friday, November 25th, 2022.

The following applicants and member of Council were appointed to the Board by Council Resolution during the December 1, 2022 Council Meeting:

  • Councillor Lois Thomson
  • Barry Brydges
  • Caitlin Zeyl
  • Emily Thompson
  • Lucie Perrier
  • Nicole McKinnon
  • Patti McArthur
  • Sue Michalicka

For more information about the Greater Madawaska Public Library Board check out their web page.

 Economic Development/Internet and Cell Committee - established 2019

The Economic Development/Internet and Cell Committee was formed in 2019.  The main purpose of the committee is “to make broadband high-speed Internet and cell phone coverage accessible in all areas of the Township, including rural and remote areas”. 

Many presentations and letters have been compiled since the committee was formed 2019-2021.  These documents are here for your information.

Updated information regarding Cell Towers has been provided, March 2022, and is here for your information.

A news release was issued August 4, 2022 regarding "Ontario Increasing Access to High-Speed Internet Across the Province". The article provides information outlines that Ontario has committed nearly $4 billion to bring high-speed internet access to every corner of the province by the end of 2025.

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