Committees of Council

Finance and Economic Development Committee

The Finance and Economic Development Committee is responsible for:

  • Providing direction to Council on strengthening financial and administrative practices;

  • Providing guidance to Council on economic development issues;

  • Overseeing the annual budget and establishing a budget reporting framework;

  • Ensuring the financial sustainability of the Town, and overseeing the Town’s audit functions;

  • Overseeing human resources, labour relations, and hiring issues; and

  • Making recommendations to Council on business development issues.

Members:

  • Councillor Alex Troake, Chair

  • Deputy Mayor Lorna Yard

  • Councillor Ralph Carey

Planning and Development Committee

The Planning & Development Committee is responsible for:

  • Overseeing planning within the Town boundaries in accordance with the Municipal Plan and Development Regulations, including zoning designations, community planning, site design requirements, affordable housing, and other such issues;

  • Providing recommendations to Council in relation to planning and development issues;

  • Ensuring the proper investigation and survey of the physical, social, economic and environmental conditions in relation to the development and redevelopment of land within the Town;

  • Helping to ensure the future sustainability of the Town; and

  • Making recommendations to Council on heritage protection issues and general heritage matters including the development and implementation of heritage policies, bylaws, strategies and programs.

Members:

  • Councillor Jacob Hayden, Chair

  • Mayor Trevor Croft

  • Councillor Nancy Burke

Public Works and Infrastructure Committee

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee is responsible for:

  • Monitoring the Town’s infrastructure and making recommendations on the Town’s infrastructure needs and services;

  • Providing a recommendation to Council on development applications;

  • Overseeing all issues related to the Town’s infrastructure in accordance with the Municipal Plan, Development Regulations, Bylaws, provincial and federal legislation. This includes but is not limited to road maintenance, traffic operations, streetlights, sidewalks, street signage, and snow removal;

  • Facilitating the development and maintenance of safe, healthy, and efficient transportation networks; and

  • Overseeing the maintenance of all parts of the Town’s storm water management systems (ditches, swales, culverts, catch basins, etc).

Members:

  • Councillor Ralph Carey, Chair

  • Councillor Gerard Dunne

  • Councillor Jacob Hayden

Recreation Committee

The Recreation Committee is responsible:

  • Representing the Town of Witless Bay on regional recreation committees, boards, and associations;

  • Liaising with the Town’s groups, clubs, and associations in relation to recreation issues;

  • Providing recommendations to Council in relation to recreation infrastructure; and

  • Monitoring the Town’s recreation infrastructure and making recommendations on the Town’s recreation infrastructure needs and services.

Members:

  • Councillor Nancy Burke, Chair

  • Deputy Mayor Lorna Yard

  • Councillor Alex Troake