Community Development Committee

MANDATE

The mandate of the City of Timmins Community Development Committee is to facilitate community growth and development through a “one-stop shop” and to advise City Council on matters pertaining to community development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Committee will be responsible for dealing with the following matters:

  1. Provide a “one-window” approach to reviewing Subdivision, Site Plan and Development agreements under the Planning Act;
  2. Real Property matters dealing with City Land (e.g. sales, acquisition, leases, easements, etc.);
  3. To develop and direct key project initiatives that will foster growth and development in the community;
  4. To ensure that the community is aware of the mandate and availability of the Community Development Committee; and
  5. To actively promote the availability and accessibility of the Committee to residents, business people, developers and other professionals for the purposes of discussing or resolving any issues pertaining to community development;

It is envisioned that the authority of the Committee will not impact upon the decision-making capacities of each of the respective Department Heads and in particular Council. For instance, the Committee is not expected to authorize City land sales but rather make recommendations to Council for their approval. In addition, any concerns brought forward dealing with operational matters, should be directed to the appropriate Department Head or Council for resolution.

MEMBERSHIP

The Core Members of the Committee with voting privileges include:

  • Chief Administration Officer
  • City Clerk
  • Community Development Planner
  • CEO of the Timmins Economic Development Corporation
  • Director of Community and Development Services (The Chair)
  • Director of Engineering & Public Works
  • Director of Financial Services
  • Manager of Engineering
  • Manager of Planning

In addition to the core team, other municipal staff members or key stakeholders may be requested to attend meetings for the purpose of offering their input on matters falling within their respective areas of expertise.

MEETINGS

The Committee will meet every Tuesday. Meetings commence at 8:30 a.m. Special meetings may be called from time to time as required. In order to be included on the agenda, matters must be brought forward not later than the Friday prior to the meeting in question. Meeting materials are circulated by noon on the Monday prior to the Tuesday meeting.

REPORTING

The Committee reports directly to City Council through the Chief Administrative Officer. The minutes of meetings and any reports, including recommendations of the Committee, are forwarded to members of Council.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Whenever possible, recommendations will be reached by consensus. Should consensus not be achieved, then a vote will be held. For voting purposes, a quorum will be a simple majority of voting members.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

The Committee will receive administrative support from the Planning Division, who will be responsible for securing adequate meeting locations, times, preparing agendas, recording the minutes, preparing reports and other related duties. The Community Development Planner will be the main contact and lead for the Committee.

For further information, please contact the Planning Division.

Phone: (705) 360-2624
Fax: (705) 360-2678
Email: planning@timmins.ca