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Volunteer with a City committee and help shape your community

The City is currently accepting applications for several public committee positions.

Established by Council, these committees are composed of both members of the public and elected councillors. Their role is to inform and advise Council on issues that relate to their respective mandate.

The department of planning, building and licensing works closely with seven committees which rely on guidance from committed Kingstonians. If you are an interested and informed citizen who wants to provide a crucial service to the City, you can apply to join one of the following committees:

Heritage Kingston (9 public members required)

Heritage Kingston’s mandate is to address a range of issues and projects related to Kingston’s cultural heritage. Appointment to this committee is in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, which provides a framework within which municipalities can ensure the conservation of properties of cultural heritage value or interest.

Appeals Committee (3 public members required)

Directed by the Building Code Act and several City bylaws, the appeals committee is mandated to hear appeals on matters:

  • To license, regulate and govern certain trades and occupations (Section 3.21 of Bylaw 2003-4);
  • To regulate fences and variances to the Fence Bylaw (Sections 3.5 and 5.1 of Bylaw 2003-405);
  • To regulate animals, decisions regarding a kennel permit, hen coop permit, or a breeder permit (Section 3.13 of Bylaw 2004-144);
  • Regarding property standards, or orders that an owner or occupant has been served, with respect to section 8.1 (Section 9.3 of Bylaw 2005-100); and,
  • To regulate business licenses and decisions regarding business (Section 3.13 of Bylaw 2006-213).

Central Kingston Growth Strategy Community Working Group (8 public members required)

The Central Kingston Growth Strategy (CKGS) Working Group contributes towards the development of the CKGS by providing feedback on the study process and advising the City of pertinent community issues while ensuring inclusive community consultation.

Committee of Adjustment (7 public members required)

Authorized by the Ontario Planning Act, the Committee of Adjustment can grant minor variances from the provisions of the Zoning Bylaw to permit extensions, enlargements or other variations of existing legal non-conforming uses.

North King’s Town Secondary Plan Community Working Group (6 public members required)

Similar to the CKGS Community Working Group, the North King’s Town Secondary Plan Community Working Group contributes towards the development of the North King’s Town Secondary Plan by providing feedback on the secondary planning process while advising the City of pertinent community issues. As ambassadors for the project, they ensure inclusive community consultation.

This committee is anticipated to complete its mandate by the end of 2019.

Planning Advisory Working Group (8 public members required)

The Planning Advisory Working Group provides an opportunity for resident perspectives on planning matters. This group advises the Planning Committee on issues regarding land-use planning matters and may also consider and provide advice on similar broad land-use planning matters generally affecting the City as directed by Council.

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Become one of the people who make Kingston work

If you feel like you have the experience and passion to contribute to one of these committees, apply online by Nov. 20, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at www.CityofKingston.ca/committees.

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Paige Agnew
Paige Agnew
Director of planning, building and licensing services
613-546-4291, ext. 3252
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