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Wanted: Volunteers for town committees, boards

Applications are open for spots for Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury groups related to the library, Holland Marsh, accessibility and local bylaws
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The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury administration office entry at 100 Dissette St. Jenni Dunning/BradfordToday

If you are passionate about the library, Holland Marsh, accessibility or local bylaws, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury wants your help.

The Town of BWG is currently accepting applications for volunteers to serve on several of its committees and boards in the next term of council, from 2019 to 2022:

Holland Marsh Drainage System Joint Municipal Service Board

The purpose of the board is to manage the Holland Marsh Drainage System and carry out the responsibilities of each municipality under the Drainage Act, including preparing an annual business plan.

This is a joint board with the Town of BWG and King Township, and it includes two residents of BWG and two residents of King who farm in the Holland Marsh, as well as another member of the public chosen by the board. Four members of council — two from each community — are also members of the board.

Meetings are held six times a year, and board members are paid an honorarium for each meeting they attend.

Committee of Adjustment

The purpose of this committee is to consider minor variances to the town’s zoning bylaw and decide whether to give people permission to sever their land.

This committee is an independent group appointed by council under provincial authority through the Planning Act.

Meetings are usually held monthly and members are paid mileage and an honorarium.

BWG Public Library Board

This board is responsible for the provision of a free public library service that reflects the needs of the community.

Roles and responsibilities include planning, policy making, financial responsibility and advocacy. Members must not be employed by the library board or the municipality.

Meetings are held monthly and members get an honorarium.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The purpose of this committee is to give council advice on the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of its annual accessibility plan, as well as advise on accessibility issues in town, and review site plans.

Meetings are held four times a year, and members are not paid an honorarium.

The Ontarians with Disabilities Act states most of the committee’s members must be people with disabilities.

How to apply

Anyone interested in being a member of these committees must submit their applications by Jan. 2 at 4:30 p.m.

It is expected more volunteer opportunities with the town will be posted on it website in 2019. 

Applications can be sent by email, by fax to 905-775-0153, or dropped off in person to ℅ Deputy clerk, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, 100 Dissette St. Units 7 & 8, P.O. Box 100, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2A7.

For more information, contact the town’s deputy clerk Tara Reynolds at 905-775-5366 ext.1104.


Jenni Dunning

About the Author: Jenni Dunning

Jenni Dunning is a community editor and reporter who covers news in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
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