The Township of Georgian Bay has various committees that meet to discuss topics affecting citizens of Georgian Bay. Find committees, along with their meeting minutes and agendas, on our Council Portal.

Open Committee Applications

Property Standards Appeal Committee: The Township of Georgian Bay is seeking interested community members to apply to volunteer for the Property Standards Appeal Committee the 2022-2026 term, if interested please submit an application at any time. Applicants must be able to attend daytime meetings which are in-person at 99 Lone Pine Road, Port Severn or 9 Haig Street, MacTier, and sometimes by electronic method such as Zoom. 

Sustainable Communities Advisory Group: The Township of Georgian Bay is seeking interested community members to apply to volunteer for the Sustainable Communities Advisory Group to the end of the 2022-2026 term, if interested please submit an application no later than March 29, 2024. Applicants must be able to attend daytime meetings either in-person at 99 Lone Pine Road, Port Severn or by electronic method such as Zoom. 

Applications can be submitted the following ways: 

  • In-person or by mail at 99 Lone Pine Road, Port Severn ON  L0K 1S0
  • Email to clerks@gbtownship.ca
  • Fax to 705-538-1850

Applications are reviewed by Council and appointed by by-law, all applicants will be notified by the Clerks Office. 

The Committee Terms of Reference outlines mandate, composition, and expectations of committee members for all committees, which may be amended from time to time by Council. It is recommended applicants review this prior to applying. 

The establishment of committees, appointment of members, meeting schedules, and their functions may be amended from time to time. 

Property Standards Appeal Committee

Property Standards Appeal Committee Application Form

The Property Standards By-law prescribes property standards for the maintenance and occupancy of all property within the municipality, and includes provision for the establishment of the Property Standards Appeal Committee. The Committee has the following powers under the Ontario Building Code: 

  • Confirm the Order or Orders served by the Municipality; 
  • Quash the Order; and
  • Amend the Order or extend the deadline for compliance. 

Members receive a remuneration of $100 per meeting attended. 

Meetings take place as required; scheduled upon receipt of an appeal from an Order issued pursuant to the Property Standards By-law. 

Sustainable Communities Advisory Group

Sustainable Communities Advisory Group Application Form

The Sustainable Communities Advisory Group (SCAG) will provide advice and recommendations to Council or Committee of the Whole regarding projects that are related to sustainability in all areas of the Township. This commitment is not limited to work in the three urban cores of Honey Harbour, MacTier, and Port Severn, and will also include inland lakes, community groups, and cottage associations. 

The role of the SCAG is to advise Council or matters of Sustainability as it relates to the environment, economy, heritage, culture, and communities within the Township of Georgian Bay. The SCAG meets bi-monthly on Monday mornings. 

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