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The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires the Council of the Municipality of North Grenville to establish a municipal accessibility advisory committee.
The North Grenville Accessibility Advisory Committee shall assist the Municipality in an advisory capacity to:
- carry out the duties as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act;
- consult with community members, stakeholder groups and other persons on matters relating to accessibility;
- in conjunction with staff, participate in building and facility audits and reports;
- in conjunction with staff, participate in the preparation of the Municipal accessibility plan and its presentation to Council;
- in conjunction with staff, participate in the preparation of annual or other accessibility standard reports;
- in conjunction with Planning & Development staff, review site plans as required.
The Committee shall have regard to the shared priorities of the Community Strategic Plan.
The Committee shall be comprised of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 9 volunteer members and up to 2 member of Council, all of who have voting rights. A staff person(s) from Corporate Services may also attend meetings as a liaison(s) to the Municipality. The majority of members shall be persons with a disability.
In considering the appointment of members to the Committee, Council shall consider the following:
- influential decision makers (current and retired) from various business/industry sectors;
- individual members willing to take on specific responsibilities for specific areas of the program;
- the individual’s qualifications and commitment as they relate to the Council adopted programs/policies; and
- availability of members to participate in the programs/policies and attend Committee meetings.
The Committee shall endeavor to have at least one member under the age of 25 and shall endeavour to be gender balanced.
The Committee, by a majority vote of its members, may recommend to Council to remove any member of the Committee who does not fulfil their obligations under their appointment.
The Committee shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair from among its volunteer members. The positions will be elected by a secret ballot by a majority of the voting members of the Committee.
The Chair and Vice Chair will have a concurrent four-year term. In the absence of the Chair and Vice Chair, the Committee shall appoint an Acting Chair.
The Committee Chair or Vice Chair will present the Committee's report and recommendations to the Municipality's Committee of the Whole or Council, as required.
The Committee may invite additional content experts to attend regular meetings and to present at specific meetings in order to meet its mandate.
The Committee shall meet at least quarterly. Additional meetings shall be held at the call of the Chair.
Agenda packages will be sent out the week prior to the meetings and published on the Municipality’s website. Draft minutes will be distributed by email to each Committee member by the Clerk’s Office within one week following the meeting.
Quorum of the Committee shall be a majority of the appointed members in attendance in person.
Votes by the Committee will be held at regular or special meetings. Decision making of the group shall be by majority vote of those in attendance.
Corporate Services - The Director is responsible to ensure that all associated legislative responsibilities to the Committee are fulfilled.
Director of Corporate Services
The Clerk’s Office shall provide minute taking and agenda preparation and distribution in conjunction with the Chairperson.
The Committee will prepare an annual budget for individual projects or tasks to be undertaken in any year. The Director of Corporate Services shall bring forward budget requests of the Committee as part of the Municipal budget process.
Carole Estey - Chair
Kris McPhee - Vice Chair
Mayor Nancy Peckford