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:
a) carry out the duties as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act;
b) consult with community members, stakeholder groups and other persons on matters relating to accessibility;
c) in conjunction with staff, participate in building and facility audits and reports;
d) in conjunction with staff, participate in the preparation of the Municipal accessibility plan and its presentation to Council;
e) in conjunction with staff, participate in the preparation of annual or other accessibility standard reports;
f) in conjunction with Planning & Development staff, review site plans as required.
The Committee shall have regard to the shared priorities of the Council Workplan and forthcoming 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:
a) influential decision makers (current and retired) from various business/industry sectors;
b) individual members willing to take on specific responsibilities for specific areas of the program;
c) the individual’s qualifications and commitment as they relate to the Council adopted programs/policies; and
d) 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.