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Active Transportation Advisory Committee

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Purpose

The mandate of the Active Transportation Advisory Committee is to implement the integrated trails strategy within the Municipality of North Grenville and to expand, enhance and promote a public Municipal active transportation system, which includes both on land and water.

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee shall:
a) Research and gather information on best practices for trails development and opportunities for external funding;
b) Recommend the maintenance or development of all trail systems and any other trail systems within or connecting Municipal parks (existing or proposed), including signage or trail markers, including connecting to other trail systems within the County;
c) Recommend promotional materials and organize/participate in events to promote trail use;
d) Assist in prioritization of trail development; and
e) Receive items for information, discuss trails-related matters and make written recommendations to Council

The Committee shall have regard to the shared priorities of the Council Workplan and forthcoming Community Strategic Plan.

Membership

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 Parks, Recreation & Culture may also attend meetings as a liaison(s) to the Municipality.

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.