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Active Transportation Advisory Committee

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
Minimum of Four (4) Volunteer Members and a Member of Council. The Chairperson shall be a volunteer member selected by the Committee members.

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.

Advisory Experts
The Committee will invite additional content experts to attend regular meetings and to present at specific meetings in order to meet its mandate.

Meetings
The Committee shall meet at least six times a year. 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.

Department Jurisdiction
Parks, Recreation & Culture - The Director is responsible to ensure that all associated legislative responsibilities to the Committee are fulfilled.

Staff Contact
Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture

Administrative Support
The Clerk’s Office shall provide minute taking and agenda preparation and distribution in conjunction with the Chairperson.

Budget
The Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture shall bring forward budget requests of the Committee as part of the Municipal budget process.