Committees & Boards

Committees & Boards

A variety of committees and boards offer input and advice to Council on the issues that touch on their respective mandates. In addition, the Township of Lanark Highlands is represented by Council members on a number of external agencies, often along with their counterparts from neighbouring municipalities.

The Township encourages and enjoys committee participation by interested and informed citizens.

This Committee considers applications for minor variances from the Zoning By-Law and applications for enlargement or extension to any existing legal non-conforming building or structure.

Applications to the Committee of Adjustment will be processed in accordance with the requirements of Sections 45 and 53 of the Planning Act, applicable regulations (O.Reg. 200/96 and 197/96 as amended), the Statutory Powers Procedures Act and applicable Township policies.

NOTE: All meetings of the Committee of Adjustment are open to the Public.

Agendas & Minutes - Committee of Adjustment

FOR INFORMATION
Contact: Amanda Noël, Planning Administrator/Deputy Clerk
Phone Number: 613-259-2398 ext 231
Email: 

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) provide policing services to the Township on a contractual basis. If you have specific concerns or comments about the Police Services, please contact any member of the Police Services Board or the Interim Detachment Commander, Karuna Padiachi, at (613) 267-2626 ext 4410

What is a Police Services Board

Many members of the Community have asked “What is the Police Services Board?” and “What do they do?”

The Lanark Highlands Police Services Board is comprised of three members: Councillor Steve Roberts (Council Appointee), Tom Bird (Provincial Appointee) and Warren McMeekin (Municipal Appointee position).

The Lanark Highlands Police Services Board is one of seven boards which contract policing from the Ontario Provincial Police in Lanark County. Pursuant to the Police Services Act of Ontario, the following are the responsibilities of the Board:

  1. participate in the selection of the detachment commander of the detachment assigned to the municipality or municipalities;
  2. generally determine objectives and priorities for police services, after consultation with the detachment commander or his or her designate;
  3. establish, after consultation with the detachment commander or his or her designate, any local policies with respect to police services. However, the board or joint board shall not establish any policy that conflicts with provincial policy with respect to police services);
  4. monitor the performance of the detachment commander;
  5. receive regular reports from the detachment commander or his or her designate on disclosures and decision made under section 49 (secondary activities); and,
  6. review the detachment commander’s administration of the complaints system under Part V and receive regular reports from the detachment commander or his or her designate on his or her administration of the complaints system.

Along with the legislated duties, the P.S.B. is considered a bridge between the community and the police. The board takes an active role in hearing community concerns and addressing them with the Detachment Commander or his designate for action.

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FOR INFORMATION
Contact: Chelsea Dawes, Lanark Highlands Police Service Board Secretary
Phone Number: 613-259-2398 ext 252
Email: 

The Township of Lanark Highlands Recreation Advisory Committee exists to enhance the access to parks and recreation facilities, parks and programming for the residents of Lanark Highlands.

The Committee meets once a month, and is comprised of four members and one Council Member.

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FOR INFORMATION
Contact: Chelsea Dawes, Manager of Facilites/Community Affairs
Phone Number: 613-259-2398 ext 252
Email: 

The joint planning committee oversees and co-ordinates activities and advocacy directed at the achievement of common goals which are consistent with the mission and vision of The North Lanark Community Health Centre and The Township of Lanark Highlands.

The joint planning committee shall consist of a minimum of two community members, two members representing the Township of Lanark Highlands and two members representing The North Lanark Community Health Centre. The Chair of the Board of Directors of Lanark Health & Community Services and the Mayor of the Township of Lanark Highlands are ex officio members.

The committee shall meet quarterly or at the call of the Chair and will be conducted at a time and place convenient to the members of the committee.

Members of the Board 2019

Bob Mezzatesta - Chair
Bonita Carrothers - Vice Chair
Jeannette Bosman
Leslie Golding
Ryan Hunter
Peter McLaren
Joan Sargeant
Shannon Adams - Treasurer

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There are eleven municipalities in the watershed represented on a 17 member Board of Directors. Central Frontenac, Addington Highlands, Greater Madawaska, Tay Valley, Beckwith, Carleton Place (2 members), Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Mississippi Mills (2 members) , North Frontenac, City of Ottawa (5 members).

The role of the Board of Directors is to  establish policies of the Authority, define programs and services  to achieve its mandate, determine and monitor annual expenditures, direct management, and advocate the work of MVCA in their community.

Township of Lanark Highlands
MVCA Representative: John Hall

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The Committee is composed of one members of council and four members of the public. The Committee will review and assess municipal grant applications submitted by proponents requesting municipal grant funding. The Committee meets annually to reveiew the submitted Municipal Grants applications.

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75 George Street,
PO BOX 340
Lanark, Ontario
K0G 1K0

613-259-2398
1-800-239-4695

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.