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Membership and Term of Office for each Committee:
In accordance with the City of Thompson's Organizational and Procedures By-law, each Standing Committee shall be composed of two members of Council with the exception of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee which will be composed of 3 members of Council. The appointments to committees will be decided at the Annual Organizational meeting each year.

Development Review Committee

The Purpose and Role of this Committee:

  • Make recommendations to Council on all land development issues including: 
    • Propose Development Plan and/or Zoning By-Law amendments; 
    • Subdivision applications; 
    • Variation applications; 
    • Conditional Use applications; 
    • Proposals for development that deviate from existing development controls.
  • To review and report to Council on all matters respecting the sale and development of municipal land including issues related to zoning;
  • To consider and report on all matters relating to building inspection services; 
The Administrative Liaison to the Development Review Committee is the Director of Planning & Community Development

Members of Council currently sitting on this committee are:
  • Councillor Ron Matechuk
  • Councillor  Judy Kolada     
  • Mayor Dennis Fenske

Finance and Administration

The Purpose and Role of this Committee:

  • To oversee all contracts, orders, reports, accounts receivable, commendations and proceedings involving the expenditure of municipal funds; 
  • To oversee all accounts, accounts payable, expenditures and outlay of all sums payable under contract; 
  • To ensure that no account, claim or demand not expressly authorized to be paid by a statute, by-law, or Resolution of Council, shall be paid by the City Manager until it has been authorized by this Committee in consultation with the appropriate Standing Committee, where applicable, and approved by Council; 
  • To annually review and recommend to Council the types, rates and conditions of payments to be made to members of the Council and Council Committees, as compensation and for expenses incurred while attending business that the Council considers appropriate;
  • To lead Council in the annual budgeting process;
  • To lead the Organizational & Procedural By-Law review process.
The Administrative Liaison to the Finance and Administration Committee is the Chief Financial Officer.

Members of Council currently sitting on this committee are:
  • Deputy Mayor Kathy Valentino 
  • Councillor Penny Byer  
  • Mayor Dennis Fenske  
Public Safety Committee

The Purpose and Role of this Committee:
  • Provides recommendations to Council on initiatives and plans to enhance the safety of the residents of the City. To consider and report to Council on matters respecting fire and ambulance services; 
  • To consider and report to Council on matters respecting policing services; 
  • To consider and report to Council on matters respecting emergency services; 
  • To consider and report to Council on matters respecting by-law enforcement services;
  • To review regulatory by-laws of the City of Thompson and recommend changes to Council.
The Administrative Liaison to the Public Safety Committee is the Fire Chief and the RCMP Inspector.

Members of Council currently sitting on this committee are:
  • Councillor Blake Ellis  
  • Councillor Smook
  • Mayor Dennis Fenske  
Public Works and Infrastructure

The Purpose and Role of this Committee:
  • To develop and recommend a plan for upgrading maintaining and replacing the community's transportation and utility infrastructure. 
  • To consider and report on all matters relating to municipal properties, buildings and equipment, including their acquisition, maintenance and disposal; 
  • To consider and report on all matters relating to municipal roads and their opening, closing, altering, diverting and maintenance; 
  • To oversee and review periodically the contracts for provision of transit and handi-van services; 
  • To recommend to Council at the beginning of each year such projects, works and matters under its control as it considers essential to be carried out during the year, together with their detailed cost; 
  • To consider and report on all matters relating to water and sewer services, environmental health services. 
The Administrative Liaison to the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee is the Director of Public Works and the Manager of Assets and Infrastructure.

Members of Council currently sitting on this committee are:
  • Councillor Colleen Smook 
  • Councillor Ron Matechuk
  • Mayor Dennis Fenske
Human Resources Committee

The Purpose and Role of this Committee:
  • To annually review and recommend updates to personnel policies; 
  • To consider salary and wage negotiations and requests for benefits; 
  • To assist with interviewing new employees; 
  • To research trends and needs regarding human resource issues; 
The Administrative Liaison to the Human Resources Committee shall be the City Manager

Members of Council currently sitting on this committee are:
  • Councillor Kolada
  • Councillor Foley
  • Mayor Dennis Fenske 

Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee

The Purpose and Role of this Committee:

  • To review the Agenda for Regular Meetings of Council; 
  • To serve as Council's representatives to the City/School Liaison Committee; 
  • To research the programs and priorities of other governments in search of opportunities for the City to partner; 
  • To coordinate the City of Thompson’s lobby efforts;
  • To set the schedule for the reporting to Council by Committees. 
The Administrative Liaison to the Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee is the City Manager.

Members of Council currently sitting on this board are:
  • Deputy Mayor Kathy Valentino
  • Councillor Penny Byer
  • Councillor Blake Ellis  
  • Mayor Dennis Fenske

Recreation and Community Services Committee

The Purpose and Role of this Committee:

  • To review the needs for recreation and sport within the City, and recommend amendments to the recreation plans of the City; 
  • To review the needs for upgrading and/or replacement of recreational facilities of the City;
  • To encourage, promote & develop Thompson arts & culture; 
  • To liaise with community organizations that lead to an enhanced quality of life within Thompson; 
  • To make recommendations to Council on available grants or funding opportunities that could be accessed by community groups;
  • To administer the Master Parks Plan. 
The Administrative Liaison for the Recreation & Community Services Committee is the Director of Recreation, Parks and Culture.

Members of Council currently sitting on this Committee are:
  • Councillor Penny Byer
  • Councillor Dennis Foley   
  • Mayor Dennis Fenske  

 Communications Committee

The Purpose and Role of this Committee:  

  • to develop a communications strategy for the City of Thompson and to be adopted by Council that would include employee communications, community communications and external (regional, national) communications;
  • to annually review and recommend updates to the communications strategy;
  • to develop policies to assist the Communications Officer, Directors, Council and staff to communicate effectively and in the spirit of the communications strategy;
  • to annually review and recommend updates to the communications policies;

The Administrative Liaison to the Communications Committee is the Communications Officer.

Members of Council currently sitting on this Committee are:

  • Councillor Penny Byer
  • Councillor Dennis Foley
  • Mayor Dennis Fenske
Last updated: 03/11/2016 8:38:43 AM