Committees

West Nipissing Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee

The purpose of the committee is to review and advise council on the development of policies, renovations, purchases, etc. in an effort to remove barriers in all municipal facilities in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Candidates possessing knowledge and experience related to disabilities are encouraged to apply.

West Nipissing Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Members:

Yvon Gauthier
Rachel Gagnon
Céleste Auger Proulx
Lacey Pigeau
Marie-Paule Roberge
Sylvie Bélanger
Tammy Rhéaume-Fortin

Municipal Representatives

Stephan Poulin, Director of Economic Development and Community Services
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6902
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Lynn Duhaime, Coordinator of Community Services
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6930
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Yvon Duhaime, Councillor
Tel: (705) 580-2551
Bus: (705) 499-6439
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For more information click on one of the links below:

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001

Accessibility Plan
Municipal Policy - Accessibility Customer Service Policy
Terms of Reference
Feedback Form



West Nipissing Agricultural Advisory Committee

The mission statement of this committee is to provide priority and direction for municipal concerns relating to agriculture that will contribute to a properous and sustainable farming community in West Nipissing. The generally high quality of agricultural land in parts of West Nipissing has given rise to a prosperous farming industry. It is essential to recognize the importance of agriculture to the local economic base, as an employment source and as a foundation for the rural way of life.

Experience in agriculture or conservation, volunteer work on other farming or rural committee and boards and good communication skills would be considered assets.

West Nipissing Agricultural Advisory Committee Members:

Dan Schwartzentruber
Hubert Beaudry
Matthew McGrath
Diane Deschatelets
Normand Roberge, Councillor
Joanne Savage, Mayor (Alternate)


Resource persons:

Pierrette Desrochers, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Verner)

Melanie Ducharme
, Municipal Clerk / Planner
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6926
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Joanne Rancourt, Assistant Clerk Rural
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6917
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Terms of Reference - West Nipissing Agricultural Adivosry Commitee



West Nipissing Cemetery Board

All operations and proceedings of the West Nipissing Cemetery Board shall be governed by the rules and regulations of By-law 2012/37 as amended by By-law 2013/09, and as amended, revised or superseded from time to time in accordance with the provisions and regulations of the Cemeteries Act, as amended, and the Funeral, Burial and Cremations Services Act, as amended.  The Cemetery Board oversees the effective operation of municipally-owned cemeteries, such as the Cache Bay Cemetery, Field Cemetery, Sunnyridge Cemetery. Verner Cemetery and Westside Cemetery and provides guidance to the cemetery caretakers.

West Nipissing Cemetery Board Members:

Clothilde Sylvestre
Jean-Pierre Martin
Jean-Pierre Courchesne
Léo Malette, Councillor
Roland Larabie, Councillor

For additional information, visit the "Cemeteries" section of this website.



West Nipissing Committee of Adjustments

The Committee of Adjustments is a quasi-judicial body that has broad powers under the Planning Act and is responsible for such items as the approval on consents (land severances), minor variances to the Zoning By-law and Site Plan Approval.

West Nipissing Committe of Adjustments Members:

Roger Gagnon
Fernand Pellerin
Mark Fryer
Normand Roberge, Councillor
Guy Fortier, Councillor



West Nipissing Court of Revision

The Court of Revision is a body which hears appeals on assessments pursuant to the Drainage Act.

West Nipissing Court of Revision Members:

Janet Parsons
Hubert Beaudry
Dan Schwartzentruber

Contact person:

Melanie Ducharme
, Municipal Clerk / Planner
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6926
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For additional information, visit the "Municipal Drains" section of this website.

 


West Nipissing Emergency Measures Municipal Control Group

The West Nipissing Emergency Measures Municipal Control Group oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of the Municipality's emergency management program. To reach its full potential, the committee needs to represent the various organizations that have, or should have, a voice in implementing and maintaining the said program. The aims and objectives of the Emergency Measures Municipal  Control Group is to ensure the effective deployment of all resources required to minimize the loss of life and property arising from an emergency and to permit the earliest possible return to normality.

West Nipissing Emergency Measures Municipal Control Group Members:

Chuck Séguin, Chief of Police
Richard Maranda, Fire Chief
Jean-Pierre (Jay) Barbeau, Chief Administrative Officer
Lynn Duhaime, Coordinator of Community Services and Community Emergency Management Coordinator
Alain Bazinet, Chief Building Official (alternate)
Joanne Savage, Mayor
Peter Ming, Manager of Water and Wastewater Operations
Stephan Poulin, Director of Economic Development and Community Services
Janice Dupuis, Deputy Clerk / Executive Assistant to the CAO
Greg Carello, West Nipissing Power Generation Manager
Cynthia Desormiers, West Nipissing General Hospital CEO

Other agencies to be notified depending of the emergency:
Nipissing First Nation
North Bay Parry-Sound District Health Unit
Greater Sudbury Hydro



To view the Municipality of West Nipissing's Emergency Plan click on the link below:
Emergency Plan

Contact person:

Lynn Duhaime, Community Emergency Management Coordinator
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6930
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West Nipissing Environmental Services Commitee

The Environmental Services Committee is responsible for providing guidance and direction on all issues relating to environmental services, community sustainability, solid waste management, recycling initiatives, and where necessary, development of recommendations related to the fulfilling of environmental responsibilties of the Municipality of West Nipissing.

West Nipissing Environmental Services Committee Members:

Pierre Le Riche
Raymond Marleau
Louise Allaire
Ginette Rochon
Bertrand Bizier
Roland Larabie, Councillor
Guy Fortier, Councillor


Contact persons:

Denis Lafrenière, Solid Waste Manager
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6913
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Jason Sullivan, Waste Diversion Coordinator
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6910
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West Nipissing Heritage Committee

The Municipality of West Nipissing By-law 2011/91 was adopted by Council on December 20, 2011, establishing the Municipality of West Nipissing Heritage Committee, to advise and assist Council on matters relating to Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.18.

The Committee consists of a minimum of seven members for a term concurrent with the term of Council, with six members at large and one member of Council forming part of the Committee.

West Nipissing Heritage Committee Members:

Pierre Le Riche
Patrick Labelle
Carolyn Gaunt
Tammy Rheaume-Fortin
Robert Kienapple
(1 VACANCY)
Normand Roberge, Councillor
Denise Brisson, Councillor (Alternate)


Contact person:

Stephan Poulin
, Director of Economic Development and Community Services
Tel: 705-753-2250 ext. 6902
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Jérôme Courchesne, Communications and Corporate Services Officer
Tel: 705-753-2250 ext. 6904
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To view the Municipal Heritage Committee By-law click on the link below:
Municipal Heritage Committee By-law 2011/91



West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee

The West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the municipal Council for planning applications including Zoning Amendments, Subdivision Agreements, Official Plan Amendments and Site Plans.

West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee Members:

Roger Gagnon
Fernand Pellerin
Guy Fortier, Councillor
Normand Roberge, Councillor
Yvon Duhaime, Councillor
Guilles Tessier, Councillor
Joanne Savage, Mayor


Contact person:

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6926
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For additional information, visit the "Planning & Building" section of this website.



West Nipissing Police Services Board

The West Nipissing Police Services Board's mandate is legislated by them Police Services Act and can be summarized as general management and setting of policing policies. The Chief of Police is responsible for daily policing and other operational matters. Generally, the Board's role in shaping the structure of policing is very borad, limited by legislation only in the realm of daily operations.

West Nipissing Police Services Board Members:

Barry Bertrand, Chair
Diane Lagacé, Secretary
Ken Rhame (Temporary Appointment)
Céleste Auger-Proulx
Jamie Restoule, Councillor
Léo Malette, Councillor

For additional information click on the link below
West Nipissing Police Service's Website


West Nipissing Property Standards Committee

The function of the West Nipissing Property Standards Committee is to hear appeals, filed by owners or occupants of property within the Municipality of West Nipissing, after they have been served with an order to maintain their property according to the standards perscribed by the Municipal Property Standards By-law.

West Nipissing Property Standards Committee Members:

Patrick Labelle
(2 VACANCIES)

Contact person:

Alain Bazinet, Chief Building Official
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6906
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To view the Appointing a Property Standards Committee By-law click on the link below:
Appointing a Property Standards Committee By-law 2007/48


West Nipissing Public Library Board

The West Nipissing Public Library Board is governed by the Public Libraries Act and is accountable to the municipal Council. The Board perpares annual budget estimates and submits them to Council, ensures the budget is adminsitered properly and reports regularly to Council about the library's activities and operations. A Board member shall hold office concurrent with the term of Council.


West Nipissing Public Library Board Members:

Steven Friedrich
Suzanne Pilon
Mary Willemsen
Melanie Shaye
Tammy Rheaume-Fortin
Denise Brisson, Councillor


Contact person:

Carole Marion, West Nipissing Public Library CEO
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6931
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For additional information, visit West Nipissing Public Library's website :
West Nipissing Public Library's Website



Sturgeon River House Museum Advisory Committee

The Sturgeon River House Museum and Nature Trails is a community museum, heritage institution and bilingual educational centre owned and operated by the Corporation of the Municipality of West nipissing, created to preserve, present, promote and foster interest in the cultural and natural heritage of the founding populations of West Nipissing.

Sturgeon River House Museum Advisory Committee Members:

Jean-Pierre Martin
Pierre Le Riche
Carole Anne Friedrich
Suzanne Pilon
Diane Lagacé
Monique Robitaille
Emilie Collins
Léo Malette, Councillor
Joanne Savage, Mayor


Contact person:

Stephan Poulin, Director of Economic Development and Community Services
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6902
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West Nipissing Youth Action Advisory Committee

The Committee is appointed by Council with a vision of providing the youth of West Nipissing with a voice, encouraging their involvement in our municipal operations and empowering the youth to make a difference in their community. This Committee is composed of up to eight community-minded youth between the ages of 13 to 18 years of age and new members are always welcome. You are encouraged to submit your interest to the attention of the person indicated below if you wish to become a member of this committee.

West Nipissing Youth Action Advisory Committee Members:

Samantha Landry
Talia Faubert
Bryanne Ethier
Megen Murphy
Kailey Bushey
(2 VACANCIES)


Contact persons:

Denise Brisson, Councillor
Tel: (705) 753-3136
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Renée-Anne Paquette, Coordinator of Community Services
Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6927
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Terms of Reference - West Nipissing Youth Action Advisory Committee

 

Cache Bay • Crystal Falls • Desaulniers • Field • Kipling • Lavigne • North Monetville • River Valley • Sturgeon Falls • Verner