Committees and Responsibilities

Committee – Municipal Council

The mayor and councillors are involved in various committees within the municipality. According to their interests, knowledge and experience, they make things happen in the subjects described below:

Agriculture and forestry

Richard E Dubeau
Dale Rathwell

Citizen defender

Simon Laforest
Tamara Rathwell

Communication

Pascale Blais

Community life

Danny Paré

Elders

Tamara Rathwell

Environment

Pascale Blais
Dale Rathwell

Family

Pascale Blais

Heritage

Pascale Blais

Internet

Stéphane Carrière

Land development and construction

Pascale Blais
Simon Laforest

Library

Pascale Blais
Dale Rathwell

Local economic development

Stéphane Carrière
Tamara Rathwell

Loisirs and culture

Danny Paré

Parks

Dale Rathwell

Planning advisory committee

Stéphane Carrière
Simon Laforest

Public Security

Stéphane Carrière

Public work

Richard E Dubeau
Danny Paré

Residual materials

Richard E Dubeau
Danny Paré

School

Dale Rathwell

Watercourse

Dale Rathwell

Other external committees

The mayor Pascale Blais is present in all the fields of competence.

Planning Advisory Committee

The Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is a committee mandated by the City Council to provide advice on applications submitted to it in terms of urban planning and land use.

The PAC is a working group composed of the mayor, two (2) members of the City Council and three (3) residents selected by the council. The General-director and the building inspector sit on this committee to guide, direct and support its urban planning action.

The recommendations and opinions of the PAC allows the City Council to benefit from the contribution of elected officials and citizens, who can share their experience of living in the municipality and their particular concerns for the development of their territory. The creation of a PAC allows citizens chosen by the Council to participate in urban planning.

Although the PAC is basically an advisory body without any decision-making power, it plays an undeniable role in the mission of planning and administrating municipal territory.  Provincial law has established as an essential condition for approval of the following matters, that municipal councils must obtain prior recommendations from PACs, in order to exercise their discretional powers.

Matters subject to PAC recommendations:

  • minor variance,
  • comprehensive development program,
  • site planning and architectural integration program (SPAIP),
  • application for approval of a conditional use or a specific construction,
  • alteration or occupancy of a building,
  • construction or subdivision projects subject to certain constraints;

 

Members of the PAC

  • Stéphane Carrière, councillor
  • Simon Laforest, councillor
  • Richard Baril, citizen
  • Guillaume Guertin, citizen
  • Joanna Nash, citizen
  • Vacant, Environment and Building inspector and Secretary of the committee
  • Pascale Blais, mayor
  • France Bellefleur, director general