Seeking: Municipal Representatives for local Source Protection Committee
made under O. Reg 288/07 s. 3
NOMINATIONS FOR REPRESENTATIVE ON SOURCE PROTECTION COMMITTEE
In accordance with Ontario Regulation 288/07, this Notice is being sent to municipal clerks for municipalities in Groupings 1-4 of the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region (SPR). The Notice indicates the opportunity to submit nomination(s) for one representative on the Source Protection Committee per Group.
Functions of the Source Protection Committee
The Source Protection Committee (SPC) is overseeing a science-based planning process to protect municipal sources of drinking water that is governed by the Clean Water Act. The SPC has had its Source Protection Plan and supporting technical work approved by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and continues to work to ensure that policies are in place to protect local municipal sources of drinking water.
The Saugeen Valley Source Protection Authority, as the lead authority in the SPR and after consultation with municipalities, has established groups of municipalities and the number of SPC members assigned, as per O.Reg. 288/07 s. 3 (1).
Table A and Map below identify the municipalities by Group.
Table A: Municipalities in Groupings 1-4.
|Municipalities by Group||Number of Representatives
to be appointed
|1||Township of Georgian Bluffs
Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
City of Owen Sound
|2||Township of Huron-Kinloss
Municipality of Kincardine
Town of Saugeen Shores
Township of Howick
Municipality of Morris-Turnberry
Municipality of South Bruce
|3||Municipality of Arran-Elderslie
Municipality of Brockton
Town of Hanover
Town of Minto
Township of Southgate
Township of Wellington North
|4||Township of Chatsworth
Municipality of West Grey
Municipality of Grey Highlands
Municipality of Meaford
Town of the Blue Mountains
NOMINATION OF REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOURCE PROTECTION COMMITTEE
The councils of the municipalities that are within the grouping identified in Table A may jointly submit a list of persons to the Drinking Water Source Protection office. From this list the Management Committee will recommend a name to Grey Sauble Source Protection Authority, which will appoint the new representative to the Source Protection Committee. It is the responsibility of municipalities to organize the process for developing their list of person(s). If requested by the municipalities, our Project Manager, Carl Seider, will attend meetings that municipalities have arranged and serve as a resource person. Carl Seider may be contacted at (519) 470-3000 x. 201.
The deadline for municipal groups to jointly submit a list of persons is:
Friday January 31, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Send the List of Persons for Nomination to the SPC to:
Carl Seider, Project Manager, Drinking Water Source Protection Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula
or by mail (marked ‘Confidential’) to:
Carl Seider, Project Manager, Drinking Water Source Protection
237897 Inglis Falls Road, RR4
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N6
Obligations of SPC Members
Members of the Source Protection Committee will be dealing with technical information and discussing often complex issues. As such, the following list of duties and expectations are provided for consideration:
- Hold relevant knowledge of the watersheds and local land uses and institutions
- Expected to attend 3-4 Source Protection Committee meetings per year (Members are compensated $250 per diems for full day meetings)
- Participate at public meetings, attend public information sessions and participate in public consultation forums
- Understand the municipal role, finance, planning issues
- Act as liaison to bring forward common concerns from their knowledge and experience in the municipal sector to the Committee and assist in communicating the Committee’s work to municipal councils and staff
- Work collaboratively on the Committee with other Drinking Water Source Protection partners such as community stakeholder groups
- Provide constructive, collaborative and science-based input on local Source Protection Planning issues
A Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy, as well as a Rules of Procedure have been adopted by the Source Protection Committee.
Limitations on Appointments
The following conditions and restrictions are applied to the appointment of SPC representatives, as per O.Reg. 288/07 s. 7:
- Applicants must reside in, own or rent land in, be employed in, operate a business in, or be employed by a municipality within the Source Protection Region
This application has been posted at: home.waterprotection.ca
Note: The wording used in this notice to summarize certain portions of the Clean Water Act, 2006, and its regulations are provided for guidance. The reader is referred to the approved legislation for accuracy.
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