Community Boards & Committees

Contact(s)

Committee of the Whole 

Mississippi Mills Council operates with a Committee of the Whole structure.  

Comprised of all members of Council, recommendations derived from the committee meetings are then submitted for approval at the next Council meeting. 

Committees & Boards & Advisory Committees


Community Policing Advisory Committee

 

The Community Policing Advisory Committee provides a mechanism for independent community guidance, governance and accountability at the local level with regard to policing. 

 

Community Policing Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

 

Committee of Adjustment

 

Purpose

The Ontario Planning Act grants authority to Municipal Councils to appoint committees to approve a number of minor applications. Section 45 of the Planning Act permits the Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on Minor Variances from the Zoning By-law and to grant permission for altering or changing a lawful non-conforming use of land, buildings or structures.

 

In general terms, the Committee has the power to grant the following:

 

Minor Variance

A minor variance is a proposed change to a property which does not conform to the requirements of the Zoning By-law. A minor variance approval allows the property owner to obtain a building permit even though their property does not comply precisely with the Zoning By-law. Under Section 45(1) of the Planning Act there are four tests that a minor variance must meet:

1. Is the application minor?

2. Is the application desirable for the appropriate development of the lands in question?

3. Does the application conform to the general intent of the Zoning By-law?

4. Does the application conform to the general intent of the Official Plan?

 

Permission

A Legal Non-Conforming Use exists when the zoning for the property does not permit its current use.  Where land, buildings or structures have been lawfully used for a purpose now prohibited by the Zoning By-law, the Committee of Adjustment can grant permission to enlarge the buildings or structures, or may permit a similar or more compatible use, subject to certain conditions.


 2017 Committee of Adjustment Schedule 



Public Library Board

 

The Mississippi Mills Public Library Board's mandate is to provide a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community's needs.

 

Accessibility Advisory Committee

 

This committee was created under the authority of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001. The members advise and assist the Municipality in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free community for citizens of all abilities (universal accessibility), including persons with disabilities.

 

Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference


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Active Transportation Advisory Committee


The Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) is a working committee whose specific mandate is to implement the municipality's Active Transportation Plan and to expand, enhance, and promote a public active transportation system.  The ATAC will also promote active transportation as a key pillar in the development of a healthy, active and safe community for residents and visitors. 


Active Transportation Advisory Committee Terms of Reference


Almonte Old Town Hall Advisory Committee

 

This committee makes recommendations to improve the accessibility and affordability of the spaces within the Almonte Old Town Hall.


Almonte Old Town Hall Advisory Committee Terms of Reference


Arts & Culture Advisory Committee

 

This committee provides an avenue for a two-way exchange to occur between the arts and culture community and the municipality.

 

Arts & Culture Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Beautification Committee

 

This committee promotes, advances and maintains the aesthetics of the natural and built resources of Mississippi Mills.

Community and Economic Development Committee

 

This committee considers the overall community and economic development of the Municipality and through strategic discussion, planning and implementation of a variety of primarily economic activities, encourages the financial, social and environmental well being of our community.

 

Community and Economic Development Committee Terms of Reference

Daycare Advisory Committee

 

This committee considers matters relating to the Daycare including policy/procedure, legislative compliance, and liaises with other health and educational organizations

Environmental Advisory Committee

 

This committee provides advice to Council and Municipal staff on all matters relating to the environment with a key focus on waste diversion.

 

Environmental Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Heritage Committee

 

This committee provides advice and assistance to Council, Municipal staff and private property owners on matters relating to the conservation of the community's historic buildings and architectural heritage.

 

By-Law 07-16 Heritage Committee Terms of Reference

 

Heritage Property Tax Refund Program

 

Application for a Heritage Property Grant


Designated Properties and Properties

of Significance



UNDERSTANDING HERITAGE DESIGNATION IN ONTARIO

http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/heritage/tools.shtml


DESIGNATED PROPERTIES 


Agricultural Hall, Almonte Fair Grounds, Water Street, Almonte

By-law #19-1984 / Photo / Photo

 

Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte

By-law #1573 / Photo / Photo

 

Barley Mow Building, 7 Mill Street, Almonte

By-law#16-1978 / Information / Photo / Photo 

 

Cedar Hill School House, 270 Cedar Hill Road, Pakenham

By-law #99-36 / Photo / Photo

 

Clayton School House, 1252 Bellamy Mills Road, Clayton

By-law #1643 / Information

 

Doc Kelly Building, 77 and 77A Little Bridge Street, Almonte

By-law#10-1990

 

Keepsakes, 102 Mill Street, Almonte


Lanark Registry Office, 125 Brougham Street, Almonte

By-law #1-1997 / Photo

 

Loyal Orange Lodge, 151 Reserve Street

 

Menzie House, 80 Queen Street, Almonte

By-law #27-1978 / Photo / Photo 

 

Mill Worker's Walkway, Bank Street, Almonte

 

Millfall Condominium, 1 Rosamond Street, Almonte


 

Mississippi River Power Corp., 28 Mill Street, Almonte

By-law #24-1978 / Information / Photo 

 

Mississippi Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond Street E. (National Historic Site)

 

Old Post Office, 73 Mill Street, Almonte (also National Historic Site) 

By-law #26-1978 / Photo / Photo 


Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge Street, Almonte

By-law #15-1978 / Information / Photo / Photo / Article from Gazette - 1991

 

Thatcher/Roy House, 109 Princess Street, Almonte

By-law #46-1987 / Information

 

Thoburn Mill, 83 Little Bridge Street, Almonte

By-law #14-18
 

Victoria Woolen Mill, 7 Mill Street, Almonte

By-law #16-1978 / Information / Photo / Photo

 

William Thoburn House, 161 Union Street, Almonte


 

Wylie House, 81 Queen Street, Almonte

By-law #3-1985 / Photo / Photo 




DOWNTOWN ALMONTE HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT STUDY 


Your Council and administration are seeking to carry out a Heritage Conservation District Study that would assess the cultural heritage value of downtown Almonte and recommend whether this historic centre should be considered for Heritage Conservation District (HCD) designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Watson McEwen Teramura Architects is working on behalf of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills to undertake this study.

 

Public Meeting March 21, 2014 Presentation

 

Downtown Almonte Heritage Conservation District Study November 2014

 

Downtown Almonte Heritage Conservation District Study Report to Committee of the Whole November 24, 2014

 

Downtown Almonte Heritage Conservation District Plan - June, 2015

 

Insurance Information Related to Heritage Properties

 

ASSOCIATED BY-LAWS

 

By-law 14-86 being a by-law to designate downtown Almonte and surrounding area as a heritage conservation district study area.

 

By-law 15-04 being a by-law to amend By-law No. 14-86 being a by-law to designate downtown Almonte and surrounding area as a heritage conservation district study area.

 

By-law 15-19 being a by-law to repeal By-laws 14-86 and 15-04 being by-laws to designate downtown Almonte and surrounding area as a heritage conservation district study area. 

 

By-law 16-61 being a by-law to designate a Heritage conservation district known as the Downtown Almonte Heritage conservation district.

 

By-law 16-62 being a by-law to establish a heritage grants program for owners of properties located within a Heritage Conservation district under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. 

 

FAQ's on insurance for heritage properties

http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/publications/Heritage_Insurance.pdf


Heritage Properties:  Insuring the Living Past

http://assets.ibc.ca/Documents/Brochures/Heritage-Properties.pdf#search=heritage


Heritage Districts Work!  A report by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario

http://www.arconserv.ca/news_events/show.cfm?id=184

 


Q and A About Heritage Conservation Districts


 

HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT STEERING COMMITTEE

 

Heritage Conservation District Steering Committee Terms of Reference

 

Heritage Conservation District Steering Committee Agenda - June 23, 2015

 

Heritage Conservation District Steering Committee Minutes - June 23, 2015
 

Municipal Drug Strategy Committee

 

This committee provides direction for the planning and direction of the Municipality's municipal drug strategy in keeping with the mission and vision of the drug strategy network.  Specifically it aims to address alcohol and other drug problems through communication and collaboration accross four pillars of prevention, enforcement, harm reduction and treatment.

 

Municipal Drug Strategy Committee Terms of Reference