Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Committees

Agriculture Advisory Committee

Board of Variance

Emergency Program Executive Committee (EPEC)

Emergency Operations Committee (EOC)

Forestry Round Table (DISSOLVED)

Infrastructure, Development and Capital Projects Committee (DISSOLVED)

Medical Services Advisory Committee

Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition

Personnel Committee (DISSOLVED)

Toad River Area Planning Advisory Committee

AGRICULTURE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair:

 

Vice Chair:

 

Members:

Citizen Members (advertised for and appointed by Council)
Staff Representation (appointed by CAO)

Mandate:

To advise Regional Council regarding the municipal bylaws and policies aimed at the encouragement and guidance of agricultural development, including the Official Community Plans (OCP) and Zoning Bylaws.

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BOARD OF VARIANCE 

Mandate: 

When a zoning bylaw has been adopted, there are certain circumstances where a person can receive a minor variance to the provisions in the bylaw by appealing to the Board of Variance (BOV). A person may apply to the BOV for a minor variance if they feel compliance with the bylaw would cause them a hardship. For example, if a big rock in their yard made it a hardship to site the house in conformity with the normal setbacks- a person could apply for a minor variance. 

The NRRM BOV consists of three appointed citizen members (current term is January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020), to hear requests at meetings that are open to the public. 

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EMERGENCY PROGRAM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (EPEC)

Chair: 

 

Vice Chair:

 

Members:

 

Staff Representative as appointed by CAO

RCMP Designated Representative

Mandate:  

Required by Provincial law and established by local bylaw, the EPEC Committee meets quarterly and is composed of the Mayor and two Regional Councillors. The Emergency Program Executive Committee provides legislative leadership for the Emergency Operations Committee (EOC), reviewing and making recommendations on emergency planning to the Regional Council as well as overseeing coordination of local with regional and provincial efforts, for the protection and defence of the area during civil emergencies.

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EMERGENCY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE (EOC)

Members:

 

Representatives from local Emergency Response Organizations & local Major Industries

Mandate:   

Required by the Emergency Response Plan and Provincial Law, this committee serves to establish, maintain & administer emergency plans and responses for the purpose of civil defense; to develop guidelines & outline responsibilities for all services in the event of an emergency; to review emergency operations, resources & capabilities for adequacy.

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FORESTRY ROUND TABLE
In 2017, the Forestry Roundtable Committee was dissolved with relevant matters to be discussed by Council as a whole.

Mandate:

Working with stakeholder groups and reporting to the Regional Council, this committee will work towards a more resilient, prosperous, sustainable, and diversified forest economy in the region. This committee will identify measurable and common goals that together, stakeholders can achieve to ensure a healthy forest economy in Northern Rockies Regional Municipality; to provide a united front on common goals where action from higher levels of government is needed to achieve common goals; and promote co-operative efforts between stakeholders, in the long-term interest of the broader local forest economy.

Such committee initiatives include: adjustments to tenure frameworks, targeted decrease in dependence on wood commodity sales to the US market, maximizing value from the whole forest, review of local Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations practices, creative solutions to wood waste, alternative energy and climate change initiatives.

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INFRASTRUCTURE, DEVELOPMENT AND CAPITAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE

In 2017, the Infrastructure, Development and Capital Projects Committee was dissolved with relevant matters to be discussed by Council as a whole.

Mandate: 

Guided by Federal and Provincial Infrastructure deficit funding, ACAP or other funding and the NRRM annual budget established by Regional Council, the mandate of the Infrastructure, Development and Capital Projects Committee will be to provide information, advice & recommendations to the Regional Council on the following matters and issues: prioritizing, maintaining and upgrading NRRM infrastructure including emergency service buildings, NRRM buildings, assets and properties, roads & highways, water and sewer infrastructure, NR Regional Airport and includes community housing, Capital projectswith budgets greater than $100,000; and Capital projects budgeted less than $100,000, if requested by Council or City Manager; monitoring and reporting on contractors, budgets, insurance negotiations & legal issues, sub-contractors and suppliers, capital projects tendering processes, construction grants and funding.

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Medical Services Advisory Committee

Chair:

 

Members:

Existing Citizen, Agency & Stakeholder Members

Mandate:   

To investigate the feasibility of various short and long‐term options for establishing locally based community health care. Committee members advise Mayor and Council on various health care models and options to improve access to health care services in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. Committee initiatives:

  • Be a community liaison for health care matters;
  • Develop partnerships with learning institutions to provide teaching or learning venues for practitioners of many levels;
  • Inventory and research available community spaces for the provision of health care services;
  • Lobby relevant organizations on the changes needed in rural health care;
  • Partner with community groups and support agencies to attract skilled health care professionals to practice in the Northern Rockies, and;
  • Raise public awareness of health care issues

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Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition

Member:  

Mandate:

The mandate is to protect and enhance the existing quality of life and level of services for citizens in the Peace Region and Northern Rockies while facilitating resource developement in Northeastern British Columbia.

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PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

In 2017, the Personnel Committee was dissolved with relevant matters to be discussed by Council as a whole.

Mandate:

Reporting to the Regional Council, this committee will work collaboratively with administration on personnel issues such as collective bargaining, labour relations, recruitment strategies and remuneration.

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TOAD RIVER AREA PLANNING

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Regional Council Appointees:

Alternate Regional Council Appointees:

 

Mandate:
The Toad River Land Use Policy was adopted by Council on October 13th, 2009. The Policy proposed the formation of a Toad River Planning Advisory Committee (TRPAC) that would review and make recommendations on all land applications submitted to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), formerly the Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB), within the Specific Area of Toad River identified in the Policy.

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