Committees and Boards

Committee / Local Board Appointments​​​ 

The Township of Essa Council appoints members of the community to assist the municipality in sitting on the various committees and boards for the Council term.

Committee/Local Boards have meetings throughout the year, please visit the community calendar for meeting dates.

New for the 2022 - 2026 Term of Council. The Accessible Advisory Committee, Healthy Community Committee and the Parks and Recreation Committee have been amalgamated into one Committee now know as the Healthy, Accessible Community and Parks Committee.

The Healthy, Accessible Community and Parks Committee is dedicated to advise and assist the Township in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free healthy community while improving the quality of life for all persons and promoting equal opportunity for citizens of all abilities.

Agendas Minutes

​If you have an interest in marketing, streetscape and beautification improvements, seasonal decorations, and special events, then consider serving on the Business Improvement Area Board of Management. In order to be considered, applicants MUST be a current business owner and/or commercial tenant within the designated BIA area. Members of this Board are selected by vote by ​existing BIA members.

If you have an interest in land use planning, land severance and minor variances, we invite you to consider serving on the Committee of Adjustment. The Committee is comprised of five volunteers from the community with administrative assistance from the Planning and Development Department. The Committee meets monthly on the fourth Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. or can meet at another time agreed by the Committee members. The meetings are approximately two hours in length. Members receive an honorarium of $85.00 per meeting and $40.00 for attending site visits.

The Committee of Adjustment meetings are scheduled for the 4th Friday of every month. A minimum of 3 Applications are required in order for a meeting to be held, and applications are due to the Planning and Development Department the last working day of the month prior to the month the meeting is scheduled for. Eg. November Applications would be due October 31st by 3:00pm​.​

Committee of Adjustment Agendas and Minutes are available for viewing online.

Tentative Committee of Adjustment Schedule

If you have an interest in literacy, lifelong learning and cultural programs that make an impact in your community, we invite you to consider serving on the Essa Public Library Board.  This is a Governance Board that visions library services in Essa and establishes policy to support this service.

The Library Board is comprised of 5 to 7 volunteers from the community, and at least one member of Council.  The CEO/Chief Librarian serves as the Treasurer and Secretary to the Board.

The Library Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month, ten times a year.  (The meetings in January, February, November and December are virtual, and there are no regular meetings July and August).  Meetings begin at 7pm and may sometimes extend to two hours in length.

Agendas and Minutes are available on Essa Public Library Boards Website

At its meeting of February 1, 2023, Council of the Township of Essa appointed staff from the Building Department, Municipal Law Enforcement Officer(s) and the Planning Department to its Line Fence Committee to fulfill the obligatory role as outlined in the Line Fences Act.

Upon viewing, Fenceviewers are ONLY authorized to address one or both of the following issues:

  • The apportionment of responsibility for the fencing work between the two adjoining owners;
  • The description of the fence that is to be constructed or reconstructed on the boundary line, including the materials to be used.

If you have a background in the agricultural sector, we invite you to consider serving as a Livestock Evaluator. Livestock Evaluators respond to the loss of livestock by farmers in the Township to determine the value of claim to be awarded based on the evidence presented in accordance with Livestock, Poultry and Honey Bee Protection Act. Livestock Evaluators receive an honorarium of $50.00 per evaluation.​

If you have an interest in working towards Community Safety, we invite you to consider serving on the Traffic Advisory Committee. The Essa Traffic Advisory Committee will provide a community perspective on road safety issues, promote public awareness and provide education for road safety initiatives, with an aim to enhance community participation and cooperation on ways to improve safety on Township roads for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.​

2021 TAC Minutes

2022 TAC Minutes

2023 TAC Minutes

2024 TAC Minutes

Past Committees

These Committees have now been amalgamted into the Healthy, Accessible Community and Parks Committee.

This Committee is no longer active.  It has been consolidated into the new Healthy, Accessible Community and Parks Committee (HACP).

Minutes of the former AAC Committee:

This Committee is no longer active.  It has been consolidated into the Healthy, Accessible Community and Parks Committee (HACP)

This Committee is no longer active.  It has been consolidated into the Healthy, Accessible Community and Parks Committee (HACP).

Minutes of the former HCC Committee:

This Committee is no longer active.

Minutes of the former AFSC Committee:

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