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BLUEWATER ADVISORY COMMITTEES 

The Municipality has several advisory committees and has a general policy to establish the framework those committees are to work in. 

It is the policy of the Municipality to govern the procedure of Council Committees relating to administration and reporting through the system to Council.

BLUEWATER BLOOMS COMMITTEE (Communities In Bloom)

The Municipality of Bluewater has entered the Provincial competition Communities in Bloom Program every year since 2010.

The blooms ratings are: Five Blooms (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and Four Blooms (2010, 2011 and 2012).

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the promotion and value of green spaces in urban settings. The program consists of communities receiving information and being evaluated either provincially or nationally by a volunteer jury of trained professionals on the accomplishments of their entire community (municipal, private, corporate and institutional sectors, citizens) on eight key criteria.

“People, plants and pride… growing together”


To view the agenda for the meeting on May 11, 2017 please click on the following link: Meeting Agenda - May 11, 2017

To view the 2017 Meeting Calendar, please click on the following link:  2017 Meeting Calendar

2016 Meeting Minutes

2016 Community Profile Book

Volunteer Information Form

Website: www.communitiesinbloom.ca 

HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Under Section 28 of the Ontario Heritage Act, Council is authorized to establish, through by-law, one Municipal Heritage Committee that is made up of five or more people.

Under the Act, Council is also empowered to:

Designate individual property and designate districts or areas
Issue or refuse permits to alter or demolish a designated property
Repeal designation by-laws
Purchase or lease individually designated Property
Expropriate designated property
Provide grants and loans to designated property owners
Enter into easements and covenants with property owners
Institute a prosecution for failure to comply with a designation by-law

The Bluewater Heritage Committee, as an advisory Committee of council, is to be representative of the community and, as such, is recognized as the legitimate vehicle for co-ordinating and conveying community concerns. The Committee plays an important role by enabling the community to participate more directly in the decision-making process.

Committee Mandate and Terms of Reference

In general, the role of the Committee is a dual responsibility:

To the Municipality - to advise council on heritage issues as defined by the statutory requirements of the Ontario Heritage Act as noted above and the requirements set out in the Heritage Section of the Official Plan as well as other assigned duties as defined by Council

To the citizens - to help ensure that plans for change and progress are developed in a manner that recognizes the historical continuity of the community.

The Bluewater Heritage Committee invites interested people from Bayfield, Hensall, Zurich and surrounding areas to join this committee. Our mandate is to promote the preservation and maintenance of architectural and/or historic buildings, cultural landscapes and natural heritage features. This group is a subcommittee of the Bluewater council.

We have monthly evening meetings and would welcome anyone with similar interests. Please contact the Municipal Office at 519-236-4351 for more information. All meetings are open to the public. 

The regular monthly meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 for this meeting only.

To view the agenda for the meeting on May 9, 2017 please click on the following link: Agenda

To view the 2017 Meeting Calendar, please click on the following link:  2017 Meeting Calendar

Committee Meeting Minutes

Registry of Bluewater Heritage Properties

Heritage Approval application form

Heritage Plaque Information, Criteria and Application Form

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The mandate of the committee is to ensure that Bluewater’s agriculture and rural interests are taken into account in the decisions and actions of Council and staff. The Committee will not have decision-making authority, but will make recommendations to Council on issues pertaining to agriculture, agri-business, rural affairs, and rural economic development. The Committee will also adopt the "Rural Lens" framework to bring focus to the potential impacts of proposed policies, decisions, and actions.

To view the Committee Terms of Reference, please click on the following link:  Terms Of Reference

To view the agenda for the meeting on April 5, 2017 please click on the following link:  Agenda

To view the 2017 Meeting Calendar, please click on the following link: Calendar

Minutes-January 5, 2017

Minutes-February 1, 2017

General Inquiries

info@municipalityofbluewater.ca

p: 519-236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351
f: 519-236-4329

Address:
Municipality of Bluewater
Box 250, 14 Mill Ave
Zurich, ON Canada
N0M 2T0

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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