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Current Committees of Council


The Town of Parry Sound is committed to community involvement and provides the opportunity for residents and ratepayers to take part in a variety of Committees of Council. The following are Committees that are struck by Parry Sound Council as well as joint area committees that fall directly under Council's authority.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is a newly formed committee of Council with Terms of Reference approved February 4, 2020.

Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Exhibition Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee

The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Exhibition Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee is a newly formed committee of Council with Terms of Reference approved November 16, 2021.

Civic Scholarship Committee

With its first award given in 2017, the Civic Scholarship Committee composed of two members of Council and the Chief Administrative Officer, oversees an  annual $500 scholarship to a student selected from  applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. Watch for details provided in spring, 2021 for the  next application intake.  

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment is empowered under the Planning Act to grant Minor Variances, determining if a minor variance application is desirable/appropriate, and if the general intent and purpose of the Zoning Bylaw and the Official Plan is maintained. Five lay members and two members of Council are appointed to the committee.

Community Emergency Planning Committee

This committee provides advice to Council regarding emergency planning issues for the Town of Parry Sound. It ensures that the Emergency Plan remains current, develops training plans, conducts and reviews exercises, reviews the EOS operations and oversees the community awareness plan.

Fence Viewers 

The Line Fences Act provides for the arbitration of a dispute between two or more neighbours on the following:

  • whether or not a boundary fence should be erected;
  • the type of fence to be erected;
  • the sharing of the cost of the installation of a new fence; and
  • the sharing of the cost of repair or maintenance on an existing fence.

Settlement of property boundary and/or title disputes is not the role of the Fence Viewers. Fence Viewers meet only when a written request for a fence viewing is filed with the Clerk, or designate.  For more information and forms, please see the Guide to the Line Fences Act.

Parry Sound Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee

The Town of Parry Sound is the designated delivery agent for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the District of Parry Sound. The Advisory Committee's objective is to identify, resolve and convey issues and concerns regarding the District EMS System. It also provides advice on the operation and facilitates improvements to the EMS to meet the needs of the citizens of the District of Parry Sound through their advisory capacity to Council for the Town of Parry Sound.

Property Standards Committee

The Property Standards Committee only meets to hear an appeal of a Property Standards Order, issued under the Town of Parry Sound Property Standards By-law. The Committee's mandate is currently under review with the objective of making it an Appeals Committee to hear appeals on other matters in addition to property standards.

Provincial Offences Advisory Committee

The Town of Parry Sound provides administration, court support and prosecution related to proceedings commenced under the Provincial Offences Act (POA) through an Inter-municipal Service Agreement with the Ministry of the Attorney General on behalf of all the member municipalities. 

 Waterfront Advisory Committee -2021

The Waterfront Advisory Committee is a newly formed committee of Council. Terms of Reference were passed July 20, 2021