The Town Council of Gander operates under a committee structure where the Deputy Mayor and each member of Council chair a separate Standing Committee of Council. Each member of Council chairs one committee and serves on two additional committees. Each committee is comprised of three Councillors and a Resource Person.

In addition to the Standing Committees, Council may strike ad hoc committees to address specific issues. Ad hoc committees may be mandated to complete their work within a specific time frame, or to remain active for as long as a given issue is deemed to require Council’s attention.

The Mayor is an ex-officio member of all committees and the Chief Administrative Officer may attend each committee meeting at his discretion.

Under the committee system, the day-to-day business of Council is dealt with in detail first by the committee governing the relevant municipal department. The Committee then presents its findings and recommendations to Council at its next scheduled Regular, Privileged or Special Meeting, as may be appropriate.

Council and Committee meetings are convened and governed by specific procedural rules, as required under Section 24 of the Municipalities Act. Click here for the complete Town of Gander Rules of Procedure in PDF format.

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Privileged Meeting of Council:

Every 3rd Tuesday commencing October 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

In the normal course of business, Council must hold certain discussions behind closed doors, whether to protect individual Citizens’ right to privacy, to maintain the integrity of confidential negotiations or for numerous other reasons as dictated by policy or law. These matters are dealt with in Privileged Meetings of Council, which are held (if required) the day before each Regular Meeting of Council.


Regular Meeting of Council:

Every 3rd Wednesday commencing October 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Regular Meetings of Council are open to the public and are broadcast live by Rogers Television on its community channel and website. Meetings are broadcast beginning at 4:30 pm and repeated the following Sunday beginning at 5:30 pm


Committees of Council:

During the committee meetings, issues relevant to that committee’s mandate are discussed and the Chair then reports on the meeting at the Regular Meeting of Council. Committee meetings are held during the week preceding each Regular Meeting of Council.

Recreation & Community Living Committee

Chairperson: Deputy Mayor Tara Pollett
Members: Councillor Brian Dove and Councillor Os Fudge
Resource Person: Nicole Newell, Director

Every 3rd Monday commencing October 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
(Tuesday if a holiday falls on Monday)

The mandate of the Recreation & Community Living Committee is to provide direction to Council in the areas of recreation, seniors/youth programming, health, wellness and active living, facilities management and special events.

Public Works & Services Committee

Chairperson: Councillor Os Fudge
Members: Councillor Rob Anstey and Councillor Gina Brown
Resource Persons: Tony Barron, Director

Every 3rd Tuesday commencing October 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am

The mandate of the Public Works & Services Committee is to provide direction in public works operations, water/sewer, civic enhancement, facilities maintenance, bylaw enforcement and Gander Fire Rescue.

Economic Development, Tourism & Culture Committee

Chairperson: Councillor Gina Brown
Members: Deputy Mayor Tara Pollett and Councillor Rob Anstey
Resource Person: RJ Locke, Director of Development

Every 3rd Wednesday commencing October 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

The mandate of the Economic Development, Tourism & Culture Committee is to provide Council with direction and policies regarding business recruitment, retention and expansion, arts and culture, affordable housing and commercial land sales.

Public Safety & Protective Services Committee

Chairperson: Councillor Pat Woodford
Members: Deputy Mayor Tara Pollett and Councillor Brian Dove
Resource Person: Paul Fudge, Fire Chief and Wanda Lee Jenkins, MEO Officer in Charge

Every 3rd Tuesday commencing October 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

The mandate of the Governance & Community Engagement Committee is to advise Council on intergovernmental affairs, strategic planning, bylaws, regulation and policy development, community engagement and communications.

Engineering, Planning & Controls Committee

Chairperson: Councillor Rob Anstey
Members: Councillor Pat Woodford and Councillor Os Fudge
Resource Person: James Blackwood, Director

Every 3rd Thursday commencing October 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am

The mandate of the Engineering, Planning & Controls Committee is to provide guidance to Council on Municipal Plan administration, planning, design and engineering, inspections, permitting, and zoning.

Finance & Administration Committee

Chairperson: Councillor Brian Dove
Members: Councillor Pat Woodford and Councillor Gina Brown
Resource Person: Garry Brown, Director

Every 3rd Thursday commencing October 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

The mandate of the Finance & Administration Committee is to provide Council with advice and recommendations on all financial matters, including budgeting, accounting and purchasing, as well as legal affairs, human resources and information systems.Web Statistics and Counters

Planning, Priorities and Communications Committee

Chairperson: Mayor Percy Farwell
Members: All of Council
Resource Person: Garry Brown, Director, Derm Chafe, Chief Administrative Officer

At the Call of the Chair

 

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