Council Committees

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Members of Council are assigned each year to sit on a number of internal committees established by Council and to represent the County on a variety of external committees that impact the municipality. Many of the internal committees have opportunities for public involvement. Residents are encouraged to step forward and volunteer to sit on one or more of these committees. The application is quick and easy, and your expenses will be paid. Contact Legislative Services for more information.

Click here for the current Internal Committee Summary.

Click here for the current External Committee Summary.

Read our policy and procedure related to serving on committees. The procedure includes a questionnaire (see Schedule A) that all prospective board members must fill out and submit with their applications.

Internal Committees

Agricultural/Environmental Appeals Committee

This committee hears appeals regarding notices issued under three different provincial acts - the Soil Conservation Act, the Weed Control Act and the Agricultural Pest Act.

Agricultural Service Board - ASB (3 public members)

This is an advisory board that reviews agricultural matters and policies affecting the County and makes recommendations to Council.  The ASB annually sponsors two student bursaries of $1,000 each and Agriculture Appreciation Day every June.

Assessment Review Boards (up to 10 public members)

These boards hear and make decisions on assessment or tax notice complaints.

Council Governance Review Task Force

This task force is responsible for the review and development of Council governance policies with the objective of promoting good governance, accountability, transparency and incorporation of best practices.

Emergency Advisory Committee and State of Local Emergency Committee

The committee reviews municipal emergency plans on an annual basis and is responsible for declaring a local state of emergency, if necessary.

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (4 public members)

This committee was established to safeguard the environment through education, promotion and policy. The committee links citizens, industry and local government to find a balance between environmental sustainability and economic development.

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Advisory Board (4 public members)

The board promotes/encourages community awareness and participation in FCSS programs. The board acts as a liaison between Council and community groups, makes recommendations on social policies and and advises the County’s Director of Community Services on programming and policies.

Library Board (5 public members)

The board’s mandate is provide County residents with access to a variety of library materials and services.

Municipal Planning Commission (3 public members)

The commission is the development approval authority for all subdivision applications for land (not owned by the County), and discretionary use development applications referred by the County’s Planning and Development department.

Rich Lake Mediation Task Force (4 public members)

This task force is responsible for discerning the current status of the Rich Lake Recreation and Agricultural Society Facilities, as well as to identify core issues which may impede facility improvements, and present recommendations to Council about partnerships and possible improvements to these facilities.

Solid Waste Management Committee (4 public members)

This committee reviews the County’s solid waste reduction programs and is developing/overseeing a 10-year Solid Waste Reduction Plan. The committee will conduct public consultations, research recycling incentives and review tipping fees.

Strategic Communications Planning Team

This team ensures communication procedures in the County are well-coordinated, effectively managed and responsive to the information needs of Council, County staff, the public and potential employees.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (8 public members)

This is a quasi-judicial board that hears appeals regarding subdivision and development decisions made by the Municipal Planning Commission.

Transportation Master Plan Committee

This committee analyses County infrastructure needs and gathers public input as part of its mandate to develop and update the County’s Transportation Master Plan.

Water Resources Management Task Force

This task force will define the contractual obligations of Portage College and Lac La Biche County in their work to establish Lac La Biche as the regional service provider of the college's Water and Environmental Sciences programming and Ad Hoc Applied Training. This task force commits to working collaboratively to develop a training facility for water and wastewater operators within Lac La Biche County.

External Committees

Learn more about each group by clicking the name.