Committees & Boards with Citizen Appointments
Committee of Adjustment
To review and consider minor variances from the provisions of municipal by-laws such as the Zoning By-law, including changes to legal non-conforming uses. Click here for more information.
Durham Land Division Committee
To consider Land Severance applications as an alternative means of subdividing land to that of formal plan of subdivision. Click here for more information.
Heritage Oshawa (MHC)
Heritage Oshawa (MHC) is a group of volunteers from the community with an interest in Oshawa's heritage and its promotion and conservation. Click here for more information.
The function of Heritage Oshawa (MHC) is to advise and assist Council on matters related to heritage conservation of individual buildings of historical and/or architectural significance, and to encourage and promote heritage conservation within the City. Typically Heritage Oshawa:
- establishes criteria for the evaluation of properties of architectural or historical value or interest;
- prepares and maintains a list of properties and areas worthy of conservation;
- advises and assists Council on heritage conservation legislation;
- implements programs or activities to increase public awareness and knowledge of heritage conservation issues;
- advises and assists Council on matters relating to buildings or areas of architectural or historical significance; and
- assists heritage property owners through the designation process.
A Livestock Valuer, appointed for a four year term by Oshawa City Council, is required to investigate the killing or injuring of livestock and/or poultry upon notification by the owner. Upon receipt of a complaint of predation, the Valuer shall investigate the claim and complete an Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program Application. To substantiate a claim, the owner declares the Program Application to be true and accurate.
Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee
To advise and assist the Corporation of the City of Oshawa including the City's agencies, boards and commissions in developing and facilitating strategies and actions toward a barrier-free Oshawa for citizens with a goal to improving the quality of life for those with disabilities. Click here for more information.
Oshawa Airport Advisory Committee
Provide ongoing input to staff on various airport issues. Click here for more information.
Oshawa Central Business District Improvement Area Board of Management
To improve, beautify and maintain lands, buildings and structures in the area owned by the City of Oshawa in the designated Central Business District Improvement Area beyond such improvement, beautification and maintenance as is provided at the expense of the municipality at large, and the promotion of the area as a business or shopping area.
The Central Business District Improvement Area is described as follows:
Commencing at the intersection of King Street West and McMillan Drive, north along McMillan Drive to Richmond Street West,
east along Richmond Street West to Centre Street North,
north along Centre Street North to William Street West to Ontario Street,
south along Ontario Street to Richmond Street East,
east along Richmond Street East to Mary Street,
south along Mary Street to Athol Street East,
west along Athol Street East to Simcoe Street,
south along Simcoe Street to Bagot Street,
west along Bagot Street to Centre Street South,
north along Centre Street South to King Street West,
west to the commencing intersection with McMillan Drive.
Safe City Oshawa Partnership
To work with and mobilize the community to build a safe Oshawa where everyone is free to live, work, learn and play.
Oshawa Environment Advisory Committee (OEAC)
The Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee (OEAC) was established to assist, advise and educate City Council, staff and the community with respect to the protection, enhancement, restoration, management and appreciation of the natural and built environments and to advance Goal B of the Community Strategic Plan.
Oshawa Harbour Commission
To manage and operate the Port of Oshawa with a high degree of autonomy consistent with National Ports Policy to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the national ports system, the optimum deployment of resources, and co-ordination with other marine activities and air and surface transportation systems.
Oshawa Public Library Board
The Library Board determines and adopts policies to govern operation and programmes of the Library; determines goals of the Library and secures adequate funds to fulfill these goals; understands the Library's programmes and needs of the community in relation to the Library and keeps abreast of standards and Library trends.
Oshawa Town and Gown Committee
The Oshawa Town and Gown Committee structure and role is presently under review and the committee meetings have temporarily been suspended.
It is anticipated that a report pertaining to future direction will be brought forward in 2010.
To impound any horse, bull, ox, cow, sheep, goat, pig or other cattle, geese or poultry distrained for unlawfully running at large or for trespassing and doing damage, delivered to him for that purpose; deliver notification to the Clerk and the owner; serve notices of intended sale; shall daily provide the animal with food, water and shelter; and if the animal is not reclaimed, publicly sell the animal.
Property Standards Committee
To administer and enforce the municipality's by-law with respect to standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property.