The Municipality of Callander seeks applications for various committees and community groups, so if you’ve been dreaming of a seat at the table, it might be time to make those dreams materialize. Spots are available on the Committee of Adjustment and the Property Standards Committee. As for community groups, spots are open for the Sports, Recreation, Festival and Events Group, Culture and Heritage Group, the Community Beautification Group, and the Callander Public Library Board.
Applications are due by Friday, November 25th before 1:00 p.m. Applications are available on Callander’s municipal website, and once completed, those can be submitted via e-mail to the municipality or dropped off at the Municipal Office at 280 Main Street North.
What are these committees about? The Committee of Adjustment is appointed by council to make decisions regarding lot creation by land severances within the municipality. The committee also considers applications regarding the creation of rights of ways, easements over properties, and alterations of lot boundaries.
As for the Property Standards Committee, its purpose is to hear and make decisions regarding appeals of an order to comply issued under the town’s property standards by-law.
The title well-encapsulates what one can expect from the Sports, Recreation, Festivals and Events Group. Members will help to implement a variety of events and activities and maintain communications between municipal staff and community partners regarding recreation, leisure, cultural programs, and community events.
For those with a more historical outlook, the Culture and Heritage Group might be just right. Its purpose is to educate folks about the richness of Callander’s history and cultural heritage. Members are advocates for Callander’s culture and stories and will work towards creating activities and events that highlight the town’s history. Members will also focus on the work of the Callander Bay Heritage Museum and support the Alex Dufresne Art Gallery.
More aesthetically minded? Consider the community beautification group, which works to implement ideas that will make Callander shine brighter. Group members also encourage their fellow residents to beautify the town however they can.
Applicants to the Callander Public Library Board can prepare to govern the library if selected, as the board is legally responsible for policy and governance. The board provides oversight of the library and creates strategy to keep the organization healthy and thriving. The board advocates for the library and maintains excellent financial stewardship and accountability.
For more information, consult Callander’s municipal website or call the municipal office at 705-752-1410.
David Briggs is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of BayToday, a publication of Village Media. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.