“The Region of Queens Municipality established a policy for the formation of a Planning Advisory Committee, and under that policy they determined that they would like to see a public representative from each of the electoral districts,” says Mike MacLeod, planner with the Region.
The committee is therefore looking for seven people from the public to serve because there are two fewer districts. Members are appointed for a two-year term, says MacLeod.
Applications will go to the municipal nominating committee, which consists of a number of council members. The committee will then decide which applicants will serve.
An advisory committee to council, members would look at, among many other things, applications for amendments to planning documents.
The last few terms, councillors identified people in their districts suitable to serve on the committee. This time, the nominating committee decided to publicize the invitation to see who might be interested.
Scott Wamboldt has been a member since the committee was established. Coun. Peter Waterman asked the North Queens resident to serve on the committee.
Despite having enjoyed his experience on the committee, Wamboldt says he’s ready to step down.
“I’m involved in other things. I think it’s time – get some new blood on there,” he says.
But Wamboldt says he has let his name stand in case no one in North Queens comes forward.
Anyone interested in her or his community should think of applying to serve on the committee, says Wamboldt.
“You can’t just stay stagnant, or you don’t progress,” he says.
To apply to serve on the Planning Advisory Committee send a letter of interest on or before Friday, Dec. 14 to Mike MacLeod at email@example.com.