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This link will take you to the new Loyalist Township CivicWeb Portal, which will enable you to learn about meetings, search for documents and see Agendas and Minutes plus see full bios on current Council members.

The Township has a number of committees dealing with different aspects of Township business at a more detailed level than is possible at Council meetings. Committee members are appointed annually unless specified as an appointment for the term of Council.

2020 Committee Appointments
Council will receive applications to serve on the following committees
             Recreation Services Advisory Committee          (up to 10 members)
             Heritage Committee                                              (up to 9 members)
             Loyalist Parkway Association                               (1 member)
             Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority         (1 member)
Individuals interested in serving on any of the above committees are invited to apply by Sunday, December 1st, 2019 as follows:

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Clerk.
                                                            Debbie Chapman, Township Clerk
                                                            The Corporation of Loyalist Township
                                                            Box 70, 263 Main Street
                                                            Odessa, ON   K0H 2H0
                                                            613 386 7351 Ext. 121


Recreation Services Advisory Committee

The  Recreation Services Advisory Committee meets at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of most months, generally in the Council Chambers of the Odessa Municipal Offices. The purpose of the committee is to advise Council on recreation programs, policies and activities that will meet the needs of the residents of the Township. The committee assists Council in keeping the residents aware of the recreational opportunities available through the department's facilities and programs and help ensure enjoyable and satisfactory leisure time for all residents of the Township.

Heritage Committee

The purpose of the Loyalist Township Heritage Committee is to advise Council on local heritage matters and to assist Council in carrying out its heritage conservation program. The functions and responsibilities of the Committee shall be described in the Ontario Heritage Act. As well, Council may from time to time request duties of the Loyalist Township Heritage Committee and the terms of reference for the Committee may be amended by resolution of Council.

The Loyalist Parkway Association

The Loyalist Parkway Association is composed of volunteers who form working groups as interest and needs dictate. The Association advises the respective Municipal Planning and Works Departments, consults with the Ministry of Transport, the utility corporations using the roadways, and the public. The Funding is by grants from the Municipalities. Loyalist Township Council appoints one representative to serve as a member of the Loyalist Parkway Association.

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

The Loyalist Township Councillors are appointed annually to the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) board. This body sets policies and reviews the operations of the Conservation Authority pursuant to the Conservation Authorities Act of Ontario. Meetings are the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Office of the CRCA.

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment meets the first Monday of every month and generally meets at the Odessa Office at 263 Main St. at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The Committee of Adjustment is composed of the seven members of the Loyalist Township Council. The Committee of Adjustment reviews Minor Variance and Consent (Severance Applications). The Committee of Adjustment determines whether it is desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure and whether the general intent and purpose of the by-law and the official plan are maintained.

Standing Committees

Kingston & Area Taxi Commission

The Kingston & Area Taxi Commission comprises three elected officials who are appointed annually; one Councillor from the City of Kingston, one Councillor from Loyalist Township, and one member of the public. This body provides for the licensing, regulating and governing of the owners and drivers of taxicabs in the City of Kingston and Loyalist Township.