Public Works and Engineering Committee

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the Committee is to provide a forum for Council and Staff to seek input from the community and experts on subject matters regarding Public Works & Engineering. Participation of community members is of utmost importance.

The Committee’s purpose is to provide recommendations to Council on the following (in the context of Public Works & Engineering Water, sewer, storm, infrastructure, garbage, and fleet).

  • capital priorities and planning;
  • water management;
  • environmental sustainability;
  • asset management and financial sustainability;
  • transportation master plan;
  • community accessibility;
  • relevant federal and provincial government policies and programs; and
  • other issues referred to the Committee by Director, CAO, COO or Council.

These focus areas have been identified according to the following documents:

  • Core Service Review
  • current Transportation Master Plan
  • Yearly Financial Plan; and
  • 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.

The order and thus priority may change depending on changes to emerging issues as identified by the Committee.

MEMBERSHIP:

The membership of the Committee will be as follows:

  • a minimum of seven (7) members; and
  • three (3) members of Council.

ELIGIBILITY:

All residents are eligible to apply; however, an individual with the following skills and/or expertise may be given preference for membership on this Committee:

  • member of the engineering consulting community, development community, contracting community, transportation community;
  • broad-based perspective on community services and delivery of those services;
  • accessibility; and
  • environmental sustainability

GRANTS:

If there are any City Grants related to the Committee the following process will take place: 

  1. The grant application is received by the City.
  2. A Staff/peer review takes place to ensure the applications meet the criteria for a specific grant.
  3. The applications that meet the criteria are put on a list in order of relevance by Staff.
  4. Staff recommend recipients from the list provided for the grant to the Finance and Audit Committee for approval.

MEETING FREQUENCY:

In addition to regularly scheduled meetings, the Committee will meet upon call of the Chair or the request of two Committee Members.

STAFF SUPPORT:

The following City Departments may provide support to the Committee in accordance with the City of Nanaimo Committee Operating Guidelines:

  • Engineering and Public Works
  • Community Development
  • City Clerk
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Other Staff as required

OBSERVERS & COMMUNITY SUPPORTS:

Non-voting representatives may be invited to attend the meeting specific to topics of shared interest. All regular meetings are open to the public.

Key Dates:

Key Date Calendar (PDF)

Related Links:

Terms of Reference (PDF)
2017 Public Works and Engineering Membership (PDF)

Last updated: August 28, 2017

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