Advisory Commissions

Municipal committees are groups of volunteers who meet to discuss and help make decisions on issues that affect the community.

Are you interested in joining one of our committees? Apply here.

Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Members meet monthly to discuss ideas for a barrier-free community to help improve the quality of life for all in Kitimat.

This commission is made up of five members:

  • Four members of the public
  • One Council member
Housing Committee (HC)

Members make recommendations to Council for the annual budget, five year capital plan, Official Community Plan, and housing programs and policies.

Committee members are selected by Council and include one person from each of the following:

The HC was established in April 2012. The mandate at the time was to complete a Housing Needs Assessment. The mandate has been expanded and extended to 2019. The Commitee has reviewed housing policies and projects developed up to and following the 2015 Housing Action Plan.

Advisory Planning Commission (APC)

Members meet monthly to help advise Council on development applications, Official Community Plan amendments, and other planning and land use matters.

APC is made up of nine members:

  • One Council member
  • One School Board representative
  • Seven members of the public

The Council and School Board representatives are non-voting members.

Board of Variance (BOV)

BOV members meet as needed to hear appeals from property owners who wish to change property siting requirements set by zoning regulations.

The board has three members, all selected by Council.

Board members must:

  • Be able to appreciate community and neighbourhood aesthetics
  • Be able to read construction drawings
  • Have good knowledge of building procedures and materials
Downtown Design Panel
Panel members meet as needed to review and make recommendations on development permit applications for new construction and renovations in the downtown revitalization area.

The panel is made up of four members:

  • Two Advisory Planning Commission members
  • Two downtown merchants

Development in the downtown area follows the Downtown Design Guidelines and colour palette.

Leisure Services Advisory Commission (LSAC)

Members meet monthly to discuss and make recommendations on issues affecting Kitimat's recreational needs.

The commission is made up of eight members:

  • Five members of the public
  • One member of Council
  • One Mount Elizabeth Secondary School student
  • One School Board member
Traffic Committee

Traffic Committee members help with traffic issues in the community and makes recommendations to Council to improve transportation.

The committee consists of:

  • Director of Community Planning and Development
  • Director of Engineering Services
  • One member of Council
  • RCMP Representative
  • Two professional drivers

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