Advisory Groups

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

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Accessibility and Inclusion Committee

The Accessibility and Inclusion Committee of the District of Kitimat will work collaboratively to assess and improve community accessibility and inclusion focusing on the experiences of persons with disabilities and the community as a whole.  The Committee will provide advice to Council on strategies to reduce social, physical and sensory barriers that prevent people from fully participating in all aspects of community life.  Persons with disabilities will be an active part of this work.

Advisory Planning Commission (APC)

Members meet monthly if there are referrals from Council (see Kitimat Municipal Code and Advisory Planning Commission Policy) to help advise Council on development applications, Official Community Plan amendments, and other planning and land use matters.  APC is made up of seven voting members.

APC meetings are held in accordance with the Advisory Planning Commission Policy A-16.  The public is welcome to attend APC meetings.


APC Meeting - June 6 2024



APC Meeting - 7 June 2023 (re-scheduled meeting)

APC Meeting - 1 June 2023

A. April 18, 2023 Report from Consultant

B. Land Use Designations, Forest License Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2029, 2023

C. G5 Forestry Zone Amendment Bylaw No. 2030, 2023

D. Excerpts from the Kitimat Official Community Plan 

E. Application dated October 31, 2022

F. Technical Reports

  Review Tetra Tech Response (March 11, 2022)

  Assessment Report (April 12, 2022)

   Geotechnical Peer Review 1, 2023 (October 6, 2021)

    Preliminary Design Issued for Permitting (December 7, 2021)

(February 22, 2022)

             Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Investigation (February 28, 2020)

(February 1, 2023)

 Technical Memo – Supplement (March 3, 2023)

 Sandhill Development Application (July 13, 2021)

Assessment / Sandhill Waste Soil Storage (March 10, 2022)

Environmental Assessment (February 4, 2020)

G. Draft Section 219 Covenant (pages 4-18)


APC Meeting - 23 June 2022

APC Meeting - 12 May 2022
APC Meeting - 20 April 2022
APC Meeting - 17 February 2022

APC Meeting - 19 January 2021 



20 April 2022 
17 February 2022


12 December 2021
22 July 2021

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

Council Appointments to Committees - 2024

View the 2024 District of Kitimat - Council Appointments to Committees here.  

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.

Energy, Emissions and Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Members will meet a minimum of three times per year with additional meetings held on an as required basis.  The committee is made of up of ten members.

  • Role of the Commission: To provide informed recommendations identified by staff and/or Council and related to the matters of the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) and the Solid Waste Management Strategy Action Plan (SWAP).

June 21, 2023

16 May 2023

Housing Committee (HC)

The Housing Committee was established in April 2012. The mandate at the time was to complete a Housing Needs Assessment. The Committee's terms of reference have expired and are being reviewed.



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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