Committees and Boards

Find information on the Town of Coalhurst’s committees and boards, including their members, their responsibilities and their activities.

Internal Committees

Committee of the Whole

Membership:  all Town Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, and other administrative heads, as required.
Purpose:  To meet for discussion and in-depth consideration of all Town of Coalhurst matters ; to set up ad hoc sub-committees as needs arise, and to make recommendations to Council.

Risk Management Committee

Membership:  two (2) members of Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Operations, and the Fire Chief
Purpose:  To: a) inspect and assess: the streets, roads, sidewalks, alleys, parking areas, and drainage of the Town each spring to identify potential problem areas, and b) inspect the various facilities, parks, and green spaces owned and operated by the Town. Inspections include a review of maintenance and safety records and also consist of recommendations to Council, prior to October, on matters related to maintenance, improvements, and new construction requirements for possible inclusion in future budgetary considerations.

Economic Development Committee

Membership:  two (2) members of Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Operations, Community Futures Lethbridge Region representatives or other resources as deemed appropriate.
Purpose:  To create an economic development plan with clear, short- and long-term goals. Objectives are to be revisited annually. This committee promotes the community’s overall socio-economic growth and well-being.

Policy/Bylaw Review Committee

Membership: two (2) members of Council, Chief Administrative Officer, plus the Director of Operations or the Fire Chief when appropriate.
Purpose:  To: a) review the policies and bylaws of Council to ensure they are consistent with legislation and procedures, and that they can be accomplished within the given resources allotted to that function; b) to review proposed policies and bylaws, except for those designated as administrative, before presentation to Council (administrative policies can be amended by the appropriate administrator and presented directly to Council); and, c) to ensure Council policies and bylaws are consistent with approved risk-management practices.

Municipal Subdivision and Development Authority

Membership:  two (2) members of Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, Development Officer and Member-at-Large
Purpose:  To make decisions for subdivision and development approval in accordance with provincial land-use policies, subdivision and development regulations, and local land use bylaw and statutory plans.

Community Enhancement Committee

Membership:  two (2) members of Council, the Chief Administrative Officer and other department heads, as required
Purpose: 1.     To develop, co-ordinate, support and identify the trends and needs of Town facilities and staffing;  2.     To be representative and responsive to the needs of community organizations;  3.     To work to ensure that the community remains welcoming and inclusive in infrastructure and activities;  4.     To make requests to other Committees with regard to further consideration of certain items, within their discretion.

Recreation/Cultural Services Committee

Membership:  Two (2) members of Council, three (3) members of the community and the Recreation Coordinator, plus Chief Administrative Officer of other department heads, as required.
Purpose: 1.  To develop, co-ordinate, support and identify the trends and needs of recreation facilities, programs and activities for the residents of Coalhurst and surrounding district;  2.  To be representative and responsive to the recreation, culture and heritage needs of Coalhurst and surrounding district residents; 3.  To provide a focal point for the planning and delivery of community events and activities; 4.  To build a sense of community within Coalhurst and surrounding district, to recognize and promote equal opportunities for everyone and to encourage residents to get involved; 5.  To maintain a liaison and coordination with Council, neighboring Recreation Committees and community groups; 6.  To create and present recommendations for the operating and capital portion of the recreation/cultural annual budget for Council approval.

Click on link to see what Councillors are on what Committee: Council Committee Appointments 2015-2016

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