Boards and Committees

For each term of Council, citizens are appointed by Council to various Committees and Boards. If you are interested in joining one of our Boards and Committees, please contact us for more information.

Committees may be established, revised, disbanded and replaced by Council.  Community representatives are appointed through a selection process at the beginning of the term of Council, which is 4 years and to fill vacancies as necessary.

The Mayor, as Head of Council, is an ex-officio member of all Township committees where not prohibited by law and has full voting privileges when in attendance at any meeting.

Municipal Service Boards

Library Board 

The North Kawartha Library Board has two members of Council and three members of the public. The Board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Please visit the website for the Library to view a copy of the Strategic Plan and information about Library Services.

Current Members

Councillor Jim O'Shea - Council Appointment

Councillor Colin McLellan - Council Appointment 

Catherine Leard- Chair of the Board

Carol McLellan- Vice- Chair of the Board

Cindy Fischer- Public Appointment

Library Board Meeting Calendar

View the Library Board Meeting Calendar

Police Services Board
The Police Services Board is responsible for managing the overall relationship between the Ontario Provincial Police and the Township of North Kawartha. The Board is made up of a member of Council, a member appointed by the Community and a member appointed by the Province. The Board has a four year term and meets in the North Kawartha Council Chambers a minimum of four times each year.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend to bring forward any issues they may have.

Current Members

Mayor Carolyn Amyotte - Chair

Shane Paquette - Vice-Chair, Community Appointment

Bob Burns - Provincial Appointee

Kelly Picken - Secretary, Deputy Clerk

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment is the body that approves or denies a Minor Variance. They must make sure that the granting of a Minor Variance does not undermine or violate the original purposes of the policies that the municipality has in place. Any decision rendered by the Committee may be subject to such terms and conditions as the Committee considers advisable. 

Minor variances are granted to allow development to proceed without it being in exact conformity with the requirements of the Zoning By-Law. They are a special privilege and there must be a valid reason why the by-law cannot be met in order for a Minor Variance to be granted.

The Committee of Adjustment in North Kawartha consists of the members of Council who are appointed to the Committee for a period of one year and can be reappointed each year. The Committee must appoint a chair and a secretary-treasurer.

Current Members

Carolyn Amyotte

Jim Whelan

Roman Miszuk

Jim O'Shea

Colin McLellan

Committees of Council

Community Improvement Plan Review Committee

The Committee reviews applications made to the Community Improvement Fund and makes recommendations to Council for annual programs.

  • Council Member: Councillor Colin McLellan
  • Staff Member: Jr. Planner
  • Community Member: Anna Kaschak
Community Improvement Plan

The Community Improvement Plan is now available for viewing.  Programs and budget for 2019 will be determined in the new year.  Please stay tuned for updates.

Committees with Council representation or liason

Clear Stoney White Lakes Environmental Council
Council Appointment

Councillor at Large Roman Miszuk

Clear, Ston(e)y and White Lakes Environment 
Economic Development Cooperative

The Economic Development Cooperative is a community led initiative based in Apsley.

Councillor Colin McLellan is the appointed Council Liason on this committee.

Kawartha Highland Signature Site Committee

The Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park is an historical provincial park located in both the Township of North Kawartha and Township Trent Lakes offering low-intensity recreational activities that complement the natural environment of the area. Please note that permits are required to occupy any campsite in the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Everyone occupying a campsite must be registered.

Council Appointments

Councillor Roman Miszuk

Deputy Mayor Jim Whelan
Otonabee-Peterborough Source Water Protection Authority Committee

The Clean Water Act sets out a framework for source protection planning on a watershed basis. A watershed is an area of land that is drained by a river and its tributaries into a body of water such as a lake or river. Water is shared as it flows across the boundaries of municipalities, cities and towns. The best way to protect water is on a watershed-basis.

Under the Act, Source Protection Areas were established based on the watershed boundaries of Ontario's 36 Conservation Authorities. The Crowe Valley, Ganaraska Region, Kawartha, Lower Trent and Otonabee Conservation Authorities have entered into a partnership for this region. The five Conservation Authorities are coordinating the collection of scientific information about water resources within our local watersheds. They are also facilitating the planning process with municipalities and other stakeholders.

Local Conservation Authorities carry out a number of water monitoring activities to help answer questions about local water resources including:

  • Groundwater and surface water quality monitoring
  • Stream flow monitoring
  • Flood forecasting and warning
Council Appointment

Councillor Jim O'Shea - Council Appointment

Source Water Protection Municipal Sub-Committee
Council Appointment

Councillor Jim O'Shea - Council Appointment

Upper Trent Water Management Partnership Council

In late 2015, the Council for the Township of North Kawartha joined in partnership with the local municipalities in Haliburton County, the Coalition for Equitable Water Flow and the Municipality of Trent Lakes to form the Upper Trent Water Management Partnership Council.  This partnership has proven a valuable mechanism to improve communication with the Provincial and Federal Governments and the civil service, and has been a forum where the partners can share information and best practices.

Council Appointment

Carolyn Amyotte, Mayor is the North Kawartha representative on the UTWMPC.





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