Boards and Committees

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Application Form

Age Friendly Committee

Members

Lora Vary
Rhiannon Burkholder
Jean D'Amelio Swyer
Leslie Daniels
Sebastian Soccio-Marandola
Meredith (Mimi) Peachy
Bev Smith
Caroline Bourque Wiley
Dan Pelletier
Joey Hewitt

Staff Representatives

Donna Delvecchio, City Clerk

Council Representatives

Fred Neale - fred.neale@thorold.ca
John Kenny - john.kenny@thorold.ca

Mandate

The Ad Hoc Age Friendly Committee shall provide recommendations to Thorold City Council regarding a strategy and action plan to elevate the profile, level of leadership and engagement of Seniors in the community. Recommendations would also be made on how to facilitate active lifestyles for all Seniors, optimize health and wellness services for Seniors and to improve access and utilization of various services and supports.

Terms of Reference

Age Friendly Needs Assessment Surveys Report


Visit these websites for more information about Age Friendly Initiatives

www.niagararegion.ca/living/seniors/agefriendly/

www.seniors.gov.on.ca/en/afc/

Allanburg Community Recreation Centre Board of Management

Members

Kyle Berketo
James Symons

Staff Representative

Curtis Dray, Manager of Community Services, and/or
Ginger Derochie, Mayor's Assistant/Recreation Coordinator

Councillor Representative

Jim Handley - jim.handley@thorold.ca

Meeting Date

Third Thursday of every month

Mandate

To manage the day to day operations of the Community Centre.

Darlene Ryan Port Robinson Community Centre Board of Management

Members

Marty Wilson
Britney Chalmers
Allison Misener
Rae Whitty
Nicole Hirst
Judy Gray

Staff Representative

Curtis Dray, Manager of Community Services, and/or
Ginger Derochie, Mayor's Assistant/Recreation Coordinator

Council Representative

Jim Handley - jim.handley@thorold.ca

Meeting Date

3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 p.m., Darlene Ryan Port Robinson Community Centre

Committee Mandate

To manage the day to day operations of the Community Centre.

Downtown Parking Committee

Members

Serge Carpino
Marsha Coppola
Tim Whalen
Nick D'Ollomo
Vito Perri
Mike Skirtch
​​​​​​​John Maletta

Staff Representatives

Sean Dunsmore, Manager of Engineering

Council Representatives

Anthony Longo - anthony.longo@thorold.ca
Ken Sentance - ken.sentance@thorold.ca

Meeting Date

Committee Mandate

To examine current parking needs in the downtown area and provide recommendations with how to deal with future parking requirements.

Heritage Thorold LACAC

Members

Craig Finlay
Ray Borland
Tom Russell
Joe Prytula
Randy Barnes
Linda Borland
Michael Charron

Staff Representative

Tamara Tannis - Director of Planning and Development Services

Council Representative

Fred Neale - fred.neale@thorold.ca 

Meeting Date

1st  Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
Thorold City Hall, 3540 Schmon Parkway

Mandate

To further objectives of heritage conservation and to advise and assist Council on matters relating to
heritage conservation.


Terms of Reference

Website: www.heritagethorold.com

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

Member

Joey Hewitt
Frank Pupillo

Staff Representative

Donna Delvecchio, City Clerk

Council Representative

Victoria Wilson - victoria.wilson@thorold.ca

Committee Consultant

Donna Herrington, The Herrington Group, 53 Greenmeadow Court, St Catharines ON, L2N 6Y7
Phone: 905-380-4782, thg@cogeco.ca or donna@theherringtongroup.ca

Committee Mandate

The City of Thorold has joined with five other area municipalities (Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham and West Lincoln) to form a Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee (JAAC).

To advise and assist the partner municipalities in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free municipality for citizens of all abilities (universal accessibility), including persons with disabilities.  This aim shall be achieved through the review of municipal policies, programs and services and the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by persons with disabilities.

Lake Gibson Corridor Preservation Task Group

Members 

Joe Atkinson
Sarah King Head
Tony Vandermaas
Dominic (Mickey) DiFruscio
Mike Schofield
Marsha Coppola

Staff Representative

Tamara Tannis - Director of Planning and Development Services

Council Representative

Fred Neale - fred.neale@thorold.ca

Meeting Date

At the call of th chair.

Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee

Members

Tony Vandermaas
Penny Palmer
Jean D'Amelio Swyer
Andrew Hayward
James Symons
Elizabeth Yates
Dan Pelletier

Staff Members

Curtis Dray, Manager of Community Services, and/or
Ginger Derochie, Mayor's Assistant/Recreation Coordinator

Council Representatives

John Kenny - john.kenny@thorold.ca
Ken Sentance - ken.sentance@thorold.ca

Mandate

  • To advise Council and make recommendations on the programming and utilization of Parks, Trails and Recreational facilities within the City of Thorold.
  • To help implement the recommendations contained within the City of Thorold Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
  • To develop and obtain Council approval of Sub-Committees when necessary.
  • To receive on a quarterly basis updates from the Sub-Committees and Community Centre Boards.

Terms of Reference

Thorold Active Transportation Advisory Committee (TATAC)

Members

Beate Wolf
Mary Claire Cavasin
Dan Pelletier
Justin Cunningham
Dean Taylor
Rhianon Burkholder

​Council Representative

Carmen DeRose - carmen.derose@thorold.ca

Meeting Date  

Second Monday of every month.

Committee Mandate

To review and make recommendations to Thorold City Council on ways to improve human-powered forms of travel for transportation, commuting and recreational purposes.

Thorold Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Members 

Marsha Coppola
Serge Carpino
Nick D'Ollomo
Diana D'Intino, Chair Marketing Committee
Tony Vandermaas, At-Large Representative

​Council Representative

Anthony Longo - anthony.longo@thorold.ca
Ken Sentance - ken.sentance@thorold.ca

Meeting Date

General Membership - 2nd Tuesday of each month
Board of Directors - 1st Tuesday of each month

Mailing Address

244 Winterberry Blvd
Thorold ON
L2V 5E4

​Committee Mandate

To support and promote business in the downtown Business Improvement Area.

Website: www.thoroldbia.com

Thorold Downtown Facade Technical Advisory Committee

Members 

Serge Carpino, Business Improvement Area
Craig Finlay, Heritage Thorold LACAC 
David Robbins, Architect

Staff Representative

Tamara Tannis, Director of Planning and Development Services

Council Representative

Victoria Wilson - victoria.wilson@thorold.ca

Meeting Date

Please contact Tamara Tannis, 905-227-6613 ext. 229

Committee Mandate

To assess proposed facade improvements within Downtown Thorold and Thorold Centre Community Improvement Plan.

Terms of Reference 

Thorold Public Library Board

Members

Tony Vandermaas
Larry Cohen
Sergio Paone
Andrew Foster
Len Ferry
Dawn Dobbie

Staff Representative

Joanne DeQuadros, Chief Librarian

Council Representatives

Fred Neale - fred.neale@thorold.ca

Meeting Date

The 3rd Monday of the month from September to June, 5:00 p.m., Thorold Public Library Meeting Room
14 Ormond Street North

Committee Mandate

To manage and operate the public library in accordance with the Public Libraries Act.

Website: www.thoroldpubliclibrary.ca

Thorold Runway of Recognition

Members

Edward Pizzo
Marsha Coppola
Cindy Dickson
Bob Elliot
Tim Whalen

Staff Representative

Donna Delvecchio, City Clerk

​Councillor Representative

Carmen DeRose - carmen.derose@thorold.ca

Meeting Date

As Required

Committee Mandate

To honour and perpetuate the names and deeds of those individuals of Thorold whose athletic abilities have brought fame to themselves and their community and of those individuals whose interest in and work for the sport has benefited athletes and athletics.

Nomination Form

Thorold Tourism Advisory Committee

Members
 
Robert Merill - At-Large Representative
Tony Vandermaas - At-Large Representative
Joe Prytula - Historical Group or Committees
Randy Barnes - At-Large Representative
Sebastian Soccio-Marandola - At-Large Representative
Rene Inman - Small Retail/Commercial Operators
Dan Pelletier - Other Interest Groups or Individuals
Tim Sinnet - Festivals

Staff Representative

Nicole Gioseffi - Executive Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer/Communications Officer

Council Representative

Nella Dekker - nella.dekker@thorold.ca

​Committee Mandate

To represent the community's perspective on Tourism initiatives to Council, staff and the Tourism Agent. 


Terms of Reference

Thorold Town and Gown Advisory Committee

Members

Tim Miotto
Penny Kreamer
Gary Citrigno
Penny Palmer
Janice Kroetsch
Sergio Paone
Italo Marandola
Andrew Natale
Paul Carfignini


Staff Representative

Donna Delvecchio, City Clerk

Council Representatives

John Kenny - john.kenny@thorold.ca
Victoria Wilson - victoria.wilson@thorold.ca
Ken Sentance - ken.sentance@thorold.ca

Committee Mandate

To develop and enhance relationships, communications and policies among the university, college, students, the City, police and the community.  This mandate would be achieved by addressing issues of common concern and may include neighbourhood development/community relations, housing, the environment, economic activities, charitable/community relations, housing, the environment, economic activities, charitable/volunteer programs, recreational and cultural events, health and safety issues and academic outreach.

Public Forum Committees
What is a Public Forum Committee?


Public Forum Committees have been established by Council for each of the City of Thorold's service divisions:

  • Corporate Services (Administration/Finance/Clerks Departments)
  • Planning and Development Services
  • Public Works and Community Services (Public Works, Cemetery, Parks, Arenas and Pool)
  • Fire and Emergency Services

These Committees provide a citizen or a group of citizens the opportunity to meet with one or two Councillors, the City's Chief Administrative Officer and the appropriate Department Director or senior member of staff to discuss the citizen's concern or complaint.  Specific Councillors are appointed to each Public Forum Committee at the beginning of the term of Council.

While we cannot guarantee a satisfactory resolution to every issue brought forward, citizens will come away with a better understanding of City policy or procedure with regard to their concerns.

How do I request to meet with a Public Forum Committee?

Make your request, in writing or by email, to the City Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to a regularly scheduled Council meeting.  Your request must include a brief description of the issue so that we may prepare for the meeting accordingly.

Public Forum Committee meetings are scheduled by the City Clerk for a time immediately prior to the commencement of a regularly scheduled Council meeting.

The City Clerk will contact you with the meeting date and time as soon as arrangements can be confirmed.

Please contact the Clerk's Department at 905-227-6613 if you have any questions about Public Forum Committees or if you require contact information for any of the City's Department Directors.

NOTE: Insurance Claims or legal action against the City are under the purview of the City's adjuster and insurer and may not be discussed at any time with any member of Council or staff.

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