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Please select the appropriate section below for more information about individual civic boards, committees and commissions, including description, membership, links to schedules, links to agendas and minutes and related programs. 

If you wish to write to City Council or one of its committees, please use this form.

 

Access Transit Appeals Board

Purpose:
The purpose of this committee is to provide an appeal process for those who are denied access to Access Transit Service.

Reporting Relationship:
The Board is an independent body.  All decisions of the Board are final.

Contact Person:
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Board consists of five members of the public, appointed by City Council.  Appointees of the Access Transit Appeals Board shall also serve as members of the City Mortgage Appeals Board.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of barriers to accessibility for disabled and elderly persons;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems; and
  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions.

Term:   
Two years

Meetings:   
They depend on the number of appeals filed.  The appeals are held In Camera.

More Information:

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Purpose:
The functions of the Committee are:

  • Develop an Action Plan to provide short and long-term goals for improving accessibility to City of Saskatoon services, facilities and infrastructure;
  • Monitor and report on progress in achieving the goals set out in the Action Plan and provide City Council with an annual evaluation of that progress;
  • Provide advice on policies and programs for improving accessibility to City services, facilities and infrastructure;
  • Act as a resource respecting development and implementation of a public relations campaign to promote the City's efforts to make City services, facilities and infrastructure accessible and barrier free;
  • Receive referrals from and provide advice on accessibility issues;
  • When instructed, encourage and promote communication and coordination between and among City departments, local businesses, and other levels of government respecting accessibility issues;
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate consultation with the community of common interest for persons with disabilities and/or persons fulfilling the role of primary caregiver to a person with a disability; and
  • Establish, as deemed appropriate, ad hoc task groups to undertake specific tasks within the Committee’s mandate.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Accessibility Advisory Committee reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Finance.

Contact Person:
Ms. Holly Thompson, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Accessibility Advisory Committee consists of two members of City Council, two members of senior administration, five persons from the public with disabilities and/or fulfilling the role of primary caregiver to a person with a disability, and one person representing a seniors' organization.

Term:   
Two years

Meetings:   
The Committee meets monthly except for July, August and December, and will have no less than quarterly meetings.

Committee Members:

  • Ms. Muriel Baxter
  • Ms. Janice Dawson
  • Ms. Gladys Koslow
  • Mr. J.D. McNabb
  • Ms. Odette Nicholson
  • Ms. Collette Warlow
  • Ms. Lynne Lacroix, Manager, Community Development Branch
  • Mr. Troy LeFreniere, Director of Facilities and Fleet Management
  • Councillor H. Gough
  • Councillor Z. Jeffries

More Information:

Advisory Committee on Animal Control 

Purpose:   
The function of the Committee shall be to advise City Council on all policy matters relating to animal services in the community.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Advisory Committee on Animal Control reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Committee consists of 10 members appointed by Council, including:

  • One City Council member;
  • One representative of the University of Saskatchewan, College of Veterinary Medicine;
  • One representative of the Saskatoon Health Region;
  • One representative of the Board of the Saskatoon Branch, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals;
  • One representative of the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association; and
  • Five members from the general public.

Qualifications:   
This committee is open to any adult resident of Saskatoon with an interest in pets and pet control.

Term:   
Committee members are appointed for one year

Meetings:   
The Committee meets at 11:30 am on the 4th Thursday of each month, except July, August and December.

Committee Members:

  • Ms. Bev Ashwin
  • Dr. Duncan Hockley
  • Dr. Edward Hudson
  • Dr. Karen Sheehan
  • Dr. Todd Shury
  • Ms. Kristen Shymko
  • Ms. Jill Thomson
  • Ms. Andrea Ziegler
  • Dr. Breanne Couperthwaite
  • Councillor Z. Jeffries

More Information:

Board of Police Commissioners

Purpose:   
The function of the Commission is to provide policing service, to maintain a reasonable standard of law enforcement, and to provide adequate and reasonable facilities as required.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Board of Police Commissioners is independent except for budgetary requirements.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Joanne Sproule
City Clerk 306-975-3240
c/o City Clerk’s Office, City Hall
222 Third Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5

City.clerks@saskatoon.ca

Composition:   
The Board of Police Commissioners is comprised of the Mayor, two City Councillors and two members of the public.

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the distinction between the strategic and policy setting role of the Board and the operational responsibilities of the Chief;
  • Capability to give leadership to the development of the Board and the Police Service;
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values and strategic goals of the Board;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Respect for and tolerance of the views of others;
  • Recognition of the time commitment and the willingness to devote the time and energy necessary to perform the role of a board member;
  • Enthusiasm and capacity for resolving challenging issues; and
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for First Nations and Metis family systems and community dynamics.

Term:   
Commissioners are appointed for one year.

Meetings:   
The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon, or at the call of the Chair. There are no meetings in July and August.

Addressing Meetings:   
If you wish to speak to the Board at one of its public meetings, or write a letter to the Board, please contact us by email or in writing. If you wish to address the Board, you must limit your presentation to five minutes. Letters or emails must be received in the City Clerks Office  by 5:00 pm on the Friday before the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda. Please contact the Board Secretary at 306-975-3240 if you have any questions regarding the operations of the Board of Police Commissioners.

Board Members:

  • Ms. Darlene Brander, Chair
  • His Worship Mayor Charlie Clark
  • Councillor Darren Hill
  • Councillor Mairin Loewen
  • Ms. Carolanne Inglis-McQuay

   More Information:

One of the key roles of the Police Commission is to be a conduit between the public and the Saskatoon Police Service as well as Saskatoon City Council. The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners held two public consultations during 2015 in order gauge public opinions on the following:

  • June 16, 2015: “Creating a Culture of Community Safety”
  • October 7, 2015: "Maximizing Value from the Saskatoon Police Service"

The agendas, full reports and video links from each of these two events are available at http://www.saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Board of Revision 

Purpose:   
The function of the Board is to deal with appeals arising from assessment procedures in accordance with Section 192 of The Cities Act.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Board of Revision is an independent body.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Shellie Bryant, Deputy City Clerk
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:

  • Section 192(1) of The Cities Act provides for no less than 3 persons. Currently there are nine regular members and one alternate member, all from the general public.
  • Appointees shall also serve as a member on the Saskatoon Licence Appeal Board.
  • Section 192(2) of The Cities Act states that no member of the Council or the Board of Education of any school division, situated wholly or partly in the City or in which the City is wholly or partly situated, is eligible to sit as a member of the Board of Revision for the City.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to commit required time;
  • Understanding of the quasi-judicial function and the role of members of a tribunal;
  • Understanding of assessment processes;
  • Experience in hearing appeals or in meetings that involve an adjudication process;
  • Ability to write, in plain and concise language the Board's decisions that are comprised of the testimony heard and the analysis and summary of the Board's resons for its decisions;
  • Ability to act with integrity; and
  • Ability to organize, read, understand, and apply complex and large documents, statute law and regulations, and case law.

Term:   
One year (members may serve up to six consecutive terms)

Meetings:   
The Board meets as required for full day sessions (9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) depending on the number of appeals received. Panels of the Board and alternate members are utilized to allow flexibility. Members are usually divided into panels, which are assigned various days’ worth of meetings until the last one is finished.

Board Members:

  • Mr. Adrian Deschamps (Chair)
  • Ms. June M. Bold
  • Mr. Colin Butler
  • Mr. Marvin W. Dutton
  • Mr. Dave Gabruch
  • Ms. Lois Lamon
  • ​Ms. Ling Ma
  • Mr. Randy Pangborn
  • Mr. David J. Putz
  • Mr. Asit Sarkar
  • Mr. Dennis Will

More Information:

City Mortgage Appeals Board

Purpose:   
The purpose of this committee is to adjudicate all requests for forgiveness of City Mortgage that may arise out of the City’s current Lot Allocation Policy.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Board is an independent body.  All decisions of the Board are final.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Board consists of five members of the public, appointed by City Council.  Appointees of the City Mortgage Appeals Board shall also serve as members of the Access Transit Appeals Board.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems;
  • Ability to work with people; and
  • Have a working knowledge of quasi-jurisprudence or administrative law.

Term:
Two years

Meetings:   
They depend on the number of appeals filed.  The appeals are held In Camera.

Board Members:

  • Ms. Leslee Harden, Chair
  • Ms. Pat Redl, Vice-Chair
  • Ms. Gloria Jorgenson
  • Mr. Noah Kelleher
  • ​Mr. Shawn Rempel

More Information:

Announcements:

  • As of April 22, 2008, the value of the mortgage was increased to $50,000.  $10,000 mortgages are no longer issued.  This does not affect lots sold prior to that date.
  • The occupancy requirement has increased from 3 years to 4 years, beginning from the date of Title Transfer.  Forgiveness of the mortgage is pro-rated over the final 3 years of the residency requirement, with zero forgiveness in the first year of occupancy.  This does not affect lots sold prior to April 22, 2008.

Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee

Purpose:   
The function of the Committee is to monitor and provide advice to City Council on issues relating to the Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Policy.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Committee reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services.

Contact Person:

Ms. Joyce Fast, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Committee consists of 18 members appointed by Council. The membership shall be appointed in such a way as to ensure that at least 50% is made up of members who are representatives of visible minorities.

The Committee shall include:

  • One member of the Board of Education - Saskatoon Public Schools;
  • One member of the Board of Education - Greater Saskatoon Catholic  Schools;
  • The Chief of Police or his designate;
  • One member of the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association;
  • One member of the Saskatoon Health Region;
  • One representative from the Metis community;
  • One representative from the First Nations community;
  • One representative from the Community Resources Department;
  • One representative from the Department of Corrections and Public Safety;
  • Up to eight representatives from the general public; and
  • Up to two City Councillors.

Qualifications:

  • A level of community involvement on related issues;
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving race relations in the community;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the concepts;
  • Ability to commit time to attend meetings and other activities

Term:   
Members sit for terms of 1-2 years, depending on their representation.

Meetings:   
The Committee meets six time per year, on the second Thursday of January, February, April, May, September and November.

Committee Members:

  • Mr. Christopher Sicotte
  • Ms. Phoebe Fosseneuve
  • Ms. Joann Gaudry
  • Mr. Darryl Isbister
  • Mr. Delvin Kanewiyakiho
  • ​Ms. Namarta Kochar
  • Ms. Shirley Ross
  • Mr. Sam Sambasivam
  • Mr. Howard Sangwais
  • Mr. David Santosi
  • Ms. Maria Soonias Ali
  • Dr. Jaris Swidrovich
  • ​Mr. Jamal Tekleweld
  • Police Chief Clive Weighill
  • Ms. Kari Wuttunee
  • Ms. Julie Yu
  • Councillor C. Block

More Information:

Development Appeals Board

Purpose:   
The function of the Development Appeals Board is to hear appeals under various sections of the Planning and Development Act, 2007. Appeals include minor variances, demolition control districts, architectural control districts, misapplication of the Zoning Bylaw in issuing a development permit, refusal to issue a development permit that would contravene the Zoning Bylaw, refusal of subdivision application and any of the conditions of a Zoning Order issued on the property.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Development Appeals Board is an independent body.

Contact Person:
Ms. Penny Walter, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Development Appeals Board is composed of five members of the general public, all appointed by City Council. No person who is a member of City Council or employee of a Planning Commission or an employee of the municipality is eligible to be appointed as a member of the Board.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems;
  • Have a general knowledge of the City;
  • Understand the City’s Zoning Bylaw and the Planning and Development Act, 2007; and
  • Have a working knowledge of quasi-jurisprudence or administrative law.

Term:   
Board members are appointed for two years.

Meetings:   
The Board meets on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm as required, depending on the number of appeals filed (twice monthly, on average).

Board Members:

  • Ms. Leanne DeLong
  • Ms. Lois Lamon
  • Ms. Tonii Lerat
  • Mr. Asit Sarkar
  • Mr. Fred Sutter

More Information:

Governance and Priorities Committee (Formerly Executive Committee)

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the impementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; 
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council; and
  • To supervise the City Manager, the City Clerk and the City Solicitor.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • corporate governance;
  • strategic priorities;
  • annual business plan and budget process;
  • legal and legislative reports and advice;
  • collective bargaining negotiations and city pension plans;
  • reporting of human rights complaints and wrongful dismissal actions;
  • government relations; and
  • any other related area.

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • the formulation and recommendation to Council of policies, plans, bylaws and any other matter that is not covered within the policy area of any other Standing Policy Committee;
  • the conduct of all formal relationships with the Province of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada;
  • the consideration and report to Council on matters relating to employee pensions;
  • the supervision of the City Manager and the recommendation of the terms and conditions of his or her employment including compensation to Council;
  • the supervision of the City Clerk and the City Solicitor, and the setting of the terms and conditions of their employment including their compensation to be included in their Office budgets;
  • the receipt of all reports from the City Manager with the exception of those reports which deal with matters that have specifically been delegated to one of the Standing Policy Committees;
  • the receipt of all reports from the City Clerk with the exception of those reports which deal with matters that have specifically been delegated to one of the Standing Policy Committees;
  • the receipt of all legal advice and reports from the City Solicitor with the exception of advice and reports which deal with matters that have specifically been delegated to one of the Standing Policy Committees;
  • the approval or denial of requests for renovations to City Hall by Council members;
  • the consideration and recommendation to Council on all matters referred to it by Council, a Standing Policy Committee or the Mayor.

Contact Person:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:   
All members of City Council.

Term:   
Committee members are appointed annually.

Committee Members:

Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee

Purpose:  
The functions of the Committee shall be to provide advice to City Council on any matter arising out of The Heritage Propery Act or the regulations thereunder, and on the Civic Heritage Policy.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

Contact Person: 
Holly Thompson, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:  
The Committee consists of 16 members appointed by Council, including:

  • One person nominated by the Saskatoon Heritage Society;
  • One person nominated by the Saskatchewan Association of Architects;
  • One person nominated by the Saskatoon Region Association of Realtors;
  • One person nominated by the Saskatoon Archaeological Society;
  • One person nominated by the Meewasin Valley Authority;
  • One person nominated by Tourism Saskatoon;
  • Four members of the public;
  • One City Councillor;
  • One person nominated by the Board of Management of the 33rd Street Business Improvement District;
  • One person nominated by the Board of Management of the Broadway Avenue Business Improvement District;
  • One person nominated by the Board of Management of the Downtown Business Improvement District;
  • One person nominated by Board of Management of the Riversdale Business Improvement District;
  • One person nominated by the Board of Management of the Sutherland Business Improvement District.
  • One person representing the Local History Room of the Saskatoon Public Library.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in heritage and history;
  • A level of community involvement on related issues;
  • Ability to commit time to attend monthly meetings and other activities

Term:  
Members are appointed for a two year term, which may be renewed at the discretion of Council, up to a maximum six year term.  Consideration will be given to extended terms for members who are serving on related national or international committees.

Meetings:  
The Committee meets at 11:30 am on the first Wednesday of each month, except for July, August and December.

Committee Members:

  • Ms. Laura Fortier
  • Mr. Don Greer
  • Ms. Jennifer Lawrence
  • Ms. Paula Lichtenwald
  • Ms. Patti McGillivray
  • Ms. DeeAnn Mercier
  • ​Ms. Tannis Miller
  • ​Mr. Lloyd Moker
  • ​Mr. Randy Pshebylo
  • ​Mr. Roger Schmid
  • Ms. Maggie Schwab
  • Mr. James Scott
  • Ms. Lenore Swystun
  • Ms. Cheryl Troupe
  • Mr. Mike Velonas
  • Mr. Michael Williams
  • Councillor H. Gough

More Information:

Announcements:

  • Heritage Festival – is held annually at the Western Development Museum, normally the first Sunday in February.  MHAC participates with a display booth at the Festival.
  • Doors Open Program – is held each odd-numbered year to provide public access to heritage buildings. MHAC participates in the planning and volunteers for this event. More information is available from the Heritage Coordinator, Planning and Development Branch, Community Services Department.

Municipal Planning Commission

Purpose:   
The function of the Commission is to advise and assist City Council with respect to all matters pertaining to community planning and development within the municipality.

Reporting Relationship:   
This Commission reports directly to City Council or the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Penny Walter, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:
The Commission consists of 13 members appointed by Council, including:

  • One representative of City Council;
  • One representative of the Public School Board;
  • One representative of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Separate School Division, No. 20;
  • Ten residents who are not employees of the City of Saskatoon;
  • Realtors are not eligible for appointment to the Municipal Planning Commission.

Qualifications:
Ability to commit time to attend meetings on a regular basis;

Preference will be given to applicants who do not currently represent a special interest group.

Term:   
Two Years

Meetings:   
The Commission meets at 12:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month.

Commission Members:

  • Mr. Naveed Anwar
  • Ms. Diane Bentley
  • Mr. Shaun Betker
  • Ms. Janice Braden
  • Ms. Colleen Christensen
  • Ms. Donna Fracchia
  • Mr. Jeff Jackson
  • Mr. Stan Laba
  • Mr. John McAuliffe
  • ​Mr. Robin Mowat
  • Ms. Sydney Smith
  • Ms. Greg White
  • Councillor M. Loewen

More Information:

Naming Advisory Committee

Purpose:  
The function of the Committee shall be to screen and make recommendations regarding requests from the general public for naming of municipally-owned or controlled facilities, streets, suburban development areas, neighbourhoods and parks, so as to ensure they meet Council guidelines. The Mayor’s Office retains the responsibility of selecting names for new streets, parks and civic-controlled facilities upon request from the Community Services Department.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Naming Advisory Committee shall report to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

Contact Person(s):

Mr. Daniel McLaren, Program Administrator
Planning & Development Division
306-975-7889

Ms. Janice Hudson, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:  
The Naming Advisory Committee consists of:

  • His Worship the Mayor;
  • Two City Councillors; and
  • Members of the civic administration.

Meetings:  
The Committee meets as required at the call of the chair (typically quarterly).

Committee Members:

  • Mayor C. Clark, Chair
  • Councillor Ann Iwanchuk
  • Councillor Troy Davies
  • Community Development:
    • Ms. Lois Standing, Aboriginal Inclusion Consultant
  • Planning & Development:
    • Ms. Catherine Kambeitz, Heritage and Design Coordinator
    • Ms. Paula Kotasek-Toth, Senior Planner

More Information:

Property Maintenance Appeals Board 

Purpose:  
The function of the Board is to hear and determine the appeal of any person aggrieved by an order made by a property maintenance inspector. The Board also hears Waste Management appeals as well as appeals against orders issued pursuant to the Swimming Pool Bylaw.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Board is an independent body.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3420

Composition:  
The Board consists of five members of the general public, appointed by City Council. These appointees will also serve on the Waste Management Appeals Board as well as the Saskatoon Private Swimming Pools Appeal Board.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems;
  • Ability to work with people;
  • Ability to interpret and apply standards and codes;
  • Have knowledge of construction standards, fire code standards or public health standards; and
  • Have a working knowledge of quasi-jurisprudence.

Term:  
Two years

Meetings:  
The Board meets at 3:30 pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month, as required based on the receipt of appeals applications.

Board Members:

  • Mr. Ian Oliver, Chair
  • Mr. Michael Brockbank, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Roy Fleming
  • Mr. Donald Stiller
  • Mr. Dan Wiks

More Information:

Public Art Advisory Committee

Purpose:  
The function of the Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) is to adjudicate public art on behalf of the Administration and City Council for placement in open space, civic facilities and other City-owned property, with the exception of the Mendel Art Gallery/Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan; to provide advice to City Council on the purchase and donation of works of art, to provide advice to Administration concerning the de-accessioning of artworks, and to assist in promoting public awareness of the City’s Public Art Program including the education of artists and community groups regarding the program.

Reporting Relationship:  
The PAAC reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

Contact Person(s): 
Mr. Alejandro Romero, Arts & Culture
Consultant, Community Development Branch,
Community Services Department
306-657-8671

Ms. Janice Hudson, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:  
The committee consists of seven members that are residents of the City of Saskatoon with at least four members being able to demonstrate a level of competency in one of the following areas:

  • Visual arts
  • New media
  • Performing arts
  • Arts administration
  • Aboriginal art and culture
  • Architecture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Design
  • Arts education

Qualifications:  
Awareness of and demonstrated interest in public art.

Term:  
Initial two-year term with further one-year terms (to a maximum of six years total).

Meetings:  
Monthly as scheduled (one Friday per month at 2:30 p.m.) except for July, August and December.

Committee Members:

  • Mr. Jeremy Morgan, Chair
  • Ms. Anahit Falihi
  • Ms. Gale Hagblom
  • Ms. Joan Borsa
  • Ms. Tamara Rusnak
  • Ms. Barbara Stehwien
  • Ms. Muveddet Al-Katib

More Information:

Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee

Purpose:  
The function of the Committee is to provide advice to Council on policy matters relating to the environmental implications of City undertakings, and to identify environmental issues of potential relevance to the City.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Environmental Advisory Committee reports to the Standing Policy Committee on the Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:  
The Committee consists of 11 members, including one City Councillor, one representative of the Saskatoon Health Region, and nine additional members appointed by City Council.

Qualifications:

  • A sound general knowledge of the Saskatoon area and its existing and potential environmental issues; and
  • Expertise in such disciplines as ecology, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, economics, demography, sociology, medicine, aesthetics, toxicology, engineering and conservation

Term:  
Two years.

Meetings:  
The Committee meets at 11:30 am on the second Thursday of each month except for July, August and December.

Committee Members:

  • Ms. Kathleen Aikens
  • ​Ms. Erin Akins
  • Ms. Angie Bugg
  • Ms. Aditi Garg
  • Ms. Sara Harrison
  • Mr. Sean Homenick
  • Ms. Kari Engele-Carter
  • Mr. David McGrane
  • Ms. Kathryn Palmer
  • Mr. Brian Sawatzky
  • Councillor S. Gersher

More Information:

Saskatoon Licence Appeal Board

Purpose:  
The function of the Board is to deal with appeals relating to licences issued under the Business Licence Bylaw and the Adult Services Licensing Bylaw.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Licence Appeal Board is an independent body.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Shellie Bryant, Deputy City Clerk
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:  
Section 3(2) of Licence Appeal Board Bylaw, No. 9036, provides for no less than 5 persons. Section 3(3) of the Licence Appeal Board Bylaw states that no member of the Council is eligible to sit as a member of the Licence Appeal Board for the City.

(Note: The Board shall be made up from the same appointees who form the Board of Revision.)

Qualifications:

  • Ability to commit required time;
  • Experience in hearing appeals or in meetings that involve an adjudication process;
  • Ability to write, in plain and concise language the Board's decisions that are comprised of the testimony heard and the analysis and summary of the Board's resons for its decisions;
  • Ability to act with integrity; and
  • Ability to organize, read, understand, and apply complex and large documents, statute law and regulations, and case law.

Term:  
One year. Determined by membership on the Board of Revision.

Meetings:  
As required, dependent upon the number of appeals received. Board members must be available for meetings during the day.

Board Members:

  • Mr. David Gabruch (Chair)
  • Ms. June Bold
  • Mr. Colin Butler
  • Mr. Adrian Deschamps
  • Mr. Marvin W. Dutton
  • Ms. Lois Lamon
  • ​Ms. Ling Ma
  • Mr. Randy Pangborn
  • Mr. David J. Putz
  • Mr. Asit Sarkar
  • Mr. Dennis Will

More Information:

Saskatoon Municipal Review Commission 

Purpose:  
The function of this Commission is to inquire into and make recommendations to Council on matters relating to:

  • The conduct of municipal elections including the disclosure of election expenses and contributions, and campaign spending limits;
  • The Code of Conduct for members of City Council; and
  • The remuneration, benefits, and allowances for expenses paid to members of City Council.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Saskatoon Municipal Review Commission is an independent body which makes recommendations to City Council.

Contact Person:
Ms. Joanne Sproule, City Clerk
c/o City Clerk’s Office, City Hall
306-975-3240

Composition:  
The Commission is made up of no fewer than five members, and consists of three committees:

  • Municipal Elections Committee
  • Code of Conduct Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

Each committee will be composed of three or more members of the Commission. Members of City Council and their immediate families and employees of the City of Saskatoon are not eligible for appointment to the Commission.

Commission members will have expertise and credentials in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance and/or accounting;
  • Business and economics;
  • Labour relations and/or human resources;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Law;
  • Community or public service; or
  • Related disciplines.

Term:  
Members are appointed for four-year terms.

Commission Members:

  • Mr. Paul Jaspar
  • Ms. Jennifer Lester
  • Ms. Linda Moulin
  • Professor Charles Smith
  • Honorable Merri-Ellen Wright Q. C.
  • Ms. Joan White

Let’s Talk Saskatoon! Compensation, Conduct and Elections:

The Saskatoon Municipal Review Commission (SMRC) held two public hearings in June to allow interested citizens to listen in or present their thoughts. Citizens may still make their views known by emailing the Commission at municipalreview@saskatoon.ca.

Please note - all submissions will become part of the public record. 

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Street Activity Steering Committee

Purpose:  
The Street Activity Steering Committee is a special committee that was established by City Council on March 26, 2012 to December 31, 2015.

The function of the Committee is to oversee the Community Support Program, which is a two-year program delivered by the Saskatoon Downtown Business Improvement District (The Partnership) to engage in highly visible, uniformed patrols in the Riversdale, Broadway and Downtown Business Improvement District areas that reassure community members, as well as coordinating a response to some of the community issues with relevant community support organizations, local businesses and the Saskatoon Police Service.

Reporting Relationship:
The Committee reports to the Administration and Finance Committee.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Joyce Fast, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Term:  
The Steering Committee shall not continue beyond its term, unless expressly provided for by City Council.

Meetings:  
The Steering Committee meets every other month, on Wednesdays.

Committee Members:

  • Ms. Vanessa Charles (Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition)
  • Ms. DeeAnn Mercier (Broadway Business Improvement District)
  • Mr. Randy Pshebylo (Riversdale Business Improvement District)
  • Mr. Brent Penner (The Partnership)
  • Police Chief Clive Weighill or designate
  • Ms. Elisabeth Miller – Community Services, City of Saskatoon (Advisor to the Committee)

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Traffic Safety Committee

Purpose:  
The function of the Committee is to provide advice on policy matters related to traffic safety.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Traffic Safety Committee reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Joyce Fast, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:  
The Committee consists of 12 members:

  • One City Councillor;
  • Saskatoon Board of Education – Driver Education Representative;
  • Saskatoon Police Service – Traffic Division Representative;
  • Saskatoon and District Safety Council Representative;
  • Citizens’ Advisory Council of the Saskatoon Board of Education;
  • SGI Traffic Safety Promotion Division Representative;
  • Representative from the Trucking Industry;
  • Representative from Saskatoon Health Region; and
  • Four members of the general public.

Qualifications:  
Committee members must have an interest in identifying and solving traffic hazards and promotion of safe driving.

Term:  
Two years

Meetings:  
The Committee meets at 8:45 am, on the second Tuesday of January, February, April, May, June, September and November.

Committee Members:

  • Mr. Ken Claffey
  • Mr. Joseph Chan
  • Mr. David Cook
  • Mr. Warreen Gherasim
  • Sgt. Dean Hoover
  • Mr. Brock Girling
  • Mr. Doug Hingston
  • Ms. Cora Janzen
  • ​Mr. Ahsan Kamboh
  • Mr. Carl Kuhnke
  • Mr. Al Reichert
  • Mr. Steve Shannon
  • Councillor S. Gersher
     

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Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development & Community Services

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the implementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; and
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • planning and urban design;
  • development regulation;
  • affordable housing;
  • arts, culture, recreation and immigration;
  • parks;
  • fire prevention and suppression;
  • municipal heritage matters;
  • regional planning; and
  • any other related area.

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • The receipt and final consideration of any reports and status updates respecting any program or business line within the committee's policy areas
  • the final review of a denial or the imposition of conditions on a subdivision application by a development officer under The Subdivision Bylaw;
  • the approval of assistance for special events;
  • the establishment of the list of standard facilities to be used in calculating neighbourhood, local and district parks, and recreation levies;
  • the approval of assistance for community groups;
  • the approval of leasing of civic buildings to outside organizations;
  • the approval of special occasion licences if the application does not comply with policy;
  • the approval of innovative housing incentives, except for property tax abatements;
  • the approval of names to be included on the Names Master List for naming City-owned or controlled facilities, streets, suburban development areas, neighbourhoods or parks;
  • the approval of all incentives under the Downtown Housing Incentives program, except property tax abatements;
  • the approval of all incentives under the Vacant Lot and Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program, except property tax abatements;
  • the approval of the purchase of works of art, and the approval of the sites where works of art may be located;
  • the designation of specific City-operated recreational facilities where advertising signs promoting the sale and consumption of beverage alcohol will be permitted;
  • the resolution of all 9-1-1 monitoring group disputes.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:  
The committee consists of five City Councillors, with the Mayor as ex officio.

Term:  
Committee members are appointed annually.

Committee Members:

  • Councillor T. Davies
  • Councillor B. Dubois
  • Councillor H. Gough
  • Councillor D. Hill
  • Councillor Z. Jeffries
  • Mayor C. Clark (Ex-Officio)

Schedule of meetings

Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities & Corporate Services

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the implementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; and
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • Water, wastewater and storm water
  • Climate change
  • Recycling
  • Waste
  • Electricity
  • Information technology
  • Human resources (but not including collective bargaining matters, human rights complaints and wrongful dismissal actions)
  • Corporate communications, marketing and advertising
  • Citizen engagement
  • Sponsorship and naming rights for city-owned and civic partner controlled assets
  • Corporate projects
  • Aboriginal affairs
  • Service reviews and other continuous improvement initiatives; and
  • Any other related area

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • The receipt and final consideration of any reports and status updates respecting any program or business line within the committee's policy areas
  • The receipt and final consideration of quarterly reports from the administration covering departmental staffing levels and statistics
  • The approval of potable waterline connections
  • The approval of contributions of gifts and memorials of a sensitive nature
  • The approval of exemptions under The Noise Bylaw
  • The approval of all productivity improvement and green loans to civic departments and controlled corporations.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:  
The committee consists of five City Councillors, with the Mayor as ex officio.

Term:   Committee members are appointed annually.

Committee Members:

  • Councillor T. Davies
  • Councillor D. Hill
  • Councillor S. Gersher
  • Councillor H. Gough
  • Councillor M. Loewen
  • Mayor C. Clark (Ex-Officio)

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Standing Policy Committee on Finance

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the implementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; and
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • finance;
  • revenue collection;
  • assessment;
  • facilities;
  • audits;
  • all land matters including acquisitions, sales and leases of land, and the land development program;
  • vehicles and equipment, not including Transit and Fire vehicles and equipment;
  • controlled and statutory corporations;
  • implementation of business planning and budget; and
  • any other related area.

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • the receipt and final consideration of any reports and status updates respecting any program or business line within the committee’s policy areas;
  • the setting of remuneration for members of the Saskatoon Board of Revision;
  • the approval of requests by persons appointed to Boards, Commissions and Committees to attend conferences and seminars;
  • the approval of requests for transcripts of a Council meeting by a Council member;
  • the approval of Tag Days;
  • the approval of interest rates to be charged on past due accounts;
  • the overall supervision of the land development program including:
  • the approval of the sale of City-owned serviced land; and
  • the approval of direct sales and long-term leases under the City’s Industrial Land Incentives Program;
  • the approval of all incentives under the Business Development Incentives Program, except for property tax abatements;
  • the overall supervision of the City’s annual and long-term audit plans including the approval of the selection and terms of engagement of an internal and external auditor which includes the enterprise risk management audit function, and the implementation of internal controls over financial reporting, operational effectiveness and efficiency, regulatory compliance, fraud prevention and detection, and safeguarding corporate assets;
  • the approval of all leases of privately owned property by the City for civic purposes;
  • the receipt of reports on the awarding of contracts that have a value between $50,000.00 and $75,000.00, and that have not been awarded through a public tender process.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:  
The committee consists of five City Councillors, with the Mayor as ex officio.

Term:  
Committee members are appointed annually.

Committee Members:

  • Councillor C. Block
  • Councillor R. Donauer
  • ​Councillor B. Dubois
  • Councillor A. Iwanchuk
  • Councillor M. Loewen
  • Mayor C. Clark (ex officio)

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Standing Policy Committee on Transportation

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the implementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; and
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • transit services;
  • streets, roadways and public rights of way, and associated transportation infrastructure;
  • bridges and structures;
  • active transportation;
  • transportation planning;
  • snow grading, removal and management;
  • street maintenance, repair and replacement; and
  • any other related area.

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • the receipt and final consideration of any reports and status updates respecting any program or business line within the committee’s policy areas;
  • the approval of the criteria for acceptable transit advertising;
  • the approval of encroachment agreements;
  • the granting of vending rights to special events on public property.

Contact Person:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:  
The committee consists of five City Councillors, with the Mayor as ex officio.

Term:  
Committee members are appointed annually.

Committee Members:

  • Councillor C. Block
  • Councillor R. Donauer
  • Councillor S. Gersher
  • Councillor A. Iwanchuk
  • Councillor Z. Jeffries
  • Mayor C. Clark (ex officio)

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