Planning and Sustainable Development Advisory Committee
The mandate of the Planning and Sustainable Development Advisory Committee (PSDAC) is to guide and support the municipal council in matters of urban planning. PSDAC’s recommendations and advice provide the municipal council with feedback from elected officials and citizens, based on their experiences of life in the town and their specific concerns regarding land-use planning. Having a committee like PSDAC allows us to get citizens more involved in issues of urban planning.
The committee members make recommendations to the council with respect to applications for a:
- site planning and architectural integration plan (PIIA in French);
- minor exemption;
- conditional use;
- specific construction, alteration or occupancy proposal for an immovable (PPCMOI in French).
The committee is currently composed of five (5) members chosen from among the residents of Sutton and two (2) Municipal Councillors. Marie-José Auclair and Alan Pavilanis are are the two Municipal Councillors appointed to this committee.
2023 PSDAC Meeting Schedule meetings and submission dates
|MONTH||DOCUMENT SUBMISSION||PSDAC SESSIONS|
|Friday, January 13
Friday, February 10
Friday, March 17
Friday, April 14
Friday, May 19
Friday, June 16
Friday, July 14
Friday, August 18
Friday, September 15
Friday, October 13
Friday, November 17
|Tuesday, January 26
Tuesday, February 23
Tuesday, March 30
Tuesday, May 18
Tuesday, June 1
Tuesday, June 29
Tuesday, July 27
Tuesday, August 31
Tuesday, September 28
Tuesday, October 26
Tuesday, November 30
Note: Dates listed are subject to change without notice. Special sessions may be added to the calendar.
PSDAC Minutes of the Meetings
The Demolition Committee is responsible for making decisions on building-demolition requests.
The committee is currently composed of the following municipal councillors: Marie-José Auclair, Lynda Graham and Marc-André Blain.
Demolition Committee Minutes of the Meetings
Environmental Advisory Committee
The primary function of the Environmental Advisory Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to Municipal Council or the Town administration on any environmental issue, environmental quality and environmental protection, and to make any other recommendations to Municipal Council on environmental matters, at the specific request of Council or the Town administration. In accordance with this mandate, the Committee members study and make recommendations to Council on matters such as the protection of water, air, soil and biodiversity, drinking water management, conservation of natural environments, waste management, greenhouse gas reduction and adaptation to climate change.
The Committee shall report to Municipal Council. It shall have no decision-making authority.
The Committee is composed of six (6) persons chosen from among the residents of Sutton who have responded to a call for candidates and who have training or knowledge of the environment, excluding any person whose usual professional activities would be likely to conflict with the interests of the Town. Other members of the Committee are Councillors Marie-José Auclair, Carole Lebel and Marc-André Blain.
Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of the Meetings
Quality of Life Advisory Committee
The primary function of the Quality of Life Advisory Committee is to provide advice and recommendations, at the specific request of Municipal Council or the Town administration, on any issue or matter relating to the quality of life in the community. In accordance with this mandate, the Committee members shall study and make recommendations to Council on such matters as nuisance abatement and the implementation of a participatory budget.
The Committee reports to Town Council. It shall have no decision-making authority.
The Committee is composed of seven (7) persons chosen from among the residents of Sutton who responded to a call for candidates, excluding any person whose usual professional activities would be likely to create a conflict with the interests of the Town. Councillors Lynda Graham and Thérèse Leclerc are also members of the Committee.
Quality of Life Advisory Committee Minutes of the Meetings
The main function of the Toponymy Committee is to give its opinion, at the specific request of the Municipal Council or the municipal administration, on any question relating to the designation, modification, correction or replacement of existing place names in Sutton, for roads and streets as well as for municipal buildings and parks, and to make any other recommendation to the Municipal Council concerning the toponymy of the town
The Committee shall report to Town Council. It shall have no decision-making authority.
The Committee is composed of four (4) persons chosen from among the residents of Sutton who have responded to a call for candidates and who have training or knowledge in the fields of history, geography, culture and land-use planning, or in related fields. Councillor Marc-André Blain is also a member of the Committee.
Public Art Advisory Committee
The role of the Advisory Committee is to oversee the application of the Public Art Policy. The committee suggests a vision for the development of the Town's public art collection and advises the Town on all matters related to its promotion, use and administration, including the disposition of certain items. The committee supports municipal employees by establishing methods and procedures for calls for submissions, by outlining the evaluation criteria for such submissions, by checking files for completeness, by recommending expertise, by identifying municipal sites for the installation of public art and for possible public art projects.
The committee shall have at least three (3) members, including the Town of Sutton Cultural Officer and person(s) from Sutton's artistic community who have knowledge and expertise related to the committee's mandate.
Public Art Acquisition Committee
The role of the Acquisition Committee is to review materials and make recommendations regarding potential acquisitions. When required, the Committee will help the Town negotiate agreements to borrow works of art (incoming loans). Compared to the Advisory Committee, which has a long term role in the development of the Public Art collection, the mandate of the Acquisition committee is more restricted, with a defined duration.
The Public Art Acquisition Committee is composed of five (5) members: one member of the Culture and Heritage Committee or Public Art Advisory Committee to make sure that the actions go in the same direction; one working visual artist or craftsperson, residing in Sutton and one person from the visual arts community, i.e., a curator, arts educator, or arts administrator. A municipal councillor, in his capacities as municipal councillor, is also member of the committee (to come) as is the Town of Sutton Cultural Officer.
Family and Seniors Policy Follow-up Committee
The Town created a Family and Seniors Policy Follow-up Committee charged with drafting a work plan that includes a timetable and the action priorities identified in the Family and Seniors Policy action plan. The committee identifies partners who could be called upon for each priority action and develops ties with them. It makes sure that the actions put forward are consistent with the guidelines in the Family and Seniors Policy and proposes a realistic process for implementing actions.
The committee is currently made up of nine (9) members, including, the director general, the Recreational, Community Life and Culture Director as well as the Councillor responsible for Family and Seniors' Issues (RQFA), Lynda Graham.
"My Municipality, on Foot, on Bike" Follow-up Committee
The Town created a "My Municipality, on Foot, on Bike" Follow-up Committee charged with drafting a work plan that includes a timetable and the action priorities identified in the report tabled. The committee identifies partners who could be called upon for each priority action and develops ties with them. It proposes a realistic process for implementing actions. The committee is presently made up of six (6) members.