Urban Planning Advisory Committee

The mandate of the Urban Planning Advisory Committee (UPAC) is to guide and support the municipal council in matters of urban planning. UPAC’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 UPAC 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;
  • minor exemption;
  • conditional use;
  • specific construction, alteration or occupancy proposal for an immovable.

The committee is currently composed of five (5) members chosen from among the residents of Sutton. Patricia Lefèvre and Diane Duchesne, in their capacities as municipal councillors, are also members of the committee.

UPAC 2019 SCHEDULE

MONTH DOCUMENT SUBMISSION UPAC SESSIONS
JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
Friday, January 4
Friday, January 25
Friday, February 22
Friday, March 29
Friday, April 26
Friday, May 24
Friday, June 28
Friday, July 26
Friday, August 30
Friday, September 27
Friday, October 25
Friday, November 29
Tuesday, January 8
Tuesday, February 5
Tuesday, March 5
Tuesday, April 9
Tuesday, May 7
Tuesday, June 4
Tuesday, July 9
Tuesday, August 6
Tuesday, September 10
Tuesday, October 8
Tuesday, November 5
Tuesday, December 10

Demolition Committee

The Demolition Committee is responsible for making decisions on building-demolition requests.

The committee is currently composed of councillors Patricia Lefèvre, Daniel Martin, André Forest and Rosanne Cohen (substitute).

Committee on Culture and Heritage

The Town of Sutton set up a standing advisory committee whose mandate is to ensure that the measures implemented by the Town comply with the guidelines set out in its Cultural Policy. The Culture and Heritage Committee thus acts as an advisor to the Town on culture and heritage issues.

The committee is composed of six (6) members chosen from among the artists, individuals and organizations active in Sutton’s arts and cultural community, to ensure representation from the various cultural sectors — the performing arts, visual arts, communication, literature, arts and crafts, media arts, education and heritage. The committee is taking a break.

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 cultural development agent, Mrs. Claudine Filion-Dufresne 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. André Forest in his capacities as municipal councillor, is also member of the committee as is the Town's Cultural Development Agent, Claudine Filion-Dufresne.

Families and Seniors Policy Follow-up Committee

The Town created a Families and Seniors Policy Follow-up Committee charged with drafting a work plan that includes a timetable and the action priorities identified in the Families 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 Families and Seniors Policy and proposes a realistic process for implementing actions.

The committee is presently made up of nine (9) members. The recreational and community life coordinator and Mr. Michel Lafrance, mayor as well as Mrs. Diane Duchesne and Rosanne Cohen as municipal councillors, are also members of the committee.

"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.