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Outdoor Aquatic Facilities Task Force

Task Force Recruitment

Applications for the City's advisory committees, boards and task forces are currently under staff review. The application period closed on Monday, March 11, at 4 p.m.

Statement of Purpose 

 

In line with the Recreation Facilities and Programming Master Plan the task force will report directly to City Council on the implementation of the Outdoor Aquatic Facilities Strategy, specifically:

  • The location, amenities/features and long-term feasibility of splash pads
  • The location, amenities/features and long-term feasibility of a destination themed outdoor aquatic facility

Composition

The task force shall be comprised of up to 5-7 voting members as follows:
  • 2 Councillors
  • 1–3 members of the Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee
  • 2 members of the public who are not members of the organizations listed below

One individual representing the following organizations will be invited to attend task force meetings as guests:

  • YMCA
  • Brock University
  • Garden City Aquatic Club
  • West Park Aquatic Club – Niagara Swims

Term of Appointments

The task force will be automatically disbanded once final reports have been prepared and considered by Council on:

  • The location, amenities / features and long term feasibility of splash pads
  • The location, amenities / features and long term feasibility of a destination themed outdoor aquatic facility
 

Reporting Structure

The task force will report their findings directly to City Council through the Parks, Recreation and Culture Services Department.

A staff liaison and administrative support to the task force will be provided by the Parks, Recreation and Culture Services Department, which shall assign a Secretary to the Committee.

Additional staff resources will be provided by Transportation and Environmental Services and other departments as required.

Membership 

  • Michael Deinhart, Recreation Master Plan Committee Member
  • Sue Garbutt, Recreation Master Plan Committee Member
  • David Gerow, Recreation Master Plan Committee Member
  • Karen Sabzali
  • Leslie Seaborne
  • Councillor Joe Kushner
  • Councillor Bill Phillips
  • Councillor Mat Siscoe

Schedule of Meetings

 

The task force will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. or at the call of the Chair, as required.

Other

The task force shall conduct its meetings in accordance with and otherwise comply with the City of St. Catharines Simplified Meeting Procedures for advisory bodies. Notwithstanding the Simplified Rules of Procedure, the two councillors may vote.

 
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