Committees and Boards

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The Town of Smiths Falls recognizes the depth, knowledge, capabilities and enthusiasm of our community members. As such the Town has established committees to advise staff and council and help us in delivering projects that serve the community. Some boards and committees are also required to carry out statutory responsibilities.

In an effort to ensure transparency and easy access to information, the Town strives to post all agendas, minutes, reports, correspondence and attachments to the website. We hope you find the information you need. If not, please touch base with the staff contact and they will be more than happy to help.

Terms of Reference:

The Ontario Police Services Act requires Police Services to be governed by a Police Services Board.
The Board is responsible for setting policy and working with the Police Chief to move the Police Service in the direction as set out in the Smiths Falls Police Services Board Business Plan, in order to achieve the necessary goals and objectives. The Board does not get involved in the day-to-day operations of the police service.

Composition: 5 members total (3 Town Appointee’s – Mayor, Councillor, Citizen Appointment and 2 Provincial Appointee’s)

Link to the Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.15

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90p15

  • Public Library Board

The Mayor appoints volunteers from the community to govern the operations of the Smiths Falls Public Library by means of regular meetings in which they draft and ratify policy for the library. Committees of the Board meet to plan financial and maintenance services, subject to the will and/or approval of the Board.

Composition: 9 members total 1 from Montague/8 from Smiths Falls (includes 1 Council member)

Link to the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.44

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90p44


The Town of Smiths Falls recognizes the depth, knowledge, capabilities and enthusiasm of our community members. As such the Town has established committees to advise staff and council and help us in delivering projects that serve the community. Some boards and committees are also required to carry out statutory responsibilities.

In an effort to ensure transparency and easy access to information, the Town strives to post all agendas, minutes, reports, correspondence and attachments to the website. We hope you find the information you need. If not, please touch base with the staff contact and they will be more than happy to help.

Terms of Reference:

The Ontario Police Services Act requires Police Services to be governed by a Police Services Board.
The Board is responsible for setting policy and working with the Police Chief to move the Police Service in the direction as set out in the Smiths Falls Police Services Board Business Plan, in order to achieve the necessary goals and objectives. The Board does not get involved in the day-to-day operations of the police service.

Composition: 5 members total (3 Town Appointee’s – Mayor, Councillor, Citizen Appointment and 2 Provincial Appointee’s)

Link to the Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.15

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90p15

  • Public Library Board

The Mayor appoints volunteers from the community to govern the operations of the Smiths Falls Public Library by means of regular meetings in which they draft and ratify policy for the library. Committees of the Board meet to plan financial and maintenance services, subject to the will and/or approval of the Board.

Composition: 9 members total 1 from Montague/8 from Smiths Falls (includes 1 Council member)

Link to the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.44

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90p44


Page last updated: 30 Nov 2022, 06:26 AM