The Town of Grimsby has appointed four standing committees that help to find ways to address issues in our community, for more information on the individual committees see below. As the standing committee is focused on one area of business, issues can be explored and debated more thoroughly. 

Administration and Finance Committee

The Administration and Finance committee is comprised of the mayor and four councillors. The Administration Department, Finance Department, and Fire Department report to Council through this committee, as well as the library, art gallery and museum for budget purposes.

Administration and Finance Committee: Agendas | Minutes

Meeting times

The Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month.

Committee functions

  • Canine control
  • Cemetery administration
  • Current and capital budget preparation and administration
  • Financial matters
  • Fire matters
  • General administrative matters
  • Personnel policies and compensation plans
  • Public relations
  • School crossing guards

Planning and Development Committee

The Planning and Development Committee is comprised of four aldermen and three citizen appointees.


Planning and Development Committee: Agendas | Minutes

Meeting times

This committee meets at 7 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to council meetings.

Committee functions

  • Land use planning
  • Economic development and promotion
  • Building inspections

Public Works Committee

The Public Works Committee is comprised of four aldermen. The Public Works Department reports to council through this committee.


Public Works Committee: Agendas | Minutes

Meeting times

The committee meets at 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the second council meeting in the month.

Committee functions

  • Cemetery operations & maintenance
  • Parking and traffic control
  • Roads
  • Sanitary sewers
  • Sidewalks
  • Storm drainage
  • Street lights
  • Water distribution

Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee is comprised of four aldermen and three citizen appointees.


Recreation, Facilities & Culture Committee: Agendas | Minutes

Meeting times

Meetings are generally held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.

Committee functions

  • Parks and Trails
  • Facilities
  • Recreation Services and Programming
  • Culture Services
  • Community Development
  • Special Events
  • Civic Recognition

Speaking as a delegation at committee 

Residents wishing to appear before a standing committee as a delegation must contact the Town Clerk the Friday prior to the meeting. You can learn more about appearing as a delegation.



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