Township of Severn has a variety of committees and boards that advise Council on certain matters. Review each committee to learn what they're doing and find out how to get involved.

Join a committee or board

We accept applications for our committees and boards at the start of each Council term. If there's a vacancy or if Council decides to create a new committee, we'll advertise the committee position and put out a call for applicants. Find out how you can stay informed about all vacancies.


We're committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the recruitment process. Please contact us if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.

Privacy statement

Information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. Information collected will be used and managed by the Township of Severn in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy ActIf you require additional information, please view our Freedom of Information and Routine Disclosure Policy.

Appear as a delegation

If you'd like to present at a committee or board meeting, you need to request a delegation.

Our committees and boards

The following committees and boards operate in Severn.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Learn about the Accessibility Advisory Committee and find out about upcoming meetings, members and review their responsibility and mandate.

Coldwater Business Improvement Area (BIA)

The Coldwater BIA promotes the downtown business area located in Coldwater. The BIA consists of seven members including two members of Council, and five members of the BIA. Learn more about the Coldwater BIA and its meetings and programs.

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment reviews and makes decisions on minor variances and applications for consent under the Planning Act. Learn about upcoming meetings and review the appeal process.

Community Emergency Management Committee

The Community Emergency Management Committee works to develop plans and protocols for the Township of Severn in the case of an emergency, such as an extreme weather event. View the Emergency Response Plan to learn more.

Corporate Services Committee

Review the responsibilities and meeting schedule and minutes of the Corporate Services Committee.

Culture and Recreation Advisory Committee

The Culture and Recreation Advisory Committee advises Council about culture and recreational programming. Review upcoming meeting schedules and minutes and find out about the committee responsibilities.

Fence Viewers

Fence Viewers deal with fence line disputes under the Line Fences Act in Severn. The committee consists of up to four members who are appointed by Council.

Livestock Valuers

Livestock Valuers will assess the value of any livestock that are killed by wildlife in Severn. Learn how to report damaged livestock.

Planning and Development Committee

The Planning and Development Committee reviews and advises on new planning and development projects in Severn. Review the committee meetings, minutes and responsibilities.


Township of Severn Poundkeepers will house and secure all livestock that are found at large in Severn. Please file a report if you find an animal at large.

Property Standards Committee

The Property Standards Committee reviews property standards complaints. Learn more about the complaint process.

Public Library Board

The Public Library Board runs and operates the Severn Township Public Library. Learn more about committee meetings and membership.

Villages and Hamlets Committee

The Villages and Hamlets Committee considers and recommends improvements to local settlement areas and matters referred from Council for further consideration, such as community beautification projects. 

Committee procedures

Review the Council and Committee Procedures to learn about the rules and regulations that govern all committee and Council meetings.

Council committee appointments to outside agencies

Township of Severn also appoints members of Council to sit on a variety of outside agencies and committees. Outside Committee appointments for the 2022 to 2026 term of Council will be announced in December.