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Directory of Committees

Much of the Town Council's work takes place through a variety of committees, most notably the Committee of the Whole, which consists only of councillors. To assist the Town Council in making informed decisions, Council also appoints people to a variety of Citizen Advisory Committees and Municipal Corporations and Boards.

On this page, you'll find a full directory of our committees, including their mandates, appointees, and key contacts. For more information about committees, including how to apply for one, please see the main Committees page.

Council Advisory Committees

Audit Committee

Councillor Wade Cleveland
Councillor Derek Lesser
Gerry Verran, Director of Finance
Jeff Gushue, Chief Administrative Officer

Contact:

Jeff Gushue, CAO
400 Main St.
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1G2
Phone: (902) 742-8565
Fax: (902) 742-6244
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Citizen Advisory Committees

Heritage Advisory Committee

The mandate of the Heritage Advisory Committee is to advise Town Council on matters respecting:

  • the inclusion of buildings, streetscapes and areas in the municipal registry of heritage property
  • an application for permission to substantially alter or demolish a municipal heritage property
  • the preparation, amendment, revision or repeal of a conservation plan and conservation by-law
  • the administration of heritage conservation districts pursuant to the provisions of the Heritage Property Act
  • an application for a certificate that is required by the Heritage Property Act or the conservation plan and conservation by-law to go to a public hearing
  • building or other regulations that affect the attainment of the intent and purpose of the Heritage Property Act
  • any other matters conducive to the effective carrying out of the intent and purpose of the Heritage Property Act

The Heritage Advisory Committee meets regularly on the 4th Thursday of the month. Its members are:

  • Councillor Jim MacLeod
  • Councillor Heather Hatfield
  • Councillor Gil Dares
  • Mary Ann Parnell
  • Randy Saulnier
  • Janet Watson, Heritage Coordinator

Contact:

Janet Watson, Heritage Coordinator
400 Main St.
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1G2
Phone: (902) 742-2521
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Yarmouth Recreation Committee

The Yarmouth Recreation Committee is a joint committee of the Town of Yarmouth and the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth. Its mandate is to identify, develop, implement, provide, expand or otherwise ensure that recreational programs, activities, and events are available to residents from the Town and the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, on an equal basis.

The committee meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. The members of the committee (appointed by Town Council) are:

  • Mayor Pam Mood
  • Deputy Mayor Steve Berry
  • Councillor Gil Dares
  • Kevin Northup
  • Neil MacKenzie
  • Del Boudreau
  • Director of Recreation Frank Grant

Contact:

Frank Grant, Director, Yarmouth Recreation
932 Highway #1
Hebron, NS B5A 5Z5
Phone: (902) 742-8868
Fax: (902) 749-1645
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Municipal Corporations & Boards

Mariners Centre Management Board

On behalf of the Town and Municipality of Yarmouth, the Mariners Centre Management Board administers and manages the Mariners Centre property. The Board has final and binding authority on all matters respecting the repair, renovation, maintenance, use and activities carried out on the property.

The board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Members of the Management Board appointed by the Councils are:

  • Mike Randall, Chair
  • Matthew Trask
  • Linda Gallagher
  • Gary Archibald
  • Gil Dares
  • Jeff Gushue, ex-officio

Waste Check

Wastecheck is the regional solid waste authority for Digby and Yarmouth Counties, with a board comprised of two appointed representatives from each of the member municipal units. The mandate of Wastecheck is to:

  • identify options for an integrated solid waste-resource management system for the Region which are environmentally sound, socially acceptable and financially feasible
  • determine the optimum solid waste-resource management system for the region as a whole, giving appropriate consideration to maximizing long term benefits (ecological, social, and economic) and minimizing capital and operating costs
  • identify reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and construction and demolition waste recovery programs, consistent with the selected option for disposal of residual waste and which will achieve the target of 50% percent diversion by the year 2000
  • notwithstanding the 50% diversion target, indentify options for each of the specific diversion programs which may be more capital intensive and have higher operating costs, but which will enable the region to exceed the target and generate higher diversion credits from the Resource Recovery Fund Board Inc.
  • increase public awareness of the regional solid waste resource management and promote participation in existing programs while the regional plan is being prepared
  • act as the steering committee guiding the overall process and monitor the work of the subcommittees, review progress at key milestones and adjust the work plan as determined appropriate
  • administer the project budget within the amount provided by the Department of the Environment

The Wastecheck Board meets on the second Monday of every month. The members appointed by Town Council are:

  • Councillor Gil Dares
  • Councillor Heather Hatfield

Contact:

Gus Green, General Manager, Waste Check
309 Forest Street, P.O. Box 577
Yarmouth, NS B5A 4B6
Phone: (902) 742-1312
Toll-free: 1 (800) 569-0039
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Yarmouth Airport Corporation

The Yarmouth International Airport Corporation is a municipal corporation responsible for all aspects of development of the Yarmouth International Airport (YQI).

The Town of Yarmouth partners with the Municipalities of the Districts of Yarmouth, Argyle, and Clare to form and support the Corporation. Each Municipality appoints two representatives to the Board of Directors, which meets each month. The Town's appointees are:

  • Councillor Wade Cleveland
  • Councillor Gil Dares (alternate)

Contact:

Airport Manager
P. O. Box 386
Yarmouth, NS B5A 4B3
Phone: 742-6484
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Yarmouth Argyle Home Support Services

Personal independence is important in our sunset years. Yarmouth Argyle Home Support Services (YAHSS) was formed to support clients in their own homes to maintain their independence as long as possible. The mandate of the YAHSS Committee is to deal with any concerns that arise within and concerning YAHSS, and to ensure that YAHSS is equipped with the necessary resources to provide the following support services to the residents of the Town of Yarmouth and the Municipalities of Yarmouth and Argyle:

  • personal care
  • meal preparation
  • light housekeeping
  • occasional errands
  • respite visits
  • in-home palliative care

Contact:

Verna Allen, RN, Director of Care
Phone: (902) 648-3565
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Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation

The Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation (YWDC) is a limited company, established October 15, 1993, to oversee the development of the Yarmouth waterfront area to support tourism and the related economic benefits for the Town of Yarmouth and the surrounding area. YWDC is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors, made up of individuals from business, partner organizations, and municipalities in the area. The current Chairman of the YWDC Board of Directors is the Deputy Mayor of the Town of Yarmouth.

The members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Pam Mood, Mayor, Town of Yarmouth
  • Tim Kaiser, Scotia Garden Seafood Inc.
  • Dick Stewart, Atlantic Herring Co-op
  • Bob Newell, Newell Lobster Ltd.
  • Phil LeBlanc, IMO Foods Ltd.
  • Loren Cushing, Councillor, Municipality of the District of Yarmouth
  • Patti Durkee, Councillor, Municipality of the District of Yarmouth
  • Curtis Falls
  • Derek Robertson
  • John Sullivan
  • Jeff Gushue, CAO, Town of Yarmouth (Treasurer)
  • David Warner

Contact:

Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd.
400 Main St.
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1G2
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Yarmouth and Area Industrial Commission

The YAIC is owned one-third by the Town of Yarmouth and the Municipalities of the District of Yarmouth and Argyle. The organization deals with 4 primary mandates:

  • the port of Yarmouth assets and operation
  • the medical clinics

The Board consists of 15 councillors, 5 from each of the 3 partner municipal units.

Contact:  Greg Shay (Acting General Manager)

P.O. Box 131
Yarmouth, NS B5A 4B1

Physical Locations:

236 Water St.
Yarmouth, NS

76 Water St. (Wharfingers office)
Yarmouth, NS

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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