Boards and Committees


We rely on citizens to volunteer their time and expertise by serving on various boards and committees. These boards and committees give input and recommendations on matters that affect the entire community.

Committees may be established, revised, disbanded and replaced by Council. Community representatives are appointed through a selection process at the beginning of the term of Council, which is 4 years and to fill vacancies as necessary.

The Reeve, as Head of Council, is an ex-officio member of all Township committees where not prohibited by law and has full voting privileges when in attendance at any meeting.

If you would like to find out more about these committees, boards or other public appointments, please contact the Clerk’s Department.

Committees, Boards and other Public Appointments

The Committee of Adjustment is the body that approves or denies a Minor Variance. They must make sure that the granting of a Minor Variance does not undermine or violate the original purposes of the policies that the municipality has in place. Any decision rendered by the Committee may be subject to such terms and conditions as the Committee considers advisable.

Minor variances are granted to allow development to proceed without it being in exact conformity with the requirements of the Zoning By-Law. They are a special privilege and there must be a valid reason why the by-law cannot be met in order for a Minor Variance to be granted.

The Committee of Adjustment in Tyendinaga consists of the members of Council who are appointed to the Committee for a period of one year and can be reappointed each year. The Committee must appoint a chair and a secretary-treasurer.

Current Members

Claire Kennelly

Heather Lang

Don McFarlane

Dave Ogden

Jen Phillips

The Library Board seeks to provide a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community’s needs. The Board is the governing body of the library and is responsible for:

  • Advocating and championing the Tyendinaga Township Public Library
  • Hiring and evaluating the Library CEO
  • Creating policies and the library’s strategic plan
  • Developing and overseeing the budget

Tyendinaga Council appoints Fence Viewers to enforce the Line Fences Act. The Line Fences Act provides a procedure for resolution of line fence disputes between the owners of adjoining properties. Line fences are fences that mark the boundary between properties; they are often referred to as boundary or division fences. This Act applies to both residential and non-residential fences.

Contact Us

Yvonne Murphy
~ Clerk
859 Melrose Road, RR#1, Shannonville, ON K0K 3A0