Among the many boards, committees, and task forces in Olds is the Olds Library Board. Those interested in participating as Library Board Members are strongly encouraged to attend at least one board meeting for an overview on the roles and responsibilities of the Board Members.
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Boards & Committees

Contact - Office of the CAO

Application Form for Boards & Committees

Elected Officials Committee Appointments, Revised March 11, 2019

Besides Council members who sit on various boards and committees, the Town of Olds views the work of volunteers as an integral part of local government, engaging citizens in their community.

Community Volunteers - Boards & Commissions
Updated November 14 2018

  • Family and Community Support Services Board
    At least five (5) regular meetings of the Board are held each year, the time and place are determined by the Board at its annual organizational meeting each November.
    • The FCSS Board acts act in an advisory capacity to Council in relation to questions affecting the development of the Family and Support Services Programs and Services:
    • seeks information from the citizens of the Olds and region community relating to community needs and their satisfaction with the range and quality of preventive social programs available in the community and assist in formulating responses.
    • hears and considers representations from individuals, organizations or delegations of citizens with respect to the Family and Community Support Services program of The Town.
    • reviews and considers programs, services and projects and applications and recommend on their disposition in relation to the program.
    • promotes cooperation and collaboration with organizations - public, private, civic, social and religious – within community that are involved in preventive social services.

  • Olds & District Municipal Library Board
    Monthly meeting - contact the Library Manager for meeting details.
    • The Olds & District Municipal Library Board has full management and control of the Library and in accordance with regulations, organizes, promotes and maintains comprehensive and efficient library services in the municipality and cooperates with other boards and libraries in the provision of these services.

  • Municipal Planning Commission
    Monthly meeting - third Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber Town Office.
    • The Municipal Planning Commission advises Council with respect to achieving orderly, economical and beneficial development, use of land and patterns of human settlement, and to maintain and improve the quality of the physical environment within which the patterns of settlement are situated in the town.

  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
    • The SDAB hears appeals regarding decisions made by The Town of Olds subdivision and development authorities and renders decisions based on the evidence presented. This Board holds public hearings as required under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act and Town of Olds Bylaw 2017-22.

  • REGIONAL Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
    • A Regional Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) has been established to serve 18 municipalities across Central Alberta. The SDAB is an impartial tribunal that hears appeals on planning and development decisions. Board members receive training and are compensated for hearing appeals. Applications for new Board Members are being accepted.
    • Please visit the page highlighted above for a list of the municipalities, Code of Ethics, and Application forms.

  • Assessment Review Board
    • The ARB hears appeals regarding any of the following matters, as shown on an assessment or tax notice:
      (a) the description of a property or business;
      (b) the name and mailing address of an assessed person or taxpayer;
      (c) an assessment;
      (d) an assessment class;
      (e) an assessment sub-class;
      (f) the type of property;
      (g) the type of improvement;
      (h) school support;
      (i) whether the property is assessable;
      (j) whether the property or business is exempt from taxation under Municipal Government Act Part 10.
    • In order for a member of an assessment review board to be qualified to participate in a hearing, the member must successfully complete a training program, approved by the Province of Alberta Municipal Government Board; and every 3 years successfully complete a refresher training program set by the Province of Alberta Municipal Government Board

Individuals are encouraged to attend at least one meeting prior to submitting an application for appointment.

Send completed applications to:
Town of Olds
4512 46 Street Olds AB T4H 1R5
Email Office of the CAO
Fax 403-556-6537

Review of Council Honorarium
No later than March 1st in the same year as a general municipal election, Council shall appoint an Ad Hoc Citizens Committee on Council Compensation consisting solely of public at large members. This Committee is formed only in a municipal election year; they set their own meeting dates and times and the committee works for 90 days. Council shall charge the Ad Hoc Citizens Committee on Council Compensation to report within 90 days with recommendations on the policy on honorariums and benefits to be established for members of Council elected in that years' general municipal election.

Remuneration and Benefits and the Reimbursement of Expenses

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